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Money Orders and the City of El Paso

As you are probably aware by now, I recently sent a money order to the City of El Paso in response to an Open Records Request that, according to their response yielded six DVDs of data. They sent me an invoice for a little over $100 to complete processing my request. Looking forward to the […]

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City Council to Issue $68 million in Certificates of Obligations and Fund DIMS and Project Arriba

Next Tuesday, August 27, 2013, city council’s agenda includes two annual controversial topics and the issuance of $68 million in Certificates of Obligation. Annually the three items have brought forth controversy and therefore it will be interesting to see how the dynamics of the new city council handles them. The first item is the controversial […]

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Clearing Up Disinformation on the Open Records

As is the modus operandi of those trying to hide in darkness, the truth about the open records request has been distorted in the public consciousness by useful idiots and a complicit news media. It is obvious that the distortion is designed to silence those trying to shine transparency on government. As much as the […]

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Interesting tidbits from the EPISD Weaver Report

The forensic Weaver and Tidwell report for El Paso Independent School District, dated April 1, 2013 was released by the school district on the same day. As expected the results of the investigation are the same ones already in the public consciousness with additional details added. As with any investigation the results are tainted with […]

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El Paso is the second safest city in the nation…. Wink, wink

Yesterday evening, current County Commissioner and candidate for State Representative, Willie Gandara Jr., was arrested by federal agents. According to media releases, the arrest and search warrants are drug related. At this point, besides the “wink, wink” government relations pronouncements, the investigation is being led by federal agencies with local police and prosecutors nowhere to […]