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Steve Ortega Criminal Complaint Filed

My blog post; “What is it with Steve Ortega and Bain Construction?” on June 5 generated a couple of emails and a comment basically asking me why I had not filed a complaint against Ortega. As I thought about this, two issues arouse for me that necessitated some soul searching on my part. The first […]

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Austin Mayoral Race and an El Paso Connection

An Austin reader pointed me to this El Paso connection in the Austin mayoral race and I thought I would share it with you. The November 4, 2014 city elections for Austin’s mayor has seven, possibly eight candidates contending for the office. According to The Austin Chronicle, seven candidates are confirmed on the ballot with […]

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Voters Do Not Trust Cortney Niland

The El Paso Times, masquerading as a newspaper, tried and failed to get a comment from Cortney Niland for the election results coverage. It was not the paper’s fault but the poignant realization by Cortney Niland that her political career is over. Niland used every opportunity to leverage media coverage during the run up to […]

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The San Jacinto Bathroom

Politicians are known for contorting themselves into so many positions on a political issue that in no time they are so twisted out of shape that a pretzel looks straight compared to them. Last Tuesday, city council in their continued pandering for public attention once again took up the San Jacinto bathroom issue. As is […]

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City Attorney Caught in Power Struggle

As you probably already know, the recent questions about Sylvia Firth-Borunda’s employee evaluation is nothing more than a power struggle between Oscar Leeser and some members of city council. However, it is important to note that this is speculation at this point. We are forced to speculate because the city is notorious for keeping relevant […]

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Limon and Robinson Throw a Party

Every day I get three to four emails with leads about political issues at the city that readers want me to address on my blog. Some of the leads provide detailed information and some give me just the basics. Each are welcome and each requests gets my attention. Sometimes I do not write a blog […]

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The Dangerous Problem at City Hall

Although there has been much rumormongering about the problems that have resulted in the musical chairs between city representatives what has been absent in the discussion is the seriousness of the whole issue. The fact is that we do not have any facts as to what caused the whole problem to explode as it has. […]