Saturday, October 30, 2010
City hall acted as a polling station for early voting. As such, no campaign materials should've been present within a certain distance.
If the mayor did indeed say that El Manana didn't have the same legal rights because it's a Mexican company, then he's a bigger boob than I thought. Nobody came out looking good on this one.
Garcia, Campos lead fundraising
By Nick Georgiou
Laredo Morning Times
Good for them. They've got their little war chests nice and full. But......
Campos, meanwhile, received her biggest contributions from individuals who work for companies contracted, either currently or in the past, by UISD.I'm a big fan of transparency. While this kind of monetary transaction might be legal (I'm guessing), it does seem a little inappropriate.
Here's a campaign ad I'd like to see on t.v.
'My name is Pat Campos and I want to keep UISD moving forward. You can help me continue my work of bringing integrity and honor to the UISD school board. A vote for me is a vote for the children. Oh, and by the way, big companies are going to fund my campaign but I'll reward them later with big ass contracts. My name is Pat Campos and I approve this message.'
The San Francisco Giants are in the "city by the bay," so it was nice to see Giants fans sang along to Journey's "Lights" during the last World Series game.
Friday, October 29, 2010
One on the list is Don Novello, who played Father Guido Sarducci years ago on “Saturday Night Live.” He is expected to offer an opening comic benediction, almost surely intended as a parody of the religious-themed rally headed by Mr. Beck.I'm laughing already.
Some of this might be choreographed but the fact that she's speaking out for something other than rehab bodes well in my book.
It is "important for the future of Laredo," but right now, should not be avidly pursued, he said.
Traffic issues are already a problem in the region and a new bridge now would only increase those woes, Garica said.
Four days left.
Thursday, October 28, 2010
That's not good, especially since we already have a trash problem to contend with.
Here's part of a press release from the City of Laredo where they cleaned up District 1.
Last month’s Operation Clean-Up District I results:
For additional information on the clean-up campaign, contact the City of Laredo Community Development Department at 795-2675.
9.99 tons of debris? You probably have to factor in the 16 junked cars into that estimate. Nevertheless, as good as the city's efforts are, more has to be done on our parts. We're awash in trash and illegal dumpers don't help matters.
Wednesday, October 27, 2010
Locals worry about city manager, charter changes
By Zach Lindsey
LAREDO MORNING TIMES
Published: Wednesday, October 27, 2010 3:34 AM CDT
The November election includes 34 proposed changes to the City Charter, and while some of them may seem innocuous and others confusing, some community members worry that amendments give too much power to the city manager.
As it is the city manager is very strong-willed. Check out this video where the city manager huffs and puffs.
For your convenience I'm providing Proposition No. 11 as it appears on the current ballot. It pertains to the city manager.
(1) Shall appoint and, when he/she deems it in the best interest of the City, suspend, reassign,It must be nice to be able to wield that kind of power. However, I don't know that department directors are constantly being replaced. This proposition is already in the books; it's only being tweaked a bit. On Proposition No. 11, I would vote no only to dock the city manager for always speaking too close to the microphone at council meetings.
removeor terminate any City department directors provided for by or under this Charter, except as otherwise provided by law, this Charter or personnel rules adopted pursuant to this Charter. Department directors shall have the power to appoint, remove, or suspend all employees in their respective departments pursuant to policy as stated in section 4.01 (B)
Errors on applications sent by the Illinois Democratic Coordinated Campaign to wannabe absentee voters could mean that thousands of voters in the state won't receive their ballots before election day.
Here at home I've heard of two instances where people don't get the ballot that corresponds to their district. Thus, their city council representative is minus two votes. Be sure you get the ballot that belongs to you.
Tuesday, October 26, 2010
Less than halfway through his first term, Obama has compiled a remarkable track record. As president, he has rewritten America's social contract to make health care accessible for all citizens. He has brought 100,000 troops home from war and forged a once-unthinkable consensus around the endgame for the Bush administration's $3 trillion blunder in Iraq. He has secured sweeping financial reforms that elevate the rights of consumers over Wall Street bankers and give regulators powerful new tools to prevent another collapse. And most important of all, he has achieved all of this while moving boldly to ward off another Great Depression and put the country back on a halting path to recovery.
Monday, October 25, 2010
Sunday, October 24, 2010
Taking care of the city
Groups tend gardens, remove trash, engage in other efforts to keep Laredo clean
By César G. Rodriguez
LAREDO MORNING TIMES
Unfortunately I wasn't available to take part in this event yesterday. However, volunteers are needed to take care of the new plantings. You and I can still help out by calling Keep Laredo Beautiful at 794-1655.
I took a trip out there today to check out the progress. Enjoy.
Saturday, October 23, 2010
Sometimes you need production assistants with dirty minds so things like those shown above do not happen.
But, you gotta hand it to them: that is one massive TV dong. The guilty parties come from a TV station in San Angelo, Texas, in case you are curious.
The weatherman really works his magic on the ol' member doesn't he?
Friday, October 22, 2010
Thursday, October 21, 2010
We've been looking for other ways to raise money to fund an end-of-the-year trip at my son's school. Our last fundraising effort really took a lot of work.
This time we've taken to collecting aluminum cans and plastic bottles. My son has really been eager to see this through. These last several days we've gotten on our bikes and headed out to the Slaughter Park and the tennis courts on Market St. It's amazing the amount of bottles we've found at these sites and along the way.
This is our first batch (approx. 10+ pounds), which we intend to recycle tomorrow after school. The Chacon neighborhood is a little bit cleaner and hopefully this will pan out for the 4th and 5th grade classes of Daiches Elementary. If we get a decent return tomorrow, we'll get the whole school involved. Wish us luck.
UPDATE: (10-24-10) We sold the bottles, 15 pounds worth, at a business on Santa Maria Ave., right across from the truck stop.
Grenades, shootings, more in Sister City
Laredo Morning Times
Published: Thursday, October 21, 2010 3:39 AM CDT
NUEVO LAREDO — Shootings, “levantones” (kidnappings), roadblocks and grenade explosions unhinged the tranquility in the city early Wednesday.
The army and federal police cleared vehicles blocking areas between Bulevar Colosio, Carretera Nacional, Paseo Colón and Bulevar Ruiz Cortines.
Wednesday, October 20, 2010
If downtown Laredo is going to have a chance at rebirth, it's going to need the efforts of the younger generation. El Meson de San Agustin, and the reception hall right next door have revived culturally popular themes. Another group has recently staked their claim in the area and I'll be featuring them this weekend.
Council Member Cindy Liendo Espinoza thanked and recognized the co-sponsors of the National Night Out – Target and Border Media – who helped to turn strangers into neighbors and helped the community to learn more about the local law enforcement agencies and City of Laredo departments who offer protection and services to the community. Joining Liendo and her colleagues on council were Margarita Rodriguez and Customs Officer Pat, who won the Mascot Dance-Off contest at the event.
Tuesday, October 19, 2010
The race for City Council District Six is heating up! I am proud to say that the support is overwhelming and continues to grow.
I spent the last eight years educating myself so that I can "hit the ground running" and defend our industry.
It is time to focus our energy and encourage people to vote. Your help to ensure we have a voice on council is very important. Please reach out, take family and friends and exercise your right.
My campaign is built on volunteers eager to see representation that understands the building industry. I proudly say that I have committed my time on various boards to assure that our message is on every agenda.
What endorsements have I received?
Laredo Builders Association
Laredo Association of Realtors
Fraternal Order of Police
Laredo Firefighters Association Local 1390
I am proud to say that after several interviews the above associations know that I will be a strong leader for our community.
Crunch time is upon us. It is time to make the call.
I ask for your help, support and vote.
Early Elections Oct. 18-29, 2010
Election Day is November 2, 2010
Orlando "Orli" Navarro
Candidate for City Council District Six.
Please feel free to share this email with friends, family and business associates.
The interwebs fail me again. Nevertheless, here's some music.
Monday, October 18, 2010
Say no to cyber bullying and stalking.
Over at fellow blog, Que Fregados, City Council candidate Manuel Arechiga is waging a non stop campaign of harrasment against a fellow blogger, posting on her FB page and generally conducting himself in a less than gentleman-like manner.
Que Fregados has posted on the topic.
You know what they say about guys who pick on ladies. . .
Besides, I heard he was a Communist.
I don't think I could ever be tired of enchiladas but Tacolare poses the question in hopes of luring customers away from Danny's Restaurant and their daily enchilada specials (also $3.99).
Danny's lowered the price of their enchiladas when business dropped due to the slow economy. That was a year ago, if not longer.
All this talk of food is making me hungry.
Currently two investigators are in charge of looking into any illegal dumping outside of city limits but officials are asking the public to report any such activity. Photos or video proof is recommended. Call (956)523-4044 to report any illegal dumping on private county property.
What I found disturbing was the word he used to describe the people who allegedly arrived at his place of work to assail him: "mojaditos." This coming from an educated man. I know that he doesn't like to mince words but for him to use such a derogatory term is regrettable. Here we have a man who is vying for office, vying for a position where diplomacy is warranted, and makes a stupid remark like that.
I really don't know what he stood to gain from his choice of words. But I guess it all makes sense judging from his past scathing remarks. The Laredo Times released its endorsements today and Mr. Arechiga was not picked for District 6. For once I agree with them.
(I wanted to post the interview with this thread but it's not available yet.)
Sunday, October 17, 2010
I would only suggest to them to spruce the place up a bit -- Maybe add some plants.
Anywhosel, I tuned in to the interview of Abraham Rodriguez. I managed to get past his fidgeting with his campaign fliers and blurting out a popular tagline: "once a tiger, always a tiger." (Keyrose's ulcer just acted up) I think Mr. Rodrigez is a reasonable man and has a decent chance at city council. That is, if everybody and their mother watches his interview. Enjoy.
Day of work on river, at TAMIU science center
By César G. Rodriguez
LAREDO MORNING TIMES
Que Fregados takes notice as well.
Saturday, October 16, 2010
Incumbent Mayor Raul Salinas has caught and surpassed in campaign contributions an opponent who began the election season with a flurry of donations.
He's a man of the people, and he's got their money to use for big pictures of himself posted on large trucks.
Friday, October 15, 2010
I received this nifty little mailer in my box yesterday. I have to say it's pretty good and must've cost a pretty penny to develop and deliver. I have not met all five candidates for City Council District 3 (El Chacon). The public access channel will present their debate sometime soon, if they haven't done so already. There's where I'll get a better idea of what I'm dealing with. As far as spending.....
Less spent to get elected
By Zach Lindsey
LAREDO MORNING TIMES
Being an incumbent has its ups. Councilman Landeck:
it means "that I do not have to cross the barrier of presenting myself to the voters."That might be true, but we have no way of knowing since you haven't sent out any type of fliers.
"You know who I am," Landeck said. "You know how I respond. I stand for the district, I fight for the district."
Abraham Rodriguez and Alex Perez are also running for District 3 and have visited recently.
In listening to Deer Tick last night, I was reminded of The Jayhawks. Whether that comparison is valid is up for debate. In any case, the band put on a good show and the crowd was all too willing to soak up their tunes.
A shoutout to bLive Promotions for spearheading this event.
By ZACH LINDSEY
LAREDO MORNING TIMES
Published: Friday, October 15, 2010 2:13 AM CDT
United ISD Place 3 candidate Millisa S. Garcia had the microphone to herself at a Public Access Channel debate Wednesday her opponent and incumbent Pat Campos did not attend.
Thursday, October 14, 2010
It has been confirmed that Texas' own Colt McCoy will make his official NFL debut this weekend against none other than my beloved Pittsburgh Steelers. Whooweee!! What a way to start rookie!
Mayor Salinas mentioned working with TABC and doing whatever possible to protect the citizens of Laredo. Jose Valdez asked whether the law allows such public displays and said that the issue has been visited once by city council. He added that certain limitations could be put in place. Gene Belmares brought up the idea of instituting an ordinance.
James Newland and Juan Ramirez gave some more colorful answers to the question. Mr. Newland questioned people's concern when movies are filled with women wearing very little. And Mr. Ramirez suggested the ladies wear pants. Take a look.
This two-story 20,000 square foot facility will be located at the corner of Palo Blanco and Zapata Highway in South Laredo. The new branch library will feature plenty of comfortable seating throughout the building, areas conducive to reading and learning: a special children’s library, with a cozy story-hour “niche;” a pull down screen for movies; a puppet stage; an arts and craft room; a Teen Café for teenagers; a community room for neighborhood events; a classroom; study rooms; and two state-of-the art computer labs with over 70 computers and wireless Internet throughout the building.
It will be fully ADA accessible with plenty of parking. Services such as ESL classes, GED classes, computer/Internet access and classes; a broader range and larger collection of books and DVDs for check out; children’s story hours; summer reading and arts and crafts programs; homework help; reference materials; free tax assistance; and many more programs will once again be provided to the citizens of South Laredo. Additionally, State Representative Ryan Guillen, who represents a portion of South Laredo, will also have a district office in the new library to better serve his constituents.
The design contract was awarded to Architects Plus, Inc., and the construction contract was awarded to Modern Construction, Inc., both of Laredo, Texas. Construction is to be completed in 265 working days; the first book checked out in mid September 2011.
Info. courtesy of the City of Laredo.
Wednesday, October 13, 2010
By Zach Lindsey
LAREDO MORNING TIMES
Published: Wednesday, October 13, 2010 2:09 AM CDT
The Texas A&M International University’s mayoral debate got a little hot for some candidates when they were allowed to ask questions of each other.
Yesterday Mark Stevens passed away. He was 76. It's probably a handful of times that I enjoyed his show back in the 90s but it's something that I associate with Houston to this day.
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
By Denise Blaz
Laredo Morning Times
Published: Tuesday, October 12, 2010 1:33 AM CDT
Thousands of dollars were seized by authorities late Friday night from two gambling establishments believed to be doling out money illegally to patrons, police said Monday.
I get the feeling that these places benefit a lot of people. The patrons get a nice payout; the proprietors make out like bandits; a couple of poor schmos get a public shaming; and the cops seize tens of thousands of dollars. Everyone's role is justified and each actor lays their head on a nice comfy pillow at the end of the day.
Gambling establishments use up law enforcement resources and contribute nothing in the realm of quality of life. Yet the topic is MIA in our local political debates.
WHO: St. Peter’s Memorial School K-4 and K-5 Students
WHAT: PTO Meeting with singing and dancing presentation
WHEN & TONIGHT, Tues., Oct. 12, 2010 6:00 p.m. (meeting begins at 5:30 p.m.)
WHERE: St. Peter’s Memorial School Cafeteria, 1519 Houston St.,
(use Santa Maria gate entrance)
Info. courtesy of
Monday, October 11, 2010
Saturday, October 9, 2010
Friday, October 8, 2010
Laredo Morning Times
Published: Friday, October 8, 2010 4:07 AM CDT
NUEVO LAREDO — Several people were killed during a clash between members of the Mexican Army and armed civilians Thursday in front of a middle school on the west side of town, but the exact number of the dead was unknown, according to U.S. intelligence reports.
Thursday, October 7, 2010
Victory Data. Really?
NEW POLL SHOWS BELMARES LEADING IN RACE FOR MAYORLAREDO – If the Mayoral election were to be held today, the likely winner would be Councilman Gene Belmares, according to a poll recently conducted by South Texas research firm Victory Data.
The poll sample included more than 300 likely voters in Laredo elections and measured the job approval/disapproval ratings of several Mayoral candidates, along with several election scenarios involving matchups between the three leading candidates – Councilman Belmares, Councilman Joe Valdez, Jr., and Mayor Raul Salinas.
In area of job approval, Salinas received a rating of 55%, but 29% said they disapproved of the job he’s done as Mayor. Councilman Valdez fared less favorably, scoring a job approval rating of 33% compared to a disapproval rating of 34%. Councilman Belmares received a job approval rating of 65% with only 17% disapproval.
In the first preference measurement of all five candidates, Belmares led with 34% of the vote, Salinas was second at 31%, Valdez third at 6%, Councilman Juan Ramirez fourth with 2% and James Newland fifth with 1% of likely voters responding. Twenty-eight percent of those polled said they were undecided.
In a runoff scenario, Belmares’s lead over both Salinas and Valdez grew substantially.
In the clip provided below, candidates answer to alleged problems with the current judge's handling of the office, and the next question deals with the issue of impartiality on the court. First up is Mr. Wise; his microphone encountered some technical difficulties.
A Spring Branch ISD bus driver has been arrested and charged with endangering a child, accused of leaving a 4-year-old boy on parked bus for five and half hours last month.The Laredo bus driver who left a student in a bus also was fired and arrested.
In today's El Manana we learn that candidates running for office have made little effort to reach out to people. With 26 days to go before the general election, some people don't know who all the candidates for mayor are.
When I was approached by one candidate's campaign staff last weekend, they acknowledged me by name. Obviously they had a list of registered voters to work with. I'm surprised that more people haven't come knocking since almost everybody that I've interviewed has told me that they would use the traditional block-walking strategy to get their message out.
And by no means do I want to single out the local candidates for doing a poor job of getting out the vote. Henry Cuellar, Richard Raymond, and Judith Zaffirini don't fare well too. They might have the luxury of being able to send out mailers but they don't afford us any face time. They've gotten too complacent and have taken our votes for granted.
Candidates don't necessarily have to come knocking on my door. They can go the Raul Salinas route of standing on street corners. That would at least give me the impression that they're trying to get my vote.
Wednesday, October 6, 2010
WASHINGTON, DC – Congressman Henry Cuellar, TX-28, will announce funds totaling $2.7 million for Serving Children and Adolescents in Need Inc. awarded by the Health and Human Services Department. S.C.A.N.’s Corazones Street Outreach Program will receive $300,000, the Uno a Uno Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program will receive $600,000 the Listo Para Responder HIV and Substance Abuse Prevention Program, will receive $1.5 million, and the Emergency Youth Shelter will receive $378,000. S.C.A.N. programs provide diverse prevention, intervention, and treatment services for children, adolescents, adults, and families.
Join Congressman Cuellar and partners to learn more about how this project will benefit our community.
Posted in Jay's Posts by Administrator on the April 18th, 2010
We can’t allow 5 top financial monsters to strangulate the economy again….
Jay St. John
April 18, 2010
The SEC finally is charging Goldman Sachs with derivative fraud. Of course they deny any wrong doing. Let’s me just say anytime the SEC makes charges, they usually stick.
What’s a derivative? Warren Buffet called them financial weapons of mass destruction. Investors would bet against the housing market, and other markets by buying inexpensive insurance policies that paid off big. Derivatives are complex, so complex that even many of those dealing with derivatives don’t understand them. Evidently, this is the way the financial monsters dealing with derivatives like it. If derivatives are kept arcane, those in the know can swindle their way to billionaire bonanzas.
Thanks to Texas Republican Phil Gramm who drafted legislation which passed in 2000 named the “The Community Futures Modernization Act” encouraged by President Bill Clinton and Alan Greenspan, allowing financial markets to operate credit default swaps with no federal regulations. This type of financial instrument was outlawed in 1907 which caused the stock market to crash yet the republicans brought it back – go figure.
Who deals with derivatives? A handful of financial monsters control the entire estimated 50 trillion dollar market. The top five banks now hold nearly 96% of the entire derivatives market. It appears that the top 5 financial monsters have been borrowing our money and using it to play in the big derivatives casino, for which these chosen ones know the rules and the rest of us don’t. So, they make their pile of money and we lose ours. They become so rich they don’t know what to do with their money and we lose our jobs, our homes and our businesses.
The derivative market must be strongly regulated and there is a strong bill in the Senate to do just that. The Republicans, under the guidance of Mitch McConnell, has 41 Republicans behind him to fight the bill, which he claims would encourage more bailouts. Of course, this is ridiculous, the purpose of the bill is to prevent bailouts in the future. Could it be that McConnell wants these financial monsters to continue fleecing Americans so these banks can make a mint? Could it be that McConnell thinks this would make the banks so thankful they would continue pouring campaign cash into Republican coffers?
I dislike government regulation, but in this case we must regulate derivatives. At the very least we should not allow any company that handles derivatives to work with other aspects of finance. We should Separate real banking (deposits and loans) from gambling casinos (derivatives). This is going to be the most sweeping set of reforms since those put in place after the Great Depression and I think we’re going to have very broad support for this, after all it’s very hard for anybody to argue the devastation that this greed has caused.
For once I finally agree with President Obama who said he would veto any legislation that does not contain strong derivative regulation. That’s the way to go. We can’t allow these financial monsters to strangulate the economy again.
Now here's the Paul Siegel story where Jay ripped most of his lines from. I don't know what's more sad: him plagiarizing or saying that 61 percent of your salary goes to taxes.
Not long ago we had a man who possessed a special kind of bravado guarding our border. His determination was matched only by his meticulously creased and starched oxford shirts and Wrangler jeans. Luckily we had a local media that was able to keep up with his star power.
Tuesday, October 5, 2010
Orlando Navarro, who is running for City Council District 6, put up a sign on a wall along McPherson Ave. As I understand it candidates usually ask the homeowner for permission before putting up signs. However, I have heard of instances where some install posters at will. Whatever the case, this action by the painter seems suspicious with a couple of weeks to go before early voting starts.
A homeowner's association could overrule the practice of painting campaign signs on these barriers, but it would make sense that the homeowner would be aware of any restrictions and therefore refuse the sign. Again, the specific details behind the sign would probably tell us more and I'll try to find out what exactly is going on here. For now enjoy the video.
Some political insiders say Salinas, who is running for re-election on Nov. 2, could fall short of even making an expected runoff. He faces four opponents, including three veterans of the nine-member city council over which he presides, who label him more of a figurehead than a leader.
Monday, October 4, 2010
Published: Sunday, October 3, 2010 2:23 AM CDT
To the editor:
Local TV news reports that Webb County Courthouse Annex has again been vandalized and has become an eyesore.
The Laredo Heritage Foundation wants to preserve its historic value with money that doesn’t exist.
Downtown eyesores are increasing rapidly as stores are closing.
It’s what makes the downtown area look like a rundown flea market.
Our heritage may soon be a ghost town.
We can’t even afford to maintain adequate infrastructure (streets, sidewalks, drainage/sewer systems and water treatment plants, school systems, transit systems).
We can’t afford to live in the past; the future is here now.
If we want to develop Laredo into a “destination” tourist attraction, why not make it into a gambling Mecca like the Mississippi and Louisina prosperous enterprises?
America is moving forward in time, not backward. Prohibition didn’t work 90 years ago; if we don’t learn from the past, we are doomed to repeat it.
Clifford A. Gibeaut
We have to give up the idea of gambling becoming legal in Texas and waterparks opening up in Laredo. Even if by some miracle Texas would allow gambling, people would still not come to Laredo. They would drop their money somewhere else, like San Antonio.
The new Lexus commercial has a couple of things I find interesting: drumming and exhilirating action shots. A blog reader pointed out how they actually came up with the concept for the ad. I appreciate the work it took to execute the idea and the drum beat itself, even though it gets lost a bit with the sound and visual of the car racing by. Nevertheless, it rocks.
Sunday, October 3, 2010
Local attorney Emilio Martinez is running for City Council District 6 and the one thing he wants us to remember from his campaign is "Tax Cut." He doesn't go the usual route of inserting a nickname into his signs. No, what gets top billing on his posters are the words 'tax' and 'cut.' This message is so ridiculous, he might as well should've designed the ad to read 'Emilio "Tax Cut" Martinez.'
Mr. Martinez tries to appeal to people's most common of gripes: the alleged high tax rate. He is running to represent District 6 which is located in north Laredo. It's safe to say that that part of town has a hefty property tax price tag. It stands to reason if the HEB in the area is know as the 'Gucci-bee.' But his strategy is so humorous in its cynicism. A three-car pileup has more subtlety. Most people are concerned about their taxes but he wants his candidacy to have the same effect that the Mami Chulas drive-thru has on men: we'll catch sight of it; slow down; rubberneck; and give it a second thought.
Seriously, a tax cut? You have to convince the other seven people on the council to go along with you. And with the city always facing a budget crunch, who has the time or inclination to pass a tax cut. Sure they'll say that the city council hasn't raised taxes but that doesn't mean anything when your property is appraised at a higher rate every year.
I can't say this is the most ridiculous sign I've ever seen. But Mr. Martinez could've been a little more creative; he's a lawyer for crissakes.
The New Generation Rotary Club is hosting a candidate forum this Tuesday with the candidates for District 6. We'll see if Mr. Martinez is as predictable as he is superficial.
Mayor Raul Salinas is pulling out all the stops and going big (no pun intended). He has to, especially since the Laredo Firefighters Association endorsed Jose A. Valdez Jr. See story in today's LMT.
He had a bus parked along Santa Ursula Ave. yesterday. I apologize for the picture's lack of clarity, but if you see the bus around town, look for the misspelling.
Luckily for the mayor, he was able to find a nice parking spot: right across the street from Gene Belmares' headquarters. LaSanbe will be on the lookout for any more mobile billboards from the other candidates.
Saturday, October 2, 2010
LPOA picks six in city races
By Zach Lindsey
LAREDO MORNING TIMES
The union supports Jose Valdez Jr. for mayor, Juan Caballero for municipal court judge, Rolando “Roli” Garcia for City Council District 1, Victor Garcia for City Council District 2, Michael Landeck for District 3 and Charlie San Miguel for District 6.
I really don't know that local endorsements carry much weight. Sure, it sounds great to mention an endorsement in a campaign but my guess is that voters aren't that politically attuned.
The Chamber of Commerce had their annual awards ceremony yesterday. The new head of the board of directors was named: Ed Ramirez. I would point him out but all I see in the picture above is shadows. He might be the man in the middle but I couldn't be sure.
A.B. Barrera and Francisco Barrientos got the "Un Poquito Mas" award. I have no idea what that means.
Mr. Perez is running for City Council District 3. His motto is: "Let's Take Our Neighborhoods Back." You can contact him at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pictured at top are: Cynthia and Noemi.
Lower picture: Carol and Carmen.