Sunday, December 11, 2016

BEATING ON A DEAD HORSE; ERASMO BISD RUN IN 2018

By Juan Montoya
If Joe Rodriguez, Carlos Elizondo or Cesar Lopez are still around in 2018 and thinking of running for reelection to the board of trustees of the Brownsville Independent School District, they must be shaking in their boots to know that Head Cheez Erasmo Castro is shooting for one of them.


In fact, Castro is pointing to his showing in the last BISD election where he came up short by 960 votes behind Plce 5 winner Laura Perez-Reyes. Castro is one of those guys who likes to think of the results in that race as a vindication of his soaring popularity. He says now that it was only the fact that his opponents supporters gave her more money. By that measure, incumbent Catalina Presas-Garcia would have beaten Castro soundly, but didn't.

So something else was in play here. One, of course, was the fact that many people saw Presas-Garcia's $1 million lawsuit against the
BISD and some of the trustees as something a trustee doesn't do when she's on the school board. Others probably thought she had been  there toto long and had outlasted her welcome. And 2016 being a presidential election year with a record turnout didn't hurt him either. Pssst. Cheez, 2018 is not.

But Castro is feeling his oats and probably didn't believe that 10.900 voters actually darkened the oval on the ballot for him. In fact, he finished with 1,211 votes out of 8,227 cast for mayor in the 2015 City of Brownsville elections, third behind winner Tony Martinez and even despised Pat Ahumada.

Well, some people see a glass half full and others see it half empty. But Erasmo keeps going to the well anyway.
He lists his profession as a "cancer information specialist" with the American Cancer Society and says he has a bachelor's degree in Christian studies. That makes some sort of sense. During his run for mayor he stated in no uncertain terms that he was on a crusade with his goal was to eradicate corruption just like cancer:

"We as a community have never come this close to putting a dent in the corrupt political machine that is a cancer in our beautiful city. Aren’t you tired of the compadre system and backroom deals that put money in the politicos pockets? Shouldn’t we stop giving away our children’s inheritance for pennies on the dollar?"
The cancer metaphor worked wonderfully (even as he lost) and he is prepping the anti-corruption message for his run at the BISD in 2018.

But sometimes Castro can't help himself and attacks legitimate businesses based on anonymous complaints. He had a good run some time in the past when people would send in photos of what they said were unhygienic conditions at some mom-and-pop panaderias and restaurants and then the Cheez brigade would show up asking whether they wanted to contribute to the cause or be ambushed
by the cameras wielded for the Cheez by obnoxious Channel 4 reporter Ryan Wolfe.
That continued until Wolfe's bosses at Channel 4 grew suspicious of the too-neat complaints generated by the Cheezmeh bunch. One Mexican bakery on Southmost told all about the group's tactics and the scheme fizzled.

Til now, that is. It seems that Castro, from his home in faraway Austin, has started to assail local businesses again. The latest foray into the "Keep it Clean" campaign to eradicate dirty and scuzzyness has been directed at the family-owned Wing Barn, allegedly for having a backed-up drain at the business, a common occurrence in a restaurant kitchen.
Owners Daniel Pompa and chided Castro and said it was sad that "a local voice (Erasmo Castro) stoops so low to tarnish a reputation that a whole team has worked so hard to build. A lot of employee families depend on Wing Barn to support their own needs and I don't take that for granted."
Chris Gonzalez backed up Pompa saying ti is a common occurrence at food preparation kitchens.
So much for those votes in your upcoming race, Cheez.

However, since the race he is contemplating is for the BISD, it is only logical that his new whipping boy would be the BISD Food and Nutrition Service, a department that has undergone public scrutiny and – we have been told – is still under investigation by the U.S. Department of Agriculture and other investigative law enforcement agencies. If you remember, FNS under its former director, the late Silverio Capsitran, was blamed for purchasing rotten barbacoa meat from Valco, a vendor of processed meat which was processed in Mexico. Since USDA rules prohibit the use of federal funds to be used to purchase non-US food products, the feds came down on the Region 1 vendor and the purchases stopped.

There are other major problems with the FNS and at least one local vendor and another in San Antonio have come under scrutiny for being fronts for unidentified investors with cloSe ties to some board members. The details of these investigations have not been made public, and this is where Castro is hooking his political hopes. He says he is awaiting the results of public information requests to divulge how skimping on tamale portions for the kiddos in Pre-K is ending up with money going into the pockets of board members.

In fact, there has been a whole dialogue over the portions of tamales being fed to the kids. In one post, Castro gets into a tizzy because pre-K students are being given half portions when grown kids are given the whole tamal. If people know hoe tamales are made (the lard content is incredible), they would be grateful the kids don;t start clogging their arteries at such a young age and demand that the BISD stop giving them those lar-filled morsels or the equally grease-laden barbacoa.
Todd Aten took issue with the post and said that local parents should step up to the responsibility to feed their own kids and asked Castro fro the facts behind his comment that the half-portions were a result of the money ending in the pocket of BISD board members.

Well, if he thinks it  it works for him, but he does display an awfully-thin skin when he is questioned. In response to people belittling the tamal and kitchen drain post, he responded by inviting them to leave his page.

Castro has enough problems with his candidacy that he may want to reconsider "stirring the pot" to gain readership. During the BISD election, we heard that one of the candidates for Position 5 had in their possession proof that Castro had been convicted of a felony (forgery) in the past and that they would produce the documentation if by some miracle the Head Cheez should win. Apparently, Castro had never finished his probation and couldn't expunge the record. There were some additional charges on his record as well, we've been told.

For now, however, he seems heedless of this fact and is continuing his candidacy for the BISD in 2018. Will there be a new wrinkle in the campaign?

31 comments:

Anonymous said...

He has the right to run.

Anonymous said...

Castro is really The Blimp, juan

Anonymous said...

That Wild Hog, had never care about others but himself, he knows he will never win any position, his modus operandi is: He will hire himself as a good political whore to anybody, to run and split the votes for a few dollars and of course for some free food.

Anonymous said...

I think Mr. Castro has a good chance next time. Good luck to him.

Anonymous said...

Erasmo cannot complian about anything or anyone until he loses at least 1/2 his body weight. It is difficult to take anyone seriously that has no more self restraint than to let themselves get in that much of an overweight condition.

This guy is nauseating to just see in a photograph, I cannot imagine what it must be like to live like that.

Just PATHETIC...

Anonymous said...

The head cheez is no longer newsworthy,the 2018 BISD election will see a new face in the lineup and will go after Joe Rod's seat. Rumor has it BISD Administrator Judy Cuellar will retire this summer after a distinguish career and now being courted to go after the old man seat. Cuellar extremely popular within the BISD employee ranks and the community has the numbers. Sylvia Atkinson held a party at the Mynt Saturday evening, in attendance was Cuellar surrounded by a bunch of BISD folks and Sylvia. Stay tune.

Anonymous said...

And in comes Frank "Shooting Blanks" Mar to join in this discussion after being a puppy sniffing up Laura's "La Changa" Reyes'ass in 5....4.....3.....2...

Anonymous said...

actually, I was at my Brownsville home when I posted the wings wallowing in their juices in what seems to be a dirty bucket...

Anonymous said...

Erasmo will NEVER WIN and election. He is like Rigo Bocanegra always asking for a handout while taking advantage of people. They like to call themselves heroes. How can someone who actually are cyberbullies call themselves heroes? Well they have no heart, conscious or integrity. Erasmos for years has tried desperately to destroy lives by making up false stories and when confronted or caught in a lie he says Sorry I will try my best next time. Never does he apologize to the victim or stop making up lies.

Erasmo now has found someone inside the Food Service or a teacher that didn't get their way to attack them to bully themselves into a position they don't deserve. Erasmo wants his silence bought. He needs money for himself and his sister needs a job.

Do you really think Erasmo Castro cares about you and I much less our children? Not even close. He has no children of himself. He has no clue what are the struggles. He is a huge selfish person. Egotistical Narcissist that needs praises to live.

I personally think that the Food Service Dept. should ignore everything he says as well as the Whole BISD. He has nothing to offer good or bad.

Anonymous said...

Blimp's blog losing readers, juan. You won!

Anonymous said...

Why doesn't Castro or anyone call the FNS and visit with the dietitians and school cafeterias to get the facts instead of blowing hot air and inciting an anger that is uncalled for. What a %#¥" !

Anonymous said...

Ese pobre vato. He can't even support himself. Give it up!

Anonymous said...

The Masso's own wing barn? Really? Maquinitas Rick?

Anonymous said...

How can the money go to the board members, they don't have salaries and if that's the case, is that why Erasmo wants to be one? He needs to understand he will not be an elected officer, he had unsuccessfully tried for so many and he has not got any. Instead of being so hateful, he need to improve himself. By the way, Wing Barn is a great place to eat and is clean. Kudos to the owners and all dedicated employees.

Frank Mar said...

el marrano de monte's job is not "cancer specialist" at the American Cancer Society... it's actually running unsuccessfully for every possible political position he can get his hands on. Don't be surprised if he runs for District #4 against Ben Neece and John Villareal or possibly goes against Rose Gowen for At Large. Whatever the case, he has supposely 80,000 followers or so he claims but half of his followers don't care, they are only there for the chisme.

Anonymous said...

Ive never read an Erasmo Castro blog or comment or whatever his lazy ass does.

He bases his political campaign off of Facebook comments? what a fucking loser. His fat ass complaining about food at school. I ate breakfast at home every fucking day!!? you know why?! because I woke up early enough to have breakfast.

Its unbelievable that someone with that kind of mind set wants to be a political leader. I agree on the fact that our political leaders suck, but Erasmo you suck just as much. Please, go to a gym, then a nutritionist, then to a couple of motivational speaker sessions, creat some self esteem, get laid and then try to lead me as my political leader. Otherwise get the fuck out of my way. Your too much of a loser to be leading me.

Anonymous said...

Is erasmo related to the Blimp? they look alike!

Anonymous said...

This guy is the biggest loser in Brownsville, but yet he asks people to help him financially to run for whatever position he thinks he can win so he can rub elbows with people that actually work and actually know what they are doing.Your the town fool Erasmo. Publish these comments on your Facebook page fool!

Anonymous said...

Don De Leon is going to run

Anonymous said...

Give me a break such a loser

Anonymous said...

Don De Leon se la come

Anonymous said...

I would like to say if you like Sams Club patty's for a cheeseburger and watered down ranch with your wings and soggy fries Wing Barn is your spot other than that the place is disgusting along with There neighbors at Fabrizzios nothing but bad service and rotten toppings on your pizza both places are shit that's why there's never anybody there! MERRY XMAS Masso's employees can't even cash there checks NSF so i don't think Wing Barn wants that cancer in there I guess you would call an establishment

Anonymous said...

"You're the town fool" is the correct grammar to use, not "Your". One is a contraction for you are and the other shows possession. When calling someone names, be sure it can not be turned around to criticize you. Call Erasmo what you will, but at least he can correctly compose a simple sentence and in two languages at that. Hahaha!

Gertrude said...

The lady doth protest too much methinks.

Gertrude said...

The lady doth protest too much, methinks.

Anonymous said...

For District 4?

Anonymous said...

Punctuation goes inside the quotation marks, pendejo. Learn grammar before you venture on correcting others.

Anonymous said...

Only if its free, remember don de leon quiere todo gratis!

Anonymous said...

Trump should appoint Erasmo to his cabinet as the new surgeon general. He's obviously health conscience and knowledgeable in the cancer field.

Anonymous said...

Are you obsessed with Erasmo? Do you dream about him or stalk him or what?

"Like this?" said...

"SMELL MY SHORTS."

rita