Saturday, April 1, 2017

DIOS LOS HACE, ELLOS SOLOS SE JUNTAN: WE ENDORSE THEIR OPPONENTS ERASMO CASTRO, WILLIAM GARZA AND BEN NEECE



















(Ed.'s Note: One of our seven readers sent us this photo of the city commission candidates who apparently are running as a slate. Incumbent Rose Gowen and Jon Villarreal flan the sign of Joel Munguia, said to be a vote for Mayor Tony Martinez. Gowen has taken over the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation budget through surrogates Debby Portillo and Villarreal to push her fitness/wellness bicycle-friendly agenda.

Brownsville residents have tired of Gowen's smoke and mirrors and her haughty and arrogant demeanor. Downton merchants have put up with commerce-killing Cyclobias long enough. And the city's budget has taekn a beating providing security and personnel to please her Haughtiness. Munguia has been seen tet-a-tet with Martinez and Ambiotec' Carlos Marin, the engineer/alchemist who succeeded in turning a $1 million hodge-podge plan into a $1 million Imagine Brownsville-cum-United Brownsville budget maggot with nary a thing to show after years of sucking on the public treat. He's Tony's man and despite our reservations, we are pushing for William to make it a good show and give that bunch a run for their money.

In the case of Villarreal, we have been sorely disappointed that he has been a rubber stamp for Martinez. We are reminded of Pablo Neruda's poem about the fertile Americans. The only thing we can criticize is his silence.

Villarreal has stood by while Martinez has tried to give away the Brownsville store to the likes of the UT System in the form of real estate, the purchase of the $2.3 million Casa del Nylon,  the hush-hush secret deal with Tenaska which so far has cost PUB ratepayers in excess of $90 million in rate hikes since 2013 with no plant to show for it, and his participation and vote on the property-tax resale to provide more parking space for his office which he then sold to the Rio Grande Rural Legal Aid for a pretty profit. John might be a decent guy, but he has not taken a stand for his constituents that we think Neece can and will.

So – even with our reservations – we'll go out on a limb and endorse the other slate composed of Ben Neece, Erasmo Castro and William Garza.)

21 comments:

Anonymous said...

Agree John Villarreal needs to go
Ben Neece will do a better job
He is a public servant wit experience
VOTE BEN NEECE FOR CITY COMMISSIONER

Anonymous said...

Johnny boy is the puppy of Rick Longoria

Anonymous said...

Pobrecito John he doesn't have any personality

Anonymous said...

We supposed Ben Neece he has the real commitment for Brownsville

Anonymous said...

If Ben Neece is aligned with that crooked Erasmo Castro, my vote is for Villarreal.

Anonymous said...

ABC...
Anybody
But
Castro!

Anonymous said...

Go Ben you have my vote
Villarreal is a rubber stamp for tha Mayor and Longoria Brownsville needs integrity

Anonymous said...

Absolutely, lets get Castro, Garza and Neece. This trio will work hard for the citizens of Brownsville. Let's put a stop once and for all to all the wasteful spending for personal gain, stop all cylovias that drain budgets on overtime and no more bike lanes that are hardly used and required high costs maintenance. Let's them focus on the real issues that a municipality suppose to get done.

Anonymous said...

Amen

Anonymous said...

Castro will work for himself.

Anonymous said...

Blow me! Gowen has had her chance, it's time for new blood.

Anonymous said...

You're stupid then.

Anonymous said...

Castro working hard is an oxymoron. That Man only works hard at the dinner table.

Anonymous said...

I agree With you

Anonymous said...

I will not be voting for either Ben or John!! John an idiot!!! And Ben because he shows no structure with his your son, he disrespect young lady's, and has no morals.. Why would we want a man to represent your city, when he can not even control his younger son..his son hangs around with a bunch of trash, the grand son of Amadeo Rodriguez, that's right the politiquerios..

Anonymous said...

Is that your best? Personal attacks? They are sorry personal attacks at that.

Anonymous said...

Can't wait for Election Day to boot out the current commissioners who have done nothing for our community but wasted our tax dollars. Time for new leaders who will take action and serve the citizens of Brownsville instead of themselves and their close friends.

Anonymous said...

Castro sucks he is a rip off how many people has he taken for granted .

Anonymous said...

As opposed to how the current commission totally disregards their constituency? The only reason the current commission is in office is because people don't vote. It is my hope the voters of Brownsville turn out this election cycle and vote out the incumbents.

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry I took you for granted... will you forgive me?

Erasmo

Anonymous said...

You suck.

rita