For the Lord gives wisdom; from his mouth come knowledge and understanding; he stores up sound wisdom for the upright; he is a shield to those who walk in integrity, guarding the paths of justice and watching over the way of his saints.

Sunday, May 27, 2007

Texas Public Education Watchdog Authority: Dear Chuy Hinojosa, Florence Shapiro and distinguished Education Committee Members

Texas Public Education Watchdog Authority: Dear Chuy Hinojosa, Florence Shapiro and distinguished Education Committee Members

Just give us (Education) the Lottery Proceeds as per original bill of sale. The Lottery was sold to us (the voters of the great State of Texas) as 100% of the proceeds were for Educating our youth.

What percentage of the Lottery proceeds (currently) are dedicated to the education of our youth?

Why is it, the wealth always steals from our children after acting like they were creating, “doing it for th kids” huge reservoirs of Avarice to siphon off.

Like the Lottery originally was ratified by the people of the Great State of Texas with the belief ot was a moneymaker for our Children’s Education. And now how much of the Lottery revenue makes it to Public Education?

Perry Craddick & Corporate Welfare in the name of WIA, ED Byrne Grant, and under the guise of helping the poor.

With the Education funding we should demand that the dedication of lottery money to the Education of our Children be adhered to as it was sold to Texas. The Lottery when legislated was for the Education of Texas Students. Finally, the Private Sector is funded under the WIA slush fund for Corporate Welfare Recipients under the Guise of a Welfare Reform or Welfare to Work / JOB generating program to help the poor. The rich are getting richer in the name of helping the poor. And one needs to always remember it is both parties dippin into the creative crony contractualism. Give it a title, write a grant and set up a front office with a computer and a sign; then get some brochures and a few token clients and funnel the Avarice in a shell game like manner and voila a new ranch or a new house maybe an agency hummer or King Ranch Pickup Truck with a magnetic sign. Give a few JOBS to your network affiliates and send the clients to perform community based work and get rich and richer doing it. Ask Mary Cano or Oscar Martinez to explain it in detail. Charmed I'm sure.

>(copyright 2007 Texas Federation of Teachers)
>Proposed State Budget Shortchanges Schools and Educators; Keep Up the Fight
>For House TRS Plan; House at a Standstill as Speaker Clings to Power
>Proposed Budget Shortchanges Public Schools, Education Employees: TFT
>President Linda Bridges put out a press statement today deploring the
>results of the House-Senate conference committee on the 2008-2009 budget.
>The state budget plan in House Bill 1 still must win the approval of
>majorities in both the House and Senate. As President Bridges' statement
>below explains, HB 1 in its current form does not deserve that approval:
>"Education and educators would be shortchanged badly in the budget proposed
>by House-Senate conferees this afternoon. Based on the information
>available, school funding would remain static, not even getting back to the
>level of state and local funding school districts had in 2002 in real
>terms, after you take inflation into account. The $850-a-year
>cost-of-living pay raise for teachers passed by the House last month would
>shrivel to about $425, according to the legislative budget staff. If paid
>out to all teachers across the board, this would amount to less than $25 a
>month after taxes and deductions--not even enough to cover the cost of
>rising average health-care premiums. And the conferees took pains today to
>say the money would not even have to be paid out across the board to all
>"Worst of all is what this budget proposal would do regarding TRS pension
>benefits. The bill would withhold an eminently affordable and exceedingly
>modest pension boost--a 13th check for TRS retirees--unless other
>legislation passes
>to impose new levies on all current school employees. The only way retirees
>would get a 13th check, under this scheme devised by Sen. Robert Duncan,
>would be if active school employees pay a higher contribution rate, taking
>roughly $50 million a year out of their pockets. This plan totally
>contradicts the House legislation passed unanimously on Wednesday that
>would provide a 13th check for retirees fully funded by the state, without
>imposing any new levies on active employees.
>"In short, school districts under this budget would regain none of the
>ground they have lost financially, teachers would get at best a measly pay
>raise of less than $25 a month that wouldn't even keep up with inflation,
>and 300,000 school support personnel would suffer an actual pay cut, as a
>result of the higher levies imposed on them for TRS with no compensating
>increase in pay. You have to give the
>conferees credit--it takes a certain ingenuity to come up with a plan this
>bad at a time when the state is sitting on a record-high budget surplus."
>Keep Up the Fight for House TRS Plan! At this writing members of the Texas
>House are standing firm in support of their unanimously approved plan for a
>13th check for TRS retirees, funded by an increase in the state
>contribution rate to 6.7 percent, with no new costs imposed on active
>school employees. Several Senate offices reported to us today that they are
>receiving a high volume of calls in support of this House version of SB
>1846--as well they should be. The Senate alternative proposed by Sen.
>Robert Duncan, Republican of Lubbock, is a thinly veiled attempt to shift
>state costs for TRS pensions onto active employees and their school
>Duncan let slip the real agenda during floor debate on his plan,
>noting that increasing the TRS levy on active employees and requiring a
>contribution from school districts could "free up general revenue for other
>purposes." In other words, this scheme would allow the state to save money
>by shifting costs onto education employees and local taxpayers.
>Duncan's staff in response to callers today reportedly was claiming that
>the freshly hatched budget deal (see above) means that there's no money and
>no time left to provide this session for the 6.7-percent state contribution
>rate that the House proposes. But that's not so. The legislature has
>billions of dollars left to allocate right now, and it would take only a
>tiny fraction of that treasure--less than 1 percent of it, in fact--for the
>state to get to the 6.7-percent TRS contribution rate from the 6.58 percent
>already built into the budget. Even if the budget bill passes in its
>current form, the
>House plan for a fully state-paid 13th check with no new costs imposed on
>active employees could also still pass and become law with full force and
>effect, delivering a 13th check in September.
>The upshot is that you have an opportunity right now to shape the outcome
>of this TRS benefit fight in the critical remaining days before adjournment
>of the legislative session on Monday. Just send the letter on this issue to
>your state senator from the TFT Web site. If you don't know your state
>senator, you can find out quickly when you go to that Web letter.
>Speaker's Grip on Gavel Threatened: The Texas House came to a standstill at
>8 PM this evening, as Speaker of the House Tom Craddick shut off House
>members' microphones and called a three-hour recess to head off a
>rank-and-file revolt
>threatening to oust him from the speaker's chair. The Midland Republican is
>under heavy fire from both fellow Republicans and Democrats for what many
>consider his tyrannical rule of the House. Tonight he gave them new grist
>for their argument, by ruling that there is no appeal to the membership as
>a whole if he blocks the parliamentary procedure needed to oust him. His
>ruling, epitomizing the arbitrary, one-man rule of which Speaker Craddick
>stands accused, apparently has led to the resignation of the House
>parliamentarian in protest this evening. Like everyone else at the capitol,
>we are now waiting to see if the House will actually reconvene tonight.
>Keep an eye out for news of the latest developments in the daily TFT
>hotlines that will be published each of the next three days as the
>legislative session hurtles toward final adjournment.

Senate Committee on Education
Committee Information
Chair Vice-Chair Members:

Friday, May 25, 2007

Texas State Representative House District 33: Keep Your Promises Solly. Remember Miller? Why are CCISD Students still running at large during school d

Texas State Representative House District 33: Keep Your Promises Solly. Remember Miller? Why are CCISD Students still running at large during school day hours?

Friday, May 25, 2007

Keep Your Promises Solly. Remember Miller? Why are CCISD Students still running at large during school day hours?

CCISD: Why are CCISD Students allowed to run at large during school day hours?

Education is for our Children, our Youth, our Future. Children and Youth need constant redirection and set boundaries at home and at school as well. When a minor is allowed to run at large during the school day hours whether it is in the halls, leaving or returning a closed campus or simply unaccounted for is irresponsible of the caretaker whose custody in which he / she is placed.

An absent student is one who does not arrive at school in the morning and is absent for the WHOLE Day. The student was never on campus. The Parent is responsible for the student getting to school (requiring the student to attend school). If the student does not get to school it is the Parent’s responsibility not necessarily the Parent’s fault. There are circumstances where the student will walk in the front door and out the back door without attending a single class. This is where the attendance officers need to improve their due diligence like the old days.

Once the student is counted present in the morning; the Parent has required the student (child) to attend school. Once the student is verified in attendance at the beginning of the school day the student is in the custody of the School.

If the student is tardy or skips class (on campus or off campus) this happens on the watch of the school. The Parent if informed should cooperate and communicate with the School Counselors Administrators and the Attendance Officer to correct the behavior. The Security and Attendance officer should take notice and tighten the belt. This is a security issue as well; there is no excuse for students coming and going outside of the lunch period and it is imperative that attendance irregularities be dealt with within 24 hours. This is easily done with our modern technology.

Instead, what we are seeing is the Attendance Officers documenting the absences as they accumulate and filing on the Parent and student when the number of absences are achieved.

Solly, did you forget about the issues and the kids at Miller and CCISD as a whole?

South Texas Chisme: Chisme roundup

Posted on May 15, 2006 at 06:55:18 PM by Jaime Kenedeno ... sources at ccisd downtown have said that a miller hs asst. principal has become a whistleblower. ... - 48k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

South Texas Chisme: Solomon Ortiz Jr. on the ballot for State Rep D33!

I am Jaime Kenedeno of South Texas. A simple Google search will inform you more of WHO I Am. ... The credentials of Noyola and the CCISD / Miller fiasco was ... - 31k - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

South Texas Chisme: Truth? you cant handle the truth!

That hadn't happened in years, that is why Miller was facing sanctions from the feds (before noyola's time). And Kenedeno is right, we can't support the ... - 35k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

South Texas Chisme: New block walking program in Corpu$

Posted on May 29, 2006 at 01:28:04 AM by Jaime Kenedeno ... Roy Miller’s political skills, vision brought Corpus Christi into the modern era ... - 42k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

South Texas Chisme: Lets see how you dance to this tune

All the Talk Radio stations will be talking about the Miller HS issue as well as ... From: Jaime Kenedeno [] ... - 46k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

South Texas Chisme: Race for State Rep. District 33 gets HOT

It said that the whistleblowers name at Miller was former assistant ... Jamie Kenedeno, no I just thought it would be fun to do something like that poem. ... - 43k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

South Texas Chisme: Who's the REAL enemy?

... Sr. attempts to manipulate the vote and his performance at Miller HS last year. ... Jaime Kenedeno/Haley, Who Knows why he writes anything that he does. ... - 53k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

South Texas Chisme: PULP FICTION & The Award Winning Caller-Times

... an article on July 23rd entitled PAPER WON’T REPORT RUMORS AT MILLER HIGH, ... Thanks for watching my back, Kenedeno. At 4:19 AM, Jaime Kenedeño said. ... - 22k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

South Texas Chisme: Dangerous chisme?

When we write something us here at Kenedeno & Associates believe it to be true. ... in example will be the one that Danny Noyola was removed from Miller. ... - 27k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

South Texas Chisme: HD 33 shuffle

Danny Noyola, Sr., recently reassigned from Miller HS principal to Moody assistant principal, ... Posted on July 3, 2006 at 09:51:17 PM by Jaime Kenedeno ... - 37k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

South Texas Chisme: Once again the Caller times tells only half truth

-Jane Wall – Current teacher and former Miller HS journalism instructor “As a Precinct chair, ... Political Pulse: Kenedeno’s Political Pulse ... - 32k - Supplemental Result - Cached - Similar pages - Note this

Sunday, May 20, 2007

CCISD: Freedom of Information Request: The process the CCISD Board used is unethical and unfair.

CCISD: Freedom of Information Request: The process the CCISD Board used is unethical and unfair.

CCISD: Freedom of Information Request: The process the CCISD Board used is unethical and unfair.

Freedom of Information Request

This Publication request any and all communications including email and written correspondence from one week before Trustee Harry Williams resigned.

Must I formalize it on Monday?

Think I am bluffing?

You gotta ask yourself

Do you feel lucky?

Well Do ya?

Go ahead.........

You guys get the idea?

Now, don't go and seek the OAG's opinion as it will delay our children.

Just fess up and conduct business with honor and integrity and at least give us an appearance of due process. Not one black appointment. You guys are definitely walking on thin ice or maybe already fallen through but just don't know it. Such inadequacy is unacceptable.

CORPUS CHRISTI - CCISD school board members interviewed five candidates Friday to fill the board position vacated by Reverend Harry Williams.

The school board said it will set another meeting to discuss the finalists, and will possibly make a decision then, but still no word on when that would be.

Williams served the school board for more than seven years before resigning last month.

Nick Adame
"Do not be a disservice to our community and choose because this guy is my friend or this guy is my business associate," Dr. Nick Adame said. "I don't want to hear that. I want to hear that we're going to choose somebody because they're going to do right for the community."

Last week, the board narrowed the list of 20 candidates to five

Where is the criteria the process for "narrowing the list"?

The process the CCISD Board used is unethical and unfair. Every single applicant took the time to fill out an application, and the thought process for the letter of interest and update of their resume and references. For all intensive purposes this CCISD Board just threw that work product into the trash can while opting for business partners, friends cronies and industry allies.

It is not about the 5 selected it is about how the 5 were selected. It is not about Barrera or Prezas or Bill Clark or Lucy Rubio.

It is about a change of policy where policy is defined by processes of the past. Lucy is the only one with the guts to make the motion, "for the board to scrap the current process and start over. There was no second to the motion." Are there others in that room who agree with her, but politically, they are bound & gagged. The current process is in conflict with current policy. The current process is now a civil rights issue. Is that what CCISD wanted, another Cisneros v CCISD?

We have 19 Candidates who deserve Equal Opportunity and fair consideration. It is called due process.

1. Herbert Cromwell Arbuckle, III Retired Teacher
2. Rolando G. Barrera Insurance Agent
3. Tony C. Diaz, Ed.D. Retired CCISD Administrator
4. Victor Frazier, Ed.D. Minister and University Instructor
5. Cezar Galindo Business Owner and College Instructor
6. Marsha Lynn Grace Professor of Education
7. Coretta Graham Lawyer
8. Helen Gurley, Ph.D. Educator, Director of Academics
9. Patricia Harris Educator
10. Robert Elliott Jones Pastor and Business Manager
11. Deborah W. Johnson Retired Firefighter
12. Bradford Lee Kisner Director of Music and Fine Arts
13. Verna Faye Portis Retired CCISD Administrator
14. Raul R. Prezas, Ed.D. College Professor
15. Norman Haden Ransleben Certified Public Accountant
16. Woodrow Mac Sanders Medical Social Worker
17. Ronald G. Sepulveda Athletic Aquatic Superintendent
18. George Wetzel Retired Public School Administrator/Consultant
19. Goldie Lamarr Wooten Retired Educator

Rubio has said she disagrees with the selection process and would have preferred to use a scoring system instead.

Trustees selected the five candidates to be interviewed by each nominating one from a pool of 20 applicants.

We elect you guys to represent the district with honor & integrity

But before trustees interviewed the first candidate, trustee Lucy Rubio motioned for the board to scrap the current process and start over. There was no second to the motion.

Rubio has said she disagrees with the selection process and would have preferred to use a scoring system instead.

CCCT Editorial

The trustees' refusal to lay out the cards is beyond irritating; it borders on the outrageous.

Particularly disturbing is the fact that three new trustees elected last year - Carol Scott, John Longoria and Dwayne Hargis, all of whom emphasized their intent to bring new openness to the board - appear to have bought into the mum's-the-word ethos that has dominated this exercise.

To be sure, they (and their colleagues) could, and should, reverse their field.

CCISD Trustees: Pick and choose Policy Making with malice. Shame on YOU.

CORPUS CHRISTI - CCISD school board members have decided not to change their policy which forbids seniors who fail the TAKS from graduating.

One parent we spoke with Thursday said the policy didn't make sense, because while students who fail the TAKS test during the school year aren't allowed to take part in graduation ceremonies. The same doesn't hold true for summer school grads. They're allowed to participate in summer graduation ceremonies without knowing whether they passed the test.

The decision didn't sit well with some parents and students.

School board member Lucy Rubio had hoped to amend the policy, and allow seniors who failed the TAKS to at least walk in with their class during may commencement. But other school board members didn't agree.

Wednesday, May 16, 2007

Parkdale Bank: According to Gambi Gamboa, "John Longoria, Carol Scott and Dwayne Hargis already have chosen and will officially choose Roland Barrera

Parkdale Bank: According to Gambi Gamboa, "John Longoria, Carol Scott and Dwayne Hargis already have chosen and will officially choose Roland Barrera as soon as Fri

After analyzing the recent events surrounding the resignation of CCISD Board Trustee Harry Williams (1 of 3 at large district positions); one thing IS clear. That one thing is Due Process (or lack of it). Immediately one's memory of search firm fiascos and the CCISD Board tool of choice, the Interim Superintendent buffer / scapegoat. The process was elaborate and ethical reasons or rule were claimed as the reason for the process.

Well, why such a rush fellas?

Why is the CCISD board in such a hurry to fill this position?

A Superintendent position and a Trustee position; one we wine, dine and lodge and the other we announce for applications for a month or so and "narrow the list down" from 20 to 5 in most expedient fashion. Now, making a long story short we have 20 candidates who invested their creative, intellectual and professional abilities into a work product they hope will be scrutinized by the Board and be successfully competitive. A good letter of interest comes only from the heart. The application is at times tedious but at least it is more objective than the TAKS. Updating one's resume and with a list of references most meaningful to the position and all of this for 15 to get thrown in the trash can and the 5 resumes remaining are to place on public display

full story here

"I'll be as hardy of mind as I am of body. I'll be a straight-shooter and a square-dealer. My family name will be sacred My word will be as good as any contract. I'll remember the Alamo. I'll stick by my friends. And I'll eat more chicken-fried steak."

Monday, May 14, 2007

Grande, Un Poquito Mas? Dossiers Appropos

rtiz, Hutchison cross swords (Texas)
Posted by SwinneySwitch
On News/Activism 03/07/2005 10:22:41 AM PST · 12 replies · 573+ views

Caller-Times ^ | March 6, 2005 | Brad Olson and Tara Copp
Local representative lobs criticism at senator over Packery Channel, Valley Three angry letters Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison never received speak volumes about the discord between her and U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz. The letters attack her for favoring a Corpus Christi project at the expense of one in Brownsville. One letter plays the ethnicity card: "I know it's not because there's mostly Hispanics in the Valley is it? No, surely that's not it. I am, however, curious." The "I" was supposed to be a Valley constituent. Ortiz's chief of staff, Florencio "Lencho" Rendon, distributed the letters, intending to find others...

Ortiz likes proposed district (Texas Redistricting)
Posted by Paleo Conservative
On News/Activism 10/10/2003 8:09:05 AM PDT · 16 replies · 172+ views

Corpus Christi Caller Times ^ | October 10, 2003 | Ty Meighan
Ortiz likes proposed district GOP makes deal; Dems plan challenge By Ty Meighan Scripps Howard Austin Bureau October 10, 2003 AUSTIN - After six months of wrangling among lawmakers and three special sessions, GOP leaders unveiled a compromise congressional redistricting map Thursday that could elect up to seven more Republicans to the U.S. Congress. The full House and Senate are expected to consider the map today. Democrats blasted the new plan, claiming that it dilutes minority and rural voting strength and will hurt Texas' clout in Congress if it ends the political careers of ranking Democratic members. They are vowing...

Group protests CAFTA at Ortiz’s office
Posted by hedgetrimmer
On News/Activism 07/13/2005 12:00:08 AM PDT · 17 replies · 340+ views

The Brownsville Herald ^ | July 13, 2005 | Chris Mahon
Four women staged a demonstration Tuesday afternoon on a North Brownsville boulevard to raise public aware-ness about the proposed Central American Free Trade Agreement awaiting congressional approval. Hortencia Armendariz and three friends stood on Ruben Torres Boulevard with signs and leaflets to hand out to passers-by about CAFTA and the North American Free Trade Agreement. “We are afraid of the consequences of CAFTA,” Armendariz said. “It’s just an extension of NAFTA.” The group protested in front of the Paseo Plaza Shopping Center and later took their demonstration to the office of U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz, D-Corpus Christi. Though Ortiz...

Cong. Solomon Ortiz, Southern Border is under Siege"
Posted by JustAnotherSavage
On News/Activism 03/05/2005 8:59:04 AM PST · 34 replies · 1,029+ views

LOU DOBBS/CNN ^ | 3/04/05 | Transcript-aired 3/4/5
Congressman Solomon Ortiz of Texas testified this week during a House hearing on border security saying our southern border is under siege. Congressman Ortiz is co-chair of the House Border Caucus. ORTIZ: I am very dismayed, very discouraged, because we were led to believe that they were going to fund the recommendations given by the 9/11 commission. Now, they came up with 210 border patrol people, that doesn't even cover attrition rates in one border patrol sector. DOBBS: And you before your committee pointed out Admiral Loy's concerns about border security, specifically the threat of terrorism, al Qaeda linking up...

A Thank You To Col. Peter J. Ortiz USMC!
Posted by gunnyg
On News/Activism 05/13/2002 6:37:43 PM PDT · 5 replies · 476+ views

GyG's Old Salt Marines Tavern ^ | May 13, 2002 | Dick Gaines
Gentlemen, Col. Peter J Ortriz I was speaking with my father (who is now in his 80th year) when he told me that he had been asked to give a short talk to a group of young schoolchildren about his experiences in the 1939-1945 war. Whenever he talks about the war the name of Peter Ortiz is always mentioned with some awe and respect. In order to find out a little more about him we searched the web and came across your excellent sites. My father was one of the four Royal Airforce Officers mentioned in the sites that Peter...

Posted by SwinneySwitch
On News/Activism 02/06/2004 1:23:55 PM PST · 1 reply · 101+ views

Quorum Report / Border Buzz ^ | 2/5/04 | Harvey Kronberg
U.S. Rep. Solomon Ortiz (D-Corpus Christi) has requested that the Homeland Security Committee hold a field hearing in the Rio Grande Valley this spring to examine border-related homeland security issues. In a letter sent to Chairman Christopher Cox (R-CA) and Jim Turner (D-TX), the Ranking Democrat, Ortiz said he was concerned that as the nation moves forward with measures to secure its borders, "we do not impede the legitimate flow of people and commerce." Ortiz said he was particularly concerned with the implementation of the US-VISIT program. The rest of the story, subscribers only Border Buzz Caldo items also from...

Marriage of Spain's Prince Felipe to journalist Letizia Ortiz
Posted by Tax Government
On News/Activism 05/22/2004 8:47:15 PM PDT · 2 replies · 275+ views

Links to Various (no embedded content) ^ | 5/22/2004 | Various (Google search)
Spain's Prince Felipe married a commoner today, video journalist Letizia Ortiz, in a ceremony that was a good approximation in its pageantry to the marriage of Charles and Diana. And the US media generally reported...NOTHING of it. Please use the enclosed Google-search link to see a list of stories about it.

Sherdog MMA Posts Rare Pixs Link of Tito Ortiz
Posted by kokonut
On Bloggers & Personal 07/25/2006 7:38:16 AM PDT · 1 reply · 436+ views

Kokonut Pundits ^ | July 25, 2006 | MM
Rare Post Fight Pictures of Matt Hamill and Tito Ortiz

UFC-Sylvia Outlasts Arlovski; Ortiz Gets Quick Win over Shamrock
Posted by SShultz460
On General/Chat 07/08/2006 10:54:17 PM PDT · 16 replies · 703+ views

UFC.Com ^ | 7/9/06 | Thomas Gerbasi
LAS VEGAS, July 8 – The rubber match between Tim Sylvia and Andrei Arlovski didn’t match the brief and explosive nature of their first two bouts, but Sylvia did enough to outlast ‘The Pitbull’ in their war of nerves before a sold out crowd of 12,400 at the Mandalay Bay Events Center. Scores were 48-47 twice and 49-46 for Ellsworth, Maine’s Sylvia, who repeated his April 15th win over Arlovski. The Belarus native defeated Sylvia via submission on February 5, 2005. “I definitely saw myself winning,” said Sylvia, 24-2. “Arlovski fixed his chin because I hit him hard many times....

Rare Post Fight Pictures of Matt Hamill and Tito Ortiz
Posted by kokonut
On Bloggers & Personal 07/24/2006 10:42:24 PM PDT · 1 reply · 850+ views

Kokonut Pundits ^ | July 24, 2006 | MM
Matt Hamill sent me pictures of himself with Tito Ortiz and his buddies. You won't find these pictures anywhere else on the internet except on ...

Tito Ortiz looks to make things hot for The Iceman
Posted by SShultz460
On General/Chat 12/22/2006 12:48:42 AM PST · 11 replies · 357+ views

Canada Globe and Mail ^ | 12-20-06 | NEIL DAVIDSON
Big Bear Lake, Calif. — High above Los Angeles, Tito Ortiz is planning his next takeover. Andthis move is decidedly hostile and very personal. The mixed martial arts fighter from Huntington Beach, Calif., always looking to expand his empire inside and outside the ring, wants his UFC light-heavyweight title back from Chuck (The Iceman) Liddell when the two meet Dec. 30 in Las Vegas. Ortiz, knocked out the first time they met, doesn't like Liddell and it shows. "I'm going to take him down, I'm going to punch him in his face . . . I'm just going to...

Posted by SShultz460
On General/Chat 12/31/2006 5:40:46 AM PST · 15 replies · 822+ views

MMAWeekly ^ | 12-31-06 | Damon Martin
On Saturday night at UFC 66, UFC Light Heavyweight Champion Chuck "The Iceman" Liddell proved once again why he is widely considered the best 205-pound fighter in the world when he stopped Tito Ortiz with strikes for the second time in his career. The fight that is expected to go down as the biggest in UFC history ended when Chuck Liddell’s superior striking once again floored Tito Ortiz, leaving the “Huntington Beach Bad Boy” on the ground and being greeted with punches as they rained down from Liddell. The first round saw Liddell pursue Ortiz and after some good back...

Posted by SShultz460
On Bloggers & Personal 10/13/2006 6:42:05 AM PDT · 14 replies · 664+ views

UFC.Com ^ | 10/12/06 | None Listed
New York, NY, October 12, 2006 -- The final chapter in the long-running feud between UFC legend Ken “The World’s Most Dangerous Man” Shamrock and Tito “The Huntington Beach Bad Boy” Ortiz achieved record ratings for Spike TV and the Ultimate Fighting Championship®. The two hour live UFC fight card on Tuesday, October 10 (8:00-10:00pm ET/PT) from the Hard Rock Live at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Fla. drew 4.2 million viewers, topping out at 5.7 million from 9:30pm-9:45pm. The two-hour event drew an impressive 500,000 more Men 18-34 head-to-head against the MLB playoffs on FOX...

Ortiz seeks aid for city[Democrats counting chickens before they hatch??]
Posted by SwinneySwitch
On News/Activism 10/16/2006 11:12:59 AM PDT · 3 replies · 273+ views

Corpus Christi Caller-Times ^ | October 14, 2006 | Fanny S. Chirinos
6 U.S. congressmen visit, discuss funding Five Corpus Christi-area community leaders told six visiting members of Congress that the area needs money and expertise to educate the workforce; build or repair infrastructure; medically insure residents and help bring more military missions. One question remained unanswered: where to find the money. The community leaders and congressmen met as a result of the State of the Federal Government in South Texas summit Friday at the Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz International Center. The congressmen came at the invitation of Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz, D-Corpus Christi. The meeting with community leaders followed a luncheon...

Ortiz rips drug policy: Says Latinos face language barrier (Steroids? no comprendo!)
Posted by raccoonradio
On News/Activism 05/03/2005 11:56:55 AM PDT · 26 replies · 801+ views

The Boston Herald ^ | 05/03/05 | Karen Guregian
David Ortiz doesn't think it's an accident four out of the five major leaguers who have tested positive for performance-enhancing drugs happen to come from Latin-American countries. The Sox slugger claimed yesterday Spanish-speaking players are hindered by the language barrier, and that factor has contributed to several of his countrymen, former Minnesota Twins teammate Juan Rincon being the latest, failing drug tests. Ortiz said many of the Latin players don't fully understand what substances are now banned, in part, because players association meetings aren't translated into Spanish. ``Let me tell you something. My English is not the best, but I...

Turnpike crash kills Honduran diplomat (She is Nuria Ortiz Navarro, age 31)
Posted by rawhide
On News/Activism 02/10/2007 2:26:26 PM PST · 37 replies · 1,507+ views

Pittsburg Tribune-Review ^ | Friday, February 9, 2007 | Paul Pierce
An illegal immigrant from Ghana was driving a tractor-trailer that rear-ended a car on the Pennsylvania Turnpike in Westmoreland County on Thursday, killing a Honduran diplomat. Trade specialist Nuria Ortiz Navarro, 31, a passenger in the back seat of a 1996 Volkswagen Jetta driven by her brother-in-law, was pronounced dead at the scene by Deputy Coroner F. Christopher O'Leath, according to state police in New Stanton... The truck driver, Sam P. Thompson, 32, of Gaithersburg, Md., an employee of Transcare Systems Inc., of Bowie, Md., was arraigned on multiple criminal charges, including homicide by vehicle, following vehicles too closely, driving...

Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz gets the Katie Couric Award (Rush is right Alert!)
Posted by Paleo Conservative
On News/Activism 09/18/2002 12:43:43 PM PDT · 23 replies · 330+ views ^ | September 18, 2000 | Rush Limbaugh
Katie Couric Award Winner Rush Limbaugh today "If we attack Iraq, are we going to begin to see suicide bombers within the United States because we don't have the right intelligence?" A day in the life of Solomon P. Ortiz

Basketball: Ortiz keeps the Red Sox on front foot in pursuit of Yankees
Posted by minus_273
On News/Activism 09/30/2005 7:47:38 PM PDT · 16 replies · 594+ views

Basketball: Ortiz keeps the Red Sox on front foot in pursuit of Yankees.. cant post story directly on FR.

UFC: Tito Ortiz/Ken Shamrock 3 (FREE on SPIKE TV TONIGHT 7PM CT)
Posted by Echo Talon
On General/Chat 10/10/2006 2:27:34 PM PDT · 27 replies · 627+ views

Well, just a heads up. Ortiz vs. Shamrock will be on tonight at 7PM Central time on Spike TV(Direct TV Channel 325) Enjoy.

BND consultants facing prison time[Chinese illegals, S. Texas Congressman Solomon P. Ortiz (D)]
Posted by SwinneySwitch
On News/Activism 06/11/2006 7:16:45 AM PDT · 19 replies · 582+ views

The Brownsville Herald ^ | June 11, 2006 | EMMA PEREZ-TREVIÑO
Couple pleaded guilty to conspiracy charges Consultants who took Brownsville Navigation District officials to China and paid U.S. Rep. Solomon P. Ortiz’s travels to the Far East are facing possible prison time after recently pleading guilty to an immigration plot involving Chinese nationals. Sixty-four-year-old Kenneth D. Cohen, a Houston businessman and board member of the Marine Military Academy in Harlingen, and his wife, Ping Lee Cohen, 54, pleaded guilty in February to conspiracy to defraud the U.S. government in federal court in Houston. “Mr. Ortiz was deeply disappointed that Ken and Ping broke the law, and the judge will decide...

Monday, May 07, 2007

"IN THE KNOW": Carlos Truan | Hugo Berlanga & The Primrose Path & Rangel Law School @ Texas A&I University.

"IN THE KNOW": Carlos Truan | Hugo Berlanga & The Primrose Path & Rangel Law School @ Texas A&I University.

Subject: ["IN THE KNOW"] Carlos Truan | Hugo Berlanga & The Primrose Path & Rangel Law...


Monday, May 7, 2007
Carlos Truan | Hugo Berlanga | Henry Cuellar | Edwards, Al | Todd Hunter | Luci0 : The Primrose Path & Rangel Law School @ Texas A&I University.

Or posture for another agenda?

Who at that time wanted a Pharmacy College?

Celanese, King Ranch, URI?

Now we have this unorthodox legislation for an Engineering School @ TAMUCC?

This is a Developing Medical Community with the ability to become the finest in the world. Medical Nanotechnology is already here, $ are already here.

The Political Faction at TAMUCC will find their equilibrium eventually. An engineering school @ CCSU / TAMUCC is obtuse to the medical assets we have accumulated and the Philanthropy already well rooted in South Texas.

Irma Rangel Legislation was for the establishment of a law school at Texas A & I

The Age of Winchell: Irma Rangel Legacy : Relating to the establishment of a law school at Texas A&I University.

Hugo Berlanga | Henry Cuellar | Edwards, Al | Todd Hunter | Eddie Lucio

Bill: SB 646
Legislative Session: 71(R) Council Document: 71R 1835 MHT-D
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Last Action:02/28/1989 S Reported favorably w/o amendments

Caption Version:Introduced
Caption Text:Relating to the establishment of a law school at Texas A&I University.


Subjects:Education--Higher-- General (I0231)

Companion:HB 1630 by Rangel, Identical

Senate Committee: Education
Status:Out of committee
Vote:Ayes=9 Nays=1 Present Not Voting=0 Absent=1

Posted By The Advocate to Google Yourself Corpus Christi at 5/07/2007 02:46:00 AM

Thursday, May 03, 2007

Nueces De La Parra: Nobody kicked Joe Elizondo off of the CCREDC Board. He was inebriated and "with" females not his wife. Ask Denise about the "Bache

Nueces De La Parra: Nobody kicked Joe Elizondo off of the CCREDC Board. He was inebriated and "with" females not his wife. Ask Denise about the "Bachelorettes' dancing w/ her hubby?

If the situation was reversed I would definitely be the bad guy. Maybe I should go yell at Juan's next event "WHO GIVES A F//K" and chant the CCREDC mantra Chorus. "JUAN MORE" "JUAN MORE" and ask him if he remembers? Juan must be held to a higher standard. Keep the reigns tight on him and everytime he starts to veer byte his a$$.


Joe Elizondo, surely he is a gentle man and a member of our leadership INFRASTRUCTURE? However, there must be HOUSECLEANING and the "Pulling of Weeds" that poisons us from the Top Down.

Elizondo began chanting JUAN MORE, JUAN MORE over and over (increasing in menacing heckle tone). Everyone ignored him so he continued with the JUAN MORE, JUAN MORE escalation. Then the Guitar Guy with the HAt "straight off of the sunset strip" was suggesting songs (lead ins). Elizondo yelled, "WHO GIVES A FUCK" and some other MINUTIA (uncalled for). He was directing his disrespect at the stage. My wife & I at the same time said, "HEY" and we turned to him with a meeting of the eyes. His group separated and Elizondo departed in a new truck. The others with him were friendly & charming before and after.