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Updated: February 21, 2020 @ 8:06 pm
8 a.m.-5 p.m. Friday and Feb. 24-28🎵
7 a.m.-7 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28🎵
February 27- 28th is going to be confusing, don't you think? Looks like it either closes at 5 or 7pm.
What I want to ask is if the rezone goes through and we are rezoned to Hopkins what are the chances we are staying there if there is a review in 3 yrs or if a bond goes through? It's an uneasy feeling not knowing if my child will stay with a school like our other 2 kids did.
As always, VISD won't listen to or consider what concerns the residents have. But the school board will say, we want to hear your concerns,ideas, all input is welcome and that's as far as it gets.
Glen or Janice Ullman
Jim, those are good points to remember come November. It is so crystal clear that the Grand Old Party has been had by Trump as they dig deeper in denial....Glen
It's good to see a clergyman acknowledge the obvious; that prayer is no more effective at fixing anything than hoping, wishing or nothing
Simply a writer with her own agenda. Not interested in reporting about the event or the topics addressed and which matter to the public and to those in attendance. This is clear evidence of how a writer uses the benefit of 'holding the pen' or a celebrity 'controls the microphone'. It allows them to steer the public discourse with a selfish perspective rather than reporting the facts. Should this be an opinion piece and not a factual story on day's events? This is how bias leans in by the media. A perspective not in question nor relevant gets weighed in and reported on at the choosing of the editor and reporter.
This should be breaking news!
I wonder if the author thinks Houston, Dallas, and Austin are cities of human waste? Those cities elected a Democrat.
Only 29 Republican mayors of our 100 largest cities. I wonder why large masses of people don’t vote Republican? Take trip to West Virginia, Mississippi, Alabama and other red states and tell us how well they are governed.
Tell me what exactly does the president of the United States have to do with cities and homelessness?
Tell me again what the Trump administration has done for homelessness.
Finally, if Republicans have the executive branch and the Senate why do they need saving? Do they need to be saved from themselves?
Allen T Coffey
Thanks for sharing. It's always good to know that one is not the sole person thinking this way about the impeachment trial.
Anyone who would call another human being, another American, “human waste” forfeits all credibility in my book. The fact you think elected officials are there to CONTROL Americans is frightening and it’s the reason we will always oppose you and the current want-to-be Impeached President.
People should vote the way they wish; not what someone' else puts forward. There's no 1...2...3. It doesn't have to be a pocketbook issue or your current status; elections are usually about the future.
David, there is plenty for all of us to love about America, but common sense tells me that we would all be better served by a president who practices truth, justice, and our American ideals. It would also be beneficial if our President didn’t have so many conflicts of interest around the world. Hopefully before November you will realize that 4 more years of Trumps conflicts and divisiveness are not in our best interest....Glen
She lives in Inez.
Dennis, I would have thought by now that the disillusionment would have set in with you Trump enablers with all his lies and lawlessness. I hope your not too disillusioned when the Democrats start cleaning up the Trump mess come November....Glen
How can she be Queen Victoria, if she lives in Edna (Jackson County)
Good observation Jose, I think the GOP congressmen will get their conscience’s back when the Democrats take over. Too many people care about right opposed to wrong in this country...Glen
I don't think Bill wrote this. It sounds too much like his wife, Barbara's prose style.
Mike you be you and I'll be fine with that.
Another reason politics and religion doesn’t mix. Fact checkers had a field day with Trump’s debunking a lot of that State of the Union speech.
Abbot is an idiot; his cabinet's motto is in essence "whatever we can do to cut off our nose to spite the face".
That being said, I plan to vote for Morrison, because she's done a good job doing HER job, and that's all she can do. She may not have tried to lead the horse to water, but what's the point if we all know he'd rather die of dehydration?
Tony, as of month ago the Trump lie count was up to 16,241, and you’re obviously going to ignore them all. The authors point you missed was, ideally we would have leader and a populous that promotes unity and goodwill....Glen
From what I've heard ,the author is a level headed genuinely nice person but his last three columns make me wonder why he has taken a far-right turn. I guess Trumpism has taken its hold on the minions.
This article was confusing to me. I was at that event last night and I didn't realize that there were undercurrents going on unbeknownst to those in attendance. For sure there are problems with homelessness but if you are going down that road why didn't you address hunger, human trafficking, animal abuse, and a dozen other important issue that need attention? It was such a pivot that it made me wonder if I was at the same event. Strange article at best. Hijacking at worst.
Am I the only one who can't decide if this guy is being serious or not? Please, someone tell me he's not. Please.
Any idea why President Trump refused to share his taxes of sources of income? What could be in there that he does not want voters to see? German banks seem to like his business but Banks in America won't touch him. One would think that with his high moral standards and Christian Family Values how could they not love him?
And remember his deep respect for woman.
As usual your facts and details are well researched and your history is spot on Mike. I do have hope for retrieving the White House from the Bank of Trump. As I read your blog there was a heart stopper. The idea of Sanders VP choice will be a deal breaker if the selection is far left of the known universe.
Winning the WH would be useless if the Democrats don't control the House and Senate. I have made my decision and it is final. If the DNC and the Democratic Convention dip a frozen turkey in blue paint it will have my vote.
You don't just "modify" the Constitution! There is a process for amending it. It is Article V!
Wow, just wow! This is definitely all over the place, sounding pretty progressive to downright oblivious of the facts as they have rolled out in front of our eyes. Definitely gives you pause to think people who think in this scattered fashion need , as writer says, control the Presidency, the Senate and the House. Let’s first try to represent ALL Americans. Control if all branches of the government is not what a democracy is all about.
The president is about out of options, so he's recycling, bringing back Hope Hicks, Sean Spicer, and Reince Priebus. Trump ran out of yes men. I never thought I would live long enough to hear the news being referred to "fake news" and the FBI, our 17 intelligence agencies and the courts who disagree with the president as the deep states....Great column Pat,as usual.
Thank you Pat, I needed that.
You keep on being you. I was raised to believe our differences and our intellect were the things that made the Democratic Party great. I would not want to ever see us be monolithic boot lickers , ever!
Exactly. Total B.S.
These words are certainly just as she would have it; such a fitting and beautiful tribute to celebrate a life that ,like her glorious gardens, was too bright and bold, to be easily contained in this black and white print.The true tribute and lasting legacy of Norma's life will always be the love and strength she bestowed upon her family. I continue to pray the peace and comfort of our merciful Heavenly Father will be with you and that He will heal your broken hearts as you mourn her loss-may God bless and keep you , Jennifer Rayburn
Thank you! Our latest story on this has corrected this information.
A number of years ago when fracking started to get big in this area, a company wanted to put such a disposal site at FM 1635 (Lower Mission Valley Rd) and the Loop. Patsy Price, whose home is across from that proposed site, started a petition and organized neighbors to stand up to that proposal. The company was not allowed to put that water there. At the time people barely knew what fracking was all about. Obviously, Patsy Price saved that area from making a great big mistake.
It would be amazing if there was this much interest in investigating accusations of jailers assaulting inmates, in general.
And this is why pre-employment drug testing is ?????
Either people have rights to do what they like with their body on their personal time, or they don't. If someone is causing a problem while they're at work, deal with it and discipline them if necessary. Don't use a drug test as an indication of morality, or health, or anything other than what drugs might this person have used within the past X period.
"...with the goal of helping our team members on their health journey," -- No, it's all about making insurance cheaper for the company. Will testing be expanded to include Cheetos, ice cream and bad driving habits?
The editorial staff might need to do a little fact checking on this article. The source of the gas leak is a fractured pipeline, not a fracking pipeline. Fracking pipelines do not exist.
And our police department increased by ???
Trump’s attributes are propped up by lies and deception. He and his apprentices have no intention of respecting the law or the progress that had been made by prior administrations. Between now and November Trump and his grim reaper Mitch can destroy a lot more of our institutions and ideals. Wreck it all and hand it back to the Democrats and blame them. What a Grand Old Party....Glen Ullman
You're right on target Pat. Thanks for sharing.
Douglas Josef Halepaska
Sorry, cannot make sense of this
Am I the only one who can make sense of this, if so I'm really in trouble.
Soooo sorry for our loss .
That's why they don't want a forensic audit. It'll dig to deep and expose any wrong doings or corruption.
marc a. hinojosa
in March, not May...
May 2 is Monday. Super Tuesday is May 3
Barr doesn’t care if Trump tweets ; that ABC interview was just a distraction to keep us from putting two and two together. Barr is the president’s puppet.
No. I prefer his perfidy be out in the open like this. He breeches the governmental rule of law norms daily and seems to be proud to show off his dictatorial power. This is not presidential. This is not normal behavior.
How do u join ?
Thanks for the coverage. The De La Fuentes family apparently makes a rich man’s hobby out of putting their names on ballots in different states and have done so for years. Distasteful that they make a mockery of our elections.
America is misguided by politicians and civic leaders who hide behind the phrase “FAKE NEWS” a term rooted in the NAZI German campaign of “Lügenpresse.”
UHV is a public institution and we, the taxpayers, deserve to kinow what is behind a major personnel change like this.
Geanie still has my vote. She hasn't served 20 years, by not doing a good job.
As I recall, the defeat of the last bond issue resulted in the superintendent and others lamenting that they either failed to educate the community enough or that the community didn’t understand the need. Well, school officials, I have a message for you. The community did indeed understand and told you “no.” I suspect they will do so again just on the basis that you’re trying to hold kids hostage over the attendance boundaries.
Among the education community, VISD isn’t considered a very good school system. Maybe you all should focus on hiring better personnel, including management, and getting test scores up. I’ve witnessed many a school with lousy facilities but well-educated kids. Focus on substance, not appearance.
Grace I agree
Didn't take long to hear bond proposal. Just over a year, trying to force a bond proposal on the residents of Victoria. Maybe the solution is, quit moving Victoria north. Everything is about the north side of town , keep moving north and pretty soon the north side will be the south side. This superintendent closed elementary schools on the south side, and now complaining about the overload on the north side. IMO
Our deepest sympathy for the loss of your loved one. May he rest in peace. God bless you all. 🙏😔✝️
I'm very curious about why none of the European countries that practice the same socialism that is being touted in America are not called out as failed states. Why do we pick on the socialist states that our country very actively has helped ruin?
Either way, socialism is not the same as democratic socialism. I would take this kind of conservative talking point more seriously if they could prove reading comprehension.
It appears we found two of the naive Americans who won't believe history can repeat itself and that Socialism is getting a strong foothold in America. Just in my adult life we've gone from the Socialist label being the ruination of a politician to the leading candidate for the Democratic Party fully embracing the label. I know many will disagree with my statement but I recall something about if it quacks like a duck it is a duck. I'm sure all the Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez types taking control of the Democratic Party will prevent that hardest of core Democratic Socialist President from implementing their Socialist agenda.
Rest assured Allen Novosad. Even if the hardest of core democratic socialist gets elected, they would be held at bay by the scrutiny of Congress and its authority, and unlike this president, he/she would respect Congress’s concerns and oversight for the sake of American law and civility. It’s really sad that more republicans don’t stand up to this president’s autocratic tendencies and his lack of respect for where it’s been earned, deserved, and expected....Glen
Holding kids as ransom! Nice. Pass a bond or these children will be moved. Classy
As much as I agree that VISD has been far from the best stewards of children's education, what other options are there? Either redraw the attendance lines, or build more schools. I think the only realistic option is redraw attendance and let some be grandfathered in.
The last thing we need is more aggressive far-side(left or right) candidates who make it their stated mission to not compromise. Politics is all about compromise, and finding common ground.
Abbott's endorsement means nothing, and I disagree with Morrison on several issues, but she's been good, and above else, fair and effective.
I thoughtthat David and Tammy Murphy had the local franchise for Chik-fil-A ?
The ole bait and switch tactic.
“Bond planning task force” Did a coke machine fall on somebody’s head?
Our deepest condolences to the family. Richard was David’s best friend. He will be missed.
Let me get this straight. There's two hispanic women with actual experience in the department (one of whom is already the deputy) going up against two white dudes with zero experience in any of it??
Guess we know who's gonna win.
I'm reminded of how when all the shady business went down with Joyce Dean, it was said that everything she did went through/was approved by Zeller. Is that what he's trying to hide? The things that he signed off on or instructed people to do?
Rest in Peace, little man. Enjoy your eternity with God
So the "authorities" have the responsibility to make the determination of the amount of damages to a vehicle? I would certainly welcome a view of their training certificate in this field.
Robert Bobby Garza
Farewell to a good friend, and my condolences to the family.
Runaway egos only to the extent that they thought they could get away with whatever they're hiding and the forensic audit will reveal.
"Zeller will now create a draft of specifications for the audit that will be presented to the court before continuing the request for proposals process." -- Right, that'll really clear things up - NOT! Mr. Zeller, the first priority is to examine the procedures, some illegal (no-bid contract), that were followed to create such a shady-looking, incompetant fiasco. That's called a forensic audit. After that we can look at a bookkeeping audit. Hopefully, you and your cronies will be voted out of a job by then.
This is why it was RIDICULOUS that he only was convicted on the misdemeanor charge. A violent criminal is back on the streets now, to do who knows what.
What a sweet lady to share this information
What do we call making a policy to act as a guideline? Is that fake policy?
George, can you say quid pro quo?
Please forgive any typos since I am doing this on my mobile, but something is seriously wrong. For Judge Zeller to assert his plan, according to Coaster only he spoke with is gaslighting. It's holding a trial with no witnesses.
What are the four of them trying to hide?
May you Rest In Peace my beautiful cousin. Go fly with your mommy and daddy. I love you
James and LouAnn (Chavez) Hard
I personally was never worried about money missing or outright theft. I'm more interested in how you guys arrived at some of the really dumb decisions that were made during the recovery time. My first thought was you had an airport manager that had the airport operating in the black for fist time in a decade and you excluded him from the process. Runaway egos?
If you don't have facts or honesty on your side, just resort to 'fake news' as your response? You have shown your true stripes. Do what you were elected to do.
Wow. Zeller is starting to look more and more like an idiot, isn't he?
I'm certainly curious to see their explanation, and VISD is far from the most transparent and well run entity in the area, but this is not even close to the first time insurance refuses to pay out the actual repair costs for something.
There are some fascinating studies, documentaries, articles, etc. out there about water scarcity and how while we probably won't "run out of water", it will become expensive and scarce in the near future, thanks to the changing global climate and the increasing demands on water production thanks to increasing consumerism and agriculture. Really brings it all home to see how it's already affecting our little old neck of the woods.
But wait, didn't Trump say it would be the best trade deal ever?
Trade is one of those things you gotta lose so close at, no matter which party proposes it, because it tends to have a domino effect on everyone, even people who supported the parties behind it.
I still write letters on computer and snail mail them but infrequently. I would do more cards if they didn’t cost $3-$6.
So USMCA Is bad for liberals?smh
It all depends on the meaning of “forensic?” Come on, get her done and put this behind us. Fun and games are over.
I would certainly like to know the insurance side of the story. All I feel is a preamble to tax payers, we're coming after you again.
it was a vehicle fire
[sad] they should never have started a fire knowing conditions favored losing control, someone needs to be held accountable, this is extremely dangerous for lives and also very harsh on my son and I as we both have asthma and the smoke comes straight across the bay and smothers us everytime this occurs! 🙉
Well, Judge Zeller, if I have ever wanted to give you the benefit of the doubt, that ship has sailed. First, using a term like Putin’s asset Trump makes you a Trumper in my eyes. That means you are aligned with the scum of the Earth. Second, resisting an in-depth look at the county finances means you’re afraid that some serious irregularities will turn up — and you know it. It also raises questions about Joyce Dean and how she handled things with the county.
I think we need to know how our tax money is being spent. And you need to know some of us are watching. Closely. I am particularly concerned about the airport, at least based on all that fake news in the Victoria Advocate.
Pretty simple, he knew what he was doing. Needs to be tried as an adult. But as usual it will be said, he's just a child. Then he'll get a slap on the wrist and nothing would be on his record.
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