Hidalgo Co Officials Received Political Contributions from FBI Raided Engineering Firm

Contributions amounted to over $25,000 with Hidalgo Co Judge Ramon Garcia, and Commissioner Joseph Palacios as primary benefactors.

Edinburg – Yesterday, the Federal Bureau of Investigations (FB) raided the McAllen office of a Houston based engineering firm. Around noon, agents stormed the Dannenbaum Engineering office, located on 1109 W. Nolan Ave.  Agents were seen retrieving dozens of retention boxes from the building and loading them up in FBI vehicles. Information as to what specifically they were looking for was limited.  Dannenbaum Engineering was involved with some high profile projects in Hidalgo County, specifically with the planning of the border-wall levee project in Granjeno, and were front-runners to secure the construction job for the proposed new courthouse in Edinburg.  Since 2009, representatives of Dannenbaum Engineering have contributed approximately $25,000 to Hidalgo County officials, with Hidalgo Co Judge Ramon Garcia, and Commissioner Joseph Palacios as primary benefactors.


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McAllen Engineering firm raided by FBI is leading contender for proposed Courthouse project.

McAllen – The local offices of Dannenbaum Engineering Corporation was raided by the FBI today, however the FBI is remaining silent as to what they’re looking for.  The office, located on 1109 Nolana Loop was one of several offices raided by the FBI throughout the state.  When pressed by CBS 4 News, FBI Spokesperson, Michelle Lee released this statement:

Per your request, I can confirm the FBI is lawfully present at the location you referenced (Nolana Loop in McAllen) conducting a law enforcement activity. While we can’t discuss the nature of the work we are doing, there is no public safety threat.

No arrests have been made. I can’t comment any further since it remains an ongoing matter.

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Lack of Confidence for Hidalgo County Judge Race Leaves Door Open For Wildcard Candidates

Edinburg – After being elected three times as Hidalgo County Judge, Ramon Garcia has finally decided to give up the gavel.  Garcia had cited interest in returning to law full time as primary reason to not seek a re-election bid. Despite Garcia’s intent on whether to run, a slew of established challengers hovered from above, seeking their own bid on a highly coveted position. Continue reading “Lack of Confidence for Hidalgo County Judge Race Leaves Door Open For Wildcard Candidates”

Trump’s Budget Cuts May Force Hidalgo County Agencies to Trim the Fat.

This week, U.S. Representative Henry Cuellar (D) revealed that President Donald Trumps proposed budget cuts would greatly affect government assistance in the Rio Grande Valley, specifically within Hidalgo County.  The McAllen Monitor, which picked up on the budget cuts, provided a list of agencies affected, placing emphasis on Community Development Block Grants, and funds made available to Hidalgo County Community Service Agency to provide job assistance and other forms of aid to the community.  With these cuts came the enduring narrative that Trump is an out of touch oppressor of the poor and vulnerable.

Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia, in a quote provided to the The Monitor said of the budget cuts:

“It will hurt the poorest of the poor.”

Garcia continued by demonstrating his concern for the poor and elderly, who he believed these cuts are specifically targeting.  However, Garcia showed little concern for the 2016 disastrous Health Care Tax Proposal, which if passed, would have greatly affected the county’s most vulnerable from paying more on their property tax, and potentially losing their homes.

It’s ironic that Hidalgo County, which has historically demonstrated to operate on a policy of crony dealing and wasteful and in effective spending, suddenly is the moral authority on government spending. Trump’s proposed cuts allows us to reevaluate the operations of the agencies that receive them, and hold these agencies accountable for how these funds are being used. Continue reading “Trump’s Budget Cuts May Force Hidalgo County Agencies to Trim the Fat.”

Corruption! DHR/Local Hospitals Set As Poll Stations to Push Prop 1!

Edinburg – In a big story that broke today.  Doctors Hospital at Renaissance and other area Hospitals have been designated as early voting mobile polling stations, and are set up to receive shuttled voters from the surrounding areas. Recently, Lonestar National Bank, which is owned by Alonzo Cantu, was set up as voter registration drives centers. Continue reading “Corruption! DHR/Local Hospitals Set As Poll Stations to Push Prop 1!”

Hidalgo Co Democratic Party Appoints Convicted Felon

Charges include: Assault and Aggravated Kidnapping!

On September 14, the Hidalgo County Democratic Party appointed local activist, Miguel Angel Garza to a chair position.

On the surface, it would appear that Mr. Garza is your average Democratic operative.  Using his influence, skills, and networking capabilities, Miguel Angel Garza seeks to ensure local Democrats maintain or obtain elected office.

What the public is unaware of is that Mr. Garza has a very troubled past, carrying with him a list of criminal offenses that would even impress Hillary Rodham Clinton.   Continue reading “Hidalgo Co Democratic Party Appoints Convicted Felon”