Rio Grande Valley – Liberals received their marching orders and the orders are to deflect to Trump in handling Senator Al Franken’s sexual harassment scandal. Franken has been accused of sexual misconduct when a long held photograph of him reaching out to seemingly grasp the breast of sleeping journalist Leeann Tweeden.
The photo was taken while both Franken and Tweeden were attending a 2006 USO Tour.
Liberals, rather than address the situation at hand, opted to compare the sexual advance to that of Judge Roy Moore and his sexual misconduct allegations. Moore is currently seeking a highly coveted U.S. Senate seat in Alabama.
President Donald Trump’s tweet regarding Franken’s conduct sent the liberal press into over-drive, with the press criticizing Trump’s response to Franken in comparison to his handling of Moore’s allegations.
Continue reading “Media tries to deflect Al Franken sexual harassment by blaming Trump”
McAllen – Former McAllen Mayor and former District 1 Commissioner Richard Cortez officially kicked-off his bid to become the next Hidalgo County Judge. Speaking in front of supporters, Cortez assured them that he’ll work to become a County Judge that citizens would be proud of. Current Hidalgo County Judge Ramon Garcia will not be seeking re-election.
Speaking with the Rio Grande Guardian, Cortez offered his plans on dealing with county-wide issues, one which includes his support of a highly unpopular proposal. For the much maligned courthouse project, Cortez assures that he’ll see that it’s built on time and on budget. In speaking about the UT-RGV School of Medicine, Cortez would like to see the school fully funded. Currently, legislation in Austin have left the UTRGV Medical School with reduced funding. Proposition 1, which sought to establish a health care taxing district, would have offered additional financial support to the medical school. At this time, Cortez hasn’t made it clear whether he would support a new health care proposition.
Despite the fanfare, there are some local leaders that are still un-sold on Cortez’s appeal in a county-wide race, one official being current County Judge Ramon Garcia.
Continue reading “Richard Cortez officially kicks-off campaign, local leaders still unsure of electability”
In addition to illegal immigrants, members of all alleged suppressed minority groups are encouraged to skip work tomorrow to protest immigration and labor laws.
Local – Local pro-illegal immigration advocacy groups, particularly La Union de Pueblo Entero (LUPE), are calling on the local community to join with them in skipping work to protest with a “Day Without an Immigrant.” May Day, as the protest is commonly referred to has its origins as far back as late 1800’s, in which workers protested and striked for proper wages, labor hours, and working conditions.
In 2006, the May Day protested shifted to focus primarily on illegal immigration issues, particularly for total amnesty for the nations 11 million illegal immigrants. Open border supporters believe protest is needed more so now that immigration authorities are now been empowered to enforce United States immigration laws and especially since the State of Texas has cleared a path for SB 4, which would outlaw sanctuary cities. Continue reading “May Day: Local organizations plan “Day without an Immigrant” protest”
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”
Edinburg – The UTRGV School of Medicine may see it’s funds slashed, if the State Senate votes on reducing “special item”appropriations. The University has suggested a $60 to 70 Million dollar operating budget, however the State may only be able to provide a bit short of $25 million over two-years.
Local representatives, including a delegation from UTRGV are in Austin to contest the budget slash and appeal for additional funding. Meanwhile, now faced with reduced funding for the Medical School, the McAllen Monitor has sought to play the blame game, and took particular aim and local voters. Continue reading “UTRGV Medical School Funds Slashed – The Monitor Blames the Voters”
Ever since Donald Trump was elected President of the United States, LUPE, a local community organization that advocates for illegal immigrants in the Rio Grande Valley, has been busy. In fact, to say LUPE has just been “busy” would be a vast understatement. With a Republican controlled congress, Trumps campaign promises of a “Great Border Wall”, and illegal immigration crackdown transcends primary populist rhetoric to the new realities of the Trump America. Meanwhile, LUPE views Trumps immigration stance as oppressive and inherently racist, singling out particularly the Hispanic community.
As Trumps policies began to be enacted through Executive Orders, LUPE responded by forming a resistance movement. With this, they developed a website filled with information on combating any and all forms of enforcement of our illegal immigration laws. Despite Donald Trump losing by 3 million in the popular vote, primarily from the state of California, Mr. Trump won the plurality of states and counties throughout the United States, including regions that have traditionally gone Democratic. With immigration being one of Mr. Trump’s biggest campaign selling point, there’s little doubt that the majority of Americans finally want to see a solution to the immigration issue. All while President Trump begins to offer some solutions, LUPE has remained quiet on what actually should be done about illegal immigration. Continue reading “LUPE Offers No Solutions on Illegal Immigration”
Edinburg – Today, a representative of UTRGV’s Young Republican posted on the groups Facebook page an image taken that displayed a vulgar anti- Trump message on one of the brick columns along the covered walkway.
The Young Republicans condemned the message, and called upon the two Democratic Organizations of UTRGV, The Young Democrats, and Progressive Young Democrat respectively, to join in on the condemnation. The two Democratic organizations have yet to release a statement. Continue reading ““Tolerant” Leftist Leave Vulgar Anti-Trump Message at UTRGV.”
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”