City of San Juan Cancels Combined Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day Event.

Mayor San Juanita Sanchez.
Mayor San Juanita Sanchez.

Due to mounting pressure from local veteran organizations, the City of San Juan, and specifically Mayor San Juanita Sanchez, have decided to forgo the combined Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day “Cultural Heritage Day.”   Mayor Sanchez appeared live on KURV70 “The Drive Home” and explained reasoning behind the merging of the two events, yet maintained it was done in good faith and meant no disrespect to veterans and America’s servicemen and women who died serving.

Sanchez did reveal that a solemn Memorial Day observation will still occur in the morning hours, and a Cultural Event will still occur in the evening.

 

Disgraceful! City of San Juan Combines Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day Events.

In a disgusting and disgraceful display of disrespect to the memory of America’s fallen servicemen, the knuckleheads of City of San Juan, led by Mayor San Juanita Sanchez, have decided to combine the festivities of Cinco de Mayo, and Memorial Day into one event that celebrate both the cultures of Mexico and the United States.  What Mayor Sanchez fails to understand, that of these two, only Memorial Day is Federally recognized.  Of these two, only one holiday is dedicated to the memory of America’s fallen military personnel who paid the ultimate price to ensure America’s enduring freedoms and security… Continue reading “Disgraceful! City of San Juan Combines Cinco de Mayo and Memorial Day Events.”

Mayor Jim Darling, Show Us the Money!

It’s been about 5 months since McAllen’s second annual Holiday Parade, and the City of McAllen undoubtedly wanted to do things bigger and better than the inaugural year.  For the most part, the Holiday Parade and Christmas in the Park were a success in the hearts and minds of the local community, and no doubt help usher in the 2015 Holiday Season.  However, based on a simple itemized financial statement released by the city, the event all together was a financial disappointment, and netted the city, or more importantly, the tax payers, a $765,000 loss.  Despite the loss, an economic impact study was conducted on the event, and it was revealed that approximately 9.2 million was earned through local consumption associated with the parade.  With these returns, officials within city administration deemed the event an overall success. Though these same officials had an answer for the meager returns on the event, and promised better returns in subsequent years with better promotion to cut cost and increase revenues. There is one specific expense the city, especially Jim Darling refuses to reveal.  And that is the amount the City of McAllen paid Latin-pop superstar, Enrique Iglesias… Continue reading “Mayor Jim Darling, Show Us the Money!”

Cesar Chavez Would NOT Support DACA and DAPA.

On April 18, hundreds of supporters gathered in front of the Federal Courthouse in McAllen, Texas in support of the Deferred Action for Parents or Americans (DAPA) and Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals (DACA).  The event was organized by La Union del Pueblo Entero (LUPE), an illegal immigration advocacy group, which was founded by revered labor activist, Cesar Chavez in 1989.   His presence and influence was abundantly clear as many in the crowd had their t-shirts adorned by his image.  LUPE, who favors progressive immigration reform, made mention of Chavez connection to labor rights, and community empowerment.  However, what LUPE fails to disclose, either by way of ignorance, or intentionally revising Chavez legacy, was that Cesar Chavez was staunchly anti-illegal immigration… Continue reading “Cesar Chavez Would NOT Support DACA and DAPA.”

Hidalgo, TX is a big fat mess!

It would appear that residents in the Rio Grande Valley can’t go one week without hearing about some additional buffoonery coming out of the city of Hidalgo.  In fact, simple google searches would reveal that Hidalgo has been plagued by controversy for quite some time.  From commissioners placing restraining orders on one another, and using administrative influence to obtain business opportunities, to soliciting the services of a known drug trafficker to provide alcohol distribution, and topping off with a few knucklehead representatives embarrassing themselves and their city during a goodwill trip (ahem, vacation) in Brazil.  There has never been a shortage of shenanigans coming from the little city that couldn’t, Hidalgo, TX. Continue reading “Hidalgo, TX is a big fat mess!”

RGC ISD Murders From An Other Angle

 

Very little information regarding motive have been released since the discovery of two Rio Grande City ISD employees, Wednesday morning, March 23. The victims, identified as Oneida Alanis Balderas Garza and Lourdes M. Elizondo(Luna) were found bound, and shot in the head “execution style”, this according from Law Enforcement officials, who arrived on scene shortly after 9:30 a.m. Continue reading “RGC ISD Murders From An Other Angle”