Here is a petition for a Charter Amendment, six months to gather signatures.
HCC - Bravesite - Visit here for commenting Bravesite is not affiliated with INSIDE
HCC Trustee Dave Wilson has his own blog, here.
vote NO to men in women's bathrooms - November election 2015
From the Chronicle
"But HCC's track record of shady contracts and kickbacks should have people thinking twice about giving the college any benefit of a doubt.
In fact, former acting Chancellor Renee Byas recently made claims about the board's bad behavior that now sound oddly prescient. No, we're not talking about the supposed fistfight that broke out during a closed HCC meeting when one trustee accused another of accepting bribes. Rather, it is her claim that three trustees were involved in a scheme where they would convince the board to buy property and receive 10 percent of the purchase price as a kickback."
The photo on the right was taken at about the time the land was purchased. Dave Wilson sued HCC to try to stop the purchase. While he did not succeed as they changed the method of payment. Everything that Dave Wilson claimed about the property was true, so now HCC has about $9,000,000 sitting there no longer even being fertilized by the cows that used to kept there. Another property that was bought and is now being used for storage after just sitting there for year is the O'Quinn property that is located in the area of the Medical Center. At the time the Board Chair lied that it was being used for class rooms. Are there kickbacks who knows but as the Chronicle alludes to it sure smells fishy.
Beyond belief, when you think they can't get dumber, they do!
The HCC Board excluded Trustee Dave Wilson from a closed session where they were allegedly discussing Dave Wilson's activities, "Wilson said the board's attorney told him regents were meeting about "possible adversarial litigation." Source Ben Wermund
Possible adversarial litigation, what does that mean in legal mambo jumbo? Well it probably means that the HCC Trustees were discussing filing suit against Wilson, maybe discussing censoring him. The latter being the most probable, censor him, he has been a bad boy for exposing possible criminal activities.
Let me see if I get this right, the same "regents", ooohh fancy term, just settled with the former acting chancellor for close to a $1,000,000 (Million Dollars) to end litigation. That same acting chancellor had alleged that three trustees were getting 10% kickbacks on real estate deals, let me shout that, THAT SAME ACTING CHANCELLOR HAD ALLEGED THAT THREE TRUSTEES WERE GETTING 10% KICKBACKS ON REAL ESTATE DEALS! Does that sound fishy to anyone that they want to maybe discuss censoring a trustee who is concerned about excessive payments for real estate?
The former acting chancellor had alleged that two trustees had gotten into a battle of fisticuffs because one trustee accused another trustee of the kickbacks (the real estate kickbacks alleged by the former acting chancellor). Does that not make the actions of the Board Chair seem a little fishy?
It makes INSIDE wonder why the Chair took it so personally, quotes from the Board Chair, that would be Zeph Capo. 1) Capo later said, Wilson "has made himself an adverse party to institutions and leaders," source. 2) "We're not buying for immediacy, we're buying for the future. We're buying to figure out what's going on over the next 20 years at this campus," Capo said. "Maybe it is worth it for us to say we have thought this piece through ... that we'll be able to hold it for future expansion."
Let us address those quotes from the Board Chair, Zeph Capo. Number 2) Mr. Capo where are the studies to support your investment theory, growth potential, population trends. You know things that intelligent people would want to look at to make 20 year projections. Even assuming that you were correct why would HCC be in the real estate investment business paying more money than what real estate may be worth? Let us look at HCC past history by studying what happened with the McGregor property. You know the one that HCC bought, sold, and bought, They paid millions more the second time they bought that property. Great investment for the other side. But then again when it is not your money to waste, why care? Right Mr. Capo? That property in Fort Bend county that y'all traded was for a lose also, wasn't it? Is that your idea Mr. Capo make other people rich with taxpayer's monies? HCC, Mr. Board Chair, would not be my choice for selecting properties for investments based on their past history of buying, selling, and trading properties.
Number 1, Wilson has made himself and adverse party? How is that Mr. Capo? I am at a lose to explain why a Board Chair would even make such a statement. There are no logical explanations that I can come up with. I have some thoughts as to why, but those are better left inside my head.
Trustee files criminal complaint over HCC land deal-Chronicle
Houston Community College officials broke the law by paying millions more for a former Conn's store than the building was worth, trustee Dave Wilson alleges in a criminal complaint he filed Wednesday.
The building is one of several properties HCC has spent millions on in recent years and has no plans to use. The school has purchased more than 240 acres of land since 2010, and dozens of those properties remain undeveloped.
HCC spent $8.5 million on the Conn's store in February -- a price based on the second of two appraisals the college commissioned. That price was $3.2 million higher than the original value assigned by the same appraiser in November.
The higher appraisal assumed the college would lease the building to Tesla Motors for five years, although a letter of intent for the lease referenced in the appraisal was never signed. Tesla never agreed to the deal, and the college has yet to find a tenant.
According to Wilson's complaint, Chuck Smith, HCC's chief facilities officer, told trustees that HCC was getting a second appraisal because the first was not high enough to satisfy the owner. Rest of the story
I image there be a few people that may have trouble sleeping this next and maybe the next.
Trustee files criminal complaint with DA over $8.5 million HCC land deal - ABC 13
Will remind people that bastion of Transparency the HCC Board Chair, Zeph Capo is quoted as stating "It is a good investment. Since when has HCC made investing in property their Mission Goal? Educating Students, increasing enrollment, investing in property?
NOT POSTING AS OFTEN
INSIDE can stand aside and let the big boys report on some HCC's wrong doing. I am glad that this site has served as research material for some of the reports that have recently aired or been written. I am particularly proud of the Houston Chronicle as they seem to finally realized that their primary job is report the news and hopefully do research to expose wrong doing.
Looks like three HCC Trustees will get a bye, as it looks like no one is filing against them.
INSIDE is not the only one that thinks that HCC wanted to keep BYAS quiet
One is left with a bad taste in their mouth wondering if the persons who supported the settlement were afraid that the corruption that they engage in was going to come out if the trial proceeded. Only one trustee voted against the settlement and that was Dave Wilson.
Was Zeph Capo the one taking those trips? We know that he likes to travel using other persons monies, here is a story on one trip before he became a trustee.
Was Eva Loredo so concerned about what she had done? She is one of those persons that was mentioned by Renee Byas.
Or Neeta Sane who made sure the investigation of Carroll Robinson was stopped on its tracks? What could she be hiding if anything?
Chris Oliver, one only has to read about him on INSIDE.
What does Robert Glaser get out of the settlement if anything?
Shabazz, why did she support it?
Sandie Mullins? She is presently running for City Council.
The Renee Byas settlement leaves a very bad taste.
From ABC 13
Adrian Garcia "Son of legal Immigrants"
Why did Adrian Garcia think it was important to claim that he was the son of "legal immigrants"? He has stated in the past that his parents came here legally, his father was a "Bracero". Something about the story just does not make sense, it could be true but it does not make sense. The Bracero program expired in 1964, so why did Adrian's Garcia father have to wait in line to come back legally? Adrian Garcia was born in 1960, supposedly in this country.
I can say this much while his father was coming here to work, my father, his brother, and my mother's brother were fighting for this country. My father and his brother fought in the Pacific and my mother's brother was fighting in Europe. I am glad that his parents and family got here, however they did. But Adrian Garcia needs to remember that we should not climb up the ladder on the backs of the down trodden nor of fellow Latinos.
Adrian Garcia states in his story that they came in a station wagon, I know for a fact that in the 1950s there were not too many Mexicans that could afford cars. Maybe Adrian Garcia could tell us what bridge his family crossed so that at least this writer can do a search as to the validity of his family crossing via station wagon.
Why did Adrian Garcia fight so hard for Safe Communities? Why was his office deporting more people monthly then any other department in the United States?
Why has Adrian Garcia supported Iran-Americans over Mexican Americans?
Why has Adrian Garcia supported homosexual Euro-Americans over Mexican Americans?
Something about Adrian Garcia does not smell right, and this is coming from a former radical that fought for Latino rights in the 1960s and 70s and believes that we should not be crabs and be pulling each other down.
I am the son of a father would walk the streets to get people to buy a poll tax so they could vote. The son of a father who supported the Texas Farm Workers on their march to Austin and the Capitol in Washington.
The son of a father who was very active in the G.I. Forum. The son who stayed up all night with his father to watch the election results when John F. Kennedy was elected president.
Something about Adrian Garcia does not smell right!
Nor would I support someone who would allow men to go into women's bathrooms, showers, and other facilities where a man would be undressed in front of my wife, daughter, or granddaughter. Adrian Garcia supports men in women bathrooms.
Adrian Garcia was promoting homosexual rights while deporting "Latinos" one person that I know was a woman who had just given birth. She was arrested because of an argument with a neighbor. Her neighbor did not want to press charges but that did not stop the cops from arresting her and Adrian Garcia deporting her. Her months old child was left without a mother. That is the type of man Adrian Garcia is.
Adrian Garcia could allow a prisoner to remain in the following conditions;
Adrian Garcia would allow such as the above to occur, while promoting his homosexual agenda in the county jail. That is the type of man that Adrian Garcia is that he allows an African-American prisoner to be treated as such while he panders to the homosexual community. Politics over rights, that is Adrian Garcia.
Yo soy Manuel Barrera and I approve the above message.
From the Rumor Mill
Rumor one has it that Art Tyler is coming back to HCC as Chief of Staff or in the alternative Rumor two has it that Cesar Maldonado asked Tyler to come over because Maldonado wanted advice on buyouts. Wonder if it is the same Art Tyler that is a faculty member at Walden University?
Did Renee Byas have solid evidence of Trustees on the Take as she alleged?
Homosexuals will say anything to win. If you listen to the short video pay attention to what Lane Lewis says. Lane Lewis is a candidate for City Council, Democratic Party Chair in Harris County and a homosexual. One may wonder why I would refer to him as a homosexual? How one is perceived is important. Look at the guy to right, that would be Isiah, what can we tell about him? Well he is Black, once we see a person or hear a name most of us have built in biases, it could be short people, white people, brown people or black people, it is a rare person that is not bias against something.
By the way only one of those person would have no recourse if they discriminated against him. That would be Dave Wilson. Lane Lewis could claim that he was discriminated against because of his sexual preference. If both Mr. Wilson had competing companies Mr. Lewis would have an advantage because he could get jobs as a minority vendor.
Nor have I forgiven Mr. Lewis for shutting the doors on DREAMERS who went to talk to the Harris County Party Chair, that would be Mr. Lewis.
Now that we have basic understanding about Mr. Lewis pay attention to what he says. It is important as he throws out all kinds of figures that are just not true. Why does a person have to resort to fibs? As to the number of complaints, Lewis states that only four percent had to do with LGBT issues. According to the Chronicle Lewis is not telling the truth;
As to the no instances of someone pretending to be Transgender to gain access to women, let us debunk that lie also.
3. Just north in Dallas we have a Transgender that murdered a six year old girl, Source.
4. Then from a state up north a man dressed as a woman sexually assaults a boy, Source
The Lunatic Fringe
Annise Parker, who happens to be a Lesbian, calls over 22,000 people the lunatic fringe. Last time I checked homosexuality is more likely to be considered abnormal behavior. Go to seven minutes 30 seconds or listen to it all, it is entertaining this week. Her eyes looks like they need rest, either lack of sleep or crying because her signature ordinance may be voted out. If we are lucky we can get 3 to 5 of those council members who supported the ordinance to also leave with Parker, she is term limited but we can vote out, Robert Gallegos, Mike Laster, David Robinson, Richard Nguyen are probably the most vulnerable.
Dave Wilson wins in court
At approximately 5 pm this afternoon, Dave Wilson served Anna Russell (City Secretary) with a Writ of Mandamus. The Writ order Anna Russell to start counting the signatures on the Charter Amendment Petition submitted by Dave Wilson on July 9, 2015. The petition is to define "Sexual Orientation". By passing Petition men who look like men will not be able to legally walk into a woman's bathroom or shower.
Annise Parker has to be the least transparent and tyrannical Houston Mayor in recent history. People reacted to her tyrannical ways when she broke her promise that she would not use her office to promote homosexuality. This is the first battle of many to come throughout our country to reset our moral compass.
Breaking News - The referendum on the ERO Ordinance will be on the ballot
The State Supreme Court ruled today that the people of Houston will get to vote on the ERO ordinance passed by Annise Parker and the seven dwarfs. Here is the opinion of the Supreme Court.
I can only say that is the best news that I have heard today, possibility the worse mayor in the history of Houston will see her signature ordinance placed on the ballot. We will see how all those council persons who support men in women's bathroom and showers react. Let us hope that there will be persons who believe in traditional values who will step and challenge those council persons who do not believe that the residents of Houston deserved a vote.
As Enrollment Declines, Maldonado and Trustee Sane are concerned about Indians,
No wonder enrollment is down, the leadership at HCC has other concerns. Thanks to a source this organization the US India Skills & Education Council (USISEC) was recently brought to the attention of INSIDE. Two of the members are none other than the Chancellor of HCC and Trustee Neeta Sane. INSIDE has no idea if Houston Community College makes any money out of the deals, MOUs. An MOU is like a contract so there should be monies involved as most things in this world are not free. The other question is do Maldonado and Sane benefit monetarily from the endeavor? The Houston Community College Trustees need to make sure that everything is above board. Did the Chancellor tell the Board that he was the president elect of an organization that was promoting teaching skills that may be imported and cause greater loss of American jobs? Did Neeta Sane vote on the Indian endeavor? If she did was she required to file a disclosure? Seems that leadership change at HCC has not worked out for the best of the Houston Community.
BEN HALL TAKES A STAND ON PETITION DRIVE
Houston Mayoral Candidate Ben Hall and his wife Saundra will hold a news conference Thursday afternoon at 1:30 pm to throw their full support behind the voices of 22,000 Houstonians who are systematically being denied the right to vote.
Houston Mayor Annise Parker has chosen to ignore petitions calling for an election on the city charter to define gender.
“They love getting on TV to call for voting rights, but all of a sudden they sit silent because they don’t have the courage to see the results of democracy. They are more interested in currying political favor than doing what government is obliged to do. I am taking a stand.” The real question is why haven’t the other mayoral candidates taken a stand?
News Conference scheduled for 1:30pm at 530 Lovett Blvd. Houston, Texas 77006.
The Hearing will be held on Friday, July 24th at 9 a.m. Civil Court 270th, 201 Caroline. Dave Wilson has asked the supporter of the right to vote to please support him by appearing on Friday showing their support. Wonder if Ben Hall will be there?
No wonder HCC can't recruit students here in Houston
They are using our best and brightest professors to train students from India, Qatar, Mexico, Brazil. Here is an article of the Chancellor in India signing an agreement with a private company. I am surprised that Lone Star is there, the influence of the Partnership must be extending. Beware Montgomery County soon you will be run by the money people from Houston.
Question for Zeph Capo, Board Chair HCC, Union President
Those skills that the Indians will be learning are those union skills? Are those jobs now being performed by unions? They already outsource and bring in people with certain skills from India, Vietnam, South America where do you think those skilled foreign workers may wind up working? Mr. Capo some people have claimed that you are smart, are you? How many foreign born teachers does HISD bring in? Are those foreign born teachers likely to be union members? If you are smart Mr. Capo, learn to think not just in the past and present, but the future. An article out of the past, Mr. Capo to refresh your memory.
Question for HFT union members
Why do you have a president who is out to destroy unions?
The Voters meet Mr. Hamilton's expectations (The masses are asses)
We have voters who approve bonds while enrollment is declining. Minorities are not too bright either (This writer is a minority, but claim an exception, one could disagree). Will make an exception as to the Asians. They vote but more importantly they give money. to the minority candidates so they have puppets in the Brown and Black communities. Look at the Adrian Garcia campaign report and see how much money the Asians gave him. People give money for a reason, same reason you pay for something you want, no difference. Here is a link to the City of Houston Campaign Reports.
HCC Campaign Reports
Person running for Sandie Mullins spot is John Hansen. He has lent his campaign $5,000 dollars, here is his report.. Rumors have it that the Chancellor Cesar Maldonado recruited him to run.
Sandie Mullins is running for City Council interestingly she seems to have need of photography, consulting, and promotion right at the end of 2014. If one were a skeptical person, one would think that Sandie Mullins was trying to circumvent the City of Houston rules on how much they could transfer to the City Campaign. Here is her report.
Here is Adriana Tamez campaign report, I don't believe anyone is running against her.
Here is Carolyn Evan Shabazz campaign report. She did not seek to raise any monies. Maybe no one is running against her? Shabazz replaced Carroll Robinson.
HCC 2015 Fall Enrollment
The information that INSIDE has been getting is not good for HCC, enrollment is anticipated to be down somewhere between 10-20% from last year. Typical waste of taxpayer monies, building buildings for students that do not exist and have never existed. When Carroll Robinson and Richard Schechter were out there claiming that HCC was busting at the seams it was a lie. HCC has never had that many students.
So what is the problem? One of the problems that HCC has is that they don't think, maybe they can't think, who knows? Maldonado may be way above his league but may not have met the maximum level of the Dilbert principle.
I have a granddaughter that recently graduated from HISD. Her parents live in apartments and have used my mailing address for years. My granddaughter did not receive a single letter from HCC, other colleges and universities constantly were sending her information, but not HCC. It does not take a genius to figure out that it would be much easier to enroll local students. But HCC is so smart, they are going to India to recruit students or who knows why they are going. Are those Indian students going to count toward enrollment, if they are in India? They will be like the Qatar students. Spending HCC taxpayers monies chasing who knows what. When is HCC going to learn that they need a good product now.
HISD is now seeking to change state law that would allow HISD students to take more than three hours at any community college other than HCC. Here is the article from the Chronicle. Let me spell it out for the stupid minorities on the Board, at the rate of the enrollment decline and the constant bad publicity, well deserved in some cases, HCC will soon become irrelevant and will go the way of North Forest Independent School District.
Mayor's DebateCommunities United for a Greater Houston-Part 1
Pope Francis - Capitasim the "Devil's Dung"
ABC 13 - Gave out its' Shame Award for Transparency, guess who was number 1?
If you guess HCC you would have been correct.
Number 2 was the City of Houston.
INSIDE has often pointed out that those two organization are the worse transparent government agencies in Houston. It has gotten worse under Cesar Maldonado, and the City has suffered under Annise Parker.
Did former Sheriff Adrian Garcia Lie?
When former Harris County Sheriff Adrian Garcia said he was kept in the dark by his top deputies about a mentally ill inmate found in a trash-filled, feces-littered cell, he was not telling the truth, according to an exclusive ABC-13 interview with Garcia's former chief deputy.
Well, one could easily come to the conclusion that former Sheriff Adrian Garcia has trouble telling the truth at worse and at best is what one blogger called a flip flopper or worse.
Then you have those persons who seem to worship the ground in which Adrian Garcia walks on. The guy that wrote the above referenced article considers himself a champion of Latino causes. Wonder why he doesn't point out that Representatives Valle, Hernandez, have endorsed Turner. Wonder why he never pointed out that Adrain Garcia was deporting thousands of Latinos?
Some People Just don't like Dave Wilson
Note carefully Wilson’s inability or unwillingness to follow simple instructions, something that is a common occurrence with him. Again, though, actually getting to be part of the parade wasn’t his goal here. His goal, as always, is to get attention for himself and to paint himself as a poor persecuted victim of official oppression. It’s what he does and what he has done for a long time, with the same obsessive zeal as any stereotyped RPGer or fantasy sports fanatic. One might be tempted to feel some pity for him if he weren’t such a loathsome slug. Source.
Wonder what he was thinking when the Saint Patrick Parade did not allow homosexuals in the Parade, were the homosexuals wanting to walk in the parade loathsome slugs?
If it is wrong to exclude homosexuals from the St. Patrick Parade it is also wrong to exclude people like Dave Wilson from the homosexual parade.
Let us Hope that Donald Trump does run for President
Man Got Balls
Dave Wilson has entered a float in the Gay Pride Parade promoting family values.
Mr. Wilson has been described as;
Houston Bigot, here.
A white anti-gay activist, here.
Houstonians for Family Values is going to have a float in the parade. We are going to be promoting traditional marriage between one man and one woman. I will be participating in HFFV’s float. If you know anyone who would like to participate with us we would glad to have them.
On White pretending to be Black
If a person who has all the tools that a man has can claim to be a woman why can't a person who looks white claim to be black?
Good News for former HCC Officer JohnJay Portillo
Officer Portillo received a favorable decision on his F5 Hearing.
Congratulations are also in order for attorneys Armando Lopez and Yolanda Navarro Flores who put in many hours preparing for the two day hearing. HCC spent hundreds of thousands of dollars defending the F5.
I was informed that Officer Portillo was so happy that he could not hold back his tears. Here is a posting by Officer JohnJay Portillo regarding the F5 decision.
City loses at the State Supreme Court
It does not look good for the City as to the "Rain Tax". I for one am glad that we may soon quit paying that darn tax. I did not support it, but could have lived with it if the City was not misusing the funds. The City is now paying over 500 employees with the funds raised by the rain tax. They have built hike and bike trails with it and neglected the infrastructure that was to have been fixed. Simple things like pot holes were allowed to remain and only when the media started pointing out the terrible condition that our street were in the City start doing something about it. Here is the conclusion of the State Supreme Court decision;
Here is the opinion in full.
If it comes down between Jeb v Hillary, Jeb has my vote
INSIDE often states that the Great Houston Partnership is the one in control of HCC. No less than the Houston Chronicle stated such in an OP Piece.
Something else that was interesting in that article is;
So what happened between Carroll Robinson and Renee Byas that muddied the waters and set one against the other?
Could the Greater Houston Partnership have been behind that? The Houston Chronicle certainly was not in favor of keeping Renee Byas, this is what they wrote.
Others have found out what INSIDE has known - HCC is anything but transparent
Here is article from ABC 13 Houston. Excerpts from the article, below;
Make no mistake, Zeph Capo is the Greater Houston Partnership's boy. They got him elected for a reason and that reason usually has to to with money. Money for members of the Partnership that is. They are like hungry pigs never satisfied, they are already looking to push for another HISD bond election.
HCC Disgruntled Employee
The statement below has been modified some to try to protect the employee, make no mistake the Maldonado administration may be worse than the Tyler administration. Employees protect yourselves, the only trustee you can trust at the moment is Dave Wilson.
INSIDE believes that she may be under order from the head honcho Maldonado, he is bringing in people that will do his bidding, he wants complete and total control of the institution.
Is the Greater Houston Partnership out to destroy HCC? Is there goal to replace with a super community college like Lone Star? HCC is the only institution where minorities have control. The Partnership does not like uppity minorities that ask too many questions or do not do their bidding.
Affirmative Programs - great article from the past
HCC has an affirmative action for white males, two of the top positions were never advertised, but two white males are now there. There may be others that INSIDE is not aware of.
A step in the right direction for Art Tyler
JUNE 5, 2015 — City College Chancellor Art Tyler was suddenly and summarily demoted today, in a move that didn’t surprise insiders who say he had been on the rocks for a while.
Most of the community seems pleased with the move, although it was made by the state chancellor and the special trustee without the consent (or even the consultation) of the elected Board of Trustees .... Meanwhile, it’s not as if things will improve instantly – Lamb inherits Tyler’s senior staff, including President Virginia Parras, who was hired out of Houston, where Tyler used to work with her, for a job that some say was never necessary in the first place.
So why did Harris and Lease fire Tyler (and make no mistake, the guy was effectively fired, moved to a much lower profile job that he will probably leave soon)?
Here is the article.
Now when will the HCC Trustees do the right thing and show Maldonado the door? Please make sure that all of Tyler's, Maldonado's and the Greater Houston Partnership's people go at the same time as it is time that HCC starts becoming relevant again.
Michael Berry calls young blacks "Jungle Animals".
Remember when Michael Berry was pandering to the African American Community when running for City Council? Well now he considers young black persons as "jungle animals". This is the same Michael Berry that was caught at a homosexual club. See his response below. It is amazing what those so called conservatives will believe. I still have trouble understanding how someone can believe that the world was created 10,000 years ago. We either believe in science or we don't. Michael Berry does a disservice to the community when he promotes racism. Here is a nice little article about Michael Berry.
Beware of Zeph Capo Bearing Messages
Two faces or is it forked tongue - from a post on Brave Site- do not trust him with real names or numbers.
Feel free to send over any data you have to support inappropriate spending. We often see the final numbers from a higher level. I have a private fax number if your concerned about an email trace. 713.979.9202.
I can tell you we want to see efficient and appropriate use of our tax dollars. I don't
Progress in Texas
Congressman Al Green what is he good for?
However Congressman Al Green is useless when it comes to helping people in need. I contacted his office with a simple request, give us information as to when FEMA will meeting with familes whose homes were flooded. In the alternative can you have a FEMA representative come to our neighborhood and meet with the families whose homes were flooded. There were about 150 homes that had severe water damage. Congressman Al Green did not even have the decency to respond to the email.
Former Congressman Ken Bentson is missed, he was the best congressman we have had represent us, unfortunately we now have a lazy person as our congressman, that would be Congressman Al Green.
A few images from the flood
ODDS & ENDS
HCC owns nearly 200 properties, are they in the real estate business? here (HCC master list)
There Master Transformation Map - read the whole thing typical BS stuff, here it is.
HCC building a 56,000 Sq Ft, building at 1990 Airport Blvd.- guess they follow the philosophy that if you build they will come. Time will tell but it is easy to spend other people's money.
Made me laugh - To stay relevant as a higher education institution, Houston Community College seeks to develop a framework of technology, content and processes to continually collect, communicate and act on data and insight gathered from Employers and Alumni. I Guess HCC is assuming that it is relevant? Kinda interesting as they have been in business for over 40 years and now getting around to finding out if what they are doing is right. I think that is the mentality of the new chancellor who thinks that minority students belong in work force not universities, after all he did come from such an environment. The comment about relevant came from an RFQ.
Protective Orders-Protective Orders-Protective Order
Once again HCC is asking for a protective order on a request for production. Why so much secrecy? Byas is only asking for information from 2013 to present. Maybe they should have asked from an earlier date, January 1, 2012 to present. The reason being is that there were persistent rumors that HCC was using taxpayers monies to promote the bond package. A logical vessel for use of taxpayers monies would be the friendly PR people that get over a million dollars a year to promote HCC. Did HCC engage in such a practice, who knows but they certainly have a lot to hide.
In fact one has to ask why a community college has to spend millions of dollars a year of taxpayers monies on lawyers. By the time they finish with the Renee Byas case they may spend in excess of two million dollars on attorney's fees. HCC is between a rock and hard place for instance if they settle does that mean that Eva Loredo, Neeta Sane, Chris Oliver, Carroll Robinson, and Dave Wilson engaged in manipulating Renee Byas to get their buddies contracts?
Here is the request for production for which HCC is seeking protection.
It won't change overnight!
The quote that follows is from the HCC Board Chair;
The Greater Houston Partnership People, Zeph Capo, Neeta Sane, Robert Glazer, and Adriana Tamez have been in power for two years. I say they are the Partnership, people, maybe puppets would be a better term, because it is because of the Partnership that at least three of them are in office. It was the Partnership money that got them elected. The Partnership money failed in only one race and that was the Dave Wilson v Bruce Austin race. Guess who is now exposing some of the shenanigans that is occurring at HCC? Dave Wilson is shedding light where darkness seems to rule. We can thank Dave Wilson for the following two stories and wasteful spending at best and corruption at worse, here and here. If you believe that HCC needs to change, send Dave Wilson a thank you letter at his residence, at 5600 W 34th St. Houston, Texas 77092. Anyone who knows Dave Wilson knows that he resides where he says, only the stupid county attorney thinks otherwise.
Capo is still campaigning with lies and deceit, he has no intention of shedding light as to what HCC is engaged in. The Board Chair has tremendous power, for instance, Bruce Austin signed Renee Bayas contract without notifying the Board, the Board did approve it, they just did not know it kinda like the three monkeys, see no evil, hear no evil, speak no evil. Neeta Sane gave Vidal Martinez a contract without notifying the Board that she had done it, this is based on what has been posted online regarding the Byas v HCC lawsuit (my reading of the material). Michael Williams refused to allow the rest of the Board see the Butler Report. If Capo and the other puppets wanted change they could have change, maybe Renee Byas is right that the trustees are more interested in other things that would be beneficial to them. If Capo wants to prove that he cares let him release the Butler Report. There is a reason that HCC police officers started their own site, here. Read the comments it seems to be a common thread, incompetence which begins at the top. By top I mean the chancellor present and past.
Leader of the Pack - Zeph Capo
The Board Chair is Zeph Capo and what are we finding, that HCC is wasting tax payers monies paying much more than property is worth. It is amazing that he is the head of the AFL-CIO teachers union but he has not worked toward increasing the pay of the employees that do the work. He is great on commenting and promising but has yet to fulfill a single promise made. From one of Capo's news letters,
Capo does claim that HCC has given employees pay increases, however, INSIDE could find no evidence of that occurring.
INSIDE stated during his campaign he was bought and paid for by the Greater Houston Partnership. INSIDE has no reason to believe that it was wrong in its analysis. Do have to state that it seems that the homosexual community is getting some things from HCC like sensitive training (Capo is openingly homosexual). Vince Ryan stated that Dave Wilson should not be trustee because the district he represents is primarily African American using the same line of logic Zeph Capo should not represent his district as his district is primarily Hispanic.
Transparency was one of Capo's promises, one only has to look at two lawsuits to see that is not what HCC is seeking, here and here. It is under Capo's leadership that HCC is suing the Attorney General of Texas to prevent revealing records that the AG has ruled were to released to the public, here.
What are Capo and HCC hiding? What are they afraid off?
HCC will never be a first class institution as long as yahoos like Capo and Maldonado are running the institution. Well maybe if they became caring individuals that could change, but old dogs normally don't learn new tricks.
New Trustee - Dr. Carolyn Evans-Shabazz
Here is an article that shows the community activist at work, let us hope that her heart stays in the same place for students. Unfortunately power corrupts and it corrupts very quickly. The "honorable" must have magic in it as normally decent persons quite too often become big headed like that Astros bobbing head ball players.
She is my representative and come November I understand that several people will be seeking that post.
Renee Byas - Lawsuit - Neeta Sane/Chris Oliver
One of the claims, among many that Ms. Byas made was;
If what Ms. Byas has some truth to it, then the public should be very concerned for a recent trade in properties that occurred in Ft. Bend County. It seems that HCC may have traded property worth millions more than what it received in return. Behind that trade it is believed was Trustee Neeta Sane. Of course HCC Board Chair Zeph Capo was there approving the trade. If I am not mistaken there are certain emails that may gotten to one the County Commissioners because of the trade. HCC released them by mistake and of course have asked for them to be protected. HCC just does not want the public to know what it is doing,
Bill King for Mayor Ad - short and simple meets the KISS principle
Republicans LAWSUIT TO STOP DACA AND DAPA
Here is a link to the history of the lawsuit by Texas and 25 other states to stop the implementation of DAPA and the 3 year extension of DACA.
What does INSIDE think about Adrian Garcia running for Mayor
Hillary calls for full and equal path for citizenship, here.
Hillary is throwing down the gauntlet to the Republican wannabeees. The path to the White House is via the Latino community, they are a small but critical part of winning in 2016.
In Case You Missed ABC 13 stories on HCC - Is Renee Byas right about some trustees taking percentages in the purchasing of properties?
And the Following story by ABC 13
There are many other properties, such as the property purchased from the John O'Quinn estate. The Board Chair at that time stated that there were classes being held there, nonsense they have never had classes there, it is presently being used as a warehouse, a very expensive warehouse as it is.
Ted Oberg did not mention that the property on McGregor (property is on 5/25/2014) was flipped a couple of times before HCC repurchased the property, some people made a ton of money. Maybe Renee Byas accounting of some trustees splitting profits from the sale of properties is true. Where is the FBI when you need them.
And Recently HCC sued the Attorney General rather than provide records that the Attorney General has ruled must be turned over. What is HCC hiding? Why are they into secrecy.
In this writer's opinion, HCC signed a contract with Renee Byas if the Trustees were too lazy or too stupid to ask questions when they approved contracts without inquiring then shame on them for being stupid and lazy.
Radio Spot Opposing Annise Parker's Ordinance
Manny Barrera for District J
Latino Politics, The LECHE.COM, here
They Owe Property Taxes
April 2014 State Representatives Borris Miles (here -over $42,000) and State Representative Harold Dutton (here) owes property taxes.Why hasn't the worthless County Attorney Vince Ryan started the process to foreclose on their property? In fact Harold Dutton has five properties in his name they all have delinquent taxes due, go here -type in name Dutton Harold.