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City of Houston Audit Letters
Here are the 96 pages of audit letters that the City of Houston released. They go back 10 years. INSIDE has optimized the documents to allow word search.
Senator Cornyn Response for return of contribution
Dr. Alameel is running for U.S. Senate (as a Democrat), he has contributed to Republican Candidates in the past including his opponent. Alameel recently asked Republicans to return his contributions. Cornyn response is below. source Texas Tribune
Wonder if the fact that he is very wealthy has anything to do with Wendy Davis and Leticia Van De Putte endorsing him?
Dear Dr. Alameel,
Though my campaign has not received a formal request, I noticed media reports indicating you would like a refund of the political contributions you gave to my campaign committees in 2004 and 2005. I have always run as a conservative candidate in Texas, so it is unclear why such a refund would suddenly be warranted now. Just as I was then, I am proud to be a consistent voice for the life of the unborn, those who hold the 2nd amendment so dear, and finally all who believe the federal government has gotten too big. I presume you donated to Governor Rick Perry and Attorney General Greg Abbott for similar reasons.
Thanks in part to your support for Texas conservatives like myself, Gov. Perry, Attorney General Abbott, and others, Texas has implemented a successful pro-growth agenda, marked by prolific job creation thanks to lower government spending, less taxes, and limited regulations. Equally as important, Texas has cultivated a culture that respects life and the right to keep and bear arms.
As with all Texans who stand up and join the fight for conservatism, I thank you for your enthusiastic and generous support of these causes. Without your help, conservatives across Texas could not have fought back against the big-spending, big government, pro-choice agenda that Democrats in Washington, D.C. have tried for so long to impose on our state.
That fight continues, and, regrettably, it is one for which no dollar can be spared. Therefore, I must respectfully decline your request.
I look forward to seeing you on the campaign trail.
The information below is from the Texas Tribune
Sources of Income
Hubert Vo - Financial Disclosure - here
Sources of Income
Carol Alvarado - Financial Disclosure - here
Sources of Income
HCC Audit - Is HCC in trouble again
The following emails has been circulating within Houston Community College.
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Who are the people that have been supporting the administration
One does not have to go far, just go the campaign report filed by Houston Business Education Coalition PAC, HBEC PAC. We can find the persons that contribute money to candidates at HCC and HISD. The question one has to ask is are the people that are behind HBEC interested in education of our children or in the thickness of their wallets? INSIDE tends to believe that for some the thickness of the wallets is what drives the people behind HBEC. Someone has to explain to me why out of the $454,000,000 ($454 million dollars) only about $280,000,000 dollars will be used for actual construction of buildings. Where does the rest go? The bulk of it goes to program managers, project managers, engineers, architects, there are layers and layers of people that will make millions of dollars from the bonds. The same thing is occurring at HISD.
Below are the last four HBEC campaign reports filed by the PAC, by the way they HBEC PAC did not file a December report, the run-off; Just look at the Jan 2014 and Oct 28 2013 the other two are of little value.
Jan 2014 Report
Kellner, Lawrence - Emerald Creek Group - $10,000
Welcome Wilson - GSL Welcome Group - $3,500
Richard Schechter - $2,500 - Why did Richard Schechter resign after the passing of the bonds? The Statement below about busting at the seams is not true, why did Schechter mislead people?
Oct 28 2013 Report
Day, Jonathan - Andrews Kurth LLP - $2,500 - Law Firm has contract with HCC
Jamail, James - The Jamail Family Market - $5,000
Mach, Steven - Mach Industrial Group - $2,500
McClanahan, David - Centerpoint Energy - $2,500
Schechter, Richard - $2,500
Sreerama, Karun - ESPA - $10,000
Weekley, Richard - Weekley Properties - $5,000
Wilson, Welcome Sr. - GSL Welcome Group - $10,000
Woo, Don - Mission Constructors Inc - $2,500
John Whitmire in Bed with so many people ....
A Chronicle blog has John Whitmire making a claim that his opponent is committing fraud. Why is his opponent committing fraud according to John Whitmire, because;
His opponent and his wife own a house in the district. Where his wife and children wish to spend some nights makes no difference, Whitmire knows that. It is not fraud. Whitmire should be debating the issues not making accusations that he cannot prove. If he has proof that LaCroix has not met the residency requirements he knows that the courts are the proper venue.
Whitmire has hundreds of acres in Washington County, maybe he spends most of his time out there in the Hill Country. Is he committing fraud by claiming to live in the district when he may be spending his time else where? Here is his Financial disclosure from 2013.
Why would a person that has almost $7,000,000 (Seven Million Dollars) in campaign funds want to debate where his opponent lives? Here is Whitmire's latest campaign report. What really is the purpose for Whitmire to come out an make statements about residency? Why isn't he challenging Ana Hernandez, Jessica Farrar, Adriana Tamez, Hubert Vo they have questionable residency, are they committing fraud? Chris Oliver votes from an address different from the homestead that his wife has is Chris Oliver committing fraud? There are at least two council members that have questionable residency, why isn't Whitmire questioning their residency? Mr. LaCroix campaign report is here.
If we wanted to play we could ask Senator Whitmire about that interest that he has or had in Surface Properties. Surface Properties Inc is registered to Michael D Surface, here. Not sure if it is the same Michael D. Surface that is associated with Jerry Eversole, here but if it is here is the indictment. Maybe the Chronicle wants to go ask Senator Whitmire if the Surface Properties he has or had an interest in is the same one associated with the person that got indicated.
Here is Whitmire's July 2013 Campaign report.
Here is Whitmire's January 2013 Campaign report.
Here is the article in the Chronicle.
There were 16,229 Democrats who voted in the primary in 2012, Senate District 15. The number should remain about the same. Spend some of that money Mr. Whitmire, it is not yours. I am sure that the persons that gave it to you did so out of the goodness of their heart. They did not expect to get your ear on certain subjects every now and then.
John Whitmire like Bruce Austin has lost touch with his constituents, if the voters in Senate District 15 are smart they will replace him with someone that cares about their children not their pocket books. Forty years in the senate is too long he needs to make room for new blood, he should have retired this year. Mr. Whitmire you will be 65 this year go enjoy your ranch in Washington County.
In 1973 when John Whitmire took office he was a college dropout. His elected position has been very kind to him. The New York Times had a recent article on John Whitmire;
Here is the New York Times story.
Maybe Mr. LaCroix is right
HCC and Janitorial Services
Even union members vote the way they are told once they get to HCC - Zeph Capo had no problems supporting the Janitorial contract that was presented on January 23, 2014. Here are some reviews of the GCA by employees. In fact one has to wonder why HISD had to get a settlement agreement between ABM and GCA, here on page 4. Well maybe Zeph Capo voting the way he did is no surprise he did take that all expense paid trip to Costa Rica with Borris Miles. Wonder if Zeph Capo will vote on Miles getting all the insurance when it comes up in a few months? Hopefully INSIDE will have information, by the time the Insurance Contract comes up, that could either prove or disprove that a former Trustee, Mary Ann Perez, is a subcontractor with Miles Insurance. State Representative Mary Ann Perez is a mentor and supporter of Adriana Tamez.
GCA did receive the top evaluation but we don't know if they were low bid. The question remains why did Chris Oliver recuse himself? Is he going to get part of the contract,Chris Oliver has a new company, AcurC Level Inc? Both sub-contractors are providing mostly broker services from what Inside has found available online. TMG one of the subcontractors is a broker, here is the City of Houston minority description. Diversified Chemical Supplies is providing cleaning materials, they list Jan-Pac address as their address, 6356 Clara St.
Larry Shealy formerly with Aramark (Aramark at one time had the Janitorial contract) stated that the bid process at Houston Community College was dirty;
The Veselka interview of Betty Brown a HCC employee at time of interview;
Angel Herrera employee of Aramark;
From the interview of Linda Richard from Aramark;
When Chris Oliver was asked about Ft. Bend Mechanical and ABM what did he say? Chris made the motion on ABM;
Chris Oliver was on Ft. Bend Mechanical Payroll at the time he made this motion to move Ft. Bend Mechanical from 6th place to the top. Here are the checks and dates he received payment from Ft. Bend Mechanical. The motion was made in Feburary 2010, he was on Ft. Bend Mechanical's payroll. But he was just following the recommendation of the administration. If you will notice that his biggest paycheck was received right before the recommendation and vote, must have worked hard for that money. Regarding the janitorial contract, Ft. Bend Mechanical was a subcontractor with ABM. Why was this not sent to the District Attorney?
Doesn't it make you wonder why so much of what was on the Veselka report was not given to the DA? HCC is rotten to its core.
Does anyone really think that HCC has changed its ways? There may be cost savings by using private companies in lieu of employees as most government agencies here in Harris county use private companies for janitorial services. But the graft and corruption must be taken out of the system. Too many of HCC colleges hired people on a part time basis to do the cleaning and fixing that does not get done when the private companies came in. HCC and HISD are dens of corruption so that monies that should be spent where they need to be spent in, educating our children, is wasted. As one person said, when you have a sub of a sub of a sub you will find a Trustee involved.
Most corruption is not a straight payout or even the hiring of a Trustee's company. The corruption occurs with gifts or loans to elected official, such as, the ex governor of Virginia or former Harris County Commissioner, Jerry Eversole. Corruption here in Harris County is so pervasive that it has become an accepted practice of doing business with government agencies. The partnership is involved either directly or indirectly by condoning such practices our children's education is what we are sacrificing.
Let me venture into the future, if it is typical white wash to hide their dirty laundry HCC will not make public the investigation into the Program Management contract which accused Carroll Robinson of possible tampering with the bidding process. There will be more on selection of Program Manager selections and what occurred before.
As one former employee who left HCC said;
Mark Christopher Thering Candidate for Judge - using Commercial Address
Here is the application that was submitted by Mr. Thering. The address is a commercial address per Harris County Appraisal District, here. Below is an image from Google of the address listed by Judicial Candidate Thering.
I am sure that Mr. Vince Ryan will do his duty and investigate the matter, after all Mr. Vince Ryan is an honorable man.
Vince Ryan and DA investigating all judicial candidates
Vince Ryan opened a can of worms when he decided to question the residency of one elected official. It seems that now he claims that he will investigate all judicial candidates petitions. Judicial candidates are required to submit petitions with signatures of registered voters that reside in the district for which they are running. A Justice of the Peace has a judicial district, the county and district wide offices encompass all of the county. According to Terry O'Rourke;
There are hundreds of judicial candidates running, how will Vince Ryan office look at all the petitions to verify that the signatures are genuine? Most judicial candidates have a minimum of 500 signatures that they have to submit. They have to call the persons, visit with them, there are thousands of names that have to be verified how will they finish by next week?
And the untruth of the day, by the Democratic Chair Lane Lewis;
Mr. Lewis how do you explain the fact that on its' face the application by Mr. Thering had a commercial address? I also have a candidate that seems to have used an address that is not listed in Harris County Appraisal District, but will have to drive by there to verify if there is a building located there. Mr. Lewis how do you explain that one of the Judicial candidates used an address that Harris County Appraisal District has as a vacant lot. An investigation indicates that a new house is there and that someone does reside there.
Democrat JP's chief clerk out to kill WetBacks
Is it any wonder that Justice of the Peace George Risner is concerned about his judicial race and will do anything to remove opponents. He hires people that are out to kill "WetBacks";
What will the Democratic Party do about the candidate? Is this Vince Ryan protecting Democrats. The Democratic Party is not the party for the Latino Community. Where is the condemnation by the likes of Sylvia Garcia? Adrian Garcia? Jessica Farrar? Mary Ann Perez? Ana Hernandez? Armando Walle?
Here is the full story from fox news.
Property taxes should be paid before running for office
While Mr. Ryan is investigating the above and all Judicial Candidates petitions, I suggest that he can encourage at least one Democrat to pay his taxes, here.
Over 4,000 registered voters using commercial addresses
There are over 4000 Harris County registered voters using commercial addresses.
I wonder how the Democratic Party missed the use of a commercial address? They certainly had no problem with Mr. Wilson a few years ago. The Democratic Party is under the control of Homosexuals who require that candidates believe in their dogma. I remember when the Democratic Party had room for people to disagree on one or two issues. Now you have to support abortion and homosexual rights.
Homosexual Rights Trump Religious Rights
From Oregon where a business chose not to bake a cake for a lesbian couple because of the couple's religious beliefs;
Wendy Davis Life Story a lie
Did three of the new trustees make a deal?
Last Thursday Neeta Sane became Chair. She received five votes, herself, Chris Oliver, Robert Glaser, Adriana Tamez, and Zeph Capo. Why would the three new board trustees all vote for Neeta Sane? Could it be that they had a quid pro quo? It sure smells like a fix was in, because she named all four persons that supported her to the Chancellor search committee. She removed Sandie Mullins and Eva Loredo who had been working in the committee for months.
Why would Neeta vote for someone that she thought was not "transparent" in his dealings? Below is what she had to say about Chris Oliver;
Why was the above not submitted to the DA when they went after the only trustee that was bringing out problems at HCC? Why is the partnership protecting Chris Oliver? They even allowed Chris Oliver to receive Worker's compensation, here.
The new trustees promised to be transparent, well their first vote seems to have made liars out of them as it smells at HCC. Will the new trustees soon start lining their pockets? Inside will continue to monitor until HCC becomes a poster child for what a Community College should be.
We will have to keep an eye on those new trustees as they have learned fast how to wheel and deal. Maybe they are just puppets of the partnership who is controlling them.
Ask yourself why statements from William Carter and Art Tyler below were not investigated by the DA? The Trustee is still on the Board.
According to Vice Chancellor Art Tyler, Bobby Singh was protected by Board Chair Neeta Sane;
If one were to guess who the trustee was that may be getting paybacks who would it be?
The Board meeting video showed what Inside has been stating for months, HCC has been extremely wasteful with the taxpayers monies. Estes stated that enrollment was down how much is it down? We have two type of students attending HCC those that pay and those that don't. The ones that don't pay are the dual credit students. HCC loses money on those students but they are counted for enrollment. If HCC removes them from the equation where is the enrollment?
Where Does Adriana Tamez live?
Here is where Ms. Tamez requested a marriage license on July 2011. She stated that she lived at the 3333 Allen Parkway address. A few months later a search of voting records indicates that she voted from the Jefferson address that is in HCC District 3. Ms. Tamez does own a house in District 3. Sources have indicated that she purchased the house when she was principal at Cage Elementary.
Ms. Tamez also recently purchased (2010) a condo that is located in Greenway Plaza. The condo is appraised at over $200,000. The house on Jefferson is occupied by her parents. Three persons voted, recent election, from the Jefferson Address two born in the 1930s and one born in the 1960s.
Puzzling is that Ms. Tamez contributed $15,000 to her campaign. Why would she do that? Why not a loan? Something does not smell right, since a few years before she took out a lien on the house on Jefferson. In fact why would James Rodriguez Campaign use Marc Campos address on another contribution? Something fishy happened in that campaign.
Question remains will Vince Ryan investigate where Ms. Tamez lives?
Recognize the image below? It is the Chevron Tower (1600 Louisiana). Guess how many people are registered to vote from that address? Let me not keep you in suspense, 13 persons are registered at that address. It is possible that the persons are prior tenants of the old YMCA that used to be located adjacent to the Chevron Tower. In 2012 there were four people that voted from a vacant lot.
From the Republican Party
Vince Ryan has made the office of County Attorney something that fears the light. Open records requests go unanswered. He hides behind a wall of attorneys to prevent light from shinning on the shenanigans that he or other county employees or elected officials may be engaged in. Rumors of affairs and other misdeeds by elected officials are the subject of small talk by attorneys at the water coolers.
We expect the same type of concern from Vince Ryan when he is presented a list of candidates from the Democratic Party that are using commercial addresses and vacant lots as a residence.
Good for the Mayor that she married her partner in California, now if she could quit discriminating against persons that do not believe in her lifestyle.
Round 4 - Dave Wilson vs Vince Ryan
Dave Wilson will be at the meeting tomorrow at HCC! Vince Ryan once again attempted to have a hearing without giving notice to Dave Wilson or his attorney. They attempted to get an ex parte hearing claiming that they could not contact Dave Wilson or his attorney. Amazingly they have no trouble getting hold of the media. Vince Ryan needs to go.
This morning Vince Ryan lost round four in his attempt to circumvent the will of the people. The question has to be asked why Dave Wilson? Dave Wilson may have his faults, but exposing corruption has been something that he has been doing for years.
Vince Ryan is the tail being wagged by others. Former Trustee Feldman, related to the City Attorney David Feldman, was appointed because of calls made to certain trustees by Republican and Democrat commissioner(s). Recently the City has started getting into the sell and lease back agreements. The governmental entity may or may not benefit from the lease backs but one thing is certain, some individuals walk away with millions of dollars.
Is it only coincidence that many of the properties that HCC purchases are in El Franco Lee's district?
Chronicle wants an investigation, where do we begin
The Editorial Board wants an investigation as to the voter registration of Dave Wilson's children. If there is going to be an investigation, Inside suggests that we start with Dominique Sache, she has voted at least twice from the channel 2 address. There are 14 people registered at 1600 Louisiana (Chevron) at least half of them have voted at least once from that address. One well known owner of a car dealership voted from the dealership location. One well know furniture store owner voted from a store location.
Why do the same people that donated so much money to oust certain Trustees
January 2014 Articles - Archives
January 1 thru 14th articles, here
Correction concerning State Representative Wu, Tai Wu is another person as in 2013 both Eugene Wu and Tai Wu voted.
December 2013 State Representatives Borris Miles and State Representative Harold Dutton owe property taxes. here. Why hasn't the County Attorney Vince Ryan started the process to foreclose on their property?
Who God is and Who God is not