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Friday, August 28, 2009

Those court reporters are a bunch of greedy little women

These guys are denying justice in the courtroom and the poor children a lawyer but they line their pockets

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

County Commissioner's Doing Audits on Select Judges But Not Themselves?

Are the County Commissioners throwing stones when they live in glasshouses? Are they suppressing fees for court appointed lawyers yet paying their own private lawyers 175 to 250 per hour. El Defenzor begins the probe....

Are poor citizens being denied their constitutional right to an attorney because the county is pressuring judges not to pay lawyers for their services yet they are obtaining their own attorneys at exorbitant rates? We shall see...


Anonymous said...

woudn't surprise me starting with Loyd Neil and his wheeling and dealing.

He owns the press here so we never here about his shady insurance deals and the 95% loan from packery channel we are paying for.

Anonymous said...

Why would the county commissioners need attorneys when they have the county attorney's office? Let's found out. More corruption. Go get them Homero!

Anonymous said...

And let's not forget Banales has 3 or 4 lawyers he gives all the business to. Are the commissioners looking at him? What about the 140,000 office? I bet that would pay for 100 court appointed lawyers!

Anonymous said...

Insider: This is politically motivated and they are trying to single out a couple of judges. The county commissioners need to look at all the money they are burning that belongs to the taxpayers.


Keep talking readers...Who has the dirt on this?

Is their corruption on paying side lawyers instead of Laura Jiminez' fine lawyers that should be representing the county? Why are there private lawyers? Who knows?Respond anonymously readers. Your input is greatly appreciated and will be followed up and verified...

Anonymous said...

EDC culture and marketing is the cottage industry that rapes the county funds. The County commissioners have no problem giving out million dollar contracts that are corrupt and full of croneyism but begrudge a poor person and their lawyer a decent wage. It's time to expose them. Look for your seat. Teh county commissioners have the easiest part time job in the world: 80k a year for a few hours a week and they can work at their own jobs and they can buy their husbands a brand new office and we pay for it. Why can't poor people get a lawyer? Because they control the judges that way. They audit judges and then they don't audit themselves!

If it wasn't for the Ortiz machine these commissioners and corrupt EDC members from taking over the whole county and raping the system. They started a war and we are going to finish it. EVERYONE RUN AGAINST THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS! THROW YOUR NAME IN THE RING. IF YOU ARE FEMALE AND HISPANIC GO FOR IT!IF YOU ARE WHITE AND MALE GO FOR IT! IF YOU HAVE POLKADOTS AND A PINK AFRO GO FOR IT. RUN AGAINST FENCE SITTER NEIL WHO JUMPED TO BE A REPUBLICAN TO GET ELECTED. ENOUGH! These guys are denying justice in the courtroom and the poor children a lawyer but they line their pockets. YOU WANT A WAR? YOU HAVE IT COUNTY COMMMISSIONERS.

No Gard said...

Homero - your "blog" is rather vague. I would like for you to elaborate on specifically what judges are being audited. I am at a loss. I have heard talk of those "court-appointed" attorneys pay being outrageous - some even living off of it. You need to go pull some records and find that CERTAIN judges have only CERTAIN outside lawyers they will appoint.

As for County Attorney, it is an elected position. That position is to represent the interests of the county when it comes to contractual matters, legal matter, personnel matters. The Commissioners Court should have an attorney as they enter into binding agreements with numerous companies and someone should make sure they are sound contracts.

Still would like to know WHICH judges are being audited? As it is my understanding, the County Auditor is appointed by the JUDGES themselves and the County Auditor answers to the Judges. So, Homero who is feeding you this bullsh*t? If the judges are being audited, it is because one of their own ordered it.

As for the court-appointed attorneys, I think the County should create a department that houses attorneys for those specific cases. Then all the attorneys in the community would either have to become employees of the county ONLY or not get the cases. Then the amount can be reduced greatly by having only a handful of attorneys, rather than hundreds and no one could maintain their livelihood off the back of the judges who appointment. I know that Rudy Trevino even did a report on this and the outrageous amounts "certain" lawyers make.

I think the audit is warranted and since they are considering cutting the budget, this would be a prime place to start. Get more for your buck! But Homero, if you are getting fed this bullsh*t by one of those morons (and you know who I am talking about), you might want to research before posting. Seriously. Don't let their words be the gospel.

No Gard (The Informed) said...

And as another note, while you are talking about Judges and money and attorneys, why dont you go ask those lovely district judges why the hell they GAVE the court reporters a 10% increase. It is a state statute that the DISTRICT JUDGES have the right to give them the increase and the county MUST pay it. Those judges have pissed everyone in the courthouse off! I MEAN ALL OF THEM! Those court reporters are a bunch of greedy little women sitting there in comfortable working conditions all day - there's where the finger pointing needs to be. Why did the district judges feel it appropriate to give the 10% to those reporters, when most make more than the ADA's representing the citizens in the county. Saldana had that same question. Seems Watts, Hassette, Banales (who has 2 reporters), Longoria, Galvan, Greenwell, and Ramos were happy a lark to give those "girls" 10%. Who in the HELL gets a 10% annual increase in this country? What favors are those people doing for the judges? I was even told they were asking for 10% every year for the next 4 years. I personally say FIRE them! Find someone else to do it for less. In this economy, you are blessed to have a JOB, don't be greedy! The court reporters have ranges in salary from $45k to 74k (this high one in Banales court) annually. They don't even work 40 hours a week like the typical employee. Banales isn't even in court in Nueces County EVERY day...

There's where you need to look Homero. Go check that fleecing out. Go check out that corrupted pay system. Those court reporters also are able to BILL the county and others for the TRANSCRIPTS they typed on COUNTY TIME. And they make THOUSANDS! So their true annual salary is more like double what the county pays them as OBLIGATED by state statutes.

And again I say - LAURA JIMENEZ GARZA is ELECTED ... she is not appointed and according to statute, her job is: http://www.texascounties4u.org/desc/attorney.html. She is not elected to represent "citizens" in the courtroom as individuals for crimes nor is she there to prosecute them. Her job and that of the other attorneys and paralegals and assistants is clearly laid out in this description.

HOMERO... please get your information straight before you present Laura as a prosecutor or defense counsel. Her job is to provide legal opinions and rulings to the Commissioners and the County Elected Officials as it pertains to OFFICIAL COUNTY BUSINESS.

Please keep in mind, many of these decisions (regarding pay and appointments) were made by PREVIOUS Commissioners Courts and from what I understand, there are some SERIOUS changes going to take place in our county in the future.

Here are some links to help everyone sort out all the DUTIES, APPOINTMENTS and PAY of those in question:

District Attorney & the ADAs: http://law.onecle.com/texas/criminal-procedure/2.01.00.html

Court Reporters: http://law.onecle.com/texas/government/52.046.00.html

Court Appointed Attorneys (appointed by the COURT JUDGE and PAID for by the COUNTY): http://law.onecle.com/texas/criminal-procedure/26.051.00.html

Unfortunately, due to decisions by previous Commissioners, County Judges AND elected legistative representatives, these RIDICULOUS statutes are in place. Why? I am sure it was at sometime to make one of their friends happy - Herrero just passed a bill making all court reporters "OFFICIAL" court reporters. Doesn't he have better things to focus on that such a ridiculous matter? Why did he do it? Why don't you ask his LEGAL buddies why ... and it was all generated by someone in our District Court system. http://www.capitol.state.tx.us/BillLookup/History.aspx?LegSess=81R&Bill=HB1551

Saturday, March 28, 2009

The EDC and Atkinson and all the other Gringo Pendejo Organizatons trying to shut El Defenzor Down

The EDC and Atkinson and all the other Gringo Pendejo Organizatons trying to shut El Defenzor Down

Homero: If you won't say it I will. Aren't you tired of these white controlled pendejos trying to shut down El Defenzor's message? Don't they understand that Hispanics now know how to use a computer, see through the smoke screen and are figuring out that what these guys will do for whites they won't do for hispanics? They pay their LATINO LACKEYS A PITTANCE AND THESE GUYS EAT DUNG, THEY REALLY WILL. Also, the wannabe politicero JEFF "Give me money and you will win or lose on your own" BUTLER who pockets all this money from political candidates, shares none of it and then has all of his candidates lose while making a quarter million dollars in campaign season. What kind of pendejos would pay this pinche pancon a dime. He's almost as bad as Al"The Kiss of Death and God told me to charge you 50,000 for your `campaign" Hinojosa as a campaign manager. The time has come Mi Raza to make our own political machine vis a vis the internet and to come together. I am challenging all my Latina sisters to be the next generation of politiceras who don't have to be intimidated by white men and their Latino Lacky male counterparts who will do anything for the gringo because they have been conditioned to kiss the white man's ass. Corpitos is the worst. Ask my homeboys from the Westside: There are so many Mexicans in Corpus that Actually believe they are white like Nelda Martinez. Por favor. Even with the lightest make up base you are still brown Honey! If you are brown stick around.


Juanito the JP from Alice and the President from Iran: How come you never see them in the same room?

And I promise that I won't run for Mayor of Alice and fix cases and pronounce people dead at the same time and marry people as your JP....
Juanita aka Tres Mil
Atkinson doesn't control me plus I have to fly back to Iran after this Political season...Ok, Ok, just kidding...PURAHISPANA POLITICAL HUMOR...HAHAHAHHA.

Elida Garza in Alice: Filing false charges against District Clerk David Guerrero


As I was filing down my nails to write another column I thought of yet another hot button issue in Alice and that is of Elida Garza at a school board meeting. This rabid dog reportedly tried to blast everyone and When the illustrious and well intentioned David Guerrero in his own gentlemanly way told her to sit her old bitch ass down what does she do? ONly in Alice, Texas does she file charges and leave the taxpayers having to pay for a groundless investigation and take up space in their local newspaper. This woman Elida Garza has had an ax to grind with certain school board members for years. Frustrated and postmenopausal she yearn for the days when they could give her a good one and she would be satisfied, but noooooo. As with many people with too much time on their hands she goes after people who do nothing but try to serve the community, manipulate the media and the County Attorney's office and leave countless man hours at Jesusa Sanchez Vera's office to have to deal with politically motivated pressing of charges that will go nowhere. Elida: Please, take some ex-lax, concentrate on reviving your sex life and shut the hell up and quit complaining. Chingao mujer, from a younger woman, perdona me pero ya caya te lo sico and move in. Whew...I feel better. Back to filing my nails, french cut and flawless. If Elida knows how to use a computer and reads this she can also pick up another device and use it to ease the tension, just don't brown out the electricity in Alice. Por Favor.

I am Purahispana, The Scorge of South Texas.

Con su licensia Homero but it is best a woman handle a woman on these issues, Ok?


Atkinson in Alice? People of Alice! Wake Up!Gringos Hediendos Pa Fuera!

Aren't we tired of the same old peckerwood's trying to rule over the Mexican American populace. Does Alice really need a white overlord buying a bunch of Hispanos? Who does this guy think he is? Fuera con este pendejo. George Parr you are not.

Permit me to crack my knuckles and begin.

Since the days of George Parr many Mexicanos have been controlled, misled and manipulated by a patron. Our culture lends to being subservient and unwilling to fight for what is ours. Is this South Africa where as in Alice over 80 percent of the population is Mexican American yet we bow and scrape to a gringo hediendo because he says so and names a street after himself by a movie theater and the Wal Mart? If 10 percent of us stood up to him, told him to shut his mouth and to go to whatever backwater place he came from our troubles would soon be over. Nothing makes me more sick than a man who is bored because he has too much money and is trying to overthrow people. People in Alice, take back your politics, don't listen to the modern day Parr's. The day of the peon is over. Estos gringos pendejos no saben que necitamos nuestra raza! Expose corruption at every turn. Get the government to investigate this man: from toxic dumping to shady deals to violating the election code. Don't serve this master. He thinks of all of you as Mexican dogs. Don't be fooled. No te creas en los curanderos blancos mi raza.

I'm just getting started. Thank God for the communications decency act of 1996 and the internet. Welcome Mr. Atkinson, there are so many things you can control or try to boycott.

PURAHISPANA. Only the internet allows a lil ole hispanic girl like me to geld you.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

The Kenedy Pasture Company: Celis Needs To Subpoena Hillary

You know I have been in and out of Mauricio's trial. A few observations from the first time I was there. IMO a pro establishment Judge with a subtle leaning towards housekeeping but enough to cancel technical victories for the defense. To my surprise (which really shouldn't have been a surprise) was the Texas Deputy Attorney General and he was on a mission. I think about it for a bit and start to smell the stench. This prosecution is a winnable prosecution but it is not one seeking Justice. Josie (the Politiquera from the commentarios) and the political targeting / retaliation exacted in her from the same Level and branch of government. We all know the prosecution of her as a criminal was ridiculous. The ones who disagree do so because they dont like her politics but not because technically she was prosecutable. This is suppression of the NUECES DEMOCRATIC PARTY. Mauricio is being prosecuted out of Political Expediency. Angelica takes credit as this thing being her baby, she has put together a winnable case against a man she despises right along side of Mikal Watts. I know the disdain Angelica harbors for these men who with their money influence South Texas Politics. She knows they are cheating and she ran her election campaign fair and square to lose by a very narrow margin. Now all of that said, i do not believe her diligence stems from Professionalism. Also, I cannot see her casting stones as she is not without prosecutable transgressions. I believed in Angelica and thought if anyone would retain a humble objectivity that it would be Angelica. My opinion diminished now by our last two communications. I contacted her by phone and asked her if she would apprise a situation dealing with the status of my wife (unlawfully confined) and how I might remedy the situation. She was very polite (but in hindsight) out of expedience only she said, Yes Mr Haley I will look into the situation and I will call you back. It will probably be late today but I assure you I will call you back today Mr Haley." I still remain. This is all I need to know Angelica has turned to the Dark Side.

On another note "The Whole World Knew" Mauricio was not a licensed attorney. Let's suppose they did not have a clue he did not possess a license, who dropped the ball and allowed him to operate in the State Judiciary without credentials? Now get rid of everyone who should have known and claims they did not know as their defense. WATT they are really telling everyone is that they are incompetent. GET RID OF TEH INCOMPETENCE!

As for Angelica, I am truly disappointed for her and in her. She knows it and avoided talking to me while Carlos just patted me on the back. She did have to speak to my wife as it was unavoidable. Angelica's cower to us says it all. She knows it doesnt feel right cuz if it did she would face us with passion and confidence. Where did the Old Angelica go?

As for Mauricio, he is in the grinder. Mikal Watts, Two Fer, Firestone and Velacrat Politics. The only option he has is to bring in the Politicos and get them on record. If he has half a brain he will set up the three rings right there in the courtroom and let the Political Circus begin. Hell, he should even subpoena Hillary. The witness list is where we turned the tables and it can be so for Mauricio as well. I have tried to show him the water but I cant make him drink.
The Kenedy Pasture Company: Celis Needs To Subpoena Hillary

Sunday, November 23, 2008

Attorney Rene Rodriguez Rocking CCPD, Chief Bryan Smith & All of The Dirt Swept Under The Carpet

CCPD Chief Bryan Smith using the Internal Affairs Division as personal rogue detective agency in an attempt to protect the Chief and cronies and to keep illicit criminal acts secreted.




Cause No. _____________

v. § AT LAW NUMBER______


A. Discovery-Control Plan
1. Plaintiff intends to conduct discovery under Level 2 of Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 190.3
B. Parties
2. Plaintiff David Torres is a resident of Nueces County, Texas
3. Defendant Bryan Smith, individual, is a resident of Nueces County, Texas and may be served with process at 321 John Sartain St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78401.
4. Defendant City of Corpus Christi is a municipal corporation and a political subdivision of the State of Texas, who may be served by serving its acting City Manager Angel Escobar at 1201 Leopard St., Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
C. Jurisdiction
5. The individual parties to this lawsuit are residents of Nueces County, Texas. The municipality herein is located in Nueces County, Texas.
D. Venue
6. All matters alleged herein occurred in Nueces County, Texas.

E. Facts
7.1 On or about May of 2007, Assistant District Attorney Jack Pulcher informed Plaintiff that a police officer had purchased a vehicle from the police impound lot. Jack Pulcher again retold the same story to Plaintiff David Torres and Detective Gilbert Garcia. As a result of that information, Plaintiff specifically informed Assistant Chief Kenneth Bung of the allegations that officers were purchasing vehicles from the impound lot for their own personal gain. During that meeting, Assistant Chief Kenneth Bung did not tell Plaintiff that he was already aware of the situation or that he knew that the former Chief of Police Pete Alvarez had allegedly acquiesced to this activity by police officers by doing nothing about it. The investigation revealed that Captain Jerry Vesely, Lieutenant Weldon L. Weber and Senior Officer Martin Jasso were persons involved in inappropriately and illegally purchasing vehicles from the police impound lot. Assistant Chief Kenneth Bung, Commander John Moseley and Commander Mike Walsh never informed Plaintiff that they had been aware of this illegal activity since 2004 and had done nothing to stop it.
7.2 Plaintiff David Torres had uncovered and reported a situation that could prove embarrassing and inexcusable for the police department. This investigation would definitely have a detrimental effect on the career of Police Chief Bryan Smith. Commander John Moseley, Commander Mike Walsh, Assistant Chief Kenneth Bung and Police Chief Bryan Smith never informed Plaintiff that they were aware of the illegal activity at the impound lot by these police officers. In fact, Plaintiff and Detective Gilbert Garcia informed Assistant Chief Bung that Ronnie Berglund, the Impound Supervisor, told Plaintiff and Detective Garcia that he and his supervisor, Aaron Rios, had previously notified the police administration about Captain Jerry Vesely’s actions in buying multiple cars from the impound yard. In order to avoid any semblance of complicity in criminal conduct by the Corpus Christi Police Department, Chief of Police Bryan P. Smith began his conspiracy to frame Plaintiff by making him a “suspect” in this vehicle impound matter. Plaintiff was interviewed by Internal Affairs on August 17, 2007 and again on November 27, 2007. The interview focused on fabricated allegations by Captain Jerry Vesely, Lieutenant Weldon L. Weber and Senior Officer Martin Jasso that Plaintiff (1) knew of police officers purchasing vehicles from the police impound lot and (2) never indicated that the practice was inappropriate or illegal. In addition, Assistant District Attorney Jack Pulcher participated in this conspiracy and provided a false statement to Internal Affairs that he never informed Plaintiff of any wrongdoing at the police impound lot. At no time during the questioning of Plaintiff David Torres did Assistant Chief Kenneth Bung, Commander John Moseley, Commander Mike Walsh or Chief Bryan Smith inform anyone that they had been aware of this criminal activity at the police department since 2004.
7.3 On April 22, 2008 Senior Officer Larry Serna at the direction of Defendant Bryan Smith conducted a polygraph examination of Plaintiff. According to Senior Officer Larry Serna, the polygraph examination of Plaintiff allegedly resulted in a finding of “Deception Indicated” regarding three (3) areas of inquiry – (1) Did Plaintiff have knowledge that police officers were purchasing vehicles through the police impound lot prior to May 16, 2007; (2) Was Plaintiff being truthful to Internal Affairs during Plaintiff’s two interviews; and (3) Did Plaintiff have knowledge that Captain Jerry Vesely had purchased a vehicle through the police impound lot prior to May 16, 2007. Plaintiff demanded a second polygraph from Chief of Police Bryan P. Smith, especially since the examination revealed “No Deception Indicated” regarding Plaintiff’s assertion that he initially received the police vehicle impound information from Assistant District Attorney Jack Pulcher. Although the findings were blatantly inconsistent and in all probability fabricated, Chief of Police Bryan P. Smith nevertheless denied Plaintiff’s request to allow a second polygraph examination or to review the results. In addition, Defendant City of Corpus Christi has to date refused to provide Plaintiff with the polygraph test and results so that he can review and test the polygraph examination for accuracy and intentional false readings. Plaintiff David Torres contends that the polygraph was used in a malicious attempt to falsely transfer criminal guilt from certain members of the Corpus Christi Police Department to Plaintiff David Torres. High command staff of the Corpus Christi Police Department’s administration knew that this criminal conduct at the impound lot had been occurring since 2004.
7.4 On April 23, 2008, Chief of Police Bryan P. Smith issued Plaintiff a letter of Contemplated Disciplinary Action in the form of Termination of Employment, stating in part, that “Honesty and integrity are paramount in the law enforcement profession.” This contemplated Letter of Termination was essentially based on statements made by persons who committed criminal acts and on a tainted and predetermined polygraph examination designed to make Plaintiff David Torres the scapegoat. In addition, the Internal Affairs’ file did not contain any interviews of vital witnesses that would prove that Assistant District Attorney Jack Pulcher, Captain Jay Vesley, Lieutenant Weldon L. Weber and Senior Officer Martin Jasso were not being truthful. It was patently obvious that the investigation by Chief of Police Bryan P. Smith and Internal Affairs was specifically intended to culminate in a predetermined and pernicious conclusion – To frame and falsely accuse Plaintiff of the criminal conduct and shift the guilt from the true criminal perpetrators to Plaintiff. Defendant Smith’s intent was to also quiet the Plaintiff. At no time did Chief Bryan Smith inform Plaintiff David Torres of his complicity with members of his administrative staff. Engaging in criminal conduct and using the police department for one’s personal illicit gain is outside the course and scope of Defendant Bryan Smith’s employment. As such, Defendant Bryan Smith at all times herein acted individually and outside the scope of his authority as Chief of Police for the City of Corpus Christi.
7.5 On April 25, 2008, Plaintiff and Corpus Christi Police Officers Association President Domingo Ybarra met with Chief of Police Bryan P. Smith. Initially, Chief of Police Bryan P. Smith offered Plaintiff “alternate disciplinary punishment”. This essentially would have placed Plaintiff on probation and at the mercy of the Chief of Police. “Alternative disciplinary punishment” means that the Chief of Police would place Plaintiff on probation, and the Chief of Police would have the authority to unilaterally decide when Plaintiff committed any infraction, subjecting Plaintiff to immediate termination without any right to an appeal or grievance process. Plaintiff refused the offer. Chief of Police Bryan P. Smith then gave Plaintiff the option to retire in lieu of termination. Plaintiff again refused the offer. At this point, Plaintiff told Defendant Bryan Smith, in the presence of CCPOA President, Domingo Ybarra, that Assistant Chief Kenneth Bung had committed several illegal acts and engaged in major violations of the Rules Manual. Defendant Smith stated that he did not want to do anything to Assistant Chief Bung because he was going to retire in August of 2008.
7.6 Since Plaintiff did not retire as expected and told Defendant Smith that he would have to terminate Plaintiff’s employment, Chief of Police Bryan P. Smith immediately gave Plaintiff a letter stating that he was demoted to Captain and was to immediately report to Commander J. V. Garcia for patrol duty. He also gave Plaintiff another letter stating that Plaintiff was suspended for two hundred forty (240) hours. Plaintiff signed the demotion and suspension letters, indicating receipt of the disciplinary punishment documents, in the presence of Corpus Christi Police Officers Association President Domingo Ybarra. As Plaintiff was about to leave the office, Chief of Police Bryan P. Smith pulled the disciplinary documents from Plaintiff’s hands and told Plaintiff that he had to discuss this situation with City “legal”. Plaintiff was told to return to the Chief’s office some time later in the afternoon. After allegedly meeting with “legal”, Chief of Police Bryan P. Smith returned to give Plaintiff a Letter of Reprimand. The letter did not mention the results of the polygraph examination nor Plaintiff having any prior knowledge of police officers purchasing vehicles from the police impound lot. Instead, Plaintiff was reprimanded because the criminal investigation of Senior Officer Martin Jasso “indicates that the level of said investigation was well below what I would consider an acceptable standard”, indicating “a lack of investigative integrity and attempts to make said investigation culminate in a predetermined conclusion.” In other words, Plaintiff David Torres was essentially accused of criminal conduct, i.e., tampering with evidence and conducting a criminal investigation to achieve false results. Defendant Bryan Smith knew that Plaintiff, Detective Gilbert Garcia, Captain John Houston and Lieutenant Raymond Lara had previously met with District Attorney Carlos Valdez to discuss the “impound lot” investigation and findings. Mr. Valdez informed them that it was a good case for prosecution but the statute of limitations had expired. In other words, this matter began in 2004 and no one in the Corpus Christi Police Department Command Staff with knowledge of the events presented the case to the District Attorney for prosecution within the statute of limitations. It was now too late.
7.7 At all times herein, Defendant Bryan Smith acted individually and outside the course and scope of his employment with the City of Corpus Christi, trying to protect himself and his job. Defendant Bryan Smith in concert with others in his administration engaged in contemptible conduct designed to destroy and ruin the career of an innocent policeman by falsely accusing Plaintiff David Torres of criminal conduct in order to conceal their own criminal activity and to “save their own hide” from possible criminal prosecution.
7.8 Prior to May of 2008, Plaintiff requested that the police department investigate several instances of wrongful conduct being perpetrated by various members of the department. Peter G. Merkl, Assistant City Attorney sent a letter dated May 14, 2008 to the undersigned counsel in which he assured Plaintiff that the allegations would be investigated by the Internal Investigation Division. No such investigation ever occurred. Instead, Chief Bryan Smith used the Internal Affairs Division for his personal use and began to essentially investigate every aspect of Plaintiff David Torres’ life in order to justify his nefarious plan to shift criminal culpability away from him and his cronies towards an innocent party with no regard to decency, honor or conscience.
7.9 After May 15, 2008, Defendant Bryan Smith made Plaintiff a criminal suspect in an alleged corruption case investigation. In fact, internal affairs and Defendant Bryan Smith contacted the Texas Ranger’s office to seek criminal charges against Plaintiff. It was determined that the allegations were unfounded and had no merit.
7.10 Defendant Bryan Smith also sent an internal affairs officer, Ruben Vela, to interview a Chief of Police from another city in an attempt to gather inculpatory information against the Plaintiff regarding an issue that Plaintiff had no involvement or participation in. It was determined that the allegations were unfounded and had no merit.
7.11 Internal Affairs investigators were also sent to the Child Advocacy Center to investigate alleged inappropriate conduct by Plaintiff relating to a civilian board dispute. The allegations were determined to be unfounded.
7.12 Defendant Bryan Smith also sent Internal Affairs investigators to interview a Corpus Christi police officer regarding a sexual harassment complaint to determine if the Plaintiff was involved in any manner with this allegation. The allegations were determined to be unfounded.
7.13 Defendant Bryan Smith also intentionally did not present material evidence and vital witnesses before the Jerry Vesely Arbitration hearing in order to predetermine the outcome, i.e., reinstatement of Jerry Vesely. Specifically, Captain Vesely, prior to his termination, had ordered three officers to make false statements in an affidavit in order to justify the seizure of a vehicle. Ultimately, one officer complied with the order and signed an affidavit containing false information which justified the seizure of a citizen’s vehicle. This vehicle was eventually released to the rightful owner with no impound fees assessed against the owner. Five police officers had made themselves available for the arbitration hearing to testify about Captain Vesely’s inappropriate and illegal conduct regarding this false affidavit. Lieutenant Jason Brady also presented an investigative packet to internal affairs regarding Jerry Vesely’s actions in attempting to force police officers to file false reports. In addition, Captain John Houston also forwarded a similar investigative packet from the Criminal Investigations Division to Internal Affairs regarding Jerry Vesely ordering police officers to sign false affidavits to justify the seizure of a vehicle. Defendant Smith did not include this matter in Jerry Vesely’s Notice of Termination and never requested the presence of any of these officers at the arbitration hearing for testimony. In addition, Plaintiff was the commanding officer in charge of the Vesely impound investigation. Although Plaintiff had specifically contacted City legal to make himself available for the arbitration hearing, he was never contacted to testify at the arbitration hearing. Jerry Vesely was reinstated with back pay. Captain Jerry Vesely is now a supervisor in the Corpus Christi Police Department proudly wearing a badge and carrying a gun.
7.14 Defendant Bryan Smith did all of the above in his individual capacity in a concerted attempt to frame and bring false charges against the Plaintiff, using the Internal Affairs Division as his personal rogue detective agency in an attempt to falsely accuse Plaintiff of criminal conduct and to forever destroy Plaintiff’s career in order to protect Defendant Bryan Smith and his cronies and to keep these illicit criminal acts secreted.
7.15 There is no question that Defendant Bryan Smith engaged in this conduct to personally protect himself. Defendant Bryan Smith attempted to garner positive media publicity by publically proposing marriage to a female on April 15, 2007. (C.C. Caller-Times: Chief steals no bases, just her heart) Unfortunately, this media honeymoon abruptly ended in less than a week. Defendant Bryan Smith was accused of rape by his former girlfriend, and media frenzy ensued. (C.C. Caller-Times: DA: Woman accuses police chief of rape; Woman who accused police chief has attorney; Incident report involving police chief released; City hangs on to reports in allegations against chief; Report: Smith texted woman; Smith inquiry being delayed) In May of 2007, the same month that the Plaintiff brought this impound lot scandal to the attention of Assistant Chief Kenneth Bung, the alleged rape case was set to go to the grand jury for indictment. (C.C. Caller-Times: Smith case goes to grand jury on May 25; Jurors to hear Smith case on May 25; Carlos Valdez is right to expedite the Smith case; Valdez, Ranger discuss evidence; Grand jury meets Friday in sexual assault case against police chief; Smith’s accuser arrives at grand jury hearing) During this period, Bryan Smith was forced to hire an attorney to represent him and was forced to admit to his fiancé that he had strayed from their relationship. (C.C. Caller-Times: Smith denies sexual assault: Texas Rangers Investigate) Defendant Bryan Smith’s entire life was now under public scrutiny. (C.C. Caller-Times: No indictment for police chief; No indictment) Also in May of 2007, the Police Officer’s Association decided to back Skip Noe in his decision regarding Bryan Smith’s future. (C.C. Caller-Times: City’s police association backs Noe in Smith case) In June of 2007, the local newspaper reported that Bryan Smith now faced his greatest challenge which was to try and regain some credibility with the community and his department after the grand jury decided to “no bill” the rape charge. (C.C. Caller-Times: Police chief takes on his greatest challenge)
7.16 In July of 2007, a former employee reported to the local media that the Corpus Christi Police Department was backlogged by over five thousand (5,000) police reports not being entered into the system. (C.C. Caller-Times: Ex-police lieutenant points out backlog of reports) The former employee indicated that it was a four month backlog. Again, Bryan Smith found himself under scrutiny answering questions about his failed leadership. Bryan Smith did admit to the backlog and attempted to diffuse this adverse publicity by providing veiled excuses.
7.17 In August of 2007, Bryan Smith found himself again in the media unable to shake the accusation of rape. With numerous people and agencies making open records requests to the Texas Department of Public Safety for the rape reports and investigation, Bryan Smith again hired an attorney to try to keep them concealed. In August of 2007, however, the Attorney General ruled that the public interest in determining the credibility of its police chief far outweighed any privacy issues and ordered the rape investigation and reports be made public. (C.C. Caller-Times: AG: Rangers must give chief’s accuser info) It is during August that the first internal affairs interview occurred with the Plaintiff – now a suspect to alleged criminal conduct regarding the impound lot matter.
7.18 In November of 2007, the Chief came out publicly stating that the officers had abused their power in purchasing vehicles from the impound lot - but did not mention that the information had come from and was brought to light by the Plaintiff and that this practice had been going on for years. (C.C. Caller-Times: Police captain put on paid leave in probe of impound lot practices) In November, Plaintiff was again brought before Internal Affairs for questioning regarding the impound lot investigation.
7.19 In December of 2007, the Chief of Police found himself defending the department regarding a man in custody that died after being pepper sprayed by his officers. (C.C. Caller-Times: Man dies in police custody) These officers were put on paid administrative leave pending an investigation. Also in December, the newspaper printed an article advising the public that there would be a vote to determine whether a majority of the Corpus Christi Police Officer’s Association members still had confidence in Bryan Smith and other head administrators. (C.C. Caller-Times: Police group to take confidence votes) The vote was to occur in January of 2008. (C.C. Caller-Times: Local police union tallies election results) At the end of December 2007, Bryan Smith issued a memorandum making it a violation of policy for police officers or police department employees to purchase anything at auction or from the impound lot. (C.C. Caller-Times: No employee purchases of city property or seized items.)
7.20 In January of 2008 and in a very public vote, the Corpus Christi Police Officer’s Association issued a “no confidence” vote in Bryan Smith. (C.C. Caller-Times: Officers group counts no confidence ballots) Bryan Smith remained in public scrutiny.
7.21 In January of 2008, the police department suffered a devastating loss of one its officers in a car wreck. It was later determined that the officer was not using his safety belt. The Chief of Police had to again answer questions about why his own officers, despite warning, were not using their safety belts while driving their police units. (C.C. Caller-Times: Report: Officer did not buckle up)
7.22 In March of 2008, the media again reported on major deficiencies in the police department, reporting that Detective Michael Hess was being placed on leave for hindering prosecution of a defendant. (C.C. Caller-Times: 2 police employees on paid suspension) And then in April of 2008 information surfaced that a long time clerk of the police department had managed to embezzle over fifty thousand dollars from payroll at the expense of taxpayers. (C.C. Caller-Times: Payroll clerk in inquiry resigns) In April of 2008, Defendant Smith ordered a polygraph examination of Plaintiff regarding the impound investigation and subsequently issued Plaintiff a letter of Contemplated Disciplinary Action in the form of Termination of Employment.
7.23 As a result of this adverse publicity, Defendant Bryan Smith did everything he could to silence the Plaintiff and shift culpability to someone other than himself and his command staff. His personal life was also under constant scrutiny during this period. Defendant Bryan Smith’s whole life was crashing down around him, and he knew that he couldn’t afford one more embarrassing scandal. Defendant Smith could not afford the public knowing that he and high ranking members of the police department had known about this blatant “abuse of power” and chose to do nothing to stop this criminal activity. Since Defendant Smith had everything to lose, he engaged in an illicit and concerted attempt to frame the Plaintiff by unscrupulously falsely accusing him of criminal conduct, without regard to the innocence of a decent and honest “cop”.
G. Intentional Infliction of Emotion Distress
8.1 Defendant Bryan Smith’s conduct in attacking the Plaintiff personally, lying about his involvement in this impound scandal, threatening termination and all of the other behaviors described above was intentional and reckless. Furthermore, it was extreme and outrageous conduct. Defendant Bryan Smith’s conduct proximately caused severe emotional distress to the Plaintiff and the severe emotional distress cannot be remedied by any other cause of action. The Plaintiff suffered humiliation, scrutiny among his peers, had to undergo a polygraph which was fixed, had to have his personal life scrutinized for reporting a crime at the wrong time in Bryan Smith’s life. Plaintiff further contends that Defendant Bryan Smith acted with malice.

H. Permanent Injunction
9.1 The Plaintiff requests that after a trial on the merits, the Court issue a permanent injunction to prevent Bryan Smith from using his position to further his own personal agenda and to refrain from using his position to further his personal vendettas. In addition, Plaintiff requests that there is no adequate legal remedy if the court does not issue this permanent injunction as the amount and degree of damage Defendant Bryan Smith and the City of Corpus Christi could do to the Plaintiff, and countless others, is immeasurable by any standard. The acts being committed by Bryan Smith and the City of Corpus Christi are prejudicial to the Plaintiff. There is a probable right to recover on the intentional infliction of emotional distress claim and a clear right to this injunction. Without an injunction, the Plaintiff will suffer a probable injury and that harm is imminent, the injury would be irreparable, and there is no other legal adequate remedy at law.
I. Conclusion
10.1 The ability of people to use their position to further their own personal agenda is a very real consequence of having a “title.” The Plaintiff was moving information up the chain of command as he was supposed to when Defendant Bryan Smith decided that his personal reputation could not endure another scandal and decided to silence him. Defendant Bryan Smith was on the verge of losing everything in his personal life…his job, his fiancé, his credibility, his reputation and his dignity. He viciously lashed out at the Plaintiff in an offensive and malicious attempt to destroy the career and reputation of an innocent police officer and human being.
J. Attorney’s Fees
10.2 Attorney fees. Plaintiff is entitled to recover reasonable and necessary attorney fees that are equitable.

G. Jury Demand
11. Plaintiff demands a jury trial and tenders the appropriate fee with this petition.
H. Conditions Precedent
12. All conditions precedent to Plaintiff’s claim for relief have been performed or have occurred
I. Request for Disclosure
13. Under Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 194, Plaintiff requests that Defendant disclose, within 50 days of the service of this request, the information or material described in Rule 194.2.
J. Request for Production
14. Under Texas Rule of Civil Procedure 196.2(a), Defendants are requested to respond to Request for Production attached herein within fifty (50) days of the service of this request.
K. Prayer
15. For these reasons, plaintiff asks that defendant be cited to appear and answer and that the court issue a permanent injunction preventing Bryan Smith from using his position to further his personal agenda and his personal vendettas and the City of Corpus Christi from encouraging, participating in conduct and authorizing its employees at the Corpus Christi Police Department from using their position to further personal vendettas to Plaintiff’s detriment. In addition, Plaintiff asks for the following damages:
a. Actual damages;
b. Unliquidated damages;
c. Exemplary damages;
b. Prejudgment and postjudgment interest;
c. Court costs;
d. Attorney fees; and
e. All other relief to which Plaintiff is entitled both in law and in equity.
Respectfully submitted,

433 South Tancahua
Corpus Christi, Texas 78401
TELEPHONE: (361) 882-1919
FACSIMILE: (361) 882-2042

Friday, September 26, 2008



  1. Vela could make history

    ... Vela switched parties to run for the 13th ... was a stroke of genius and that she could prevail. "We expect her to carry Nu ... and I don't question his integrity. Vela will not win." The 13th Court of Ap ... then to the Rio Grande Valley where Vela's in-laws have reigned politically s ...
  2. Watchdog groups barking at Ortiz's trip

    ... d from Corpus Christi lawyer Filemon Vela Jr. Ortiz, D-Corpus Christi, too ... legislation naming a courthouse for Vela's late father. Ortiz worked for year ... years to honor both Judge Filemon B. Vela and Judge Reynaldo G. Garza by namin ... tarted with an invitation to him and Vela from an American subsidiary of Singa ...
  3. Political Pulse: 12.25.05

    ... zalas promised to read as much as he could stomach. Shamsie plans the talk of ... Shamsie's closest allies, said Watts could be in Shamsie's sights. "Anything i ... ould surprise us. Me or Fil (Filemon Vela) and Rose (District Judge Vela) or a ... lemon Vela) and Rose (District Judge Vela) or anybody." Watchers keep eyes op ...
  4. Political Pulse: 01.07.07

    ... t 13th Court of Appeals Justice Rose Vela's swearing-in, former Nueces County ... nns by night At the podium, Justice Vela gave Yowell big kudos for traveling ... " she said. "Not in the same room!" Vela saves best for last at her swearing ... s best for last at her swearing-in Vela thanked her friends, family and in-l ...
  5. CC fighter Lares bests Vela again

    ... a hard-fought rematch with Fernando Vela at the McAllen Convention Center in ... cked up a unanimous-decsion win over Vela (6-10-1, 3 KOs), with the judges sco ... ut was anything but smooth. "Vela had told the media down there he was ... rty, fouling just about every way he could." Lares, however, didn't let ...
  6. Judges differ on photo release

    ... County Jail. District Judge Rose Vela said U.S. Marshals brought her copie ... ed to release them to the media. But Vela said that before she got the photos, ... follow the federal judge's wishes," Vela said. Originally, Jack gave the pho ... nter, Longoria, Greenwell, Watts and Vela saidthey have all heard complaints. ...
  7. Police investigate bogus house rentals on foreclosed HUD properties

    ... n it. Now George Jones and Laura Vela are out $1,350 - a $600 deposit plus ... . And they are not alone. Jones and Vela were looking for a house when they s ... side," and gave a telephone number. Vela dialed the number, and within days w ... the property was being rented. When Vela redialed the number from the ad and ...
  8. Letters to the Editor: 06.12.06

    ... At least we know what Fil and Rose Vela got for their $11,000. What did Kenn ... ts targeting obesity in children, we could see generations with a life expectan ... Houston recently and was asked how I could live in Corpus Christi. I looked pu ... adys Johnson No hypocrite I wish I could be a liberal. I wish I could be obli ...
  9. Party switch surprises Demos

    ... Vela's intention to run for the 13th Cour ... l took Democrats by surprise. "Rose Vela's announcing as a Republican was a h ... Solomon Ortiz Jr. "I think that the Vela family is going to do what they thin ... id he was shocked when he heard that Vela, whom he knows through her service a ...
  10. Hinojosa's record makes him choice on 13th Court

    ... ourt. Likewise, District Judge Rose Vela of Corpus Christi, who switched part ... kings in local bar polls. The burden Vela carries is convincing the voters why ... o litigants or defendants. Moreover, Vela claims the court's opinions are the ... rges are not lightly dismissed. But Vela, who has been on the bench since 199 ...
  11. Bobcats get grounded by the Panthers

    ... attempts. Freshman fullback Anthony Vela added 99 yards for the Panthers, who ... lay, 85-yard scoring drive capped by Vela's 4-yard scoring run with just under ... a good game plan," Rogers said. "It could've gone either way." Blanco had exc ... after runs for no gain by Walker and Vela. Walker then misfired on his first p ...
  12. Letters to the Editor: 08.08.06

    ... ateful to County Judge Shamsie if he could help the taxpayers with their proper ... , but she wants to know if the board couldn't have done better. She says someo ... have done better. She says someone could have been smarter, could have been m ... ays someone could have been smarter, could have been more qualified and could h ...
  13. Political Pulse: 01.22.06

    ... round sheepishly and said, "Golly." Velas seek understanding over her switch ... In the wake of District Judge Rose Vela's last-minute announcement that she ... blican, both she and husband Filemon Vela tried to calm Democrats' fears that ... Barger and lobbyist Randy DeLay, Fil Vela explained: "Friends, I wanted to be ...
  14. Political Pulse: 11.27.05

    ... a friend of Rico Luna's. The Lunas couldn't be reached. Hunter to reveal his ... nch soon to be vacated by Judge Rose Vela, or if she is planning to jump into ... would welcome some change." Lawyer could be behind phone poll Local politico ... ustin last week. District Judge Rose Vela, Democratic Party Chairman Solomon " ...
  15. Nueces Jail: Bugs, bites, filth

    ... sday's meeting, District Judges Rose Vela, Jack Hunter and Jose Longoria order ... the Commissioners Court doesn't act, Vela said, "We have supervisory authority ... eral other district judges including Vela, Hunter and Longoria, who said the m ... ke a Third World country, shocking," Vela said afterward. "The toilet situatio ...
  16. 2008 High School Baseball Capsules

    ... rcia, Kenny Kent and Cameron Salinas could end up in the rotation. MOODY TROJA ... ut is recovering from a torn ACL and could be out for the season. THREE RIVERS ... jr.; C Juan "Meme" Vela, jr. Outlook: The Cowboys return al ... le pitchers in Cavazos and Gonzalez. Vela is the only returning all-district p ...
  17. Letters to the Editor: 10.30.06

    ... Americans die each day, many of whom could be compatible organ donors if they w ... e. I cannot think of any legacy one could leave behind greater than "the gift ... think it would be a travesty if Rose Vela is defeated in the race for the 13th ... k its endorsement of Fred Hinojosa. Vela is right on when she cites the probl ...
  18. Political Pulse: 05.29.05

    ... nd Monday to pull off a miracle that could save school finance and Seaman's C&a ... Commissioner Ken Berry said the port could mail out random checks to the commun ... his year. George Finley and Filemon Vela were discussing it at the Bottomless ... it at the Bottomless Pit last week. Vela pointed out that his wife, Rose, who ...
  19. Political Pulse: 04.02.06

    ... ponse to Garrett's lifeguard query. Vela's switch to GOP draws applause Repu ... got excited when District Judge Rose Vela, a recent GOP convert, showed up las ... publican Convention in Flour Bluff. Vela shocked her Democratic friends when ... said the crowd was just happy to see Vela. "They were just greeting her and a ...
  20. How much time for justice?

    ... Vargas 2004 Robert Vargas 2005 Rose Vela 2004 Rose Vela 2005 Sandra Watts 20 ... ert Vargas 2005 Rose Vela 2004 Rose Vela 2005 Sandra Watts 2004 Sandra Watts ... y indication of a slow-moving docket could spell defeat at the polls as opponen ... a specific case. Or a heavy caseload could indicate a judge grants continuances ...
  21. Around the Area: 03.15.06

    ... Tuesday Schultz spoke with Teresa Vela, 32, on her cell phone as he located ... ck of State Highway 361. Police said Vela was kayaking with her four children ... the dry conditions, he said. "That could have been a total disaster," de la G ... commissioners rescind it. Violators could face up to $500 in fines. Adriana G ...
  22. Political Pulse: 11.13.05

    ... ey and political powerbroker Filemon Vela's father before taking a $22,000 Asi ... before taking a $22,000 Asia trip on Vela's dime. When going gets tough, hide ... Redevelopment Authority plan, which could take the Naval Station Ingleside pro ... idges project's $4.1 million surplus couldn't be used to repair the roads that ...
  23. Political Pulse: 06.22.08

    ... , said he is not. "Something could happen that could change my mind,&qu ... "Something could happen that could change my mind," Hummell said. ... m 13th Court of Appeals Justice Rose Vela is doing well after undergoing surge ... d watching TV," her husband Fil Vela said Thursday. "Right now her v ...
  24. Letters to the Editor: 08.26.06

    ... 20: I would like to make Judge Rose Vela aware of the fact that my father, Ju ... bid to retain his seat. While Judge Vela is correct in stating that she hopes ... studies was changed so that a threat could be claimed. It matters not that in ... over human life. Stem cell research could spare countless children from a wide ...
  25. Capital murder trial continues today

    ... Richard Tobon told jurors Monday he couldn't figure out what his aunt was sayi ... new something bad had happened but I couldn't understand what she was saying," ... ion with the homicides. Juan "Joey" Vela was the first of three men to go on ... en to go on trial for the homicides. Vela was found not guilty of those charge ...
  26. Saldana, Hernandez are top picks for judgeships

    ... Surprise decisions by 148th District Judge Rose Vela, who opted to run for the 13th Court of Appeals, ... to a U.S. District Court in Brownsville, to Rose Vela, elected in 1998. Saldana is completing her thir ... n criticism from some members of the bar that she could have done a better job of managing her docket. I ...
  27. Sharing a passion for fashion

    ... Vela, 29, is a certified registered denta ... s been in her field for eight years. Vela says she is a huge John Mayer fan an ... end all of his concerts in Texas. Vela is married with two children, Matthe ... f in and now I'm there every week. I could open my own booth because I have so ...
  28. Letters to the Editor: 02.23.06

    ... on healthier lifestyles. Perhaps she could have more of her information publish ... is no way that birdshot at 30 yards could penetrate a grown man's skin, let al ... trying to blame the media. Analisa Vela Keep Coliseum The amusement park c ... hard to realize the rest of America could have a worthy media outlet to report ...
  29. Letters to the Editor: 09.09.06

    ... ook over my fence and pronounce they could smell my second-hand smoke as they d ... started on time and that every child could attend instead of just the select ch ... e bomb, but I would have stayed if I could have. Michael Sparks About time A ... mething to actively respond. Monica Vela Follow the rules I say bravo to th ...
  30. Letters to the Editor: 08.20.06

    ... torm water department to see if they could clean the problem areas that we have ... nd healthy neighborhood, too. Maria Vela All about oil I read letter after ... t there are very creative minds that could set us free from oil, but will they ... e termites. Only one payment, and we could build three more like them that actu ...
  31. Roxy club closes amid code dispute

    ... hauer said. Schauer said the club could reopen as a bar but not as a sexuall ... Schauer said Roxy Club owner Joel Vela faces an arrest warrant for opening ... es the club's co-owner Chen Lu Ming. Vela was not available for comment Monday ... breast." "Just because (Vela) is closing the business -- he still ...
  32. Political Pulse: 08.05.07

    ... are Center. Several commissioners couldn't leave Robstown without visiting J ... ed window. "One of my jurors could fall through if they lean on it,&quo ... Local lawyer Filemon "Fil" Vela was a stalwart for the local Democra ... ore turning tail when his wife, Rose Vela, ran as Republican and won a seat on ...
  33. Soldier regains consciousness

    ... him and would be there as soon as we could. A nurse told us after hearing the m ... s great, his mother said, because he could be home for her March 8 birthday. ... id he was coming, then he told us he couldn't make it," she said. "On ... arroll High School sophomore Frances Vela. Frances has lived with her relat ...
  34. Letters to the Editor: 04.24.06

    ... y uses for the great building, which could remain and benefit the city while no ... Republican Party. This issue really could take care of itself if we address th ... don at the Battle of Seven Pines who could not stop to aid his dying younger br ... on the bench. Thank you, Judge Rose Vela, for your service to the citizens of ...
  35. Odem cruises to playoff win

    ... at job of backing her up." The same couldn't be said for Hebbronville junior p ... rls still had a good feeling that we could pull (the game out)," said Hebbronvi ... tack with two hits each, while Erica Vela added a two-run single during a mons ... n sixth inning to put the game away. Vela and Pfluger highlighted the Owls' bi ...
  36. Political Pulse: 09.30.07

    ... e before Councilwoman Nelda Martinez could get in her last word. She pushed ... ve turned Republican -- attorney Fil Vela and his wife, 13th Court of Appeals ... , 13th Court of Appeals Justice Rose Vela -- are recruiting Republicans up and ... ket to run against Democrats. Fil Vela is the campaign treasurer for Bay Ar ...
  37. Political Pulse: 12.24.06

    ... county, a particular property owner could develop his or her property within t ... setback area if that property owner could show that no practical development a ... Jack Hunter and District Judge Rose Vela, who is moving to the 13th Court of ... to serve as a visiting judge. Or he could really retire. Political Pulse is w ...