|Ron Oliveira, Hahn Communications|
It was an obvious audition for a job that didn't exist until the City of Brownsville listed an opening last month for a $3,300 per week position requiring public speaking skill, video editing and sales experience, etc.
As Oliveira pranced around and afar from the city microphone 9/15, he reminded us of his ethnicity, stopping just short of eating a bowl of menudo. Despite living and working in Austin, he told us that his Brownsville roots run deep.
Those who recognize Brownsville's puppet masters must have winced when Oliveira mentioned his consultation with the city's "stakeholders," including IBC's Fred Rusteberg, UTB's Juliet Garcia, Ambiotec's Carlos Marin, Jacobs Engineerings' Oscar Garcia, Jr. and Mayor Tony Martinez.
Our low self-esteemed city, always looking for some sort of recognition from outsiders, even if we have to pay for it, may feel better with an aging anchorman on the sidelines, but all the cheering won't fill one pot hole or drain one flooded parking lot.