Thursday, June 2, 2016

Mike Hernandez III Reportedly Set to Throw Money at Evelyn Cantu in Race Against Tony Zavaleta for TSC Trustee, Place 3

Brownsville Observer Editor, Wife at Recent Event
I have lived almost 48 years with a woman more qualified than me in every way.  Obviously, the leadership skill set of women has been recognized  in countries throughout the world. Golda Meir, as Prime Minister of Israel, Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister of Great Britain and Chancellor Angela Merkel of Germany have proven women to be, if not superior, at least equal to men in leadership skills.  In November, the United States will likely elect its first female president.

Yet, in Cameron County and possibly the entire Rio Grande Valley, there is a tangible commodity, described by blogger Bobby Wightman-Cervantes as the "blind Hispanic woman vote." Occasionally, it seems, an Hispanic woman gets elected with no apparent qualifications, simply riding her Hispanic surname and gender to victory.


Estela Chavez-Vasquez
That occurred recently with the election of Estela Chavez-Vasquez as County Court of Law #5 Judge.  Estela, a lawyer, who makes her money by serving as an ad litem in foster care cases before a family court judge, reportedly has NEVER tried an actual case and has ZERO knowledge of how to run a courtroom.  We are told she is taking classes to close that qualification gap.  Cameron County, yes, I know you hate for me to say it, but the "poorest county in the United States," cannot afford to have a student judge or judge trainee. We have serious issues that need to be addressed by qualified folk.  


Evelyn Cantu, Posing with Sylvia Garza-Perez
This brings us to the recently reported rumor that Mike Hernandez III of OP 10.33 intends to add $10,000 to the Evelyn Cantu campaign for TSC Trustee, Place 3 against Dr. Tony Zavaleta.

Cantu, who has zero experience working for a community college, is running against a man, Dr. Zavaleta, with 40 years service at Texas Southmost College.  Mike Hernandez III, a financially successful Dallas car salesman, is throwing money at Cantu because he craves control of TSC, local job training efforts and development of the Port of Brownsville and FM 550 industrial corridor.  


Mike Hernandez III, Pigeon-Toed at Historic El Jardin 
In the recently concluded Democratic primaries Mike Hernandez III tossed $140,000 supporting the losing carcasses of Ed Rivera, Raul Villanueva in Brownsville Navigation District races and Tony Juarez, Beatriz Hockaday and Daniel Pizana in TSC campaigns.  Mike Hernandez III threw his money down one proverbial rat hole after another. It was as if he had invested his fortune in the Ford Pinto.

Throwing good money after bad, Hernandez, desperate to win something, is reportedly financially backing the unqualified Evelyn Cantu for TSC trustee. Hopefully, Brownsville and Cameron County will continue to reject seamy used car salesman influence on their elections.

11 comments:

  1. This is not true. He doesn't need Cantu or Zavaleta.

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  2. This story is complete fabrication! Why don't you back up your story, Jim? Even if it is true, Mike Hernandez knows that no one can work with arrogant, old Tony Z. Everybody sees Evelyn is the breath of fresh air our community needs.

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    1. I agree with you and so do many other TSC professors.

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  3. Tony is not arrogant, he is just not for sale..

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  4. NOT FOR SALE, HAHAHA!

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  5. Tony Zaveletta is Rose Gowen's cousin... All Zavaletta are corrupt!!!

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  6. I will never vote for a canadate associated with Mike Hernandez. There is a reasion he is running under qualified canadates. They are easy to control due to their lack of experience..

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  7. Mike Hernandez already has his support on the TSC Board. He doesn't need Cantu nor Zavaleta.

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    1. Repeating that claim over and over doesn't make it true.

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  8. Rose Gowen is supporting Evelyn Cantu. Wow!

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  9. Who cares what Rose Gowen wants??

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