Why Did the BCIC Spend Our Money on a Full Page Ad in the Brownsville Herald?

The BCIC is not a grocery chain needing to advertise weekly specials.  They are not selling insurance, hearing aids, cemetery plots or pizza.  Why, then, did the distributor of so-called "quality of life" tax dollars need to spend hundreds of hard-earned tax dollars by taking out a full page ad in Sunday's Brownsville Herald to advertise itself?

And make no mistake.  Every penny spent by the BCIC, the Brownsville Community Improvement Corporation, comes from taxes drawn from the country's poorest community.

Incredibly, a 16 inch column, positioned on the left side of the full page ad, gives us a "bio" of board member Evarardo "Eddy" Galvan.  We learn where he works, his job description, where he went to high school and what he studied at UT-Brownsville.  Who the hell cares?  More importantly, why should the taxpayers pay for Eddy's promo?

The full page ad at taxpayer's expense is just the latest example of the BCIC's disrespectful, frivolous squandering of tax monies.  Last year, after complaining about their cramped, but free, quarters within the city commission building, the BCIC entered into a lease on half of a small building, costing the taxpayers $86,983 the first year, not including janitorial services.

Even if the BCIC "needed" an office, why not use available space at City Plaza, the unused second floor at Market Square or any one of 13 buildings purchased by the city for $3.5 million in 2012, now sitting idle, decaying?

Just because state law permits using 1/4 cent from each retail dollar taxed in the city doesn't authorize the BCIC to waste or squander any of the nearly $5 million generated each year to improve the "quality of life" of Brownsville's citizens.


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  1. In a tragic masturbation accident, DP/M is in need of a new keyboard to continue his juvenile attempted posts on Barton's blog. Luckily, there will be no film at 11.

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    1. Thanks. Piggybacking on Jerry, he'll be up to 50 daily pageviews by week's end. But, he's still only half as good a writer as Bobby and that's being generous!

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    2. Various schools do this to. They sell a bunch of chicken plates or band candy or something else to raise money and then turn around and spend a portion of the money on an ad congratulating themselves and thanking their donors or sponsors or whoever or kissing up to the Board and/or the superintendent. I no longer buy merch from a BISD related function nor to I make contributions to them for the reason that I am not contributing money for ads.

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  2. The question that needs to be asked WHY ARE DIMBOCRATS SO FUCKING DUMB IDIOTS?

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    1. Your post raises a number of questions. What is a "dimbocrat" and why does it matter who they are fucking? Are there smart idiots? And where did you learn your writing skills?

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    2. WHY ARE REthugLICANS SUCH FUCKING DUMB IDIOTS THAT THEY WOULD NOMINATE DONALD TRUMP AS THEIR PRESIDENTIAL NOMINEE?

      The ReTHUGlican Party ceases to exist. Now the oligarchs (KOCH BROTHERS) are defining the GOP in their image; which is bad news for all of us.

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