Wednesday, March 21, 2007

Press Release Regarding PSJA School Board Member Roy Rodriguez and Co-Defendants

Okay, it's a couple of hours later, and the sun has finally set upon us this first official day of Spring, 2007. The official press release from the United States Department of Justice Southern District of Texas has the following on PSJA School Board Member Roy Rodriguez:

"Rodriguez is accused of receiving cash payments totalling $65,000 from his co-defendants (architect Jose 'Joe' Lopez, and McAllen masonry contractor Armando Gutierrez) between 1997 and 2004 in exchange for the use of the official power of his elected office to arrange and assist Lopez and Gutierrez with bids the(y) submitted for PSJA-ISD design and construction contracts."--Official Press Release from the U.S. Department of Justice Southern District of Texas. March 21, 2007.

For the full press release you can go to

As always, and as the press release states, an indictment is a formal accusation. The defendants are innocent until proven guilty.

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Pharr San Juan Alamo School Board Member Roy Rodriguez in Federal Custody

Thanks to a lead from an anonymous comment in the previous post, it has been confirmed by KRGV TV that Pharr San Juan Alamo School Board Member Roy Rodriguez is in Federal Custody. For more on the preliminary reports go to
I'll have more in the days to come.

Tuesday, March 06, 2007

The PAPER of South Texas Article...Some Prelim. News from PSJA ISD

"Writing about the state of filmmaking in the Valley should've been a lot like covering a Bigfoot sighting, or Chupacabra attack on a snowy July evening in Palmview.
One thousand five hundred ninety seven. That's how many miles seperate Hollywood from the Rio Grande Valley. A long stretch of road to be sure, and no doubt once that represents a vast chasm of broken dreams for any RGV filmmaker who dared to take that giant leap of faith. Then failed miserably."--Hector Gomez in an article titled "Somewhere on The Road to Nowhere Express" for The PAPER of South Texas.
Read the entire article at
In preliminary news out of PSJA ISD today, the school board unanimously voted to put a 35 million dollar bond proposal on this year's May 12 election. This on top of the 70 million dollar bond proposal that passed in May of 2006.
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