Coming November 2, 2010!
Be part of the revolution, or buy kevlar now!
Four years ago, we, the voters of Laredo Texas, were victimized by a great con artist … Raul Salinas. For two years, this ex-FBI agent promised everything to anybody who’d listen. And he said it over and over and over and over until we actually began to believe that he was the second coming of the Savior…
With his meaty finger waving in the air — looking like a latter-day Benito Mussolini — Salinas promised that his “connections with law enforcement” would:
1) Return our kidnapped loved ones from Nuevo Laredo
2) Put an end to the drug wars in Tamaulipas and Nuevo Leon
3) Keep the shooting from spilling over into Laredo
4) Sidestep the politics as usual and return City Hall to the common citizen.
No LOnger A. FoolJuly 12, 2010 at 3:18pm
We are all entitled to mistakes but only a fool would commit the same error twice. No more lies and broken promises for us. Raul just censored the Metro employees, didn’t he promise public input also. We need a fresh face with a strong ethical system and not some “sell-out”
Anti RaulJuly 19, 2010 at 1:37am
Would someone kindly ask the Mayor who soon will be fired as to why former Convention and Visitor Bureau Director Patricia Taylor left her employment with the City of Laredo?
Could have been that Ms. Taylor would due somebody dirty work such this dishonorable Mayor
Also why does he go to Monterey Mexico frequently?
Anti RaulJuly 20, 2010 at 1:32pm
Why can’t the Mayor sit through a whole meeting, is it that is must answer his phone as when a vote comes up he is not part of it. He hardly sits through an entire meeting.What can of Leadership is that ?
No MoreJuly 22, 2010 at 2:21am
Four years ago present District 6 City Council Candidate Javier “Cuate”Mendoza supported our Mayor Raul Salinas. Recently a documentary film was made of him and his twin brother Twin Mates as were Javier is quoted as saying Laredo is an unfriendly town. He is also quoted as saying that if Jesus Christ was a Republican he would not get elected in Laredo, Texas. This is the same individual that was the Webb County Republican Chairman and is not respected by his party? Is he not the same person who was a candidate for Mayor 4 years ago lost that race and then Endorsed Raul Salinas for Mayor, and was he also the same person that ran in the Democratic Primary against present County Commissioner Jerry Garza in Precinct 3 and has lost all previous races? Now he talks against his own Party and the Man whom he endorsed 4 years ago for Mayor
No MasJuly 27, 2010 at 3:23am
If he Mayor Salinas is still the Right Man for the citizens of Laredo how about The Ethics Committee that was created some time back .Why has not their work been brought forward to the City Council. Could it be that his Puppeteer Campaign Adviser Carlos Villarreal has not authorized him to discus this matter. If certain Council members want accountability initiate The Ethics Commission. That could solve any and all concerns one could have. Mayor all your public appearances on the tube won’t can’t you reelected. You are an over kill for the Tube. Do us the Voters a favor and quit showboating trying to get free publicity.
YOU ARE FIRED
NauseatedJuly 27, 2010 at 3:17pm
For the Highest Elected Official in the City of Laredo Government to campaign at a funeral is the most nauseating thing I have ever heard. A funeral Home is absolutely not a Campaign Ground. One should visit a family at a wake or a Burial for personal reasons not political.
You are a very disrespectful person to say the least Mayor Go Home Jack
HonarableIt has been said that some of the Vote retrivers CANONEROSJuly 30, 2010 at 12:13am
It has been said and published in the Laredo Morning Times Thursady 7-29-10 that some family memebers have been arrested for for unlawful possession of a firarm. It has also been said that this family have been arrested several other times for other crimes.This family has suppesdly been hired to retrivere Voters AKA CANONEROS for our Illustrious current Mayor a Forner FBI Agent.Should’nt we lead by example
TO NO MOREJuly 30, 2010 at 8:36pm
What are you talking about? Mr. Mendoza is the best qualified candidate and he never ran for Mayor that was his twin nrother.
I don’t know them very well but I know how to read. They have different names!
Fred and Orli are sell outs and are pissed because Mr. Mendoza decided to serve the people of district 6 as their next councilmember! He has my vote! I do agree with the comment that even Jesus could not win if he was as a republican in Webb County! That is why Gene will lose!
No FoolAugust 1, 2010 at 12:04am
After 4 years in office he is now concerned about the High School Drop out rate.
Mayor you show interest 90 plus days prior to your Defeat We no loner want you
CITY OF LAREDO
CITY COUNCIL MEETING
CITY COUNCIL CHAMBERS
1110 HOUSTON STREET
LAREDO, TEXAS 78040
AUGUST 2, 2010
Request by Mayor Raul G. Salinas
1. Discussion with possible action to establish a working partnership with local school districts and the private sector to reduce alarming “dropout” rates in our schools. (Co-sponsored by Council Member Juan Narvaez & Council Member Cynthia Liendo Espinoza)
2. Discussion with possible action to create a Mayor’s Blue Ribbon Committee on People with Disabilities. (Co-Sponsored by Council Member Hector “Tito” Garcia & Council Member Jose A. Valdez, Jr.)
ShameAugust 4, 2010 at 4:44pm
Our illustrious Mayor as well as all other Mayoral candidates has been asked to participate
in a debate by a group of Government Students. His wonder Royal Hines wants all information ahead of time as he can have his answers prepared by his puppeteer (Carlos Villarreal).
Laredo will no longer support an elected official who needs special Agendas in Bold letters as when he needs to speak and for him to take action. Every City Council Member gets an agenda as well as all staff members .We the Citizens of Laredo must take the time of our employees to make a special agenda for those who are not capable reading a normal piece of paper everyday.
The Government Student body is independent and will treat everybody equally so mayor you will not get the preferred treatment if talk the talk make sure you can walk the talk. In short words if you want to be the mayor wear the shoes correctly. Don’t have puppeteers do everything for and tell you when and what to do. The opinion of many Laredo citizens your shoes don’t fit and you should quit while your ahead you don’t have what it takes. We the citizens would be better off having you what you were in the FBI a Puppet. Ya bastas
BhonestAugust 9, 2010 at 4:08pm
To change from one party to another means you are willing to change your values and ideals in order to get what you want. Will this type of pattern continue if elected into office? When does it stop? How many times can you change your name to run for office? A pattern appears to have developed with no stopping in sight. Unlike other statements here, I only speak about things which are factual, have happened and documented. Research chronologically for yourselves to see what I am taking about. Do not base yourselves on he said she said as some do.
bhonest2010August 11, 2010 at 4:46pm
Let us look at the facts. 1) Gene Belmares was elected into office. I beleive he is a republican and is still Gene Belmares. 2) Javier “Cuate” Mendoza ran for county commissioner and is now B. Javier Mendoza running for city council district. So who are we this week? 3) When the twins ( both cuates)were members of the republican party, they openly took credit for Gene Belmares being elected into office. Are they going to take credit now? 4) The Mendoza’s are owners of a company spread out thru Texas, will he be here to attend to our distirct or will he be out of town half the time? These are questions we need to objectively ask ourselves and are based on fact. Not a he said she said.
No MoreAugust 12, 2010 at 7:30pm
To Twin Mate:
Glad you and Princess are holding hands.
CHIHUCHIHUA Dogs are good Guard Dogs for when the Documentry Twin Mates is realsed to be there with her Daddy and her Twin Mate brothers.
Daddy will soon be able to play with her all the time and have you all the Twin Mates clean Mama’s Salon. That will all happen after November 2 when the Threesome will be at home
DisrespectfulAugust 17, 2010 at 7:55pm
How can you talk on Television and say your heart is for the people and you won’t even support the local economy by purchasing USA Products. During you tenure as Mayor of a City that is Recognized
As a City with a Dog and the dog has priority over those who pay your salary and partially pay for the food Princess eats. You continue to purchase outside the Laredo Taxpayer base and we have a struggling budget tax rebate are down and here you are purchasing Campaign goods outside the City you represent and your CHOW CHOW Wife take your all’s business outside this City Shame on You
How dare you to ask for our vote if my family has a hard time making ends meet and here you here you are buying outside the City Of Laredo Laredo Tax Base
Now I will be sure that you are FIRED and Gone forever and Princess too
Salinas-HernandezAugust 20, 2010 at 12:50am
To Whom It May Concern–
My name is Patricio Salinas– and I’m the proud film director of “Twinmates” (2009), which is recognized on IMDB.com. As an academically trained scholar/aritst– I can assertively attest that my thesis is an interpretation, not a fact, of the evolution of two unique individuals that have more courage and gravitas than 3/4 of the current city-council makeup.
The Cuates never took credit for Belmares’ election or other things that your postings are eluding to– some of it was my creative license as a filmmaker, others are just distortions by his rivals that have yet to muster valor and discuss the issues on St.John’s radio show( A unique and elusive perspective that is a welcome change to a predominantly closed-minded community).
Your attacks towards the use of Javier’s first initial–B– is the pettiest and most elementary tactic a campaign manager can ever parade. Also, people have the God given choice to change their mind when it comes to endorsing a candidate or switching political parties, just ask Hillary Clinton or the spirit of Ronald Reagan.
If truth is what you are seeking, make sure the document is signed by a notary republic or taken under oath.
Patricio Salinas, MFA
Orli has gone negativeAugust 22, 2010 at 10:58pm
Gene Belmares will come in last place since he is an arrogant republican who has no higher education but thinks he is smarter than everyone. He is pushing for his puppet Orli to take his seat but Orli will lose….
Grow upAugust 24, 2010 at 10:35pm
You people need to grow up and (VULGARITY EDITED OUT OF POST. VULGAR language is NOT allowed on this blog – Admin) Why don’t you write your name!!!! Gene and Orli will lose bad!!!!!