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Governor Greg Abbott declares January 22, 2018, to be Sanctity of Human Life Day in Texas

Governor Greg Abbott declares January 22, 2018, to be Sanctity of Human Life Day in Texas

Governor Abbott has proclaimed January 22, 2018, to be Sanctity of Human Life Day in Texas. Pro-Life Texans have spread the message and work of the Culture of Life to every corner of the state and have achieved great success in saving innocent human lives at every stage of life. One such success is that the abortion rate in Texas has dropped from 22% in 1990 to 11.6% in 2015, resulting in 490,000 lives saved.

Thank you, Governor Abbott, for recognizing the need for observing the Sanctity of Human Life as a state.

“As we continue in life-saving efforts, let us seek to change minds and persist in advancing loving alternatives to abortion such as adoption. Together, and by God’s grace, we can give every child a chance at life.”

Click here to read Governor Abbott’s proclamation.

Trump declares Roe v. Wade abortion anniversary to be ‘Sanctity of Human Life Day’

Trump declares Roe v. Wade abortion anniversary to be ‘Sanctity of Human Life Day’

President Donald Trump proclaimed Monday, January 22, 2018, “National Sanctity of Human Life Day.” The proclamation comes on the 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark decision that legalized abortion in the U.S. throughout the entire nine months of a mother’s pregnancy.

Trump made the proclamation on Friday, as hundreds of thousands of pro-life pilgrims converged upon Washington D.C. for the annual March for Life.

Sculley to earn $75,000 bonus

Sculley to earn $75,000 bonus

Another “performance” bonus awarded to SA City Manager Sherly Sculley. $75,000 bonus for 2017 and $67,000 bonus for 2016. This is a reward for her ability to create and manage debt effectively so as to maintain SA’s high financial rating. Why does anyone or any entity need a good financial rating? Only if you need to access money via a loan or a bond. Well, under Sherly’s leadership, the City’s debt has grown from just over $2 Billion to approximately $5.7 Billion. These numbers might be Plus or Minus a Billion or so… or does it debt really matter? How is that good financial management?

Is she irreplaceable because she’s the only one who knows how to rob Peter to pay Paul? Continue to bonus her to our debt?

There are thousands upon thousands of financial transactions within/between City departments and offices. One would have to spend almost all of their time just trying to keep up with how to shuffle money to hide assets and some in “off the books”/discretionary accounts.

That could possibly be why that during her tenure since 2005, she has had a string of mismanagement debacles that include but are not limited to:
• a lack of oversight the DiGiovanni downtown development scandal when he worked for the City
• and then again recently with the Centro embezzlement that she sits on the Board of and that DiGiovanni runs,
• creating and selling the story that the City was in the black in 2011 to pay for Non-Married Lifestyle (aka Domestic-Partner) Benefits for City Employees and then in 2012 said that the City was in the red and had to issue new municipal Bonds to continue to function and grow;
• an over year-long nationwide Chief of Police employment search that ended up with the City hiring the previous Police Chief with a fat raise,
• the improper zoning of the new “Planned Parenthood” abortion facility next to a residential neighborhood,
• her attempted promotion of the “Planned Parenthood” abortion medical director to the new SA Metro Health Medical Director,
• a dismal Police Contract (in which she argued that the Evergreen Clause was unconstitutional and then agreed to put it back in to seal the latest deal),
• using Police Officers to sweep the homeless of the streets directly around her condo downtown SA,
• the lack of a renewed, mutually beneficial Firefighter Contract,
• ever increasing water and utility bills and fees,
• the improper zoning of #GoogleFiberHuts in City Parks,
• serious neglect of road maintenance and repairs for years,
• the prearranged removal of the #ConfederateStatue from #TravisPark in which the actual cost continues to escalate,
• the mishandling of the 12 smuggled illegal aliens on Dec. 23, 2017,
• the escalating crime rate,
• a #TricentennialCommision in a state of disarray,
• and actually, sadly, there are more.

According to MySA, Sheryl Sculley, San Antonio City Manager compensation structure is:
Total compensation: $587,349.75
Base pay: $414,615.38
Other: $97,354.89
Additional benefits: $75,379.48

See photos to view the top 20 paid City employees. As the City celebrates its Tricentennial, we the people are going to get to pay on the City’s debt for another 300 years unless something changes.

To read more from My San Antonio, click here.

Ken Paxton Demands Evidence be Preserved in SAPD Smuggling Case

Ken Paxton Demands Evidence be Preserved in SAPD Smuggling Case

Ramping up a case against San Antonio for freeing illegal aliens, the Texas Attorney General’s Office is warning city officials not to destroy documents related to the release.

The mayor, police chief, city manager and city attorney were ordered by AG Ken Paxton to “preserve all relevant materials” connected with the release of a dozen illegal aliens over the Christmas holiday.

We should call Paxton’s office and tell him to check the body cameras of all the police officers involved in this case to review carefully who said what to whom during this investigation by the SAPD chief.

To read more from the Immigration Reform, click here.

 

Complaint to the Texas Attorney General against the SAPD for their handling of the Dec. 23 human smuggling case

Complaint to the Texas Attorney General against the SAPD for their handling of the Dec. 23 human smuggling case

George Rodriguez of El Conservador has filled the following complaint against the SAPD with the Texas Attorney General office:

On or about Dec. 23, 2017, a truck carrying what is believed to be illegal aliens was detained by the San Antonio police in San Antonio. The matter seemed to be a case of human smuggling as the truck originated in Laredo, TX.

However, I am concerned with how the case was handled by the SAPD chief and that this case may have been compromised, and the public safety may be placed at risk as a result.

The truck driver is/should be a person of interest in a smuggling operation, and federal law enforcement is trying to develop a case against a smuggling operation. The detained driver is key in this investigation.

Also, there was a Black SUV’s that removed the majority of the people from the trailer and they should be considered dangerous suspects in the human smuggling case. It appears Bexar County District Attorney, Nico LaHood, disagrees with the Chief’s handling of the case and will seek testimony against the driver.

But where are the witnesses, the smuggled people or illegal aliens? They were “released” to a local nonprofit, and those people have disappeared. This has damaged a strong case against illegal alien immigration and human smuggling.

Also, because the illegal aliens were not processed or vetted, we don’t know who they are or if they are dangerous. They could be innocent people seeking the “American Dream” or they could be criminal aliens or terrorists. We will never know because they have disappeared into society.

Under Texas law anyone (including the smuggled person) that pays a smuggler can be charged as a party to a crime. Normally these defendants can be given immunity in exchange for their testimony.

Did SAPD Chief Bill McManus talk to SA mayor Ron Nirenberg that night?

Was Mayor Nirenberg involved in the decisions that night?

Did Mayor Nirenberg instruct the Chief in the handling of this matter?

Was Mayor Nirenberg on the phone with the Chief that night?

Did San Antonio’s actions impede the ICE or other federal investigation into the bigger smuggling operation?

Was there a heated exchange between the Feds and the City that night?

The Texas smuggled person statue states “Sec. 20.05. SMUGGLING OF PERSONS. (a) A person commits an offense if the person, with the intent to obtain a pecuniary benefit, knowingly:

(1) uses a motor vehicle, aircraft, watercraft, or other means of conveyance to transport an individual with the intent to: (A) conceal the individual from a peace officer or special investigator; or (B) flee from a person the actor knows is a peace officer or special investigator attempting to lawfully arrest or detain the actor; or (2) encourages or induces a person to enter or remain in this country in violation of federal law by concealing, harboring, or shielding that person from detection.”

Unfortunately, San Antonio has no statements from the alleged smuggled parties.

The DA might be left with a truck driver violating the taxi ordinances of San Antonio.

The real curiosity did San Antonio violate part 2) encourages or induces a person to enter or remain in this country in violation of federal law by concealing, harboring, or shielding that person from detection?

Where are the witnesses?

Who lost them?

Should the District Attorney investigate San Antonio’s handling of this case?

I am asking the Texas Attorney General’s office to investigate this matter because I feel my personal safety as a citizen has been jeopardized by the mishandling of this case by SAPD Chief William McManus.

See George Rodriguez’ press conference on his complaint here.

City manager has no plans to place San Antonio police chief on administrative leave

City manager has no plans to place San Antonio police chief on administrative leave

The San Antonio city manager Sheryl Sculley has announced her total support for SA police chief Bill McManus’ handling of the illegal alien case. The problem is the half million dollar a year city manager is not held accountable by the mayor or city council.

Unfortunately, the citizens and voters don’t seem to hold mayor or city council accountable either. Only 11% of the registered voters went to the polls in 2017 municipal elections.

Since the liberal social Democrats won most of the city council spots, we can assume that 6% of those voters in the mayoral race were liberal/leftists…and ONLY 5% were conservative, at the most. Think about that.

If we want a police chief who obeys federal immigration laws, we need a city manager who supports that idea, and a mayor and a city council who holds to those ideals. It starts and ends with patriots voting.

To read more from News 4 SA, click here.

Bush-San Antonio alliance aims to move Alamo monument

Bush-San Antonio alliance aims to move Alamo monument

It seems the Cenotaph will be moved despite the conflicts-of-interest, opaque transparency, and other ethical problems surrounding the controversial  “re-imagined” Alamo plan. Contact your local and state elected officials and request more transparency and forthright information before the City moves the Cenotaph from its current location whereby it was placed with a federal grant and agreement stipulating it was to never be moved.

To read more from the Texas Monitor, click here.

Don’t Mess With The Alamo Cenotaph!

Don’t Mess With The Alamo Cenotaph!

“The Alamo is a place of reverence for Texans, both for natives and for those who decided to call Texas their new home.  Yet, it holds an even deeper meaning for those of us who are direct descendants of the brave men and women who settled, worked, struggled, fought, and in the case of the Alamo, died, for the dream of independence and the founding of a new nation.

The Alamo, and by extension the Cenotaph, is a symbol of our heritage, so when a handful of city councilmen and east coast consultants decide they want  to “re-imagine” the Cradle of Texas Liberty, we understandably get nervous.”

To read more from Carlton Soules, click here.