Saturday, July 08, 2006

CCISD board head is leaving Del Mar

CCISD board head is leaving Del Mar
Manuel Flores accepts teaching job at A&M-K

By Venessa Santos-Garza Caller-Times
July 8, 2006

Corpus Christi ISD Board President Manuel Flores is trading his teaching position at Del Mar College for one at Texas A&M University-Kingsville.

Flores, who has taught journalism and communications courses at Del Mar College since 1991, announced Friday he has accepted a position as associate professor of journalism and student publications adviser with A&M-Kingsville. His goal is help the program grow.

"There is a lot of potential there," he said.

Flores said his new role in Kingsville will not hinder his position as school board president but instead give him more time to tackle big issues.

Flores also said he intends to run for re-election in the November general election. He has served as a trustee since 1992.

Del Mar College President Carlos Garcia said under Flores' leadership, the college's journalism program thrived.

"It's a great loss to the college because of the national, local and state reputation of our journalism program," Garcia said. "He built that reputation, to a large degree."

Flores starts at A&M-Kingsville Sept. 1.

Adriana Garza contributed to this report. Contact Venessa Santos-Garza at 886-3752 or santosv@

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The Secretary of State cleared her to run.

I think these guys are going to learn a lesson or two....

from the attorney general down. The Secretary of State cleared Ms Garcia to run. If you read the AG opinion you will know what a crook this guy is when it comes to the little people. Carlos Valdez, I cant see how he would obtain Jurisdiction given there is no criminal act. This matter should be processed through existing administrative law.

A Voter Registration in Kleberg While Residing in Nueces?

The question is, which home was her domicile. I have been to her Apartment here in Corpus Christi, it sure looks like it is her primary residence.

I cannot imagine Carlos Valdez even having anything to do with this case, given his history with Mike Westergren and I am told with Joe Alaniz as well.

If Carlos Valdez prosecutes this lady, he is a fool.

I stand behind her.