Tuesday, July 31, 2007

Is there an agreement between the In House Counsel (DMC) and the Caller Times?


Did you not receive the attachment word doc? The original email went to you and a private investigator by the name of Don Shawver. Don Shawver conducted an investigation on DMC Regent Linda Garcia. We feel it is in the Public's Right to know the details of this investigation and the person or entity who funded it. Did the Caller Times hire Mr Shawver and if so why not the same scrutiny of all the other candidates? A DMC Public Records Requests turned out nothing significant except the fact that DMC answered it (the FOIA request) readily before the time period. I understand that there is an agreement between the In House Counsel (DMC) and the Caller as there is a recording of the in house counsel responding to what he believed to be a Caller TImes Reporter. The Reporter was questioning the in house counsel regarding the following published FOIA request:

Corpus Christi Watchdog Authority: Fwd: [Bay of Pigs] Judge Westergren has been given the opportunity to produce the ...

Monday, July 30, 2007

Political Retaliation or Duke Maliciousness, it is in the interests of WHO? Why is a Regent Election So Important NOW?

AND NOW, this 30th day of July , 2007, the Defendant’s
request for preliminary injunction


§ 273.081. INJUNCTION. A person who is being harmed or is
in danger of being harmed by a violation or threatened violation of
this code is entitled to appropriate injunctive relief to prevent
the violation from continuing or occurring.

Acts 1985, 69th Leg., ch. 211, § 1, eff. Jan. 1, 1986.






(a) The secretary of state is the chief election officer of the state.

Sunday, July 29, 2007

CCISD: policy was instead an attorney general's opinion that had not been adopted locally. hear that?

CCISD: In his audit, Carroll indicated such purchases were against policy. But in testimony last week he said he made a mistake in his audit by citing a board policy prohibiting the district from paying non-members' expenses. Carroll said the apparent policy was instead an attorney general's opinion that had not been adopted locally.

Del Mar College’s consistent failure to lawfully obey the Texas Public Information Act

Howard Karsh

#### Wooldridge Road,

Corpus Christi, Texas. 78413


July 29, 2007

Office of the Attorney General

Open Records Division

PO Box 12548

Austin, Texas. 78711

To Whom It May Concern;

On July 10, 2007 at 11:54 AM, I hand delivered and had date stamped in the College Presidents Office an Open Records request for the following information; (see attached document)

“I respectfully request copies of, and or access to the following information: How many of the current Del Mar College Regents and ex Regents are receiving community college group health insurance benefits from Del Mar College? What is the specific written designated DMC policy that these benefits are distributed to these Regents under? How much money do these current Regents and ex Regents pay in premiums for individual and family benefits? How much does the College pay for their benefits? Exactly what is the name of the budget item and the designated budget code number of the budget item that pays for these benefits? What are the names of these current Regents and ex Regents receiving these community college health insurance benefits?”

As of July 29, 2007, by my estimate, thirteen business days have passed and I have received no answer to my open records request. Del Mar College has not denied the information and records exist. Nor have they denied that the information exists in the form of copies or documents. This is the second time in less than twelve months that I have requested information and the second time Del Mar College has not complied with the law. As such, I again have been forced to write to the Attorney Generals Office to get Del Mar College to comply with the Texas Public Information Act, Chapter 552. I would request that the Attorney General intercede in this matter and order Del Mar College to release the information requested. I am also requesting an investigation into Del Mar College’s consistent failure to lawfully obey the Texas Public Information Act and request that the Attorney General seek punitive measures against administrators and regents for this purposeful failure to obey the law.


Howard Karsh

Monday, July 23, 2007

"A candidate for trustee must be a resident of the trustee district the candidate seeks to represent".

The education code that DMC has operated under for many many years does not specify a 6 month residence requirement.


h. "A candidate for trustee must be a resident of the trustee district the candidate seeks to represent."

DMC has operated under this code without waiver for quite a while. Why now, does Westergren & Valdez seek an AG Opine.

There is also another clause of the Education Code that reads,

"except where there is a conflict with the provisions of this section, then this section is controlling "

The Voter registration card - many of our politicians are registered to vote here but they are not residents that actually live here as residents. Also, these politicians register to vote in other states.

I have not seen the voter card but suppose it is one issued after she filled out the candidate application. There is a way one lives elsewhere but keeps the voting place in their hometown. I know a few people who live in Corpus Christi but their voting place of record remains in their home town.

Maybe she didnt think she had a chance of winning and was making plans to move back to Kleberg County or maybe the card was reissued by an automated system.

We cant go changing the rules when we dont win and but that is how DMC wins; by cheating.

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.