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Southeast Bexar County Community Awareness: County Commission Rodriguez defends his "Loren Brewer" appointment
No second chances for South Bexar County residents
No Justice for a community who's safety has been put in jeopardy by the re-appointment of members to the ESD#6 board.
In January 2011, the County Commissioners reappointed the same individuals, Sylvia Mendelsohn (Chico Rodriguez's campaign manger), Norbeto Chavez, Luisa J. Vargas, John Nolan Wood to another term on the ESD#6. Mr. Loren Brewer was not re-appointed, but was left as a "hold over" status member because his position was not filled.
There was however, a typo-clerical error; which meant that the board had to rescind the appointments and vote for them again. This gave the community of South Bexar County the opportunity to attend the commissioners court meeting and plead with the commissioners to table the motion until they could look into the activities of this board or appoint other members to the board.
Their pleas were met with some "interest", by Commissioner Nelson Wolff, while his son Kevin Wolff remained silent and listened. Mr. Elizondo seemed genuinely concerned and yet listening at plea after plea from the Southeastern Bexar County community members, Chico Rodriguez prevailed and his board members were once again reappointed.
According to an interesting article in the local paper, Commissioner Rodriguez hinted at putting blame on a volunteer fire department and that this was the wrong time to dismantle the ruling body. Leaving the Southeastern Bexar County community to wonder, when the right time is.
- Is it when there are absolutely no funds left to run the ESD#6? It's obvious from their budget numbers presented at the monthly meeting, that there is not enough money to fund the fire departments. As board treasurer, Luisa Vargas stated, "$414,000 is not a lot of money." It's this type of mentality that has created the funding problems within the ESD#6. No grasp for the value of a dollar.
- Or could it be after the clean up, Ms. Mendelsohn allowed The Computer Guy to remove the office computer for "external backup" according to the Feb. 2, 2011 ESD#6 meeting. She stated that there were problems with the computer, the Administrator, Shiela Staggs, who works with the computer stated at the same meeting that "the computer guy took the computer for a day last week and "we weren't having any problems with it."
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Loren Brewer the missing member...
When a community member, Jim Clement mentioned the fact that Mr. Brewer had not attended a single meeting, other than the one at his appointment and swearing in; Commissioner Rodriguez defended the fact that Mr. Brewer was serving his country in Iraq or Afghanistan, not knowing which. (Audio Recording-transcribed)
According to members of Mr. Brewer's community, to include family members, Mr. Brewer never stepped foot on middle eastern soil and pretending to do so at best is a dishonor to those men and women who have and punishable by Stolen Valor. Mr. Brewer has a long history in his community (birth name: Loren G. Martin) [Cause# 1990Cl17390, Civil Court to change to Loren Glen Adcock, 1990-1992]. Mr.Loren Glenn Adcock served in the Air Force after high school and was discharged. In 1996 [Cause #634307] Mr. Brewer was arrested for Assault/Bodily Injury; then became Loren G. Brewer [ Cause # 2000Cl0084, Civil Court to change to Brewer, 2000-2002] and shortly there after, he ran for the Southside ISD school board.
While Mr. Brewer was on the board, he bid and "won" the bid to purchase school property on FM1937, which was the Buena Vista Elementary school property. Documentation [Doc #20030319002] shows some litigation problems with the purchase of the property. The property sits abandoned, unkempt, and has been reported on numerous occasions to the "code compliance" office. With the purchase of the property, it opened the opportunity for Mr. Brewer who had no record of owning any property within the community, to appointments on boards, as the property sits inside the San Antonio city limits. Commissioner Rodriguez appointed Mr. Brewer to the City South Board, where his attendance record was almost non-existent.
As a board member, he served as board president and created turmoil within the district and was censured (According to agenda found on www.southsideisd.org). With the control of the board once again under Mr. Brewer, the agenda's were removed from the website. At this time he stepped down from his position as board president. He then began the process of re-enlisting, this time into the Army Reserves. Mr. Brewer, according to members of his community, attended a handful of meetings, in uniform, but removed his rank. Grandstanding perhaps, but a violation of the military code. A soldier cannot wear their uniform when they are not on duty. It was then learned that Mr. Brewer was doing contract work in the states, but he lead members of the community to believe that he was being deployed, on several occasions, to Iraq.
The ESD#6 board president, Sylvia Ruiz Mendelsohn, a personal friend and former campaign backer, continued to mention him as TDY or absent due to active duty; for over a year at their meetings, Mr. Brewer was also known for popping into his community and making announcements of his departure to Afghanistan, but there has been nothing to prove that he has ever been.
Mr. Brewer then attempted to run for the school board and political tactics ending up denying him the opportunity to get his name on the ballot. Once again using the military as an excuse for not being able to put in his paperwork on time. Southside ISD Superintendent, according to media article, allowed Mr. Brewer the opportunity to turn in his packet, but he did not.
Army Regulations: TDY: Temporary duty shall run a minimum of 2 days and could run up to two months, with an extension, but not to exceed 1 year away from the unit or duty station.
An idea for finding the missing board member: Open Records Request: DD4187request. If Mr. Brewer is to be absent for an extended length of time, he must report it to the board and his employer by submitting this documentation.
Where is Mr. Brewer?
2013, Mr. Brewer, while living in Alice, Texas and working for Halliburton, was allowed by his ex-wife and her family to falsify his home address so that he could run for election, once again for Southside ISD. Mr. Brewer was once again appointed as board president at Southside ISD and along with this "team" stepped well beyond the purview of a board member and micromanaging the Southside ISD district. Feeling protect by the commissioner, they openly gloat about their actions and their power within the district without fear of reprisal.