LA MARQUE — On advice from the city attorney, La Marque’s City Council rescinded a recall election for Councilwoman Connie Trube.

A week after approving placing the recall on the Nov. 4 ballot, the council voted unanimously to remove the issue from the ballot at a special-called meeting Monday night.

Last week, City Attorney Ellis Ortego said according to the city charter, the signatures on two petitions calling for a recall of Trube could be added together.

While individually neither petition had enough signatures to force a recall election, combining the petitions brought the total number of verified signatures over the necessary 98 signatures.

Valeri Beverly and Lee Clark led the effort to collect signatures to recall Trube. According to the city clerk, a petition needed to be turned in within 30 days of being checked out.

Beverly checked out a petition form July 3 and turned it in on Aug. 4. Clark checked out a petition on July 7 and turned it in to the city on Aug. 7. While each individual petition came in within 30 days of being checked out, Lee’s petition was turned in 35 days after Beverly’s petition was checked out.

Trube argued last week that by combining the petition, those trying to recall her were being given more than 30 days to collect signatures.

In a prepared statement Monday, Ortego said that after rereading the city charter, he decided the petitions could not be combined.

“Initially I was persuaded by some particular wording in the charter that two petitions could be merged into one petition,” Ortego said.

“Due to the controversy over my initial decision and after a closer review, I determined that the two petitions presented to the city clerk could not be merged as one petition.”

If the second petition had come in within the first petition’s 30-day time period they could have been combined and calling an election “would have been proper,” he said.

Councilman Keith Bell asked the city attorney to clarify what had changed in his legal opinion from last week.

Ortego said he could not point to what language he reexamined or what made him change his mind.

“I doubted myself, and I clarified it for myself, and I stand by my decision,” Ortego said.

Asked by The Daily News to clarify what language in the charter he had reviewed, Ortego said he was embarrassed but would stick to his prepared statement.

He said during the meeting that he was not under any pressure from anyone, and he had not been threatened into making his decision.

Mayor Bobby Hocking said he had asked the city attorney to double check on the validity of the recall on Thursday.

Former Mayor Geraldine Sam questioned whether the council was being blackmailed into rescinding the recall.

After last week’s meeting, Trube had said the recall election would be ugly and said there were ethics violations conducted by other council members she could bring up but did not elaborate.

Trube did not bring up those allegations Monday.

Hocking and Bell both said they were not being threatened or blackmailed into making any decision.

“We followed our city attorney’s advice last week,” Hocking said. “We are following our city attorney’s advice this week.”

Trube thanked her fellow council members for rescinding the recall election.

Beverly, meanwhile, called the situation a “win-win.” Even if the recall election failed, a message was sent “against hatred and bigotry,” she said.

After the meeting, Beverly said she did not know if she would attempt a second recall petition.

Contact reporter Christopher Smith Gonzalez at 409-683-5314 or chris.gonzalez@galvnews.com.

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Jake Feigle

Under the previous city council and city manager, La Marque was a regular in the GDN for their actions. La Marque became the laughing stock of the county. After two of the "rubber stamp " council members were recalled, and with the new council, the City Manager was replaced, the city began to climb the mountain to gain the respect of the Citizens of the county. During the early voting and the election day there was harmony between the three candidates running for the seat of District B. There was no hint of racism. That is , not until after the election was over. The Betheas charged Mrs.. Trube with being a raciest. Having heard only from the Betheas, the Mayor called a special Council meeting to confront Mrs. Trube. In a closed session Mrs. Trube was asked to resign. She refused, and the council censored here. The Mayor held a kangaroo court, and Mrs. Trube was found guilty with only the words of the Betheas. The City has now been divided, and La Marque is once again appearing on the front page of the GDN. Once again, La Marque is the laughing stock of Galveston County. Mrs. Trube was convicted on "he said, she said" charges. At the kangaroo court, the Mayor and the City Manager accused Mrs. Trube of racial statements she was alleged to have said in 2012. Mrs. Trube denied the charges, and the Mayor said he would take a polygraph test. He must have had a change of heart, because he did not take the test. Had the Mayor the City Manager, and the Betheas taken the test we would no longer have "he said , she said" issues. But no one would come forward to arrive at the truth. The Betheas have said they had hours of tape recording of our conversations , but strangely enough, they do not have on take the one that they charged Mrs. Trube with. At this point, the Mayor, the City Manager, and the Betheas should either come forward and take the test or publicly apologize to Mrs. Trube. Show the citizens that you have character and do the right thing.

Valerie Beverly

WOW!!!! You are in a FOG!!!!!! You only remember what you want to, not the whole picture.

Theresa Bethea

Crawl back under your rock you old fool, you talk, talk, talk and nothing but hate comes out. Get the facts straight by listening to the tapes more than listening to the voices in your head. You have been saying the same thing for months and your still have not figured out you run nothing but your mouth. You are part of the problem not any part of the solution to help. Again, crawl back under your rock.

Jake Feigle

You are right. I do say the same things over and over. Why? Because none of you that have made claims have taken the right step to arrive at the truth. that is to take the polygraph tests. Why should we take your word for anything, when you could settle the matter by taking the tests. By refusing to take the test gives the appearance that you cannot back up what you say. The same thing goes for the Mayor.

Jake Feigle

You are right. I do repeat the same things over and over Why? Because you expect us to take your word for what you accuse Mrs. Trube of saying. If you want us to believe hat you say, all you have to do is takes the polygraph test. That will settle the issue once and for all. The same thing goes for the Mayor. It seems to me that if you are telling the truth, you would jump at the chance to prove what you say is correct. Your failure to do so ,, makes us think that you cannot prove what you said. .

Valerie Beverly

She admitted to it on TV the night it all hit the fan. Why cant people remember that? FOX and ch 2, look it up, and stop making her seem innocent...... cause shes anything but/

RonShelby
Ron Shelby

The lie detector idea would set a precedent in all future disagreements for anyone to call for that it would become unworkable. Just not the best idea unless she wants to do it on her own.

Lois J Carelock

BubbaB: Do you not have any respect for your elders? You should tape what you write on this blog and play it back for yourself to hear. Not very nice or respectful. Par for the course.

George Croix

"Beverly checked out a petition form July 3 and turned it in on Aug. 4. Clark checked out a petition on July 7 and turned it in to the city on Aug. 7. While each individual petition came in within 30 days of being checked out, Lee’s petition was turned in 35 days after Beverly’s petition was checked out."
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July 3 to Aug 4 is 32 days, after the petition is checked out.
July 7 to Aug 7 is 31 days, after the petition is checked out.
July 3 to Aug 7 IS 35 days after the first petition was checked out.

How did anything come in on time at 30 days, if the time starts after the petition is checked out?

Valerie Beverly

Mrs. Beverly had till the $th, cause The third was a Sunday. I respect people who are brave enough to speak the truth, like Bubba. Thanks for thinking of your community, unlike some others who just use it as something to complain about.

Valerie Beverly

And the Third doesn't count if you pick it up after 12 noon. And I meant to say the 4th on the previous post.

Theresa Bethea

Respect is earrnd, age is only part of what it take for someone to get respect. It goes both ways. I will gladly defend myself as others should instead of a couple elders talking for others. PS, I have all the tape I need to defend myself.

Jake Feigle

Not the one that counts.

Lois J Carelock

You are exactly right! Respect is earned! All I can say is 'Remember that, you said it!'

MissionaryMan
Walter Manuel

Gecroix, the city of LM was in such a hurry to make all of this happen they got sloppy and it ended up backfiring on them.

The city needed to make sure that all of this was done before the deadline ended in order to put everything on the November ballot, so that's why they also screwed up by not officially giving Councilwoman Trube an official 5 day notice when the votes were counted like the law requires in order for her to decide whether or not she would step down? Had they given Councilwoman Trube the 5 day notice required by law, they would have run out of time for putting the charter changes on the November ballot.

The city needed to make sure that they got the charter propositions on the November ballot in hopes of ending term limits so that Keith Bell could run for his district again should the prop change pass.

These are just some of the underhanded things that Councilwoman Trube and Councilman Osteen has been fighting obviously with other city council members, as well as, the city and yet there are people who want to get rid of the very people who are holding others accountable.

That makes just about as much sense as trusting that the wolf will make sure to guard the hen house. [scared]

George Croix

I lived in LM for 40 years, but no longer. However, I hate to see anybody in elective office anywhere play with rules to suit a situation specifically beneficial to themselves.
Needless to say, when it comes to politics, I stay in a perpetual state of disappointment, as nearly all of them develope amnesia and/or collpase into their own self-center about 3 minutes and 4 seconds after being sworn into office....
Some don't, though...sometimes....

MissionaryMan
Walter Manuel

Your absolutely right Gecroix, it's really disappointing to see how the city of LM is becoming just like that of LMISD where they do what they want that best serves their own agendas.

This should be a wake up call for more citizens of LM to watch and listen closely to who is saying what and what exactly is being done? They may very well may not be the same! [wink]

MissionaryMan
Walter Manuel

Opps! That should read, "They very well may not be the same"!

Joe Henry

Sounds to me like Trube has got some good juicy dirt on some of the other council members. It will come out as she is unable to keep her trap closed. Very for the popcorn!

MissionaryMan
Walter Manuel

Nobody had a problem trying to throw the baby out with the bath water, so they all better be prepared for the consequences of their own actions is all I can say.

There's nothing sliced so thin that there aren't two sides. [innocent]

JBG JBG

My problem with having juicy "stuff" hanging over others' heads is this: Why will all that juicy stuff only come out if things don't go your way? Why is that? I heard Earlybird brag about what Ms. Trube had on other city employees, while he steadfastly and publicly CONDEMED the Mayor as well as the City Manager for holding information which he said should have been brought forth years ago!
Question: Does that sound kind of partial and corrupted to you?
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This just lends to the lost credibility of the man, as I have said before, not to mention his lost objectivity because of his participation in that now "infamous" parking lot fiasco! That doesn't matter though, because nobody listens to him anyway.
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In my opinion he wants to be like Mr. Manuel but he lacks the rhetorical expertise Mr. Manuel possesses, so he just rants about the same thing over,...and over, ...and over again, hoping someone, anyone, will be so gullible as to believe what he is trying to sell.
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I've said before and I'll say it again, the people of a LM district elected the councilwoman in question, and It should be up to the people of that particular district to vote someone else into that position! Such is the negatives of single member districts, or the positives, depending on one's point of view. I just get tired of Earlybirds' ranting mouth, ....a man who swore several months ago that the fabulous JBG and His Honor the Mayor of LM were the same people! Now he knows how ridiculous he was, so he tries to poo-poo it off like it does not matter. My question is why did he try to use me to discredit the Mayor? Think about that now!

Jake Feigle

T[o begin with, I did not say Mrs. Trube has things on other council persons. or any one else for that matter. And the reason I keep saying the same things over and over, is because they accuse Connie of something, but they only use "he said,, she said" but will not do what it will take to get the truth. I feel, if they had the proof , they would use it. However they have been successful in getting people like you to believe in their kangaroo court. No way have they proven Connie guilty. And until they do, I will continue to press the issue.

Valerie Beverly

Just wanted to ask you Missionary man why weren't you at the council meeting? OH THATS RIGHT , You were out of town... just like you are 360 days of the year. La Marque is only your home when you need something to complain about. Why don't you concentrate your efforts on Abilene where you belong? LEAVE US ALONE!!!!!

Robert Buckner

Trube has been drug through the mud pretty hard lately. If her "juicy dirt" on others really exist, I would have thought she'd sing like a bird by now. This issue has divided this town as much as the LMISD board's shenanigans. Egos, pettiness, and personal agendas are taking over in our community's leaders. The entire bunch of you should be ashamed to show your faces. LM is the laughing stock of the State.

MissionaryMan
Walter Manuel

Naw National Treasure, I have plenty of time to be in 2 places at once.

I'm sorry that I'm not one of the "sheeples" that needs a hero in their life like you obviously do. I'm happy and blessed with all that life offers me even outside the borders of my home of LM.

It's people like you that make LM the podunk town that it is slowly becoming where race is embedded in your being and prevents you from accepting your own failures without having to blame someone who just so happens to be on the opposite side of the fence from you.

Trust me, you mean absolutely nothing to me nor nor am I even slightly bothered by what you think of me? That's your issues to deal with, not mine.

Those who know me know who I am, and again I'll say this... I'm not Willie Wonka so I don't sugar coat nothing and apparently you can't handle facing the truth about you and your so called friends. PITY!

Now have a nice day.... NEXT!

Valerie Beverly

You are the one that's been here for 52 YEARS, I been here less than a year, so who should take credit for Podunk, and keeping La Marque in the dark ages??? I feel this was a success none the less. It bought us together as a community, united , against ignorance and prejudice..... which I see are two of your BETTER qualities. I have wonderful heros in my life, my dad, and my husband, two men who could give you a lesson in how to be one.
Have a nice day![beam]

RonShelby
Ron Shelby

It makes sense that the chatters intent was for signatures related to a single recall should have a fixed number of days to be collected. The clock starts when the first petition is checked out. In order to be supplemental, the second had to be turned in by the firsts deadline.

If you allow the second to come in later then you could effectively draw out the time needed to collect signatures by weeks. The second pettition could have been checked out at day 20 after the first. That was not the city's intent in the charter. Just 30 days.

It's a shame though.

Theresa Bethea

National Treasure check out this link. We know someone who OWNs a home in Abiline with his partner but claims to live in LM with his Mommy. This is the same guy the made smart remarks about the young Mr Lane living with his parents. www.ktxs.com/...in-abilene/21490144

Valerie Beverly

Not shocked, its always the one with the biggest mouth that turns out to be the biggest FRAUD!!!!

MissionaryMan
Walter Manuel

BubbaB, again you can't open your mouth without telling a lie. I guess it just comes natural for you and you certainly don't know a thing about my personal life.

Perhaps trying to garner supporters is much harder for you than you come across to others?

I challenge you to support your lie about me owning a house in Abilene with anyone or it's just more trash coming from you. You provided a link to the house that I "rent" a room in and have for years when I'm working throughout central Texas.

And National Treasure, er' um should I say Valerie Beverly? This whole mess has not brought the city together, that lie only exists in your imagination. Both you and the Bethea family are made from the same cloth so it's only natural that both of you agree on the same things.

So, Bubba remember talk is cheap until you have to get an attorney. Let this be your final warning.

I'll wait for your proof that my name appears on any piece of property in Abilene before deciding where to go from here? [wink]

Valerie Beverly

That's all good if we are cut from the same cloth.... cause the fiber your cloth is made from is moldy and rotten .Since your no longer a true resident of this community you wouldn't know how its united us. Have a seat... in Abilene.
Have a nice day!

Theresa Bethea

Just going by the new story told by you and Dan. That's all it's on the news video. As you say ROTFL (video tape) public information.

MissionaryMan
Walter Manuel

Bubba, I forgot, your mind is so shallow that you didn't understand that news people sometimes put their own twist on their stories when in fact it's not always what is said in the interview and this was certainly the case. I would love to own this home for sure, but I don't!

Sorry dude, nothing here for you to report except more of you and your wife's typical lies that so many people in LM are coming to understand about how ya'll roll....[yawn]

Valerie Beverly

Ha, Ha, whos any more shallow then you? And putting their own spin on stories....that's a trip that you of ALL people would accuse someone else of doing that. Yes so many people in La Marque see you for the liar you are.

Theresa Bethea

As stated Sir, there is nothing to lie about. It's all on tape. Let's stop the childish games on a public forum. If you feel the need to talk, get my number from your mom and give me a call. We can discuss our differences like gentalman. Agree to Disagree.

MissionaryMan
Walter Manuel

Oh no Bubba, you not only publically slandered and lied about me on a public forum with no proof to back up your claims, so produce the record of me owning a home in Abilene and anything else that proves your claims against me and then we can talk and agree to disagree.

Until the time that you provide proof, I will be looking at my options......

Valerie Beverly

I think you best option is silence. Have a nice day!

Jake Feigle

Bubba, it is my belief that this whole thing is about revenge because of the beating your wife took at the polls. I can understand CLEAT being upset because they spent a ton of money supporting a loser, but your complaint was against Mrs. Trube. Why did you go after Mr.. Osteen? He had nothing to do with it. And you have not proved that Connie make the statement against the librarian. Mr. Colombo, Mr McGaffey and myself heard Connie say nothing praise for her. The only way for you to get the proof is for the two of you to take polygraph tests. But I won't hold my breath. And if this offends you SUE ME

Jake Feigle

I failed to put the word but before praise.

Jake Feigle

Walter, if all Bubba can find to criticize you about is if you own a home elsewhere except La Marque, he is really scrapping the bottom of the barrel. He must be desperate. He should be spending his time trying to find out why his wife got beaten so bad in the election. I think I know why, but I will let him find out for himself. Maybe he can sue me for what I think.

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Jake Feigle

What do you have against Mr. Osteen? He had nothing to do with what you have accused Mrs. Trube of.

JBG JBG

Yes mam, I believe you! Earlybird told everybody and their brother that the Fabulous JBG was none other than His Honor The Mayor of LM, a few months ago! Lololololololol. Ahhhhhhhhahahaha! I thought he was joking at first, then later I found the guy was for real! Ahhhahahahah........
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Now he is on the rant again, and get this,......TO MY KNOWLEDGE, HE DID NOT MENTION THAT HE HAD APPLIED FOR A City of LM BOARD APPOINTED POSITION AND GOT TURNED DOWN!!!!!! Say What? "REJECTION?" Probably why he is mad! I tell yall the guy's objectivity in all this is polluted, because he was on that parking lot and involved by his own words! Now as for his credibility, ...well......take the JBG/Mayor incident! He was trying DESPERATELY, by any means necessary, to malign the Mayor of LM so bad he thought if he could get people to believe the mayor was a SMACK-TALKER, ....or more than that, THE HEAD OF THE SMACK-TALKER ASSOCIATION,...THEN he would have gold! I was on the "FLO" laughing at this guy! Ahhhhghahahah Hoooooooooooah. This guy is hilarious!
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This guy use to be beautiful, in the community, but his mouth and tongue, knows no bounds, in my opinion! They just run....run....and keeps running outer of control! That parking lot fiasco was indicative of how far he has slid to now. Look how far he has fallen! Keep talking sir.......and keep falling...........
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Jake Feigle

Mr.JBG Mayor, Many people told me you and the Mayor were one ion the same, and I told them that I did not believe that was correct until both JBG and the Mayor were almost word for word hen saying why the Mayor and city Manager did not address the issues in 2012. Both said that the reason was because the city of La Marque already had problems and he did not want to add to them because it might affect whether Sams would move to La Marque or not. There were no racial or any other serious problems at that time. Two of the rubber stamp council members were gone and so was City Manager Gage. Bobby, you were mayor and Carol was the City Manager. And if you remember , after each council meeting you would ask me how I thought things were going. My answer was, "if I am not addressing the council, everything is going okay.". There were no problems like that going on at that time. The faqct that you and Carol did not address the issue then and the fact that neither of you told the other members of the council about it would mean that you agreed with Connie or it did not happen. If it did happen, l would think that the two of you were racist too, and all three of you should be replaced. Tell me, which is it Bobby ad Carol?

Jake Feigle

You of all people should know that I wasn't turned down. Each council person makes a selection , and Chris was repaying his debt to Sissie. Other people in the blog have already said that. You can't even get your facts straight . Maybe you should give up trying. Your remarks roll off of me like water on a ducks back.

JBG JBG

I don't think anyone has anything against Mr. Osteen! Mr.Osteen was a very affective public servant in my opinion! Mr. Osteen has class, because he is in control of his mouth unlike another certain individual who was spear-heading Mr. Osteen's campaign.
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Many of us, think that he could have won that close election had IT NOT BEEN FOR A CERTAIN OSTEEN SUPPORTER'S MOUTH! That is it,...short, sweet and snappy! If Mr. Osteen made one mistake, THAT WAS IT!!!! I learned long time ago, you are,.... or you will be perceived the same as who you hang out with!
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My hope is if Mr. Osteen considers another run for public office, he will pick his staff people more carefully! I know this, if I was in Mr. Osteen's district, he would have gotten my vote, and I have to believe I'm was not the only African- American who would have voted for him. However, with a staff person, participating in parking lot OFF-COLORED joke telling as a staffer,......I don't think I would chance voting for a candidate who would align himself with such people.
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Keep talking sir.....and keep falling.........

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Jake Feigle

After Chris was taken off of the board, I would not have served if chosen.. With James gone , and the fact that I have been after Bobby and Carol , I had no doubt I would not be selected. Like Walter said, people were selected to pay of political debts. Need I say more? Look who appointed you. For many years I attended almost every council meeting. With the make up of the council now, I will not waste my time attending any more. I will read the comic script to find out what went on.

Theresa Bethea

precisely, JBGOOD. I have nothing bad to say about Mr. Osteen. He was extremely polite, respectful and kind to me every single day we were in that parking lot.
I think that the representation he had with him is what hurt him.
Between them and the fact that the city was ready for change.
I even addressed my concerns to him about the things his camp was saying and he told me that he couldn't control what they said. Agreed...but if they were in my camp I would have sent them hiking!

JBG JBG

Free advice for Mr. Earlybird. ( NO CHARGE) Sir as old as you are, you should know not to believe everything "THEY" tell you! You still must believe it, because you referred to me as Mr.JBG/Mayor below! Ahhhhhhhhahahahahahah whooooooooooah!!!!! Think about that now. He is willing to go public calling me the MAYOR, just because "THEY" told him my posts sounded like what "THEY" heard the Mayor say in person! What do yall think? Is he losing it or not?
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This guy is a piece of work is he not? lololololololololololol. Just keep talking and we will keep laughing! I already have my September laugh quota in thanks to him! Everybody have a nice day, I'm out.

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Valerie Beverly

If you don't spend the majority of your time in a community, then you shouldn't be complaining about it. Hes not here long enough to buy a gallon of milk... have a seat next to Missionary Man ( and I use the term Man very loosely) and stop being so silly.

Valerie Beverly

No disrespect to Mr. Osteen, but im sure Chris will be a well needed addition to our City Council. Fresh ideas, and a new outlook.. he is a gifted young man with nothing but heart and good intentions....let the young buck run.

MissionaryMan
Walter Manuel

National Treasure or is it Valerie Beverly?

I'm not sure which person to address the one alter ego that wears a wig or the one that doesn't?

Seems there are two different individuals in one body seeing how just recently National Treasure spoke of knowing Valerie Beverly and what a wonderful woman she was with a beautiful home, a wonderful family yada, yada, yada...

You know there's medications for dealing with this type of disorder you know???

Lot's of people have been questioning if you've either been smoking dope or dog food or if it's that this other alter ego that you have really has you truly believing that LM really needs you to solve it's problems!

I tend to think your issues go much deeper than you'll ever admit to yourself! [wink]

Valerie Beverly

Your part of the problem La Marque needs to solve. And its no worse than you pretending to be anyone other Than who u are. Been here 52 years and still adding nothing but hate and dissention... so sad. A couple of posts ago I suggested you needed church and therapy... and i think a lobotomy is in order, please let me and Bubba perform it at the next council meeting.... free of charge! Have a nice day... in Abilene!

Theresa Bethea

Who was it talking about throwing stones at glass houses?

National Treasure - smoking dope?

Missionary man - 7-1-2001 - Abilene PD - poss. of cocaine - public record

Probably not the best idea to accuse someone of using drugs when you are guilty of the same offense.

Jake Feigle

Here is another calling someone guilty without having all the facts. Why cant you and the Mayor have patience to seek out all of the facts before you make judgment? The Mayor was in such a hurry to get rid of Connie , he called the special meeting without all of the fact. He has lost a lot of creditability with that act. And he compounded his loss of credibility by at first saying he would take a polygraph test to prove his point, but now refuses to do so. The fact that he will not take the test to prove his point, only makes it appear that he cannot prove his point. Mayor, you need to think things out before you act. These issues could just be a major factor when you come up for re election.

Valerie Beverly

Really???? How amusing..... gee, a loudmouth, coke snorting felon!! Acting like he's got the right to pass judgment on others???? Talk about two people in one body, one wearing the cloak of perfection, the other with a straw up his butt!!!!! Oh my god!!!!! Too funny the image in my head right now!!!!

MissionaryMan
Walter Manuel

Umm Bubba, did you see that the offense was "No-Billed" by a grand jury because I was not guilty of the charge??? Or did you care to ask?

Perhaps the fight you want to take on will wind you up in prison for "intercepting conversations" illegally?

Perhaps when your getting your information you might want to ask for all of the FACTS in order to back up your claim?

Oh, I forgot, liars don;t want everyone to know the truth, only what they want them to know.

Looks like there's still a lot a trash left over from Hurricane Ike than most people in LM realize?

Boy, you wouldn't know the truth if it walked up on you, but that's OK. We'll see about you illegally taping people and I'll be the first to send you money for your commissary fund in prison.

Valerie Beverly

Gee how did you even put yourself in the position to have it go that far? Ummm suspect for sure. Sorry to tell you but Bubba ahs more respect in this town than you ever had, after 52 years. As a newbie i can say i heard only negatives about you... none about Bubba. Just melt away and stay in Abilene.

Theresa Bethea

You might research the laws of recording a conversation. You will definitely not like the results you find

MissionaryMan
Walter Manuel

I'll discuss your tapes Saturday with my lawyer when we meet for sure.

Break out your wallet for your attorney cause I'm bringing the title to my roommate's house with me along with the police record from the courts that prove my innocence and that I was in someone else's car and that's why I wasn't charged with any drug possession charge.

You want to publically try to slander me Mr. Bathea, well bring it on. Talk is cheap until you got to get an attorney. Your little game isn't funny to say the least and it will ultimately cost you big bucks I can assure you.

As I said I'll be home in LM tomorrow and my attorney and I be in touch with you, and that's not a threat, but rather a promise....

Valerie Beverly

Reading you and Bubba go back and forth is like a pitbull on a poodle... your the poodle.

Valerie Beverly

Gee, none of my friends do drugs or ride around with drugs in their cars . Maybe its the kind of people your hanging with... Ya Think?

MissionaryMan
Walter Manuel

Oosps, that should be, "my attorney and I "will" be in touch with you".

Robert Buckner

Ok folks. The recall attempt is over for now. Let it go. All this bitterness on the forum isn't helping anything in this community here. JBG is willing to move along into football season Smacktalking and have some fun doing it. Maybe it's time for all of us to move along to something else and maybe have a little fun doing it.

Jake Feigle

You are right, the recall is over, but the fact that Connie is innocent until proven guilty has still been violated. The Mayor convicted her in his kangaroo court. The Mayor needs to either take the polygraph test or publicly extend an apologize to Connie, and rescind the censorship. But don't hold your breath waiting for the Mayor to do the right thing.. By the way, the impartial attorney the city paid $10,000 to was a snow job. That firm has done much work for the city. Even after Mr. Colombo told the attorney that he and Mac Mc. Gaffey and I heard what Connie said about the Librarian we were not contacted. If the Mayor had not jumped the gun , and had waited until he had heard both sides of the story, we would not be in this position now. You blew it Mayor. Be man enough to admit it.

MissionaryMan
Walter Manuel

Sorry Robert, but Bubba posted what he knew was a lie by saying that I was "guilty of the same offense" when whatever document he obtained about me clearly stated that I was No Billed by the grand jury for lack of evidence and NEVER charged with such an offense.

Bubba's post was nothing short of a willful attempt to defame my character, as well as, libel with his sole intent to slander my name and reputation in LM, period!

Bubba may think his actions are funny to some people in Galveston county, but I don't in the least and I intend on him having to pay for his little political game and public mistake.

This ain't over I can assure you....

Valerie Beverly

lack of evidence means we couldn't get you legally. But how did it even go there? Ummmmm....... Mighty smelly. And Bubba didn't attack your character , you do a fine job all by yourself!

Jake Feigle

Walter, some people just cannot handle defeat. It appears that they feel that the more people they can try to destroy, the pain of defeat will diminish. They create situations, and do a lot of name calling. I think that if they think the lie they tell is true, that makes it true. They are out of touch with reality. They live in their own private world.

MissionaryMan
Walter Manuel

Your right Jake, but what Bubba did crossed the line and he, as well as, all of the many other people who called late last night after reading his post and even beginning at 6:30 this morning agrees.

No good deed EVER goes unturned....[wink]

George Croix

Call Guiness - a new low has been reached for the forums - no small feat...[whistling]

Jake Feigle

Walter , since both Bubba and Sissy post under the same heading, it could be either one of them that made the statements.. I would think that you would be better served to name both on your suit. My guess is that it was not Bubba.

JBG JBG

"Walter, some people just cannot handle defeat. It appears that they feel that the more people they can try to destroy, the pain of defeat will diminish. They create situations, and do a lot of name calling. I think that if they think the lie they tell is true, that makes it true. They are out of touch with reality. They live in their own private world."
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I'm ecstatic that you posted this Mr. Earlybird because in my opinion you just described yourself! You are a walking, breathing example of defeat! The candidate you supported and who trusted you to act professional and behave Christian-like LOST the election because you failed to do those things in my opinion. Then you were not chosen to an appointed position in LM, which someone else got instead of you. So, it is YOU who looks and acts defeated as well as "BITTER!"
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It is obvious you have an axe to grind with the Mayor and City Manager of LM because every other word out your mouth references, or refers to them. You are assigned TO them and you are consumed BY them! You've even allowed yourself to be relegated to the place where you continue in an attempt to malign the Mayor by calling me.... JBG/Mayor.....with no justifications other than "SOMEBODY" or "THEY" told you my posts sounds like things Mayor Hocking said in an interview or a meeting sometime ago. None of it is true, so you are lying on the Mayor and you are lying on me for not agreeing with your treacherous forum attacks against the Mayor. ( It does not bother me,...but I'm just saying..... )
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I don't suppose, it was possible for Old JBG to logon to one of those things they call a computer, and READ, what the Mayor gave for an excuse for his decisions concerning the situation in question, and which I did in fact do, and agreed with what he said, and later used those explanations in my posts supporting him.... huh? Some of us old BLACK FOLKS do have computers you know. See this is what I've already explained about this guy,...he just talks,...talks, and rant and rant,...without thinking things through. His own words I copied and pasted above describes him to a "TEE."
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Mr. Buckner, I applaud you for taking the role of a mediator, or intercessor here, and I commend you for your unselfish actions. I do have to say though, that I will not allow EarlyBird to use this forum to continually attack the Mayor and City Manager of LM with empty, dirty, slimy mouth accusations after the job they have done for this city. They have to much class and professionalism to respond to him, which is what he wants more than anything to happen, but that is why people like me exists, to challenge Satan and his.
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I think we all should remember the situation this city was involved in a few years ago until this Mayor stepped up and this City Manager rode in here putting us back on the road to recovery. We are not there yet, I'm sorry to say, but in my opinion Earlybird is one of the big reasons the "proverbial pot" is always being stirred by running his mouth!
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I will end by saying I continually support the sitting City Council of LM for the job they are doing here, and I will remind them some of us old folks out here who can still read and think for ourselves think we are in good hard working hands! ...............( meaning their hands). To the Mayor of LM I say this, YOU were chosen to be where you are today sir, as well as where you sit, today. YOU were an answer to prayer! THAT BEING SO, THE LORD WILL NEVER DESERT YOU IN TIMES OF TROUBLE! He did not promise you the road would always be easy or smooth, which is why he chose you in the first place! He did say HIs POWER is perfected in YOUR weakness, ( NOT WAS ) ...therefore, the both of you are UNBEATABLE... NOW!!
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Joshua 1:9
"Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; be not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the LORD thy God is with thee whithersoever thou goest." Let these words comfort you, because "EARLYBIRD" is nothing for God to remove, and he is certainly nothing for God's people to be afraid of.
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God Bless
The JBG ( Duke Of Smack ) for 2014

Jake Feigle

JBGMayor, On any race there is always the chance of losing. It is how James loss this election that gets me. The sore loser was the Betheas. There was no race incidents until the results were in .The Betheas created the races issue. I know what Connie said about the Librarian. Connie had nothing but praises for her. Chris, Mac and myself heard what Connie said. Right now it is only a "he said, she said" But there is a way to get the truth. If both Betheas will take the polygraph tests, I will agree to take one too. I cannot speak for Mac. or Chris, but I am sure "Chris will agree to take the test also. That is the only way to get to the truth. Someone has to be lying. Lets find out who. But,, just like the Mayor, I doubt very much that they will agree. JBGMayor, you criticize me for wanting to get to the truth. I don't think you want to hear the truth. JBGMayor, if you can't stand the heat, stay out of the kitchen..

Valerie Beverly

Why would you admit to something you didn't say? Really? Why are you just so blind you wont watch the news reports or read the articles? Just crazy, plain crazy.

JBG JBG

Ahhhhhahhhhahah! Lolololololololololololollo. There he is folks. I rest my case.
( for now.....) but I intend to keep the "HEAT" on you Earlybird, kitchen or not!

Jake Feigle

Why do you not want the truth? I would think an ordinary citizen would want the truth. But a Mayor that does not ant to prove his words is another matter. He would not want the matter out in the open for all to see. The only way I will quit is if I die or the truth finally comes out.

MissionaryMan
Walter Manuel

Today the operative word that I learned was "libel".

I think Valerie and James needs to look the word up since they obviously don't understand the meaning nor the cost of their own actions.

Since Deanna Bethea brags about being Chief Aragon's " special assistant" it would seem maybe there's a conflict in the poliice department and her availability to others information?

I'll just leave it at that....

MissionaryMan
Walter Manuel

Valerie, i love that you just added your name to my lawsuit, you and Bubba can keep each other in court.

Will you be wearing a wig that day or a weave? Just curious because at the end of the day you still look the same.

I suppose those reading these posts don't see the hate and trash coming from out your mouth from a "newbie", it's no wonder satan has a tight grip on LM and LM is in desperate need of an exorcism or should I say a good lawsuit??? LOL

Valerie Beverly

Give me a break.. Evidently you don't know what I look like, and this is a prime case of the emperor has no clothes! You can dish it but you cant take. Everyone in town knows your are filled with hate, and that's why no one respects you. Ironic you always use the devils name, and you look just like him. Are you screaming now cause I stepped on your tail???

MissionaryMan
Walter Manuel

Ill see you in court Valerie and we can continue this conversation there.

Until that time you've publically slandered me enough that I will no longer discuss anything further with you.

Valerie Beverly

In case you forgot... we live in America. Now you threaten lawsuit because you don't like what you hear? Don't start none, there wont be none.

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