SNITCHING IS AT AN ALL TIME HIGH THIS ELECTION SEASON!
The Insite received an interesting set of photographs Wednesday night. It was from one of my spies strategically placed to snitch. You know snitching is at an all time high during this election season. Anyway, I was told Peter Brown’s campaign office all of sudden became Annise Parker central. The building that Brown rents for his campaign headquarters was crashed by Parker’s camp. It wasn’t actually crashed, apparently the competition rented out part of the office area for a meet and greet Wednesday evening. Sources say Brown’s signs outside of the office mysteriously took a back seat to Parker’s signs that started popping up just before guests arrived. The office is located in the Bering & James Art Gallery on Rhode Place. One source at the battle of the signs said, “times must be tough if you have to go to your opponents territory to get noticed.” Both Parker and Brown are running for Mayor of Houston!
Gerry Fusco Consulting
September 1, 2009
Dear Stephen Williams:
It is with great regret for the care of the animals, for the unappreciated work of the volunteers and for the superb support of Elena Marks, that I am resigning from my role as Change Agent and Interim Bureau Chief at BARC.
After Council meeting yesterday, it was obvious to me that the City does not recognize what a Change Agent does nor is ready to commit to BARC as I originally was led to believe it was. Although my hours billed do not remotely reflect my contributions to BARC over these past 5 weeks, the focus continue to be on my Contract not on the results I have committed to over the next several months.
The undermining of the ICS Team was never more evident to me than at Council yesterday and I do not think an outside source, including a new Bureau Chief, can be successful under these circumstances. I trust you will see, Stephen, that more change and support is needed than that being provided. Without that recognition and acknowledgement, I fear BARC will not become what so many know it can.
As per our Agreement, please accept this as my official 5 day written notice of the termination of our Agreement. I wish you and whoever takes over BARC great success and I can only hope that the value of the volunteers will be recognized for their heroic work on behalf of our voiceless friends.
God Bless You and the City in its path as, I, too, am a taxpayer and concerned citizen.
President, Gerry Fusco Consulting
Note: Mayor Bill White says he’s going to try and convince Mr. Fusco to stay on with the city despite his contract being tagged by City Council on Wednesday. Fusco was brought in to turn around BARC. The city’s animal shelter!
UPDATED INFORMATION FROM FUSCO:
To All Who Support Fixing BARC Once and for All;
Yes, I have agreed to stay without a PO or Contract as I trust the City will effectively deal with its parliamentary procedures and solve the Contract issue. In the meantime, we have animals to care for.
A lawyer for Texas billionaire R. Allen Stanford says his client is back in the Montgomery County Jail after medical tests detected a non-life-threatening aneurysm in his leg.
Attorney Dick DeGuerin says doctors at Conroe Regional Medical Center said the condition diagnosed Monday could be resolved through elective surgery. DeGuerin worries the condition could worsen.
Stanford has been returned to the jail infirmary in Conroe. The 59-year-old financier has denied allegations in a 21-count federal indictment that accuses him of orchestrating a $7 billion fraud. He underwent medical tests after missing a court date last week because of a high pulse rate.
Law enforcement officials say they’ve arrested a third suspect wanted in connection to the murder of a Methodist Hospital doctor shot outside his Bellville ranch.
Misael Santollo, 18, was arrested Tuesday night in connection to the fatal shooting of Dr. Jorge Mario Gonzalez, the critical care chief at Houston’s Methodist Hospital, on Aug. 22.
His cousins, brothers Cristobal Galvan Cerna, 23, and Moises Galvan Cerna, 18, were arrested on murder charges last week.
All three men are related to Gonzalez’s ranch hand, 21-year-old Noel Galvan Cerna, who was also shot at the ranch located on South Sycamore Crossing in Bellville, about 60 miles northwest of Houston. Gonzalez’s wife and a small child were unharmed.
Texas Rangers officials say as Gonzalez arrived at the ranch, he was approached by three masked men already at the property. Two of the men were carrying guns. The doctor went inside his ranch and got a gun, shooting at the three suspects.
The suspects then opened fire at Gonzalez, shooting him several times, and Noel Galvan Cerna. Gonzalez died at the scene, and Galvan was transported to an Austin hospital via LifeFlight with a single gunshot wound.
The first police unit to respond to the scene saw two suspect vehicles apparently fleeing the scene.
One of those vehicles was registered to Galvan’s stepfather. Further investigation determined Galvan’s brothers and cousin allegedly were using the vehicle at the time of the shooting
Police said there is no evidence linking Noel Galvan Cerna to the crime or that he had any idea what his brothers were allegedly up to.
FORMER HOMELAND SECURITY CHIEF TOM RIDGE CHANGES HIS STORY AND SAYS IGNORE THE WHAT’S WRITTEN IN THE BOOK!
The Insite saw a very interesting interview with former Homeland Security Chief Tom Ridge on Tuesday. He made an appearance on a talk show to discuss his new book. I won’t mention the name of that book because he essentially said his book was wrong.
SAY HELLO TO ANNE CLUTTERBUCK!
Every time I see her there is always a pleasant smile. She always takes the time to say hello. A reminder that politics isn’t all bad. I also haven’t heard she takes part in any of the ugly backstabbing and gossiping that ‘allegedly’ goes on at City Hall. I always hear she is “such a nice person.” It’s what I have experienced as well in my limited contact with Council Member Anne Clutterbuck.