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A s k i l l f u l l e e c h i s b e t t e r f a r , t h a n h a l f a h u n d r e d m e n o f w a r .

Samuel Butler

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VOLUME FOUR

I S S U E 17

0 4 . 2 3 .15

Waylon's Third
Throwdown!
Around and About, Page 4

Figuring Out Jim Poage | Brant Freeman on Sports | The Other Clinton

P L U S : 7 D AY N E W B R A U N F E L S L I V E M U S I C G U I D E

THE RESULTS
ARE
IN!
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Unfair Pie Chart

While checking into Jay Hix Jones'


lies about New Braunfels, we
discovered something worth noting.

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neutral and cost-benefit analysis


and so forth Im not saying
they arent there, but were
talking about millions of dollars
here and a pretty good chunk
of our reserves without data
that exists... somewhere to kind
of talk about the revenue.
WHAT? This is unusual coming from

MIKE
REYNOLDS

As yall know, we finally got


all those 4-B and Chamber of
Commerce contracts that our
rabid-for-info readers put up the
cash for back in February. Its
not just a Trapper-Keeper full o
paperwork, its thousands of pages
that somebody has to dig through in order to
bring forth the sweet statistical goodness that
lay within. That somebody is Chase Cochran.
For the record, while this column is
technically written by me, Mike Reynolds,
much of the heavy lifting associated with
putting these things together is often borne by
one of my business partners in this endeavor,
The Chase. I dont go through thousands of
pages of anything, attend Council meetings
or keep an eye on the banal daily doings
of other local media. Any one of those tasks
would make me bug-nutty. Chase is way
younger than I am, and doesnt yet appreciate
the damage all that exposure to government/
media nonsense is doing to his general health.
So please keep in mind, especially over
the next few months as we dig deep into the
4-B and Chamber of Commerce contracts,
that somebody had to sit at a desk and pore
through the stuff. And tonight, to paraphrase
a one Mr Bono of the U2 band, thank God
its Chase, instead of you.

Jim Poage: From Hero to


Zero in Fifteen Minutes
Last week, 4-B Board member Jim Poage
had us thinking that perhaps things were
changing over at 4-B. He was the lone vote
against the Boards approval of $3.2 million
for a pool and a gym at the new recreation
center. It wasnt his vote against the project
that got our attention, it was his stated reason
for the dissent, as published in the April 15
edition of the HZ. Check this out:
My concerns are that there appear to
be a bunch of numbers that maybe some of
us have seen, but a lot of us havent seen with
regards to cracking up revenue, (revenue)TXCITIZEN.COM

a 4-B guy. So we checked into Jim Poage a


wee bit more and found out some stuff that we
would have been much happier not knowing.
All the air went out of the newsroom when
we discovered that its business as usual at
4-B. It was all weeping, gnashing of teeth,
and rending of garments up in here.
Weve been harping on 4-B for a good
long while about their corporate welfare
program, and their tight-fistedness when it
comes to projects that benefit the community
in general. This was a perfect move for 4-B
hand over a heapin hepin of cash for a City
recreation center, and get the heat theyve
been taking over the last couple years turned
down a few notches. But then Poage had to
speak up. Man, sometimes we just get lucky.
While Poages reason reinforces our
own complaints about 4-Bs recklessness
with public funds, there might be more to his
motivation than meets the eye. Poage isnt
just a member of 4-B, hes the former CEO
of StarTech, a San Antonio-based, taxpayer
funded foundation specializing in the
redistribution of, well, taxpayer funds from
public coffers to private hands, much like 4-B.
StarTech went under in 2013. Well dig
into that meaty goodness next week, and drop
something on you none of us saw coming - and
that 4-B figured we wouldnt notice. #barnburner
\m/
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Publisher/Editor-in-Chief

Chase Cochran contributed to this story, and should be


named as a co-defendant in any litigation pending as a
result of its publication.

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Who is your all-time favorite University of
Texas Longhorn football player?
What is your favorite Rolling Stones song?
Im quite sure more people can answer the

For those who dont know, the backline

is, simply, an area behind the stage where all be a blend of both of those perspectives. You
of the equipment and instruments are.
Because his work differs from the standard

second question. This is why the Comal chapter fare, two of Deckers photographs of the
of the UT alumni organization, TexasExes,

will get to see whats behind the scenes, which

heavily on that, Campos, a former UT


football player said.
Chapters will get former coaches or

most people never get to see. You get to see former players to speak to their groups to
all of the amazing vintage equipment, and all

raise funds. But, I think, people are tired of

backline are part of the Stones exhibit at the of the nuts and bolts that go into each show.

that. The University of Texas is so much more

is hoping to raise funds for their scholarship Rock n Roll Hall of Fame. Certainly there are
program by utilizing the Rolling Stones.

as well as in front, he said. The exhibit will

photos of the band, but there are also photos

How the band acquires much of its than a football program and I think what
phenomenal vintage equipment resembles Oscars exhibit demonstrates is part of that

On Saturday, May 2, Comal TexasExes of the backline. Musicians and gearheads will a swap meet.
will hold a photo exhibit downtown at the drool at the vast array of vintage equipment

Wherever the Rolling Stones are

diversity. How many people attending the

Wine and Saengerfest are going to care

Seekatz Opera House during Wine and

and instruments. For those who are not, the playing, people will come out of the about UT football? But how many of that

Saengerfest. The exhibit features photos

exhibit offers a chance to see the complexity woodwork with equipment to the venues,

by Oscar Decker, who had unheard of

involved in putting on a big concert.

backstage access during the Stones tours


from 1994-2005.

crowd has heard of the Rolling Stones?

the photographer said. They bring guitars

This is fourth time Decker has donated his

Being on the level that the Stones are

and small amplifiers, and we would take

work to raise funds for charitable causes since

at, there is always a test of ones nerves

them into a special room called the tuning

moving to New Braunfels. The photographer

A fresh resident to New Braunfels,

because everything is on a tight schedule, and room. The band would come in and pick

Decker had spent 50 years playing music

everything has to be in the right place at the up the instruments and try them out. If they

is a 1974 graduate of the University.

and being part of the music scene in Austin,

right time, Decker said. I dont think I have liked the guitars, they would hand us some Austin relocating here and Oscar is a good a

Were getting a lot of people from

where he made numerous industry contacts. ever seen a better organized system than the cash, which we would take to the guys

good example, Campos said. He had just

One of those gave Decker the chance to go

moved here and wanted to get involved in

Rolling Stones. Decker said that a Rolling sitting outside the gates. These guys would

backstage to a Stones concert at the Cotton Stones production requires a crew of 200 and

bring the cream of the crop, old Gibsons, the community. I think thats how were going

Bowl. There, he met Chuch Magee, who anywhere between 70-125 semi trucks. This is Fenders, Martins.

to grow our organization because it isnt

served as the bands backline manager. The partly because the band travels with two stage

coming from recent graduates.

two became close friends, and Decker was

sets so that while they are playing in one city,

able to travel with the band and take photos the set is being put together in the next stop.
of the massive operations that are involved in
a Rolling Stones production.
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What makes the collection interesting is


because they allowed me behind the scenes

Ben Campos, president of the Comal


branch of TexasExes, hopes that Deckers

The exhibit will run from noon-6 p.m. All

exhibit will bring in a new and diverse crowd.

of the proceeds from the exhibit will benefit

Because our football culture is so will go to the scholarship fund. Visitors will be
strong at the University, weve leaned too asked to make a donation at the door.
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ANTONINO,
FRANK JOSEPH
JR
Male 601 185 lbs
DOB: 01/01/1957
CHARGE: Motion to
revoke probation for
driving while
intoxicated 3rd or
more

COREY,
MEDELLIN, JESSE
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KITTY
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NORRIS,
OTIS NELSON

Male 511 160 lbs


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CHARGE: Motion to
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Here Come the Spurs Again

PALMER,
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Male 507
200
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Female
506
150
Male 510 195 lbs
DOB: 01/01/1976
DOB:
01/21/1982
CHARGE:
Possession
DOB: 12/02/1976
CHARGE: Motion to
of
a
controlled
proceed with
CHARGE: Violations of
substance pg 1 under
adjudication
for of
conditions of bond for
1 gram and theft
possession
of $1500
property under
driving while
controlled
substance
with 2 or more
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pg1
under
1g
previous
convictions

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GONZALEZ-MATA,
SERGIO M
Male 508 160 lbs
DOB: 07/30/1983
CHARGE: Tamper/
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evidence CT II

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Male 509 189 lbs
DOB: 05/05/1969
CHARGE: Motion to
revoke probation for
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Male 604 180 lbs


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CHARGE: Motion to
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Before I get into the meat of this column, I


suppose I should make with the introductions
first: Ive been working in sports media in
radio and television for the past 12 years,
and Ive just recently gotten my feet wet in
writing about sports. Ive lived in this general
area of Texas all my life, growing up in
Boerne, getting my college degree at Texas
State University and living in New Braunfels
for nearly 10 years now. (As Im writing this,
this feels more and more like a first date
conversation about sports, and if my past
history with first dates is any indication, I might
get to write one more column, not have the
editor return my calls a week later and beat
myself up over the next 3 weeks wondering
WHERE THINGS WENT WRONG.)
But the date has started, and I cant stop
now. So how did I get interested in sports?
Well, actually I was TERRIFIED of sports
up until the age of 12. Growing up with a
die-hard Dallas Cowboys fan for a father, I
associated sports with yelling, so sports =
fear. It wasnt until the Spring of 1993 that I
started to develop my own interest in sports.
One day my dad, who in addition to his
profane-laced tirades at the TV, was also in
the trading card business, brought home a
box of Fleer Ultra 93 basketball cards and
asked for my help in opening the packs and
sorting out the cards. While we did this, he
turned on the TV and the San Antonio Spurs
were playing the Portland Trailblazers in the
first round of the playoffs. The Spurs won that
game in overtime, and Ive been hooked
ever since. From there, I started watching
everything. NFL, MLB, of the course the
NBA, and even the NHL (as long as it didnt
interfere with reruns of Charles In Charge).
My first love then, as you can imagine,
was/is the Spurs. It was 14 years after my
following/fandom of them started that I
started to actually cover and report on the
team. Ive had the pleasure of covering one
of the great franchises in pro sports during
one of the great runs in modern NBA history.

This post-season marks my 9th as a


credentialed member of the press, and its a
unique year for the reigning NBA Champs.
The Spurs are attempting to repeat as
champions for the first time ever, doing so
with a virtually identical roster from the year
before, in what has been an up-and-down
season. Starting 16-6, stumbling through
an injury-riddled December (going 8-10),
recording their worst W/L record EVER on
the Rodeo Road Trip (4-5), to surging down
the stretch with a 21-4 mark over the final 25
games, again putting the league on notice
they werent going away.
However, that tremendous 25-game
finish to the regular season was virtually allfor-naught. Because San Antonio lost its final
game of the season to New Orleans (my
god Anthony Davis is terrific, and hes in the
freaking division), all that 21-4 finish meant
was moving from 7th to 6th in the brutal
Western Conference. They needed to go 22-3,
which would have meant the #2 seed, with a
potential path to the NBA Finals being Dallas,
Houston and Golden State (with home court in
the first two series). Instead, its Los Angeles,
Houston (likely sorry Mavs fans) and Golden
State (without home court in any series).
The Spurs have had really difficult first
round opponents before (Phoenix in 2008,
Memphis in 2011, Dallas last year, two
good Nuggets teams in 05 & 07), but this
Clipper team might be the toughest. As of
this writing, the Spurs trail their 1st round
best-of-7 series vs the LA Clippers 1-0 after
Los Angeles won the series opener fairly
handily 107-92 on Sunday night. The series
is FAR from over, but if the Spurs are going
to win it, its going to be taxing. Playing this
series alone might keep the Spurs from going
deep into the playoffs. The path of least
resistance is always the way to go, it helped
Miami make 3 straight Finals, having to only
navigate through a watered down East.
11:00 already? Well, I guess were
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or other. This is where my soapbox
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Mexicans are white. You hear on
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this way, and the Hispanics voted that
way! I cannot stand to hear that all the
people in attendance at a particular
school were 20 percent white, and 60
percent Hispanic! They are all the same
people! Hispanics are white! There is
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to the Americas and interbreeding
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Last Word
With Kelly Colby

On H.R. Clinton
After my break last week, Im ready to go back
to politics, and Hillary Clinton has offered an
opening just too good to pass up. Actually, she
hasnt, but the latest scandal has, and I thought
I should get at least a few licks in before her
whole campaign implodes. Id never forgive
myself if the unthinkable should happen and
things went so badly that the Clintons were
forced to pack up and head off into obscurity
and I never took the opportunity to give them a
good kick in the pants before they go.
First let me point out that Hillary
Clinton presents a problem from a writing
perspective. The last time she was included in
a column, I spent the entire piece trying not
to refer to her as Hillary. I dont think using
her first name is appropriate; she is after all
an accomplished politician and presidential
candidate. I dont call President Obama
Barack and I dont call Elizabeth Warren
Elizabeth. Unfortunately the dynastic
element of our politics is conspiring to make
things unclear. Not only is Hillary Clinton a
problem, but so are Rand Paul and Jeb Bush.
For this column, I plan to move forward using
Bill and Hillary. (Clinton supporters are
encouraged to offer alternative suggestions
in the comments section of the online edition;
Ill take them under advisement.)
Is anyone else disturbed by the idea that
Hillary and her supporters are promoting that
its time for a woman President? I know that
Hillarys old, but Im no spring chicken myself,
and I was raised to not judge people based
on their genitals. Carly Fiorina has pointed
out that traveling is not an accomplishment.
Let me add that having a vagina isnt an
accomplishment either.
Gender is not something I look for in a
candidate (somehow that just sounds wrong,
but its true). I can think of plenty of reasons not
to vote for Hillary; the fact that shes a woman
isnt one of them. And, if I hear one more of
her supporters suggest shes ok because shes
post menopause, Ill throw up.
Another thing that bothers me about
Hillarys campaign is that she, and/or her
handlers, dont seem to recognize the irony in
her suggestion that shes a champion for the
little guy. Hillary Clinton has Secret Service
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protection 24 hours a day, she receives


$200,000 a pop for speeches, she was
married to the President of the United States
and was a U.S. Senator and Secretary of
State, her family has a foundation that takes
multimillion dollar donations from foreign
governments; Hillary wouldnt know a little
guy if Scooby ran one over in the Chipotles
parking lot. Please spare me and the rest
of the country this hypocritical attempt at
rebranding. Id be happy if you can convince
me you wont sell the Lincoln bedroom for
campaign contributions like Bill did.
And while were on the topic of Bill, how
is it that hes even still alive? Do you mean
to tell me that Hillary could find some way
to get past the Secret Service and off him in
the last 15 years? I cant imagine that Hillary
believes it will be possible to get through the
entire campaign without a trademarked Bill
Clinton bimbo eruption. (I suspect it will be
a small group of attractive and just slightly
under aged campaign workers at an afterhours pizza party, with the pictures sold
to TMZ.) Even assuming Bill can manage
to keep his pants on for the next year and
a half or so, Id be nervous that he would
engaging in some passive-aggressive attempt
to torpedo Hillary at the last moment.
Perhaps theyve already considered this.
I havent seen Bill for a while. Maybe hes
tied up in a closet in Chappaqua.
These are just the snarky reasons why
Hillarys a bad candidate. There are several
things that Hillary will simply have to face
unless the media as a whole decides to forsake
doing their jobs to a greater extent than they
have during the entire Obama administration.
Hillary still hasnt offered anything
substantial as an answer for Benghazi. I
actually suspect that there is a reasonable
explanation for the dissembling on Benghazi
and that it has something to do with the CIA
annex being so close to all the action, but
Hillarys State Department handled the whole
thing ham-handedly. What there probably isnt
a good explanation for is why Hillary and the
rest of her team simply ignored the danger to
Ambassador Stevens and our facilities in Libya.
I also suspect that Hillarys push for U.S.
involvement in Libyas overthrow of Gaddaffi

will come up. Libya is currently spiraling out


of control, and when everything shakes out,
I fully expect Libya to a terrorist state. Hillary
could suggest that most of the Middle East is
headed in that direction, but I think Libya is
going to end up being laid at Hillarys feet.
Just as troubling is an entire book being
released detailing Clinton corruption. As I
alluded to before the book indicates that many
large donations were made to the Clinton
Foundation while Hillary was Secretary of State.
Many of these donors had beneficial dealings
with the U.S. government. So far Hillarys
campaign has dismissed the allegations as
simple partisan mudslinging and said that they
have been unprecedentedly transparent.
That these allegations come from a partisan
source is unquestionable, but that doesnt really
mean theyre untrue. As for transparency, thats
a word that Hillarys campaign should be very
careful about bandying around.
After all, we still havent received any
sort of acceptable explanation for Hillarys
State Department emails. She has said that
she released everything that was related to
the business of government, but that will be
hard to verify since she erased the emails from
a server she controls. I dont think that even
Hillarys supporters believe that all the emails
erased were personal business related to her
daughters wedding and yoga lessons. Equally
suspicious is that Hillary kept her own server
for emails in the first place, and that shes
fighting to keep anyone from trying to retrieve
what she erased from it. I wonder how the story
will change when someone gets a subpoena,
and we find out that the server was stolen, then
run through a degausser, before finally being
melted down and shipped to China.
One thing nice I can say about Hillary
is that shes never boring. I expect this
election season to be very interesting indeed.
Between the Republican field bludgeoning
one another mercilessly and Hillary trying to
avoid felony charges and keep Bill in line, I
expect to have plenty to write about. I expect
2016 to be a very exciting election season.

You can read more from Kelly Colby at yourfirstshrug.


blogspot.com.

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