|"Now, let me make this perfectly clear, this is MY field and you do what I say"|
It's now amazingly clear that Laredo taxpayers have spend roughly 23 Million dollars on the so-called Unitrade baseball park only to virtually give it away to Lemur man, Mark Schuster. Since the baseball park started to take shape, LaredoTejas has joined many other Laredoans in speaking out against the carpetbagger-style antics of the Ventura group. Now, we know that they, more specifically Schuster, calls the shots himself; not any of the citizens of Laredo nor their elected "officials".
When the Laredo "Roses" of the fledgling Sugar and Spice women's football league tried to follow through with their scheduled (since April) game at Unitrade Park, Mark Schuster said No and it was No. Neither the Mayor, seedy council nor staff could or would dare tell the head Lemur that this is our town and that he does not have the final say-so in who gets to use the park or when.
Of course, our city leaders were nowhere to be found and the Laredo Roses had to make their debut at Father McNaboe field where the game was called short due to darkness. In the meantime, all Laredoans continue to pay 8.25 cents sales tax with the .25 continuing to go for paying for Schuster's baseball park.
There is no need to call Ventura Group a bunch of thieves because that implies that they had to forceully take Unitrade. The truth is that it was all wrapped up and presented to them, all 23Million dollars worth, on a silver platter by our Mayor and council - compliments of the Laredo taxpayers.
Now, Mr. Schuster, if you'll excuse us hometown people, we have to go water Father McNaboe field and see if we can use it while you consider whether you're ever going to allow us the use our own field ever again.