Wednesday, October 10, 2012

Letter to editor from La Sanbe's Keyrose

Apparently, La Sanbe's editor-in-chief, Keyrose, wrote the following letter to the Laredo Morning Times.  Perhaps they were confused a bit when they received this "letter to the editor" from another "editor".  Whatever the reason, LMT apparently has not acknowledged receipt of the letter so far. So, the editors at LaredoTejas, after obtaining clearance from BOLAS is taking the liberty of publishing Mr. Keyrose's letter.

Yes, it is already on La Sanbe itself, but anyway, here it goes:

Letter to the LMT editor from La Sanbe's Keyrose

As the issue of nepotism plays out for the City of Laredo, commissioners over at Webb County are acting, I hope, on the matter of Gilberto Garza providing false information on his application for the position of Facilities and Maintenance Director. Supposedly Mr. Garza met the minimum requirements for the job, but the issue at hand is the information he provided to two local governmental entities.

In 2009 Mr. Garza applied to the city and listed on his resume one set of employers that went back to the early 2000s. As references he gave the names of local business people, including his uncle, celebrated City of Laredo backer Eduardo Garza. Surely that name jumped out for people at City Hall.

When Gilberto Garza applied to the county recently, he gave hiring officials a different list of employers for the previous decade. I don't doubt that he's a hard-working individual who might have held two jobs at different stages within the last ten years, while also attending college full-time. But why give contradicting proof of employment when seeking different jobs within the span of over two years?

For his county application he had his City of Laredo supervisor write him a letter of recommendation. On top of that, Sheriff Martin Cuellar and Councilman Charlie San Miguel vouched in writing for Mr. Garza. Que mas quieres? The Charlie San Miguel nod is questionable, however, since San Miguel is still waiting for compensation from the county in regards to work he performed for the Community Action Agency.

Mr. Garza must now oversee 50 employees and a $1.9 million budget. Let's hope his abilities are better than his selective memory, and let's hope Commissioners Court addresses his tactics and not so much the people he knows.


  1. They likely didn't publish it because it says nothing that hasn't been said before. Keyrose said on his blog that he started his blog so that he can control his own content. He should be satisfied that 3 readers have taken the time to read his blog. Zazzz

  2. No, the reason that KR's letter was not published is becuase the LMT Chief Editor Bill Green is just as worthless as our city and county officials. The LMT is a joke and Green should have been fired 20 years ago!

  3. The letter is well written, factually supported by written documentation and its on a topic of great interest to the public as evidenced by previous newspaper articles, newscasts, blogs and comments. I'm not sure why it was not published. It is certainly more interesting and entertaining than many of the recent published opinion letters. The media does a great disservice to the community when they fail to report on alleged misconduct within our government.

  4. LMT's editor is not Bill Green. He is the publisher.

  5. Regarding politics,the joke is on us cause we are the ones who keep them in office. As for lmt thats another joke altogether, as are the amatuers at pro8

  6. Regarding politics,the joke is on us cause we are the ones who keep them in office. As for lmt thats another joke altogether, as are the amatuers at pro8