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Section A: General News


City bans senior citizen from council meetings




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WCN Correspondent
June 27, 2012 | 3,684 views | 30 comments

FLORESVILLE -- Prior to the June 21 special meeting of the Floresville City Council, officers with the Floresville Police Department removed a 70-year-old woman from the proceedings, after she was served with a criminal trespass warning.

Deci Murphy of Floresville was asked to leave and not return, following an incident at the June 14 regular city council meeting, where she confronted Councilman Sherry Martinez Castillo about budget and finance issues raised during previous council meetings.

According to a police report, Sgt. Daria Fowler said she was contacted by Lt. Jesse Evins to attend the Floresville City Council meeting, due to some of the citizens getting overly emotional.

Once on the scene, Fowler met with Castillo, who said Murphy had “thrust a piece of paper at her” and that, pertaining to the city audit, Castillo should “know better” because she had a background in bookkeeping.

Castillo reported to Fowler she was very taken aback and frightened by Murphy’s “aggressive behavior.”

Fowler advised Castillo and City Manager Andy Joslin that a criminal trespass warning could be issued to the woman if she decided to return.

Citing section 30.05 of the Texas Penal Code, the report indicated Joslin would inform Murphy in writing and orally that she was not to return to the council chambers.

“The officers who removed me from council chambers were very polite and in my opinion were embarrassed by having to do so,” Murphy said later. “I just celebrated my 70th birthday. All I did was ask why, with [Castillo’s] background in banking, she wasn’t able to see something was going on. I was not threatening in any way.”

Floresville businessman Jim Miller, who has represented many of the citizens of Floresville at meetings, said he was disappointed in what happened to Murphy.

“Before the very meeting where they adopted Robert’s Rules which call for civil discourse, they blatantly do this,” Miller said. “Despite the fact that this is a violation of her civil rights and her constitutional right to participate in local government, this is clearly an exercise in intimidation by the city. In that same meeting, I said that an action item was a blatant slap in the face of the voters of the city of Floresville. How is that any worse than what Deci said? It’s not; it’s equivalent. How can you ban a citizen from a public meeting in a public place just for standing up and asking questions?” As of press time June 25, Joslin had not responded to requests for comment.
 

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Beji Amhoudi  
La Vernia  
July 2, 2012 8:17am
 
Please do not engage the trolls like DTR. My mental image of them is some fat unemployed slob who has no life but to troll the WCN forums and insult everyone. They got their butts beat by everyone in school because they were ... More ›

 
Jim Miller  
Floresville, TX  
July 2, 2012 8:03am
 
Downtown Resident: Yes, it has been entertaining listening to you. Unfortunately it has not been informative or even educational. You continually accused posters to the blog of hateful comments, but gave not one single ... More ›

 
Down town resident  
Floresville  
July 2, 2012 7:31am
 
Another Busybody,the same blabidiblablabla and we are the idiots ha!You guys are just so predictable and old!The people voted for this mayor and you guys are mad at the whole world !Its been fun makeing the hen house squak!Talk ... More ›

 
Another businessman  
FloTown  
July 1, 2012 6:51pm
 
Down Town. Your ignorance to the way the city of Floresville is being run shows just what kind of people are backing up the bunch of idiots who are running this city in the ground. Keep up the P.R work for little d, look at ... More ›

 
Down town resident  
Floresville  
July 1, 2012 2:03pm
 
Small town chick with all the crying you and the haters do about the sport complex ,the Mayor everything that has a chance to make Floresville into a better and bigger city their is no more tears left only laughter and joy to ... More ›

 
Small Town Girl  
Floresville  
July 1, 2012 1:49pm
 
I read you here again, Down Town Resident, and you are still at it. Calling us names. Laugh all you want right now. You will be crying in November.

 
Down town resident  
Floresville  
June 30, 2012 7:31pm
 
I see, so airborne pooper you were friends with Your Mayor Tejada and now you stab him in the back,fine friend you are,with friends like you who needs any enemies!Classic flip flopper.You will turn on the other council members ... More ›

 
Airborne Trooper  
wilson cty  
June 30, 2012 6:29am
 
Downtowner, you havent said or explained or given me any facts to believe your son is doing a great job. You simply come on here and say we are all bad for stating facts about what your son and the city manager have done to ... More ›

 
Xavier bernal  
San Antonio, Tx  
June 30, 2012 6:09am
 
Downtowner, love the way you come on here and run your blogs but you never answer any questions or present any facts. Your starting to sound like the mayor, city manager, gomez and castillo themselves. Hmmmm, maybe you are. ... More ›

 
Down town resident  
Floresville  
June 29, 2012 11:55pm
 
Bla ..bla ..bla airbone pooper the same stuff over and over you will not accomplish anything but totally amuse us.You are just like a very loud table at a resturant ,very annoying.

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