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Judge quashes bid to recall Floresville mayor, councilmen

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March 17, 2016, 8:22pm
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By WCN Staff

Senior Judge Dick Alcala's judgement today effectively quashes the recall of Floresville Mayor Sherry Castillo and councilmen Daniel Tejada and Juan Ortiz.

Among his findings released this evening, Alcala states that the Floresville City Council met the stipulated timelines -- for verifying and presenting the petition, and holding a hearing and a vote to set a recall election -- as specified by the city charter, but that the petition should have been filed earlier, to meet the dates for elections under the Texas Election Code.

The vote by the council March 10 to hold the recall election in November is nullified by the city charter, the judge said, as that is the date for the election for the seats currently held by the three named in the recall petition.

Read more about this in the March 23 Wilson County News.

Your Opinions and Comments

Fed Up With Arrogance  
Sin City  
March 21 at 4:26pm
Reader which laws are you including when you say they must be followed. To me it sounded like retired was speaking of violation of the Open Meetings Act as an example. I dont think there is a requirement to allow that, by law.

Floresville, TX  
March 21 at 3:55pm
retiredinlavernia do you have a crystal ball if you do you should've known that this was going to happen. We might not like the rules an laws but they have to be followed.

March 21 at 3:46pm
Franklin the State Bar is currently investigating the unethical conduct of the lawyer. As far as the crimminal activities of the cartel that will most likely have to wait till after the new DA takes office after the November... More ›

March 21 at 10:46am
So, is there a recourse beyond this? Or does this out of County Judge have the last say? What about the way the Council illegally hired Rios? What about Rios committing Barratry? https://www.texasbar.com/Content/NavigationMenu/
If... More ›

Senior Citizen  
Wilson County  
March 18 at 5:50pm
The timeline was there. The judge ruled that the city did not break the letter of the law by dragging their feet on the recall. That's not saying much.

LaLa Land  
Floresville, TX  
March 18 at 9:48am
Not2worry, I would not gloat too much. Elections are in May, and if the right people get in, you know, the ones that really care about our city, that can change the character of the council. Don't sit back and light that cigar yet!

Concerned Tax Payer  
Floresville, Texas  
March 18 at 9:31am
Not2worry, did you ever apologize to the citizens for what you did? Insolvency? Lies? Waste of taxpayer dollars for personal agendas?

I live here  
March 18 at 9:14am
Timeline!!! It's been there all along. Now Miller chants the judge ruled against the will of the people. The truth is, the recall petition did not meet the timeline. The disappointment comes from being mislead by this... More ›

March 18 at 9:10am
Congradulations - Tejada-Ortiz-Castillo. "Victory at any cost" - La Raza Manafesto

Joyce Stinson  
March 18 at 9:05am
Considering that I am one of the six individuals who initiated the Mandamus request on behalf of the Floresville citizens who signed the petition, I am disappointed that their desire for a recall election will not be happening... More ›

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