Bobby Waldrop Resigns

Bobby Waldrop Resigns

There are 40 comments on the KOSA story from Jan 14, 2008, titled Bobby Waldrop Resigns. In it, KOSA reports that:

Kara Lee CBS 7 News Bobby Waldrop Resigns 1/13/08 Fort Stockton-FSISD Assistant Superintended of schools has resigned, effective immediately. via KOSA

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big lake

United States

#24 Sep 29, 2010
Since this forum is about remembering Bobby, im gonna share on my memories of him. I only had the pleasure of knowing him briefly before he moved away. He always had a smile on his face and a hug for everybody. Bobby had the ability to make a person feel like they were important whenever He talked to them. He was a great man that im sure many people will miss.
Sad

United States

#25 Sep 29, 2010
I can't imagine that this wonderful man, would ever be associated with someone as mean and hateful as you, Kayla. I do understand your point and it's obvious that you are very angry about what happened to Bobby. I don't think anyone is on here trying to match wits with you. It's pretty clear that you are a well educated woman with alot to say and you could go on for days about how much smarter and better you are than the rest of us. But this forum is not about you. It was originally meant for your "dear friend" Bobby. Not for us to sit here and listen to you bash everyone that comes on here trying to say something nice about the man. I'm sure he had his share of problems, as we all do, including you, Kayla. It is a shame that Bobby is gone. He was a great man with so much to offer. He had a drinking problem that ultimately led to his death. Okay, we get it. We are sick of listening to you go on and on. So please just shut up already.
Kayla

San Antonio, TX

#26 Sep 29, 2010
Geez, three more handles, "a mommy"? Wow, I must really be burning you up. Are you really mad at me, "a mommy", or are you mad at yourself for making such bad life choices? Think about it. Also - Um, you do realize that you're beyond obvious, given that NOBODY has posted here since 2009? Yeah, and posting comments under different handles (but strangely with the exact same poor writing style, lack of grammar and punctuation skills, and angry stance) one right after another kind of makes you seem...pathetic.

I also find it beyond hilarious that an obviously ignorant, irresponsible woman who constantly associates with addicts, and willingly married and had a child with an addict from a family of addicts feels the need to speculate about the parental status and skills of a complete stranger who has divulged nothing about their private life (unlike yourself) on a public forum.

I hate to point out your ignorance again, but replying 12 hours after you posted is hardly "so quickly". I understand that reading comprehension is hard for you, but I had no idea that you can't subtract or add, either. Numbers are tricky for you, I guess.

I also love your assumptions about my spiritual being. So far you've mentioned karma, prayers, God...what's next? By the way, Christians capitalize His name. Not surprised that you didn't know that. I have to note that you following up with your "God" advice with your "and go get (insert the expletive you misspelled)..." advice is hilarious! Gosh, you sound like such a devout Christian. Not.

Like I wrote before, this thread is about Bobby. Get attention somewhere else, "a mommy". Highjacking and blowing up a forum about a man who has been dead for almost two years just because you're upset that someone chooses to remember Bobby Waldrop for who he really was is not productive (but, since you're likely unemployed and living off welfare, it's probably the highlight of your day...sad). You need to stop.

I'm truthful and intelligent. I live in reality and I take responsibility for my life and my choices. Given your misogynistic comment, I take it that these facts about me in addition to the fact that I'm a woman angers and threatens you. Too bad. I know being an intelligent, strong, successful, articular woman is a concept that's totally foreign to you. It's not "hateful" or "mean". "Hateful" and "mean" would perfectly describe the post wherein you used several curse words and repeatedly called a perfect stranger misogynistic names as a last resort because you can't effectively articulate yourself, see. Does that make it clear? Hope so.

Again - this thread needs to get back to Bobby, "a mommy". Get your attention elsewhere, please. Thanks.
Sad

United States

#27 Sep 30, 2010
BTW, this is not "a mommy." Just someone else that wishes you would shut the hell up. We get it already, you're smarter, stronger, more successful than the rest of us. Your life is great, you make good choices, blah, blah, blah. Seems to me you're the one needing some attention since you can't seem to shut your trap. We honestly don't care about you or how great you are. We all just want you to shut the hell up!!!! Of course, we all know that's not gonna happen. You have to get the last word. So here you go, have at it....
Kayla

San Antonio, TX

#28 Sep 30, 2010
"A mommy"/STFU Kayla/Sad - you need to stop already. You're obviously very upset with me (a stranger whom you've never met) and that is so sad (this handle of yours is very appropriate, I must say...the other one centers around your anger at me and only one centers around an aspect of who you really are...me? I just use my name). I get that you're desperate for attention, which is why you're trolling a two-year old forum about someone you barely knew but obviously had a weird fixation on, but this is ridiculous. Get a job, get therapy - do something productive besides troll the Internet all day like you apparently do. Geez. Read this slowly because obviously something isn't getting through: This thread *is not about you*. This thread is about Bobby Waldrop. The comments need to center around Bobby Waldrop, and not (a) stories about your trashy, pathetic life or (b) your inarticulate, curse-word laden outrage at me daring to remember Bobby, a man I knew, who was very dear to me and who was like a brother to me.

Move on already. Let's talk about Bobby, mmkay? Hey, I'll get it started. What is your favorite memory of Bobby?
Sad

United States

#29 Oct 4, 2010
Knew you wouldn't be able to stand it and had to come back with something....you need to follow your own advise.
Kayla

San Antonio, TX

#30 Oct 8, 2010
"a mom"/sad - enough already. You're pathetic and desperately need attention. I get it, but this isn't the appropriate place for it. Once again - this thread is about Bobby. Unless you have something to contribute about Bobby Waldrop, then you really need to attention-seek elsewhere. Get help.

I especially enjoyed Bobby's Halloween costumes. Every year, it was something wackier and funnier than the last. My favorite was when he dressed as the Big Bad Wolf. He read Little Red Riding Hood to a SPED class & passed out candy to anyone and everyone he met.
AJ Stephens

United States

#31 Jan 16, 2013
Kayla wrote:
Yes, actually he WAS asked to step down for his drinking and partying. That is an undeniable fact. You obviously have no clue as to what you're writing about. Ask any school board member - Bobby was asked to leave because he was an alcoholic party animal and that doesn't mesh with being a public school administrator because it's a bad role model for kids. It's a fact. I'm not a medical doctor (and neither are you, "former teacher"), but any person who gets drunk on a regular basis is - as you put it - a "drunk". He had a drinking problem. He did stupid things when he was drunk and he often did them in public. Yes, his personality was wonderful and he was a kind and caring person - but his lifestyle choices and the way he chose to behave in public overshadowed all that, and yes, when you're in a public position, it matters. If you're a teacher, you know that's true.
Did you even know Bobby? Because it seems pretty obvious to me that your relationship with him began and ended at work. I doubt you ever spent any time with him outside of school. If you did, then you would know of his drinking problem.
Also, if this town is so "narrow minded", then do something about it if it bothers you so much. But I hate to break it to you - all communities, towns, villages have degrees of supposed "narrow mindedness". I've lived all over the world, in major cities and in towns off the map, and this is a constant. By anyone's standards, Bobby had a problem. In a small town, it's just harder to hide it.
I do have respect for the dead. It's very foolish and just plain ignorant of you to assume otherwise. I respected Bobby for who he was and what he could have been...that includes acknowledging everything about a person. See, I knew Bobby. I cared about him. He was a dear, dear friend of mine. I'm angry that he's gone. I'm angry that he had a problem for years that he skirted around instead of addressing it. I'm angry that he walked out of his intervention in 2006 back when he still worked for Big Spring ISD. I'm angry that he's gone...you have no idea. He was like a brother to me.
You don't know what you're talking about. I know you miss Bobby, but don't you for one second pretend that you knew anything about him outside of a professional setting - that he foolishly walked out on MID-YEAR to pursue a half-cocked get-rich-quick Vegas scheme. You didn't know him. You didn't. Nobody is dragging his name through the mud. That's ridiculous. Acknowledging that the man had a big problem and being mad as hell that he didn't do anything about it and it ultimately resulted in his death isn't dragging his name through the mud. It's called grieving. But since you didn't know him, you obviously wouldn't understand.
And your assertion that this could have happened to anyone is RIDICULOUS. Sure, it could have happened to "anyone" who was out at 2 in the morning at some boozed-up party with people half his age. It could have happened to anyone who was drunk as a skunk, not wearing a seat belt, and getting a ride home from a drunk kid who was almost 20 years younger than he. Sorry...no, this couldn't have happened to anyone. Get real.
You are a retard. I was his husband for 8 years until he died. You THINK you know something and you don't know Shit.
bethany

Big Spring, TX

#32 Mar 23, 2013
Was he asked to resign in lieu of being fired because of prejudice against him being gay construed as something else? The Bobby I know worked hard and was great at his job. I can't imagine anyone being less than thrilled with his work - he was so great. What happened? Not that it is any of my business but yeah it blows my mind that anyone would find fault with his work and if it was really that they were homophobic, then that explains everything. Bobby cared so much and there's no way the Bobby I knew would quit mid-year and leave everyone hanging. I only knew him professionally but I cannot imagine that he was any less wonderful in his private life. This is such a loss. I don't know if he was out or in the closet or anything because his sex life is none of the public's business but I know how people out here think about stuff like that. I just hope he was happy with his life after leaving FSISD.

I thought he was a really nice guy and he really loved people. I'm sorry he's gone. I'm sorry for the loss of everyone who loved him. He was a real asset to West Texas.
driver

Midland, TX

#33 Nov 5, 2013
I have been coming to this page every year since the accident. Seeing all this bickering on here is very upsetting. I want people to know that I moved out here from California after I got out of the marine corps. My whole life I have always gotten along better with people that were older than me. When I moved to midland Bobby was the first person to actually accept me and we became good friends almost immediately. I will never forget that last night with him...but I will also never forget the drunk man that ran a stop sign going 80 mph that hit us. While it is true that I am younger than Bobby was I am glad to have met/known him. And I am left here to grieve every year. I know there are many lives he had touched and I like to think that people are mad happy by his memory.

I just want to end this with the last memory I have of him so that people can know that at least in his final hour he was joking and happy. That night we had gone to sing karaoke and dance. While we were sitting at our table, two girls came up and asked Bobby to dance with them, he obliged and left me to sit at the table by myself. While I was driving him home, the last thing he said to me is "why are you the straight one and I was the one dancing with two girls".

RIP my friend 222
Truth

Plano, TX

#34 Jan 17, 2014
Actually Kayla, you are quite wrong. Take it from someone who was WITH Bobby for 8 years until the time of his death. You shouldn't spread gossip or speak to things you clearly know absolutely nothing about.
big spring teacher

Big Spring, TX

#35 Jul 1, 2014
I wish they would take this thread down. Let the man rest in peace. I don't care about Bobby's personal life because it is PERSONAL. He was funny, nice, and good at his job. I wish he wouldn't have left Big Spring, but he had a big opportunity in Fort Stockton that he couldn't pass up, I guess. I'm sorry that didn't work out. It is such a shame. He was really so young, achieved so much, and I'm sorry but everyone and I do mean everyone who knew him liked him. He made people happy. He touched so many lives. Seeing people speculate about his life because they are so bored with their own is pathetic. I don't care if he was a "party animal". No offense, but a West Texas person's idea of a "party animal" is probably someone who does anything other than stay home and read the bible on their days off. Bobby was friendly and gregarious. He was a joyous person. That does not make him an animal or whatever you are trying to say, Kayla. Also, Bobby was not an alcoholic. Where do you get that? Just because a person consumes alcohol doesn't mean they are an alcoholic. He was over 21, and if he wanted a beer or whatever during his spare time, that's perfectly legal. Stop trying to smear his reputation and memory. He was a good guy who met a tragic end. I'm sorry for everyone involved - the driver of his car, even the driver of the other car. I'm sure nobody had a clue when they got into their cars what might happen. Life is so precious, y'all. Why can't everyone who knew Bobby take a lesson from him and try to bring good and happiness into the world? You know how many times I heard Bobby gossip about other people? ZERO. He wasn't about tearing other people down. I think that's why he seemed so happy. We should all be so lucky.

I think it would be cool if they set up a special education or education administrator scholarship for LGBT youth in Bobby's memory at UTPB. He was an excellent leader and a great role model.

Ugh, overall, though...I just wish they would take this thread down. It's all so destructive and mean. What kind of freak spreads character-maligning gossip about a man who died?
Not Bobbys friend

Monahans, TX

#36 Jul 1, 2014
Bobby was pathetic Even tried to sue the guy that made him resign his job n FS! He blamed him for his downfall & the case was thrown out n Midland District Court before his death! Good riddance!
ur pathetic

Fort Stockton, TX

#37 Jul 1, 2014
I didnt know this guy or the circumstances surrounding his career or death, but the previous poster is a perfect example of why i have issues with the "great" people of fort stockton. The first response will probably be "not all people here are like that", but the sad truth is, they are. There is so much backstabbing and hatred in this town, it's beyond sad. Sit there and deny it, but it can be seen on any topix page, in any store, at any workplace, etc. What happened to people caring about each other and taking care of one another? It makes my heart hurt...YOU can't even let someone rest in peace without talking about them. Wow. Let more hatred spew about my comments...i really don't care, but I'm not sure how you sleep at night or what your "understanding" with God or your higher power is. Can't people here be nice to one another???
Not Bobbys friend

Monahans, TX

#38 Jul 2, 2014
Sorry to disappoint you but just because he was too young to die NOT everyone is! Bobby was far from good! How do you explain him threatening to harm my elderly Mother? Threatening rape & killing her? Yes he & friends left voicemails threatening this! MPD has a record of these calls!
ur pathetic

Fort Stockton, TX

#39 Jul 3, 2014
Holding a grudge has zero affect on the deceased, but consumes you with hatred and animosity. Let GO, let GOD. You will be the one who finds peace within.
Not Bobbys Friend

Monahans, TX

#40 Jul 3, 2014
Grudge? Not even! Good riddance!
just curious

Big Spring, TX

#41 Jul 5, 2014
Not Bobby's Friend, is that why he was fired? For threatening? Why did he do that? No I don't think he is perfect nobody is but threatening rape and murder is crazy. Why did he do that?
Big Spring resident

Big Spring, TX

#42 Jul 30, 2014
Sorry, but if anyone is stupid enough to leave threatening messages on a recording device, then they are too stupid to be a school administrator. I knew it had to have been bad for anyone to leave in the middle of the school year, but I am very disappointed to find out that it was because Bobby was threatening someone with rape. Good grief. Someone who thinks like that has no business working with children. I don't care if he was gay. Not everyone in west Texas is a homophobe, come on. Trying to make this discussion about him being gay or the fact that he liked to drink and party is ridiculous. I wish that Bobby had gotten counseling to deal with his issues and then found success in a different career. He was a people person and if he ever dealt with the apparent rage issues he had, then maybe he could have gotten better. Maybe he would still be around, who knows. I am so sorry that he died. I had no idea he was in so much emotional pain.
Bobby fan

United States

#43 Dec 29, 2015
Kayla wrote:
Yes, actually he WAS asked to step down for his drinking and partying. That is an undeniable fact. You obviously have no clue as to what you're writing about. Ask any school board member - Bobby was asked to leave because he was an alcoholic party animal and that doesn't mesh with being a public school administrator because it's a bad role model for kids. It's a fact. I'm not a medical doctor (and neither are you, "former teacher"), but any person who gets drunk on a regular basis is - as you put it - a "drunk". He had a drinking problem. He did stupid things when he was drunk and he often did them in public. Yes, his personality was wonderful and he was a kind and caring person - but his lifestyle choices and the way he chose to behave in public overshadowed all that, and yes, when you're in a public position, it matters. If you're a teacher, you know that's true.
Did you even know Bobby? Because it seems pretty obvious to me that your relationship with him began and ended at work. I doubt you ever spent any time with him outside of school. If you did, then you would know of his drinking problem.
Also, if this town is so "narrow minded", then do something about it if it bothers you so much. But I hate to break it to you - all communities, towns, villages have degrees of supposed "narrow mindedness". I've lived all over the world, in major cities and in towns off the map, and this is a constant. By anyone's standards, Bobby had a problem. In a small town, it's just harder to hide it.
I do have respect for the dead. It's very foolish and just plain ignorant of you to assume otherwise. I respected Bobby for who he was and what he could have been...that includes acknowledging everything about a person. See, I knew Bobby. I cared about him. He was a dear, dear friend of mine. I'm angry that he's gone. I'm angry that he had a problem for years that he skirted around instead of addressing it. I'm angry that he walked out of his intervention in 2006 back when he still worked for Big Spring ISD. I'm angry that he's gone...you have no idea. He was like a brother to me.
You don't know what you're talking about. I know you miss Bobby, but don't you for one second pretend that you knew anything about him outside of a professional setting - that he foolishly walked out on MID-YEAR to pursue a half-cocked get-rich-quick Vegas scheme. You didn't know him. You didn't. Nobody is dragging his name through the mud. That's ridiculous. Acknowledging that the man had a big problem and being mad as hell that he didn't do anything about it and it ultimately resulted in his death isn't dragging his name through the mud. It's called grieving. But since you didn't know him, you obviously wouldn't understand.
And your assertion that this could have happened to anyone is RIDICULOUS. Sure, it could have happened to "anyone" who was out at 2 in the morning at some boozed-up party with people half his age. It could have happened to anyone who was drunk as a skunk, not wearing a seat belt, and getting a ride home from a drunk kid who was almost 20 years younger than he. Sorry...no, this couldn't have happened to anyone. Get real.
Actually, Kayla, Bobby was asked to step down because he was gay and he was outed by a short term jilted lover. His leaving Fort Stockton had NOTHING to do with drinking. This short term jilted lover outed him to the admin. How do I know this? He and I had several conversations about this prior to his death.

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