Socorro mayor quits, questions election dates

Oct 8, 2012 Full story: KTEN-TV Denison 50

A West Texas mayor facing questions about his business dealings has resigned in a dispute he says involves election dates.

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What gives

Albuquerque, NM

#1 Oct 8, 2012
A new mayor? again
Word of Thought

El Paso, TX

#2 Oct 8, 2012
Remember U Remember
"But if the city of Socorro could get you to to stop Jesse Gandara from bringing bad press to the city of Socorro, it would be a big help. He has got the sheriff of El Paso county upset with Jesse and his camera. Jesse you have already disgraced yourself and Socorro enough with your silly little camera. Jesse you should of never been one of the first ones to get the new drive way ese. You brought this on to yourself. You should be ashamed of yourself Jesse for disrespecting the residents of Soco."

Remember this little jessie got city council to approve some attorneys from out of town to represent him and his buddies, Mardird, Glory and Mary since they arrested Gutierrez and Mapula. Yes, taxpayers now will have to pay their attorneys.
what

El Paso, TX

#3 Oct 8, 2012
A Pillar of the community has stepped down, the powers that be will now try and build another staduim in socorro also.
Word of Thought

El Paso, TX

#4 Oct 8, 2012
Remember U Remember
Law enforcement officers who are not doing anything illegal out in public shouldn't have anything to be afraid of if they are being filmed. You all say that Gandara is not above the law, and he is not, but neither should the Sheriff's deputy think that he can use force to stop someone from filming when it is perfectly legal to do so. I think that the trend in filming law enforcement is good - it probably helps to keep some officers honest and it has in the past caught law enforcement officers culpable of wrongdoing. Moreover, filming also helps to catch a lot of offenders such as DWI offenders in the act. so that juries don't have to rely solely on testimony of police officers, who might not exactly be unbiased. Obviously there is a lot of contempt for Gandara which is clouding this issue, but just because he might have done wrong in his official conduct doesn't give a Sheriff's Deputy the right to use force to interfere with a legal activity.

Remember this,“ Law enforcement officials who are not doing anything illegal out in public shouldn’t have anything to be afraid of if they are being filmed.” Questions: Why did Jessie, Madrid, Glory and Mary get an attorney with taxpayer’s money? Are they afraid of being charged with wrong doing? Why the special meeting on Wednesday, October 10, 2012 at 5:30 instead of 6:30 p.m.? Why pay with taxpayer’s money for attorneys fees to defend Gutierrez and Mapula who allegedly stole from the City of Socorro? Why go after Mayor Trini Lopez and not after Gutierrez and Mapula?
JWRussell

El Paso, TX

#5 Oct 8, 2012
This whole matter and city are bullcrap. Trini only got elected because he was going door to door kissing all the women and giving the kids money for candy. Socorro needs to elect a proven leader, someone who has the balls to get things done. I suggest Mr. Gandolf if he would agree to run.
What

El Paso, TX

#6 Oct 8, 2012
Number 3 is another hijacker of monikers.
Novela Producer

El Paso, TX

#7 Oct 8, 2012
There should be a reality show about Socorro called "Pendejos in Power" that documents the city's trials and tribulations while governed by a bunch of cabbage-brains that make fools of themselves on a daily basis.
Vinton

El Paso, TX

#8 Oct 9, 2012
Novela Producer wrote:
There should be a reality show about Socorro called "Pendejos in Power" that documents the city's trials and tribulations while governed by a bunch of cabbage-brains that make fools of themselves on a daily basis.
Vete a la chingada way.
novela producer

El Paso, TX

#9 Oct 9, 2012
K whey? Truth hurts
Duran 4 Mayor

El Paso, TX

#10 Oct 9, 2012
Ralph Duran 4 Mayor is in full effect! Everyone knows he wants the Mayors seat and bless his soul he will win. Unless we nominate Gomez again, either one is a great choice!
Trini

El Paso, TX

#11 Oct 9, 2012
Duran 4 Mayor wrote:
Ralph Duran 4 Mayor is in full effect! Everyone knows he wants the Mayors seat and bless his soul he will win. Unless we nominate Gomez again, either one is a great choice!
You must be taking in the culo from duran. duran es pendeja.
Robert Conrad III

El Paso, TX

#12 Oct 10, 2012
Everyone knows that Socorro city politics is "dirty", and it's only a matter of time before the state of Texas intervenes and takes over this laughing stock of a city.(just like New Mexico did with Sunland Park.) You people wan't to do things YOUR WAY, not the legal way, just like in Mexico, and eventually you will suffer the consequences of your illegal actions. This can't go on forever, you know.
Duran 4 Mayor

El Paso, TX

#13 Oct 10, 2012
Trini wrote:
<quoted text>You must be taking in the culo from duran. duran es pendeja.
Sure why not. Better than taking it from that q tip Trini. As long as that chubby ass kid Ruiz doesnt run again and ruin our campaign, we should win!
JWRussell

El Paso, TX

#14 Oct 10, 2012
I don't live in Socorro so I don't care how this works out. I hope to hell they clean it up but it's literally no skin off my butt either way.
someone who knows

Mesa, AZ

#15 Oct 10, 2012
Duran 4 Mayor wrote:
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Sure why not. Better than taking it from that q tip Trini. As long as that chubby ass kid Ruiz doesnt run again and ruin our campaign, we should win!
Better yet get someone with experience and knows how to work with councilmembers,deparment heads and employees. Remember back in 87' he had to fire a worker for stealing one gallon of gas! He knows that all of City's property belong to the TAXPAYERS.
Duran

El Paso, TX

#16 Oct 10, 2012
someone who knows wrote:
<quoted text>Better yet get someone with experience and knows how to work with councilmembers,deparment heads and employees. Remember back in 87' he had to fire a worker for stealing one gallon of gas! He knows that all of City's property belong to the TAXPAYERS.
Ya callate pinche jotillo.
Brian

El Paso, TX

#17 Oct 11, 2012
what wrote:
A Pillar of the community has stepped down, the powers that be will now try and build another staduim in socorro also.
Yea! Let's build a cock- fighting stadium in Socorro that caters to the Illegals that live there to make their stay here in America more comfortable. It could be a carnival- like atmosphere with norteno music playing in the background, with little booths selling Mexican candy, and a "wachas" tournament with a twelve pack of bud light for the winners! Don't forget about the carnitas. That sounds so fun! All free thanks to the taxpayers of El Paso!
Old Timer

El Paso, TX

#18 Oct 11, 2012
Seriously folks, what is the solution for the city of Socorro? Its gettin ridiculous. No mean comments please.
Duran 4 Mayor

El Paso, TX

#19 Oct 11, 2012
Brian wrote:
<quoted text>
Yea! Let's build a cock- fighting stadium in Socorro that caters to the Illegals that live there to make their stay here in America more comfortable. It could be a carnival- like atmosphere with norteno music playing in the background, with little booths selling Mexican candy, and a "wachas" tournament with a twelve pack of bud light for the winners! Don't forget about the carnitas. That sounds so fun! All free thanks to the taxpayers of El Paso!
It would be a homosexual like you who would want too see open cock-fighting.
Solution

El Paso, TX

#20 Oct 11, 2012
Old Timer wrote:
Seriously folks, what is the solution for the city of Socorro? Its gettin ridiculous. No mean comments please.
Go to court. Let a court decide who is right or wrong in this fiasco. Everyone is getting their panties in a twist but no one has bothered to take it to court. Also, stop electing such incompetent politicians. That is a no brainer and it starts there more than anywhere else.

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