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Thursday, October 19th, 2017


Brownsville Mired By Corruption, Racism, and Compadrismo

Published Thursday, 19, 2017 Former Fire Chief Carlos Elizondo Indicted By J. Noel Espinoza/RioGrandeInfo When Carlos Elizondo was appointed Brownsville fire chief last year, former City Manager Charles Cabler vetted him as the best candidate among a couple of dozen applicants who made a bid for the position. “The burden falls on me to make the ultimate call and I felt that I have selected the best possible candidate at this time,” said Cabler, who resigned last week amidst a scandal of corruption and compadrismo, roughly translated as cronyism. OnRead More