We’re Better Than Michael Vargas, Right?

Pictured above is a photo which apparently Micheal Vargas posted on his social media of him at the Dead Sea. The can in his right hand resembles the Israeli beer Goldstar.

I wonder if the apologists of embattled SBCISD School Board President Michael Vargas would be so laissez-faire regarding the board president’s recent DWI arrest if someone they know or love fell victim of Vargas’ actions and decision on that early fateful morning of July 5th when, according to Harlingen Police, Vargas decided to get behind the wheel while allegedly intoxicated.

I do, however, believe that the vast majority of taxpayers are either embarrassed, ashamed, outraged, or a little bit of each with regards to Vargas’ recent behavior and the school board’s lack of urgency in addressing the arrest, let alone taking any type of disciplinary action against Vargas. Since his arrest, the board has met twice, including this week for a special meeting. They will meet again on Tuesday at the administration building. I encourage you to attend and make your voices heard before, during and after the meeting in any and all forms possible, but especially to the people who can make a difference, namely the trustees. Trustees ML Garcia and Angel Mendez have had enough of the shenanigans and are going to ask for a reorganization of the board, effectively calling for an open vote among the trustees to elect members to the board’s leadership positions, in effect putting the board members on the spot for all to see who stands with Vargas, seemingly at all costs, and who’s willing to finally take a stand and do what’s right, in this case, by at least removing Vargas as board president. And while the gesture may not seem like much — it’s a far cry from having him completely removed from the board –it’s a step, albeit a symbolic step, in trying to stop the hemorrhaging of shame and embarrassment this district and community has endured during the Vargas/Carman tenure which has made us, let’s be honest, the laughing stock of the Valley.

The question is which other board members will stand with Mendez and Garcia. Truth be told, your guess is as good as mine. The good news, however, is that we shouldn’t be surprised if this item finds itself on the agenda time and again until some type of resolution is found.

As far as Vargas is concerned, he continues to display odd, reckless, and even troubling behavior that has now seeped into his actions on the board as we understand based on what occurred this past week when M.L. Garcia was apparently dressed down during executive session during this week’s special meeting. She reportedly left the executive session in near tears of frustration after apparently feeling bullied and intimated by one or more members of the board and/or administration after certain people or one person in particular accused her of leaking information discussed during executive session.

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    • Former San Bene taxpayer on August 31, 2019 at 10:35 am
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    My question is, where is this carman dude? All of a sudden, he’s disappeared? Does he realize that he has screwed up? Carman terminated a well known son of San Benito who has “led” as a teacher or counselor is to the students of SBCISD! A well known political figure in San Bene and CC.

    Carman, you need to start packing your bags because even the lame leaders on the SBCISD board won’t protect you when it comes to one of their own! They won’t hesitate to throw you under the bus! Get it?

    • Former San Bene taxpayer on August 19, 2019 at 3:39 pm
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    Huh Ray, where is the editorial on Carol Sanchez? Don’t be fraid! Just like Vargas, this woman is in line to keep having problems because of her separated-distanced father of her children! There is a good editorial waiting in the wings and you should have figured it out by now!
    She’s defending the POS father of her children because she thinks that will keep her from testifying when it comes! Or, she will take advantage of her relationship with the judge who lowered this POS’ bond for her! And to see if she’ll run interference with the CCDA?
    Just to remind the CCDA, this is an election year and your office has had a strong stance when it comes to “family violence!

    • Community Organizer on August 17, 2019 at 11:45 am
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    Mr Vargas’s PERSONAL LIFE continues to SPIRAL DOWN. It’s unfortunate that he chairs the board FOR THE SBCISD. These Board Members along with the Superintendent of Schools laugh behind the public’s back. Their HUGE EGO is showing that it’s NOT ABOUT THE CHILDREN, BUT ABOUT THEMSELVES. Which begs the question, WHATS IN IT FOR THEM? Many in the District feel THREATENED if they speak out. The VOTERS just got rid of a TIRED REGIME. I GUESS ITS TIME TO DO IT AGAIN. Word out to the SUPER. START A JOB SEARCH PROCESS, YOU WONT HAVE TIME TO PACK.


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