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Thursday morning at 9:00 am well-known Houston Attorney Andy Taylor will call on the Harris County District Attorney to launch a criminal investigation of the Metropolitan Transit Authority.

Documents suggest METRO had improper contact with a State District Judge hearing a lawsuit challenging the legality of a highly controversial bus project on Post Oak Blvd.

Metro Board Chairman Gilbert Garcia says on Thursday the agency will decide on the punishment for the METRO lobbyist who made the contact, but believes it is time the Harris County District Attorney investigate the entire affair.

“We believe Metro owes an apology to the Judge, and to the taxpayers, and an investigation of why this happened and who was involved should commence immediately,” says Andy Taylor, attorney for the Uptown property owners.

This press conference will occur outside the front doors of Metro Headquarters. Upstairs the Metro Board of Directors are scheduled to hear about the incident.

PRESS CONFERENCE

WHO: Metropolitan Transit Authority

WHEN: Thursday, October 22, 2015 –  9:00 am

WHERE: 1900 Main Street

In the old days dentists would strap children down in a “papoose” and work on them while they were screaming their heads off. The images are horrible and traumatic. The Texas Dental Board has banned the practice except in rare circumstances.

Children 1st Dental & Surgery Center (C1DS) has been providing a safe compassionate alternative to this barbaric dental procedure, providing anesthesia so little kids can sleep while even the most extensive dental work is done in a safe surgical setting.

Now the doctors at C1DS are going public with allegations one Houston insurance company is putting financial greed before the best interests of children.

Tomorrow at 10:00 am the C1DS medical team will ask the State Health Department to investigate, claiming underprivileged children are the only ones paying the price.

More than 600,000 Houston area children on Medicaid were eligible for insurance through one insurance plan, the Texas Children’s Health Plan. They have denied C1DS the right to see Medicaid patients, forcing some children to travel up to 80 miles to the closest dental surgical center. Dentists who want to send their patients to C1DS can’t. The Chief Beneficiary of this insurance game is Texas Children’s Hospital.

“All over the state we have been welcome, except in Houston where just one insurance company corners the Medicaid market”, says C1DS Dr. Craig Jacobs. “It is time for the State to protect these children and make it as convenient as possible to get safe treatment.”

PRESS CONFERENCE
WHO: Children 1st Dental & Surgery Center Medical Team
WHEN: Tuesday, October 12, 2015 @ 10:00 am
WHERE: 8700 S. Gessner Dr. # 200, Houston, TX 77074

The Citizens Against the Landfill in Hempstead will hold a news conference at 10:30 am on Wednesday, October 7th in front of the Waller County Courthouse.

CALH will discuss the historic decision by the Executive Director of the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality to reject the application for the controversial Highway 6 landfill. The citizens group had raised hundreds of thousands of dollars over 4 years to fight the proposed 15-story garbage dump.

CALH will also deliver a message to Green Group, the Georgia based garbage company that tried to get the landfill deal approved. Last December, CALH and the City of Hempstead won a huge legal judgement from Waller County for the secret dealings between former county officials and the garbage company.

The residents of Hempstead are invited to come to the courthouse to enjoy this victory.

Please contact Wayne Dolcefino at Dolcefino Consulting for additional information.

PRESS CONFERENCE
WHO: Citizens Against the Landfill
WHEN: Wednesday, October 7TH 2015 – 10:30 am
WHERE: Outside Waller County Courthouse
836 Austin Street – Hempstead, Texas 77445

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Houston Mayoral Candidate Ben Hall will hold a news conference today at 2:30 pm to address the false attack by certain elements of the Harris County Republican party.

Instead of attacking the tax raising HERO supporting Sylvester Turner, Adrian Garcia or Chris Bell, elements of the Republican Party chairman put out a blatantly false attack ad on Hall.

While the attack clearly comes because momentum in this campaign, Bell Hall will not take lies lying down.

Ben Hall is the ONLY candidate, Democrat or Republican, who has been opposed to the HERO ordinance from the very beginning, long before the campaign began for Houston Mayor, long before the court put it on the November ballot.

Ben Hall has been crystal clear. He is opposed to discrimination, but he believes the proposed Houston ordinance is intentionally dangerous. Whoever put this nonsense out knows that.

“Men are not going to be allowed in restrooms and showers with our wives and daughters, Period,” says Hall.

The ad also breaks a long tradition of non-partisan Mayoral elections

It is time for the so called Republicans in the race to say they will vote against HERO and refuse to raise taxes.

Republican voters have a real choice in November, but it is not Bill King or Steve Costello. They will not make the runoff. Only Ben Hall has a chance to form a coalition of faith voters and fiscal conservatives to keep compromised career politicians out of office. That is why this false attack has been launched.

530 Lovett Boulevard is the location of the press conference.

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PRESS CONFERENCE
11:00am
UPTOWN PROPERTY OWNERS ASSOCIATION

In the wake of continued deception by the Uptown Management District and TIRZ, members of the Uptown Property Owners Association will hold a morning news conference to call for key resignations of political appointees, including the Chairman of the Management District.

The Uptown Property Owners Association has been fighting plans for a $200 million plan to tear up and widen Post Oak Blvd for exclusive bus lanes. Uptown refuses to say how much they are paying for the right of way, even though some of the money will financially benefit Uptown board members.

The property owners have obtained documents they will share with the public at the news conference at 11:00am, outside Masraffs Restaurant located at 1753 Post Oak Blvd.

For Information, contact Wayne Dolcefino at Dolcefino Consulting 713-389-0810.

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Houston Mayoral Candidate Ben Hall will hold a news conference Tuesday, August 11th at 2:00 pm to unveil a comprehensive accountability policy for Houston Police.

Hall’s announcement comes amidst new protests in Ferguson, Missouri and another controversial police shooting in Arlington, Texas.

“Too many of our children are dying at the hands of police under questionable circumstances and too many citizens simply do not trust the police,” says Hall. “Houston needs to lead the nation on reform so that police encounters do not begin for the wrong reasons or end in unnecessary deaths.”

Ben is uniquely qualified to lead this reform. As a former City Attorney under Mayor Bob Lanier he understands the cost to taxpayers of litigation relating to alleged police brutality. As a private attorney he represented Chad Holley in a police brutality case.

To enhance trust and mutual respect, Hall will detail his initiative called L.E.A.P. — which stands for Law Enforcement Accountability Policy.

Full details of the plans will be released tomorrow, and L.E.A.P. will include mandatory body cameras and a Civilian Review Board with subpoena powers.

The news conference will begin at 2:00 pm at the Hall Law Firm at 530 Lovett Blvd. Media inquiries should be directed to Dolcefino Consulting at 713-389-0810.

Houston Attorney Andy Taylor will hold a news conference Friday morning, August 6th to announce a NEW legal challenge to the ballot language for the November HERO Election.

“This Mayor continues to demonstrate an embarrassingly callous disregard for the Constitution,” says Taylor. “We warned her that the ballot language she insisted upon was dead on arrival from a legal perspective. Parker has left us with no choice but to ask the Texas Supreme Court to send her another clear message.”

Wednesday the Houston City Council voted to put the HERO ordinance question on the ballot, but the Mayor decided to play games with the language in an effort to confuse voters on the effect of a “Yes” or “No” vote.

The Houston City Charter specifically requires the Mayor City Council to submit HERO in such a manner that it shall not take effect unless a majority of the qualified voters voting thereon at such election shall vote in favor thereof. This, if a voter is in favor of HERO, they are supposed to vote “Yes,” while a voter who is against HERO is supposed to vote “No.” But that’s
not what this lawless Mayor did. To the contrary, she intentionally reversed the ballot language in such a way that a vote in favor is a “No” vote and a vote against is a “Yes” vote. The ballot language will force voters to vote on whether to repeal the ordinance, rather than voting on whether to adopt the HERO ordinance.

“This double negative ballot language is no accident. Parker knows polls show most Houstonians are against the HERO ordinance, but they will have to now vote yes. It is confusing, even to members of City Council and the Mayor knows that. It is sad she continues to waste taxpayer money playing games.”

Obviously time is of the essence in this writ of mandamus action. The proper ballot language must be in place before the end of the month to get absentee ballots prepared.

The news conference will be held at 10:00 am at the Hilton Post Oak, 2001 Post Oak Blvd.

Religious leaders from across Houston will announce major legal action against Houston Mayor Annise Parker.

The news conference will take place at 10:00 am Monday, August 3rd at the Hilton Post Oak.

These religious leaders were targeted by the mayor during the HERO lawsuit fight. They fought back against the religious assault by Houston City Hall. They resisted when their sermons were subpoenaed.

Now they are fighting back with a demand for accountability, joined by a leading religious voice from Acres Homes who fought in court to have the right to vote on HERO.
Attorney Andy Taylor, fresh from two major legal victories against Houston City Hall, will address the media on these serious civil rights violations and the repercussions on Houston City Hall.

The Hilton Post Oak is located at 2001 Post Oak Blvd.

For information contact Dolcefino Consulting at 713-389-0810 or wayne@dolcefino.com.

The safety commissioners of ESD#11 have scheduled a special meeting Thursday.

On the agenda, a vote to file lawsuits against the 911 ambulance provider for half a million folks from Tomball to Spring.

Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Services doesn’t mind taking 20 million dollars from the public for 911 service, but ask them tough questions about the way the money is spent, and they slam the door shut.

The Harris County District Attorney has filed criminal charges. The response, delay the trial.

The Texas Attorney General rules they have to turn over public records. The result, Cypress Creek has filed three separate lawsuits against the State of Texas. And they using your money.

Elected ESD Commissioners ask for payroll records, the use of ambulances you bought, and financial records of a gun toting ambulance squad. The response. You may pay for it, but you can’t see it.

“This is just no way to run the taxpayers business. The head of Cypress Creek Brad England makes more than the county judge, and systematically fights the public right to know,” says Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting. “It is time for Mr. England to stop wasting public money or resign. This money should be spent on medical supplies, not a campaign of secrecy.”

CCEMS is also going to court Friday to stop Dolcefino Consulting from seeing public records and getting Mr. England under oath.

The ESD#11 meeting is scheduled Thursday morning, July 30th at 10:00 am at 7111 Five Forks in Spring.

At least two members of the Emergency Service District Board will seek suspension of monthly payments to Cypress Creek Emergency Medical Service at a likely stormy public meeting Thursday morning, July 16, 2015.

Cypress Creek EMS holds the government contract to provide ambulance service for 500,000 residents from Tomball to Spring, but relies on a check of more than $800,000 in property tax dollars from the ESD #11 every month to do it.

The drastic action of trying to cut off funding comes as CCEMS continues to defy the Harris County District Attorney and Texas Attorney General requests for payroll records. CCEMS has refused repeated requests for key documents detailing how public funds were spent, even from the elected government officials who gave them the contract.

CCEMS continues to spend tens of thousands of dollars fighting a criminal charge and has filed two lawsuits against the Texas Attorney General.

CCEMS even refuses to detail how much they are using three ambulances financed by taxpayers last year ESD commissioners tell Dolcefino Consulting the ambulances were supposed to be staffed and responding to calls 24 hours a day 7 days a week. The ESD provided 1.5 million dollars in public funds.

The ESD# 11 meeting is scheduled for Thursday, July 16 at 7111 Five Forks in Spring at 9 am.

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