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Fort Bend Independent School District Trustee Kristin Tassin owes the Riverstone community parents and their children an apology.

Then she owes them her resignation. Immediately.

In a post on her Facebook, Tassin calls these taxpayers “bullies” because they are fighting to keep their kids from being sent to a different school. Monday night, little children came out in the bitter cold to hold up signs begging to just stay with their friends.

“Members of one community have chosen to harass and bully trustees into cowering to their will,” Tassin ranted on Facebook.

That’s bullying? Little kids with cardboard signs? Parents who pay taxes don’t have a right to complain about the way you are treating them? Have you forgotten who you work for?

We think you have.

Tassin complains about requests to see public records filed by Dolcefino Consulting and tries to suggest money spent will be taken away from the education of little children. She is not telling you the truth. Requestors of public information are sent a bill for the production of these public records and can even be charged overhead. Tassin complains the requests ask for records on personal phones.

“Here’s a suggestion Trustee Tassin, don’t conduct government business on personal phones and emails,” says Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting. “Then you don’t have to turn them over. Here’s another idea. Don’t tell parents not to worry about rezoning while you plot to surprise them.”

In her post, Tassin complains, “one community should not be allowed to dominate and usurp district time and money to the detriment of students and other communities.”

“Actually Mrs. Tassin, every one of those dreaded parents have a right to fight for their children,” says Dolcefino. “It’s their damn tax money. Maybe next time it will be another Fort Bend ISD neighborhood fighting for their children. Are they going to be bullies too?”

Kind of inspires us to find out what you are really afraid of.

Lubbock State District Judge Bill Sowder

Lubbock State District Judge Bill Sowder owes the Red Raider Nation an explanation. 

He owes me one too.

More than a year after Dolcefino Consulting filed a lawsuit to end the secrecy at Texas Tech University, home town Judge Bill Sowder filed an order recusing himself from the case. 

More than a year later! Months after he ruled the University was played word games with our requests to finally get the records exposing the conspiracy to fire Coach Mike Leach and cheat him out of $2.5 million.

The order was signed without an explanation about this sudden conflict of interest.

Was it political pressure?  Why now?  Don’t the parties deserve to know? Don’t Lubbock County voters deserve to know?

“Texas law allows judges sign their own recusal motions and not explain why. That’s ridiculous,” says Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting. “My firm has spent tens of thousands of dollars trying to bring sunshine to Texas Tech, and this decision will force us to spend tens of thousands more than we had to, in part to educate a new Judge. 

Texas courts have dealt with this issue by saying that, “An inquiry into his or her mental processes, however messy, in arriving at this decision would be improper and would threaten the foundation of an honorable and independent judiciary.

Sounds like something Judges would write to let other judges off the hook.

Where do I go to get an explanation?

Judge Sowder recently swore in the new District Attorney Sunshine Stanek. She has refused to investigate the disappearance of records created in the days and weeks surrounding the Leach firing.  Late last year, the Texas Appeals Court made it harder to get the public records from Texas Tech. All the Appeals Judges are graduates of Texas Tech’s law school.

“Folks in Lubbock need to wake up. Texas Tech is not just hiding records about Mike Leach. They are hiding records about the obviously forced retirement of the last Chancellor, sexual harassment and sexual assault on campus, the amount of school money they lost to Bernie Madoff, the use of grants and research dollars at the Texas Tech Health Science Center, “ says Dolcefino, “The list of games being played by this school should be embarrassing to the people who pay taxes, donate money to the school and send their kids there.”

Judge Sowder’s sudden conflict of interest will force the area administrative Judge to find another Judge to hear the continuing lawsuit.  Hearings aren’t currently set again until May of 2019.

In the meantime, Sowder should file a public explanation.   Sowder is up for re-election in 2020 and could face a primarily challenge in the next several months.

“If no other Judge in Lubbock can be counted on to take their Red Raiders cap off longer enough to enforce the Texas Public Information Act, just admit you folks all have the hometown flu so we can seek real justice elsewhere in Texas,” says Dolcefino,  “I would hate to think we have to go to federal court alleging our civil rights are being violated by a bunch of politicians in Lubbock who care more about protecting the school then administering justice.”

The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo is back and still keeping secrets about the way they spend charity money.

Dolcefino Consulting filed a criminal complaint against Houston’s sacred cow last summer after the Rodeo refused to turn over key records detailing millions in foreign investments and records detailing how some board members may be financially benefiting from the quarter of a billion-dollar charity.

The Rodeo sued us after we helped a woman who was raped during a Los Vaqueros trail ride event. That lawsuit settled, but our legal fight with the rodeo is stalled in the appeals court, after the rodeo folks didn’t like the rulings of State District Judge Steven Kirkland.

 “The Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo acts like a sacred cow that can simply ignore the same law every Texas charity has to live by,” says Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting. “We know it’s a great party for the city but don’t be fooled. This isn’t a charity. It’s a concert business disguised as a charity benefiting from the volunteer spirit of Houstonians to get rich.”

“If they weren’t hiding anything, the rodeo should have no problem following the Texas charity law and releasing their records,” says Jeff Diamant, Attorney for Dolcefino Consulting in the rodeo fight.

The rodeo’s first event is Saturday, February 23 with the Rodeo Run. The rodeo is set to run until March 17.  It is time for the Texas Appeals Court to send this case back to Judge Kirkland so we can get back to the business of holding the rodeo accountable.


“The rodeo big wigs think they are so rich and powerful they get to play by their own set of rules. They insult Houstonians who pay for their lavish lifestyle. We refuse to be bullied by their arrogance,” says Dolcefino.

The rodeo’s last publicly filed tax returns show they have almost a quarter of a billion dollars in assets.

Houston’s Prime Social is already the fastest growing public club in the entire country, so why not add dominoes to the game playing?

Prime Social is now bringing the biggest domino tournament in Texas history to town. Domino players will compete for $10,000 in cash and prizes during the Universal Domino League Prime Classic Domino Tournament, scheduled for Noon to 10 p.m. on March 2, 2019 at Prime Social’s 7801 Westheimer Road game room.

First place winner of the tournament gets $3,000 in cash and a $500 gift card to WSS stores. Second place winner gets $1,500 in cash and a $250 gift card to WSS stores. Third and fourth place winners get $750 in cash and $125 worth of gift cards. Fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth place winners get $500 in cash and $75 worth of gift cards.

“Prime Social is already Houston’s hottest new entertainment venue, and the chance to team up with UDL to bring another classic game to Houstonian’s sounds like a great afternoon,” says Dean Maddox of Prime Social.

UDL Houston Prime Classic Domino Tournament will feature 128 players max and is set to be the biggest domino event in the history of the Lone Star State.

The entry fee to the tournament is $100.

Free giveaways, full bar and food will also be available at the event.

For the full rules of the game, please visit Ulitmatetexasdominoes.com. For more information about the tournament, call Prime Social at 832-377-7770 or visit them at primesocialtx.com.

Universal Domino League is based in Las Vegas. The organization is the first official gaming association dedicated to dominoes.

untry, so why not add dominoes to the game playing?

Prime Social is now bringing the biggest domino tournament in Texas history to town. Domino players will compete for $10,000 in cash during the Universal Domino League Prime Classic Domino Tournament, scheduled for Noon to 10 p.m. on March 2, 2019 at Prime Social’s 7801 Westheimer Road game room.

First place winner of the tournament gets $3,000 in cash and a $500 gift card to WSS stores. Second place winner gets $1,500 in cash and a $250 gift card to WSS stores. Third and fourth place winners get $750 in cash and $125 worth of gift cards. Fifth, sixth, seventh and eighth place winners get $500 in cash and $75 worth of gift cards.

“Prime Social is already Houston’s hottest new entertainment venue, and the chance to team up with UDL to bring another classic game to Houstonian’s sounds like a great afternoon,” says Dean Maddox of Prime Social.

The tournament is played, or course, in “Ultimate Texas Dominoes” style, where the dealer shuffles the dominoes to ensure fair play. This style delivers the classic game of dominoes with a Texas Hold ‘em poker style. The UDL Houston Prime Classic Domino Tournament will feature 128 players max and is set to be the biggest domino event in the history of the Lone Star State.

The entry fee to the tournament is $100.

Free giveaways, full bar and food will also be available at the event.

For the full rules of the game, please visit Ulitmatetexasdominoes.com. For more information about the tournament, call Prime Social at 832-377-7770 or visit them at primesocialtx.com.

Universal Domino League is based in Las Vegas. The organization is the first official gaming association dedicated to dominoes.

Dentists in Texas have won a battle in Austin, but they are waiting for the state to get the real message from a court decision.

The Texas health agency wanted to issue huge fines against a Houston-area company that helps dentists know their rights when state inspectors show up unannounced. Dentists who dared to suggest inspectors actually make appointments to look at their X-ray machines instead of interrupting surgeries have been punished too.

Two administrative judges said no, and their decision should stop this campaign of retaliation.

Bob Schaer of the company RSI doesn’t have to pay a penny of the $20,000 fine.

The judges noted in their decision that, “the documents cited by Staff fail to show that RSI caused or is otherwise legally responsible for refusal of inspections by the five registrants.”

This win for Bob Schaer should bring an end to the latest battle in a war being waged by the Department of State Health Services against RSI and doctors and dental offices all over Texas.

Want to see how stupid it’s become?

An Assistant Attorney General for the State of Texas compared Schaer to a getaway driver for a bank robbery or a girl urging her boyfriend to commit suicide.

We are not kidding.

Dolcefino Consulting has been investigating the surprise inspections carried out by the Radiation Control Program.

Dozens of dentists, chiropractors and doctors have complained to Texas lawmakers the new practice of inspectors showing up without an appointment is disruptive and potentially illegal.

There hasn’t been a single case of dental X-rays hurting anyone in recent history. Dentists are often forced to interrupt surgeries to deal with the surprise inspections.

Fines have risen dramatically, but our investigation showed the state hasn’t used a single penny of the money sent to a radiation control fund in more than two years.

“The state inspectors have been acting like dental X-ray machines are going to turn you into the Hulk, when they know you get more radiation in an airplane trip,” says Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting. “Texas lawmakers should actually be investigating whether it is time to downsize this bureaucracy and spend the money instead on something like education or flood control.”

You can find our investigative reports on this make-believe dental X-ray menace on dolcefino.com or on the Dolcefino Consulting Facebook page.

The Lubbock County District Attorney is K. Sunshine Stanek. Guess she forgot what her middle name means when it comes to transparency.

On Monday, February 4, 2019, Dolcefino Consulting filed a formal criminal complaint against Texas Tech University. We know they have destroyed important records involving the firing of Coach Mike Leach.

They’ve admitted it. Within 48 hours, the Lubbock County District Attorney told us they weren’t going to investigate.

What a shock.

Fans and alumni deserve to know the whole story why Mike Leach was fired as Head Coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team just days after the winningest season in school history. Unfortunately, Red Raiders nation may never get the opportunity to learn the whole story.

In late 2017, Dolcefino Consulting found emails revealing the university had a trove of communications about Leach on a shared computer file. When we asked to see the file, 23 days after we had filed a lawsuit, Texas Tech told us a cache of documents were gone.

“Unfortunately, there is not sufficient evidence to support a criminal case at this time,” the Lubbock DA’s Office wrote Dolcefino Consulting. “Specifically, assuming that documents were concealed or destroyed, there does not appear to be any evidence that Ronny Wall is the person who actually concealed or destroyed said documents. As a result, we will not be able to proceed with a criminal prosecution at this time.”

Ronny Wall is a Senior Associate General Counsel at Texas Tech and the custodian of public records. That’s why he was named in the complaint. Of course, if the Lubbock District Attorney read the law, they would know that.

“Texas Tech leaders are serial hiders of public information. It is disappointing that The Lubbock County DA doesn’t care that a taxpayer-funded institution ignores the public right to know,” says Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting.

Donors, parents, students and fans of Red Raider football have a right to know why Texas Tech officials fired Leach and cheated him out of $2.5 million owed in pay. Supporters of the coach believe the university has suffered the Curse of the Pirate ever since then.

Leach was named one of the American Football Coaches Association’s 2018 National Coach of the Year recipient for his dramatic winning season at Washington State. Tech has another new coach after another bad football season.

Tech continues to fight to keep other Leach records secret, along with documents detailing sexual assaults and harassment on campus. Dolcefino Consulting plans to seek sworn testimony from Tech officials soon.

Hard not to notice where Sunshine learned about the law. Texas Tech. Class of 2000. The same place where all the Appeals Court judges that have heard Tech’s fight to keep secrets went to school.

What a surprise. 

If you need additional information, please contact Dolcefino Consulting at 713-360-6911 or www.dolcefino.com.

On December 16th, 2018, Jimmy Lauder was arrested after setting his own house on fire while his wife and little children slept upstairs.

Tessie and Darren Fraysur, parents of victim Lindsay Yanchak, appeared before TV cameras to demand justice for their family.

“The District Attorney wants to keep the public from seeing the body camera video of the aftermath of the fire and statements of Mr. Lauder, even from the family of the victims,” says Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting. “When you try to kill your own children, you shouldn’t get a second chance. The family believes the District Attorney is forgetting who the victims are.”

Kim Ogg campaigned on a platform that promised to protect crime victims. This is Ogg’s chance to keep that promise.

Watch the press conference here.

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Dolcefino Consulting is calling for a criminal investigation into destruction of public records by Texas Tech University.

Fans and alumni deserve to know the whole story of why Mike Leach was fired as Head Coach of the Texas Tech Red Raiders football team just days after the winningest season in school history. Texas Tech has been fighting to keep records of the Leach investigation secret for years.

In late 2017, Dolcefino Consulting found e-mails revealing a lot of the communications about Leach were located in a shared file.  We asked to see the contents of the file and were told it no longer existed.  By then, Dolcefino Consulting had already filed a lawsuit against Texas Tech over the secrecy surrounding the withholding of records related to the Leach case, including e-mails sent by former Chancellor Kent Hance.

“Texas Tech officials have a history of fighting requests for public information. Deleting these records amounts to a cover-up, ”says Wayne Dolcefino, President of Dolcefino Consulting, “Does the actions of Texas Tech amount to destruction of public records? It’s the District Attorney’s duty to find out.”

Texas Tech fired Mike Leach in December 2009 after claiming he mistreated a player who suffered a concussion. But if the university is so sure Leach deserved to be fired, why is Texas Tech deleting emails and documents about the coach that the public lawfully should know about? It makes no sense to destroy evidence that supports the university’s claim that Leach should be fired. Yet, that’s precisely what Texas Tech is telling us.

“Texas Tech is tampering with physical evidence if they destroyed the files in that pathway,” Dolcefino said, “I’m requesting the Lubbock County District Attorney’s Office opens a criminal investigation into the actions of Senior Associate General Counsel Ronny Wall because he is the official custodian of the school’s records.

Monday morning, February 4, 2019, Dolcefino Consulting is filing a formal criminal complaint and sworn affidavit supporting the complaint with the Lubbock County District Attorney

Donors, parents, students and fans of Red Raider football will continue to lose as long as Texas Tech officials deny the public the truth.  The University used the firing to cheat Leach out of 2.5 million dollars in owed pay. Supporters of the coach believe the University has suffered the Curse of the Pirate ever since then.

Leach was named one of the American Football Coaches Association’s 2018 National Coach of the Year recipient for his dramatic winning season at Washington State.

Meanwhile, Texas Tech was firing yet another unsuccessful coach. The school has not had as single season that was better than any of the seasons under Leach, since he left ten years ago.

If you need additional information, please contact Dolcefino Consulting at 713-360-6911.

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