Archive for August 11th, 2009

Molly Mulebrier Spotted in Cuero

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Admitted Felon’s Sentencing Postponed………. Again

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

Arnulfo “Half Pregnant, Half Guilty” Olivarez, whose sentencing was set for this coming Friday, will now have his day in court in time for the Thanksgiving holidays. The sentencing is set for 9:30 am on November 24.

This is at least the fifth time Half Guilty, Half Pregnant Olivarez has had his sentencing delayed. Could it be that the Feds want to keep him “on ice” for possible future indictments of fellow consipirators and then a plea deal in return for cooperation brokered with the Judge?

Brownsville Independent School District Shoots Messenger

Tuesday, August 11th, 2009

The Brownsville Independent School District will be meeting tomorrow to award third party administration services for their self-funded health insurance plan. The current TPA is HealthSmart which has everything to lose and nothing to gain from the BISD request for proposal process.

Rising medical costs to the school district is the driving factor to change TPA’s it seems. But that makes no sense at all since a TPA simply administers claims and have nothing at all to do with setting medical provider reimbursements. Could the proposed change have anything to do with a new Board of Trustees elected last fall?

If the BISD is concerned about rising medical cost, they should directly negotiate with area hospitals and doctors as did the Tyler Independent School District four years ago. Their costs dropped over 40% the first year, and Tyler has not had to reduce benefits or increase plan funding since.