Maria Reyes, the city rep that will likely cost the tax payers of Socorro a ton of money in a lawsuit because she led the effort oust a political rival without due process, and her tag-team partner on council Yvonne Colon-Villalobos, have apparently decided to take the crazy train on the road to Ysleta.
I was catching a ballgame in the YISD district at Ysleta High in my neighborhood and lo and behold, who should I see? Yes, the dynamic duo of Reyes and Colon-Villalobos. I usually hear about things in the valley, but come on, this wasn't even hard to catch. I literally live walking distance from the baseball fields.
Why were they there?
Watching their son or grandson play in the championship game maybe?
There to root for a Socorro school?
Negative Ghostrider. There were no Socorro kids.
So why on earth would they show up to a middle school ballgame at Ysleta High School?
Come on, its Socorro people, you know there is a movida involved and you know how this story ends!
To spy on a political rival of course.
Reyes and Colon-Villalobos, under the direction of Lorenza Fraire are trying to get a majority of members of council so that they can bring back Fraire as the City Manager. She was such a terrible City Manager that even the Gandaras had her fired. She made Manny Soto look like a tremendous upgrade!
And this isn't the first time Reyes has tried to bring back someone and get them a cushy city job in Socorro. She's been trying to get her brother to be the municipal judge again for years. She's also tried to bring back a police chief by scheduling ambush meetings with several members of council who were really upset that she tried to pull that stunt.
So to that end, Reyes and Colon-Villalobos have candidates running in the various municipal races in an effort to bring back Fraire.
Gotta love Socorro politics...