Some’s Hot, Some’s Not 04/25/12

You are not going to believe this!…..Becky Colunga works for the Fort Bend Sheriff’s department as does her husband, and she recently received a crony promotion to head the domestic violence program at the sheriff’s department. I find that particularly funny since we have in our possession Rosenberg police reports about some domestic violence at her own home. Reports were taken although no charges were never filed.

Anyway Colunga, who until recently spent an inordinate amount of time on her Facebook page criticizing Troy Nehls and extolling the virtues of Craig Brady, lost her diamond ring in her home not long ago. Even as she was bashing Troy Nehls she had four (including herself) sheriff’s detectives and one patrol sergeant come to her home on taxpayer time and help her find her diamond ring.

After Colunga was told that nasty posting about other people on Facebook was a “No No” if you worked for the Sheriff’s department, the comments disappeared. But while they were up, they were vicious.

Rumor has it that her husband, Sonny, will be the new chief deputy if Brady gets elected.

It is very important to find out who your candidate will appoint as chief deputy. I remember when Milton Wright got elected, I forgot to ask him who his chief deputy would be until after the election. At the time the rumor was that former Missouri City policeman and a former candidate himself, Bill Ennis, would be the new chief deputy. I could live with that as I has always heard good things about Ennis.

After the election I asked Milton who his chief deputy would be and when he told me Craig Brady, my breath left my body. I was sick that I had supported Wright. Seriously, my stomach turned and I had a severe feeling of dread come over me. I don’t really know what made it feel that way, but looking back, I was correct in feeling that way.

It might be hard to get that information (who his chief may be) from an candidate. For one thing, part of one’s oath of office is they have not promised anyone anything. Secondly, the choice may be someone who is currently working for a law enforcement entity and wouldn’t want it known they might be leaving if someone won an election.

So it comes down to trusting the candidate you are supporting.

Remember that Craig Brady is a chief deputy and as such, he has been able to personally terrorize most of the members of the sheriff’s department and many of our citizens who are afraid to speak out against him because they know what he is capable of.

As just one example, when some neighbors sent us a picture of his county car with campaign signs on it, he terrorized those people, even stationing a deputy to go through their trash.

By the way, he has raised in excess of $350,000 for a primary race with donation mostly from people that we have no idea what they do for a living that allows them to make such large contributions. It’s odd in local races to see a candidate receive so many large, individual donations.

For example, State Representative Dr. John Zerwas, who is considered a rock star in Austin and who is a doctor to boot (he gets a lot of contributions from medical PACs) has only $132,701.93 in his campaign account as of January, 2012.

I find it interesting that a local sheriff’s candidate can generate double that amount of campaign money without the benefit of PACs and with most of his contributors being individuals who must be self-employed.

I also want to point out that the entire time Brady has been chief deputy, the Fort Bend Sheriff’s department’s jurisdiction includes U.S. 59, the much-traveled from Mexico to Houston route. In that time, our local deputies have interdicted an abysmal amount of drugs and most “busts” they’ve made has been the result of other agencies like the DEA and FBI and Homeland Security cutting them in.

I recently had a comment on our web site that I found funny. It went something like this:

“One thing I found curious about the (another newspaper) this past week. Brady said that 300 yard signs were removed! As I drive around I have not seen 300 Brady yard signs! Those that I have seen appear to be on “public property,” “right-of-ways,” and curiously, next to school property…!”

What next?…..The rumor is that Brady will not be attending any other candidate forums. He can’t control his temper about the other candidates, and he is afraid he will blow up like he did before when unprovoked, he attacked a former DPS trooper sitting in the back of the room. That trooper now works for another candidate, Troy Nehls, and Brady accused him of grinning.

Remember that how he acts now is how he will act as sheriff. Now is this the guy we want for sheriff?

I know you must think I am obsessing about this candidate, but remember that my information goes back some years, from when Brady was first appointed. Another story I remember is when Brady and some of his buddies at the sheriff’s department got in a fight at the notorious Mustang Lounge. Some of the deputies blocked the bathroom so that one of their buddies could beat up on another guy.

When someone called the Rosenberg police, in which jurisdiction the Mustang is located, the chief deputy and his police buddies had skedaddled, instead of waiting for the police like they were supposed to. When Rosenberg was investigating, the investigator told Brady to not contact the complaining witness, but Brady did anyway and the charges were dropped. To this day, Brady takes this old guy out for coffee and I can only guess it’s to keep his mouth shut and continue to threaten him. Talk about suborning a witness!

Another incident (and I have many) concerned the girlfriend of Brady’s son. She had broken up with the son and was seeing another deputy and was at his apartment. Brady and another of his buddies, a now retired deputy named Bill Fortenberry, staked out the apartment and put pennies on the courting cop’s tires to see if he moved his car.

Yes, pennies! What a detective!

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22 Comments for “Some’s Hot, Some’s Not 04/25/12”

  1. tiredofit

    I am glad the department of justice has been contacted and hopefully imvestigate Brady and his gang…

  2. robertw

    Since when is it okay to attack a private citizen over who they support? It’s one thing when a person is a public figure, but this is a private citizen! … and a public servant to boot. Bev, you never fail to amaze me with the complete lack of class and ethics that you demonstrate. Nothing makes my stomach turn more than people who bully and condemn others all the while they are spewing “holier than thou” lectures to everyone else. For all the ink you waste complaining about the supposed misdeeds of the Sheriff’s Office, you’re undoubtedly the biggest bully of them all! …and with a multi-million dollar court judgement against you to prove it! Guess some old dogs just can’t be taught…

  3. FtBendCitizen

    Becky Anderson Colunga has done more to polarize people on the side of Troy Nehls than Chief Brady could have done on his own. People in the know… have always known about the chief but Becky Anderson Colunga posted on so many peoples Facebook pages attacking them with her diatribes… wow! Trust me… if you grew up here and know her…she threw stuff on everyone’s page.
    At the end of this primary I think the other three candidates for Republican nominee should send Becky Anderson Colunga a bouquet of donuts for solely polarizing the undecideds against the candidate that she supports. She may have deleted her posts but I am sure that more internet savvy people took a few screen shots just in case!

    • christophercolumbus

      @ftbendcitzen– Bekcy Colunga is not the only one to blame or make her bad person. If reports are true, I sorta feel for her being a victim of spouse abuse and then managed by Brady to subject her to more abuse by supervising those things they get daily. Kind of like flashbacks the war vets get..just a thought

  4. jockstar

    Bev that is high-larious! I am in awe about how people keep their head in the sand.
    FACT Becky ‘the bear’ is an opportunist. And not only does Mr. Brady give people on his team promotions he gives some promotions and then takes them away, even takes their raises back.
    I need to go back and look up the definition of Anti Christ? But I have a very important question for you. Do you know if there can be more than one Anti Christ? Wonder if just one is allowed, that would be awful.

    • jenpep33

      @ FtBendCitizen – How quaint that you would use a cliche that inclues donuts to describe a police officer’s gift. I beg to differ with you on your response. All that have participated on both sides of the “mud slinging” have done a good job of turning people off to the campaigns of both. Unfortunately, the Nehls camp has done a pretty good job of keeping it going for the past 2 weeks. The Brady camp seems to have taken the high road and has gone silent. Maybe they figured out that the more you talk, the less you are doing to help. When will your friends in the Nehls camp learn this valuable lesson? I know you may think some of it is “diatribe”, but all that she wrote and any other supporter wrote can be researched and backed up by fact. Can you say that for your friends and their comments? If so, I would personally love to see the proof. As far as people being more internet savvy, I believe everyone involved is making copies of what is posted. I really hope that there are copies being made of my response!
      @ jockstar – You are so right. People are keeping their head in the sand and allowing other people to do their research for them, or lack there of. It would behoove everyone that is voting in this primary to do a little reasearch on all of the candidates involved and not take the word of yellow journalism or people that spew gossip. By the way, your definition of anti christ is as follows – one who denies or opposes Christ; specifically : a great antagonist expected to fill the world with wickedness but to be conquered forever by Christ at his second coming; 2: a false Christ, Merriam-Webster. I’m guessing by your implication that Craig Brady is the anti-christ, that Fort Bend County is your “world”? If so, I think it’s time to cross the county line and see what is out in the rest of the real world.

      “By the way, he has raised in excess of $350,000 for a primary race with donation mostly from people that we have no idea what they do for a living that allows them to make such large contributions. It’s odd in local races to see a candidate receive so many large, individual donations.”

      Remember he has had almost 4 years to run for Sheriff. You can look at his financial reports and figure out who donated what and what business they own. This is what you call research. It might be a little more believeable by your readers with factual information instead of just throwing out thin ideas of him accepting money from who you assume are “felonious contributors”.

      @tiredofit – please tell me where in this article that the DOJ was reported to have been contacted or for the reason they would have been contacted. Am I missing something or did you accidently leak something your friends told you that wasn’t supposed to be known?

      “One thing I found curious about the (another newspaper) this past week. Brady said that 300 yard signs were removed! As I drive around I have not seen 300 Brady yard signs! Those that I have seen appear to be on “public property,” “right-of-ways,” and curiously, next to school property…!”

      Your reader must not get out much. I see signs of all sizes and colors with Brady for Sheriff in legal areas. I also have seen other signs for other opponents in other races that have been taken or removed from areas that they had permission to place them. If I can’t make head way about anything else in my response, for goodness sake, leave the damn signs alone and grow up people!

      • christophercolumbus

        @jenpep, agree with you on both sides turning people off opening door to other two candidates. This race will be in a runoff anyhow because it is hard to get a majority win with 4 folks in the mix. Must tell ya, Craig Brady bunch takes the edge in questionable behavior; Between the stuff I hear and read then getting cut off almost getting in a car accident last week by someone zig zaggin on 99 with Craig Brady signs on it aint good….

      • rosemaria

        Sooo, that’s why a bunch of Brady supporters and current SO employees made the “Deleted and Blocked by Troy Nehls” facebook page? Because they are so silent? But this time, it’s been taken down. Darn…
        Are you above everyone to give the definition of an Anti-Christ. If Jocstar wants to think that someone is the anti-christ, then so be it! He has his right, just like you have your right to bash every person on this website that nay-says your opinion.

        And I did do my research on the platform that Brady is running… He states that the UCRS is not to be taken into consideration because the “FBI strongly warns against using the statistics for comparisions between agencies” (www.bradyforsheriff.com, 2012). However, this opinion can be argued because DPS clearly states that the objective of the UCRS is “to produce reliable crime statistics for law enforcement administration, operation, and management” (Crime In Texas, 2010, p 3). This qoutation is actually from the first sentence of the data collection’s purpose statement…

        Furthermore, DPS states that 1,052 agencies voluntarily submit statistics monthly. Upon receiving these statistics they are

        “…examined for accuracy and reasonableness through the use of numerous cross-checking procedures. While minor errors are corrected by the UCR report verifiers, unusual variations are brought to the attention of the submitting agency by direct contact of a UCR field representative.” (Crime In Texas, 2010, p4).

        There are also 6 full time field representatives that the SO could have contacted (or vice versa) if any there were any errors noted. So, why then has DPS not released any statement or placed any caveat stating what Brady has submitted? (supposively) Why should I just trust one of Brady’s charts that he has posted up on his website that has no reference? I have no way of verifying that what he states as “truth”. In Brady’s own words “Facts are stubborn things, but statistics are more pliable.” – Mark Twain

        Funny, he should say that…

        http://www.dps.texas.gov/crimereports/10/citCh1.pdf

  5. themoonfleas

    Tiredofit, that is great news if the Justice Department has actually been contacted about this crooked regime. Besides all the campaign issues, they need to check out the Sheriff’s Office itself. There has been a number of law suits against the County for wrongful death and allegations/rumors of records being destroyed in certain people’s personnel files too. No telling what they are going to find when Nehls takes over. The poor man will have to clean up nearly 20 years of there crap!

  6. CaptainHatchAct

    Perhaps a time-line should be displayed illustrating the several unethical, possibly illegal, and certainly unprofessional incidents “the little chief” has been involved in the past 20 years. Hell, maybe someone can get a minor degree or some college hours in unethical management after reviewing all the incidents.

    There are some recent historical events that come to mind as we come down the final stretch until the primaries. There was the Love Canal fiasco, Three Mile Island meltdown, Cherynobol, and now we have the Brady campaign … all disasters. The word going around is that the wheels are falling off and he is desperate to maintain composure. Moral is at an all-time low and the strong-arm tactics of Team Brady are only making it worse.

    Interesting fact: There is a policy here at the S.O. for social networking sites and deputy behavior. … however, it appears there is selective enforcement because I.A. is run by a minion that is married to the actor of posting comments on Facebook … that’s right, Lt. Facebook. If “the little chief” is “the most qualified and experienced”, why is it he is such a poor supervisor and letting ranking minions violate policy and get away with it. However, you have a deputy who has been on suspension for 3 months and is being threatened with discipline for doing the same thing … sounds to me like that deputy (who also wrote a letter this week to the Star) has grounds for a Civil Rights lawsuit … wait … that would be another federal suit, just like the one “the little chief” and “sue-happy sheriff” are engaged in now at the Federal courthouse downtown.

    I wonder if the deputies who work here know how to get a copy of “the little chief’s” campaign finance report … perhaps they need to see who is contributing to his campaign. Also, if he is “best qualified”, why is it he doesn’t go to anymore debates or forums? Perhaps we need to look back in our scrapbook and examine some questionable pictures from the past …

    • christophercolumbus

      @captainhatch– I think you can go down to elections office and get one, but it will tell who is getting it and then plan on being harassed by his clan. Can someone get a current financial and post it for us to see.

  7. themoonfleas

    robertw,

    Are you the same man that was a patrol sergeant that was demoted because you were incompetent years ago? LT Becky Colunga is a PUBLIC SERVANT and plays a major role in the Team Brady clan. She is not a PRIVATE CITIZEN. In fact, Becky Colunga had posted nasty things on a bunch of people’s facebook pages about Troy Nehls (another candidate) which were all very public. I am perplexed by your argument and I guess the Patrol staff was right on you not being very bright!
    As for the Fort Bend Star, Bev or any other reporter, they are just reporting on events that have happened. There is documentation on all the items that are being discussed from a number of different sources. You would be amazed how many people are motivated and willing to speak after being shut down by Craig Brady and the cronies in power. Not everone at the Sheriff’s Office is bad and the voting public is finally able to see what is going on for themselves without it being hidden. As for the judgement that was made against the paper, that has to do with Craig Brady’s son, not him and it is in appeal, so it is not a victory. Anyhow, I hope you hear the band playing the music because the Titanic is sinking!

    • Wayne

      My wife and I drove to Watewrside Estates forum the other day to hear the four candidates speak. I was kind of shocked to hear Brady refused to participate. After seeing a couple of Utube videos from other forums I completely understand why he didn’t show up. If I was Brady’s campaign manager I would absolutey forbid he speak in public, EVER!

      I have yet to see the crime solved rate numbers. I ask you fellow citizens, why does he not post a real number for all the world to see. Brady stated in one of the Utube videos, “Just come on down and I’ll show you the real numbers”. I say “No, forward the numbers to the feds like we citizens paid you to do in the first place”. Then you can post them for the county citizens to see. Give us a specific number so we can double check double and triple check it.

      Wake up Fort Bend citizens, the information is out there. This race is crucial for the future of Fort Bend County. If we don’t act now they will be imbedded for four more years. I shutter to think!

      I applaud you Bev for this fine article. You keep on throwing the heat at them and we will do our part too. I can’t wait for next week’s article.

      • christophercolumbus

        @wayne, you have it all wrong…Craig Brady doesnt work for you, you work for him, he’s the law!!!!!!!!!!!! Probably wants you to come on down to his old office so he can show ya the stats, then harassment comes?!

    • christophercolumbus

      @moonfleas– agree a little with you about police being public servants but NOBODY should be harassed or made fun of because they support a certain person for elected office; just hope people stay above all the fray and slingin. I’m glad Becky Colunga is being active in democracy process and we all should vote in our primary May 29.

  8. slexpress

    Back in December of 2011 Brady called the Fort Bend Road / Bridge and used Jack Molho’s name to report signs that were illegal. These signs were “safe driving” holiday signs put up by Constable Nehls and were not political. They didn’t indicate anything about vote for any body. Well Brady told them that they were illegal and to have them taken down. I bet if you call the Commisioner Patterson he’d verify this. Road and Bridge quickly put the signs back up.

    Lets not forget that Brady’s signs against the propostion were illegal since they had his email@bradyforsheriff.com on it…..this was a law violation and he posted them either. He had several warnings from the state on this.

    He is currently being investigated for the Hatch act and Brady made it a point to try to get Trever Nehls in the same hot seat, only problem is that Trever Nehls never came close to violating this and welcomed an investigation which quickly cleared him.

    Brady’s days are numbered and most voters don’t subscribe to the Colunga facebook. It is apparent why the clearance rate is what it is, poor leadership. Nehls didn’t make up those numbers, they came from Brady, approved by Brady before they were sent off and he didn’t figure out this alleged software problem until Nehls brought it up.

    As far as Nehls, he is the ONLY Candidate that is qualified. Maybe the bradybunch can get jobs at the First Colony Mall as security Guards after this, well probably not,,,,,,,,

  9. jockstar

    CODE OF FAIR CAMPAIGN PRACTICES
    There are basic principles of decency, honesty, and fair play that every candidate and political committee in this state has a moral obligation to observe and uphold, in order that, after vigorously contested but fairly conducted campaigns, our citizens may exercise their constitutional rights to a free and untrammeled choice and the will of the people may be fully and clearly expressed on the issues.
    THEREFORE:
    (1) I will conduct the campaign openly and publicly and limit attacks on my opponent to legitimate challenges to my opponent’s record and stated positions on issues.
    (2) I will not use or permit the use of character defamation, whispering campaigns, libel, slander, or scurrilous attacks on any candidate or the candidate’s personal or family life.
    (3) I will not use or permit any appeal to negative prejudice based on race, sex, religion, or national origin.
    (4) I will not use campaign material of any sort that misrepresents, distorts, or otherwise falsifies the facts, nor will I use malicious or unfounded accusations that aim at creating or exploiting doubts, without justification, as to the personal integrity or patriotism of my opponent.
    (5) I will not undertake or condone any dishonest or unethical practice that tends to corrupt or undermine our system of free elections or that hampers or prevents the full and free expression of the will of the voters, including any activity aimed at intimidating voters or discouraging them from voting.
    (6) I will defend and uphold the right of every qualified voter to full and equal participation in the electoral process, and will not engage in any activity aimed at intimidating voters or discouraging them from voting.
    (7) I will immediately and publicly repudiate methods and tactics that may come from others that I have pledged not to use or condone. I shall take firm action against any subordinate who violates any provision of this code or the laws governing elections.
    I, the undersigned, candidate for election to public office in the State of Texas or campaign treasurer of a political committee,herebyvoluntarilyendorse,subscribeto, andsolemnlypledgemyselftoconductthecampaigninaccordance with the above principles and practices.
    Signature Date

    I AM JUST WONDERING IF ELLIOTT AND “LITTLE CHIEF” SIGNED THIS!

  10. christophercolumbus

    Sure am surprised this hasnt come up and had to look her up on dictionary.com–

    li·bel
       [lahy-buhl] Show IPA noun, verb, li·beled, li·bel·ing or ( especially British ) li·belled, li·bel·ling.

    noun
    1.
    Law .
    a.
    defamation by written or printed words, pictures, or in any form other than by spoken words or gestures.

    b.
    the act or crime of publishing it.

    c.
    a formal written declaration or statement, as one containing the allegations of a plaintiff or the grounds of a charge.

    2.
    anything that is defamatory or that maliciously or damagingly misrepresents.

  11. jhd102204

    @robertw and themoonfleas

    themoonfleas, there is no need to bring up robertw history on this forum. weather it is true or not. I don’t know the guy so I can’t judge.

    robertw, people that make public about their opinions should understand that they are up for judgement by others. i been insulted and praised for my actions. i accept them and becky colunga should do the same.

  12. jockstar

    @christophercolumbus- did you look up whispering campaign? I just love Fort Bend County, and am going to be so excited to read what the bradybunch has to say when he is defeated. You need to w Elliott he was fired by the DA and is running for judge kern’s judge job, against Brenda Mullinix. He is a cronie of the bradybunch and he wife is the district clerk.

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