Kino Flores

Politics & Policy |
September 15, 2009

Kino’s valedictory

From the press release: Rep. Ismael “Kino” Flores, D-Palmview, whose legislative seniority and expertise have allowed him to successfully champion issues that are crucial to South Texans – including securing more than $1 billion for public education, transportation, and health programs for the Valley – on Tuesday, September 15, announced

Politics & Policy |
July 21, 2009

Kino’s Konundrum

The defense for Kino Flores, who was indicted by a Travis County grand jury on charges relating to the failure to report his sources of income as is required by state ethics laws, was laid out by his lead attorney, Roy Minton, in an exclusive interview with the

Politics & Policy |
June 5, 2009

Flores fires back

Kino Flores was on Texas Monthly's list of the Ten Worst legislators that was released today. Since he chose to issue a response, I felt that he was entitled to have his concerns appear in this space. We have had our say about why he is on the Ten Worst

Politics & Policy |
May 24, 2009

All not quiet on the Western Front

A mostly mind-numbing day during which Democrats slow-played the local calendar by asking questions for just short of ten minutes on every bill ended with Republicans and Democrats defending their parliamentary maneuvers as being consistent with the rules of the House. Republican caucus chairman Taylor produced a lengthy list of

Politics & Policy |
December 17, 2008

Cabin fever

The story about Kino Flores’s cabin in today’s American-Statesman brings back some memories of the time when I worked as an attorney in Senator Babe Schwartz’s office. During the interim before the 1973 session, Babe held hearings about environmental issues along the coast. Jack Giberson, the longtime chief

Politics & Policy |
November 13, 2008

Son may seek post if Kino Flores resigns

So says South Texas Scandal, a blog that describes its mission as follows: With a notorious past of political corruption, South Texas has made a lot of progress in recent years to clean up its act. But there remain some Patrones who continue to cling to the old