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Tired of Complainers?

At the March 10, 2016 City Council meeting the Council went into a closed session and forced audience members out of the cafeteria room where the meeting was being held.  While outside the building, people chatted about various topics to pass the time.  Included among them was Pedro Orduno, the Chairman of the Committee to […]

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City Accepts Illegal WPPOA Offer

On March 10, 2016 the City Council accepted the assets offered by the Waterwood Park Property Owner’s Association.  The assets include the land owned by the WPPOA. The Council then went into a close session, forcing everyone in the audience out of the room.  However, the Council did allow certain people to enter the closed […]

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WPPOA Ignores Open Records Request

A home owner in Waterwood sent the Waterwood Park Propert Owner’s Association an official request to view POA records on March 4, 2014.  She sent the request individually to Pedro Orduno, Jim Clement, and Charlotte Rabe by certified mail. Each WPPOA board member had to sign to receive the letter, which provided a date in […]

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WPPOA Meeting Ends Without Vote

On January 15, 2015, the Waterwood Park Property Owner’s Association (WPPOA) held a vote to amend its bylaws.  The vote drew 87 people to the WPPOA clubhouse for a meeting that lasted an hour before ending in angry shouting.  Towards the end of the meeting, paramedics and Bexar County Sheriffs were both called in. The […]

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Pedro Orduno: Official Town Fool of Sandy Oaks

This opinion piece must be prefaced with the fact that it is not about an arbitrary person for the sake of cruelty.  This article is about a man who tampered with the lives of 4,000 people, lied to them, marginalized them, and mislead them. As the Chairman of the Committee to Incorporate Sandy Oaks, Pedro […]

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Sandy Oaks Vs Sandy Oaks: Explaining The Confusion

At the second town meeting for the residents of the City of Sandy Oaks to meet the candidates running for office, KSAT 12’s Myra Arthur interviewed people on the topic of whether or not the Committee to Incorporate Sandy Oaks (CISO) did a good enough job announcing the vote to incorporate. Arthur first interviewed Catherine […]

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Community Lied to by Art Martinez De Vara’s Newspaper

Starting Monday, July 28th, a newspaper called “The Sandy Oaks Chronicle” was handed out to residents of Waterwood and the City of Sandy Oaks.  On page 4 of the newspaper there is a section titled “OFFICE: BOARD OF ALDERMEN” and the second to last sentence reads: All candidates were invited to participate in this voter’s […]

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Orduno’s and Clement’s Secret Meeting

The Committee to Incorporate Sandy Oaks (CISO) worked for 3+ years to get the community of Waterwood and the surrounding area to be released from San Antonio’s ETJ and to incorporate into its own city.  But the process of incorporation hardly involved the community and even now people are realizing that the “City of Sandy […]

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Results of Small Town Politics

The very first City Council of Sandy Oaks, Texas was elected August 9, 2014. 2014 Candidates Political games started the same month that Sandy Oaks incorporated.  The Committee to Incorporate Sandy Oaks had said at a public meeting before incorporation that they would announce the deadline for application for people to run for city office.  […]

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3rd Candidates Meeting, SOPAC Still Doesn’t Attend

On July 22, 2014, candidates running for City Council met for a 3rd and final time before the election.  The event was hosted by Catherine Rendahl and her husband Don who rented the Waterwood clubhouse and set up tables and chairs for people. “Air Conditioning!” said Rendahl.  “It should keep people calmer than last time.” […]

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Candidates Host 2nd Meeting, SOPAC Does Not Attend

People are now starting to call them the “Outsiders” because Micki Ball, Cathleen Recio, and David Tremblay are the only candidates outside of the Sandy Oaks Political Action Committee (SOPAC).   On July 14, 2014, the three organized a 2nd meeting for the community for people to meet those running for city offices. The divide between […]

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Meet the Candidates Meeting

On July 8, 2014, a “Meet the Candidates” meeting was held in the Waterwood clubhouse.  The event was organized by Jim Clement, the only candidate running for mayor.  23 people were present, including all the candidates running for alderman positions except for David Tremblay. Inside the clubhouse, chairs were arranged in a wide oval allowing […]

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Dissecting SOPAC’s Proposed Revenue

In the meeting held at the Waterwood Clubhouse on July 8th, many items were discussed.  One of the most important was that of revenue. Now that Waterwood and surrounding areas have incorporated into the City of Sandy Oaks, there needs to be revenue to pay for what the city needs.  The entire point of having […]

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Pedro Orduno 2014 Platform

As of 5pm July 15th,  Earnest Gay, Doug Tomasini, Dale Burmaster, and Jim Clement (all SOPAC members), were contacted and asked to answer the following questions as well as invite Pedro Orduno and Joel Ortega. Platform:   What specifically would you like to accomplish in the first year?   What are the first three ordinances […]

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