The El Paso Times does a pretty good job of writing up the latest chapter in the Lincoln Center saga HERE.
I think they missed the fact that the item started of oddly with the Mayor and Pickett batting the mic back and forth. You got the feeling nobody really wanted to own this.
I think the two heroes of the day were Rep. Emma Acosta and Rep. Larry Romero.
Acosta had a clearly thought out take on the situation. She made the right play for taxpayers when she could have easily jumped on Holguin's idiotic "spend whatever it takes" bandwagon. I thought her role was powerful and her vote correct. She signaled the end of the shenanigans - or at least she signaled that should won't be a part of them. And she did this under duress as I know certain individuals out there are telling her that they will recall her. Good for Emma.
Romero isn't a man of many words. The ones he spoke on the Lincoln Center shockingly good. He came from a place of attachment to the center and walked himself away from the emotion and toward the fiscal responsibility taxpayers expect. He was also key in shutting down further actions of the kangaroo court we are coming to know as city council.
Other notes -
Pickett is just doing this because he hates TxDOT and Ted Houghton. He just wants to screw with them. He doesn't mind spending a ton of your money doing it, either.
I'm glad the three reps who weren't at the questionable emergency meeting stayed away from voting on any action taken during that meeting. There's no need to throw yourself into a possible illegal situation because you have an ego. Let the fools keep digging without your help.