Cynthia Brehm

The Stoning of Cynthia Brehm

One of the most dramatic and profound  passages in the Gospels is the scene where the pharisees bring an adulteress to Jesus to test Him. The law commanded them to stone her. Early in the morning He came again to the temple … The scribes and the Pharisees brought a woman who had been caught in adultery, and placing her in the midst they said to Him, “Teacher, this woman has been caught in the act of adultery … He stood up and said to them, “Let him who is without sin among you be the first to throw a stone at…


Express News Targets Cynthia Brehm

San Antonio Express News ran a derogatory piece on May 9th authored by columnist Gilbert Garcia drawing attention to the divisions in the local Republican Party of Bexar County (RPBC). Local Republicans who are familiar with Garcia’s machinations shrug and comment that’s par for the course since in their view he is a shill for the Democratic Party. One Republican Party precinct chair wrote, “It reads like a hit piece authored by a Democrat. My heart truly melts with the warmth of Mr. Garcia’s genuine care and concern for the welfare of the Bexar County GOP … or is he…


2017 RUNOFF ELECTION JUNE 10th VOTE FOR CYNTHIA BREHM, DISTRICT 8

The hotly contested municipal runoff election is around the corner. Early voting ends Tuesday, June 6th.  Voting day is Saturday, June 10th. The race between Cynthia Brehm and Manny Pelaez is narrowing. It is my opinion that Cynthia is the better candidate to represent her district and all of San Antonio.  Cynthia has a fresh, well-informed perspective on the business of city government and the views of San Antonio residents. Manny Pelaez brags that he has extensive experience as an insider working on commissions tied to the city like VIA, the Bond committee, San Antonio Water Systems, etc. He does…


Recommendations: 2017 San Antonio Runoff Election

Early voting has started in San Antonio today for the 2017 Runoff Election leading up to election day on  June 10th. The office of Mayor and six council seats are in play for the 2017-2018 term. It appears this is part of living in San Antonio, the state of Texas and in many areas in America where one election runs into another almost endlessly. You can blame the frequency of elections on the short two year terms of office required by city and state charters not to mention the multiplying number of independent city/communities and unincorporated communities within Bexar County….


Brehm and Brockhouse: Two Candidates Worthy of Support in the 2017 San Antonio Run-Off Election

The San Antonio City Council election on May 6th certainly surprised many voters. A crowded field, there were 79 candidates vying for eleven seats on the city council including the Mayor’s office. Whatever choices voters made in that election, there now is another runoff election on June 10th with a pared down list consisting of the two top vote getters who did not achieve 50% of the vote for Mayor and City Council Districts 1, 2, 6, 8, 9, 10. While the Alamo Torch is evaluating the run-off election candidates and will provide recommendations before early voting, there are two…


Press Bias – San Antonio General Election

An article in the local San Antonio paper yesterday by “opinion columnist” Gilbert Garcia targeted Cynthia Brehm, City Council candidate for District 8. Dredging up a Facebook post in 2015 during the time of the Obama administration’s decision to accept Syrian immigrants from the war-ravaged country, Garcia portrayed Brehm as an xenophobic immigrant hater and accused her of running a “Jerry Springer type of campaign.” Apparently Garcia’s sources for his article were primarily Cynthia Brehm’s major opponents, Manny Pelaez and Tony Valdivia. The issue was Ms. Brehm’s comments in her Facebook page two years ago wherein she stated that immigrants…