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Texas Rangers investigating letter to city councilwoman
by Coy Slavik, Advance-Guard Editor
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This is a copy of the anonymous letter Goliad City Councilwoman Liz Garcia Holsey said she received Friday.
This is a copy of the anonymous letter Goliad City Councilwoman Liz Garcia Holsey said she received Friday.
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GOLIAD – An anonymous letter written and mailed to Goliad City Councilwoman Liz Garcia Holsey is being investigated by the Texas Rangers.

At Tuesday night's city council meeting, Garcia Holsey's husband, Shelton Holsey, distributed a copy of the letter to council members and Goliad Mayor Jay Harvey. He then spoke to the council during public comment.

"One official, I'll refrain from using names, recently at a public event told a state official that he had to leave because he was going to go and straighten out councilwoman Garcia Holsey," Shelton Holsey said after reading the letter. "I thought that was very interesting, because a few days later she got this letter in the mail. I would say to that individual that he needs to be careful about what he says in public because it is going to be repeated sooner or later."

The Advance-Guard received a copy of the letter. It was written as follows:

"Patricia,

Goliad is a small town, I to (sic) see 2or (sic) more aldermen together, eating, but not every day. This is not against the law, if they talk city business, then, but prove it.

A lot of times I see them in business, school events, school activities and contest (sic) and guess what, they are talking.

I also know that someone on the MDD board polled the board about a matter which is not correct but they were not turned in. Wonder who that was. Be real careful these people have the best interest of the city or they would not haved asked to serve it. Your mouth is no prayer book.

Remember someone is watching you and your friends."

Patricia is Garcia Holsey's first name.

The letter was received Friday with a Corpus Christi postmark.

Garcia Holsey contacted District Attorney Michael Sheppard after receiving the letter. She also gave a copy of the letter to Goliad County Sheriff Kirby Brumby.

"When the sheriff read it, he gave me two names he thought (could be suspects)," Garcia Holsey said. "He kind of had an idea of who it was. He asked me and I gave him two names and he threw out another name.

"I was real surprised with the names the sheriff gave me compared to the ones I had."

Garcia Holsey would not say if the people Brumby suspected were local elected officials, but her husband alluded to that during public comment.

"Like the politicians in Washington, some of them have been here so long that they think the city actually belongs to them," Shelton Holsey told the council. "No one is going to threaten my wife, especially a group of cowards. Like stated in the letter to Liz, remember, you too are being watched by the DA and the Texas Rangers."

Garcia Holsey said she plans to acquire a concealed handgun license to protect herself.

"Everybody in town knows I am alone at home 85 percent of the time, because my husband travels," Garcia Holsey said. "I told (Brumby) I would not hesitate to shoot anybody who comes into my house."

Garcia Holsey has been critical of loans given to sitting city coucilpersons by the Goliad Municipal Development District. The MDD is also being investigated by the Texas Rangers for alleged unethical lending practices.

Current councilman Lionel Garcia has an outstanding loan from the MDD for his laundromat.

Garcia was absent from Tuesday night's meeting as was Councilman Buddy Zavesky.

More on this story coming to mySouTex.com.

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