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Old 05-30-2011, 07:23 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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I just read that BF has assets of over $20M, one of only 5 in the House. He doesn't seem to be very charismatic or able to talk very well. He is not physically attractive and is in fact missing a few teeth. He reminds me of the Grimace from McDonalds commercials. Did he simply inherit the $$?
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:23 AM
 
Location: Corpus Christi
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I seem to recall BF ran an IT company in CC, I could be mistaken, but I know he was a regular guest on a conservative talk radio program with Jim Lagos in CC. He did this for years and cultivated a base while doing it. Where his money came from is not known to me.
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Old 05-31-2011, 10:55 AM
 
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It's old family money. He also has a law degree but I don't think he made any real money with it.
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Old 05-31-2011, 01:21 PM
 
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I just read that BF has assets of over $20M, one of only 5 in the House. He doesn't seem to be very charismatic or able to talk very well. He is not physically attractive and is in fact missing a few teeth. He reminds me of the Grimace from McDonalds commercials. Did he simply inherit the $$?
Let me google that for you

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Farenthold's pre-political career includes working as a radio disc jockey in high school and college, seven years of practicing law at the Kleberg Law Firm in Corpus Christi and founding Farenthold Consulting LLC, a computer consulting and web design firm.


Farenthold co-hosted Lago in the Morning, a conservative talk radio program, until he began his political campaign.
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Old 06-01-2011, 09:45 AM
 
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No offense, but that google information does not begin to tell the story of how Blake got his money. If you want to know something about the Farenthold's, do some research about Blake's step-grandmother, Frances Tarlton Farenthold, aka "Sissy" and her father, whose name I don't recall right away. The Tarlton Law Library at U.T. is named for her father and they don't name those buildings after you for just being a good person. Incidentally, Sissy Farenthold is an old-time, old-school liberal and I've often wondered what she thinks of Blake's politics. Also, a wikipedia article will not tell you nearly enough about her.

You can also try to find info on Annie Blake Morgan Farenthold Head, Blake's grandmother. Also, check out his great-grandfather, Rand Morgan, who also made a bunch of money in the farming, ranching and oil business in S. Texas.

Then, if you want to read about the dark side of the family, look up info on Randy Farenthold, Blake's father, who was murdered execution style after getting too close to an organized crime/gambling business. IIRC, there was an in-depth article in an old Texas Monthly (perhaps available online). The suspected murderer was sentenced to 16 years but released after six. He himself was murdered several years later on the anniversary of Randy's death, in what has been rumored to have been more than a coincidence.

Blake has been independently wealthy since birth. While he did work for the Kleberg and Head law firm, Hayden Head, Sr. was a partner in that firm and was Blake's stepfather. By all accounts a good man, Hayden Head, Sr. was very wealthy and very politically powerful. The CC airport is named after him and he was widely known for his philanthropy. I'm sure he contributed to Blake's wealth as well.

Blake has never had to work a day in his life, and yet working people elected him to represent them in Congress. I'll never understand it.

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Old 06-02-2011, 03:00 PM
 
Location: San Antonio Texas
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No offense, but that google information does not begin to tell the story of how Blake got his money. If you want to know something about the Farenthold's, do some research about Blake's step-grandmother, Frances Tarlton Farenthold, aka "Sissy" and her father, whose name I don't recall right away. The Tarlton Law Library at U.T. is named for her father and they don't name those buildings after you for just being a good person. Incidentally, Sissy Farenthold is an old-time, old-school liberal and I've often wondered what she thinks of Blake's politics. Also, a wikipedia article will not tell you nearly enough about her.

You can also try to find info on Annie Blake Morgan Farenthold Head, Blake's grandmother. Also, check out his great-grandfather, Rand Morgan, who also made a bunch of money in the farming, ranching and oil business in S. Texas.

Then, if you want to read about the dark side of the family, look up info on Randy Farenthold, Blake's father, who was murdered execution style after getting too close to an organized crime/gambling business. IIRC, there was an in-depth article in an old Texas Monthly (perhaps available online). The suspected murderer was sentenced to 16 years but released after six. He himself was murdered several years later on the anniversary of Randy's death, in what has been rumored to have been more than a coincidence.

Blake has been independently wealthy since birth. While he did work for the Kleberg and Head law firm, Hayden Head, Sr. was a partner in that firm and was Blake's stepfather. By all accounts a good man, Hayden Head, Sr. was very wealthy and very politically powerful. The CC airport is named after him and he was widely known for his philanthropy. I'm sure he contributed to Blake's wealth as well.

Blake has never had to work a day in his life, and yet working people elected him to represent them in Congress. I'll never understand it.
I don't live in CC anymore, but I visit frequently and follow the news when I do come to town. I happened to catch the debate between Solomon Ortiz and Blake Farenthold. I thought that BOTH of them were horrible speakers and bad at getting their points across. But 2010 was a a horrendous year for Dem incumbents and Ortiz' voters did not turn out as they did in years past, so Blake won. I was surprised that CC couldn't have better candidates for the Seat.
I remember the 1972 Gov race and hearing about Sissy Farenthold, Ramsey Muniz, Dolph Briscoe. I was only 9 years old at the time though. Sissy F was a firebrand in her day. We could use someone like her now.
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Old 06-02-2011, 03:23 PM
 
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I got something wrong in my post. Hayden Head, Sr. was Blake's step-grandfather, not his step-father. Sorry.
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Old 10-02-2015, 10:58 AM
 
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Default Where did Blake Farenthold's money come from?

Blake Farenthold inherited his fortune from his father, Randolph Farenthold, who inherited the fortune from Rand Morgan's daughter, Annie Blake Morgan Farenthold Head. Blake, whose full name is Randolph Blake Farenthold, was my step-son for the 4 years I was married to his mother, 1974-1978: Mary Sue Ogg Farenthold Middleton Allred Wisdom. I was "husband #3," and I'm the only one of those seniors still alive today. Mary Sue died unexpectedly in January of 2014, but she was always a good friend to me. Blake's sister, Sue Cleveland Farenthold has overcome many difficulties and is a charming lady and a good friend to me today.
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Old 10-05-2015, 03:23 PM
 
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Default To SamAllred ...

... Sammy - If you're th' same guy who "occupied" Austin Radio stations for so many years - WELCOME and HOWDY to ya!
I still play all my Geezinslaws' albums - IF for no other reason than to tick-off the (c)rappers who live behind me ... Some GREAT Music on those ol' records, man!
...
Thanks, SamAllred! ... TC
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Old 10-11-2015, 10:49 AM
 
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I personally knew the Very Honorable Sissy Farenthold: an inspiration, an extremely intelligent and caring woman. The Rep. Blake Farenthold is a disgrace to anyone who truly thinks or cares about our country. I am sure his "step-grandmother" dislikes his actions. She is so different from his fat, ugly soul, I just can't understand how he can be so sexist, calloused and racist and know someone like her.

Of course, "the media" runs to quote him as if he were knowledgeable. I get so sick of these so-called "tea-party men" who, I think, are mentally sick, mean and do not want our country to live up to its ideals. They disguise their meanness by gobbley-goop words that truly hurt people. Their policies are racist and awful to the working poor.

I can't say enough revealing things about the "Representative" who has never worked for his living and who mistreats his staff, but I wish the Texas voters in his district would wake up. But then, they are probably all white, rich and selfish.
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