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Word Cloud of BexarMet e-mails


Reporter Karisa King and I have written several stories about the problems at BexarMet. One of our methods was pouring over thousands of e-mails that BexarMet officials mistakenly thought were private.

I plugged some of the e-mails into Wordle, and the result is a thing of beauty.

These are e-mails between BexarMet’s spokesman, T.J. Connolly, and other officials at BexarMet discussing how to “slow-boat” an open-records request. The requested records should have been made public, but they contained damning information. Here’s our story about it, and here and here are links to the actual e-mails.

Here’s another cloud from this story about Connolly trying to set up real estate commissions for state Sen. Carlos Uresti, after Uresti joined a committee that held the fate of BexarMet in its hands.