The Alamo's Administrator is at the Center of a Sexting Scandal [Updated]

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The recent history of the Alamo, the iconic San Antonio fort where a ragtag band of freedom fighters made their desperate stand against Santa Ana, has been marred by controversy. The Daughters of the Republic of Texas, which had overseen the shrine for more than a century, was stripped of its duties two years ago by the Texas legislature after making a general hash of things.

That was supposed to clean things up, but Land Commissioner Jerry Patterson, whose office took control of operations, has been criticized for taking a hands-off approach. A state employee is now charged with overseeing the Alamo, but day-to-day operations still fall under the purview of DRT members. Last year, Patterson installed Melinda Navarro, the operations manager for a local wax museum, as the site's administrator.

It seems that not even a state agency's imprimatur can save the Alamo's management from scandal. The San Antonio Express-News broke the news last night: Navarro has been sending naked photos from her Alamo-issued cell phone.

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The photos, as well as explicit texts, were sent to a man with whom Navarro was allegedly having an affair, according to court documents reviewed by the Express-News. Her husband discovered the photos at some point last year and sent them to various people, including Navarro's Alamo colleagues.

Navarro, in turn, denies having and affair and says her husband is trying to create a "media frenzy."

If that's the case, it's working. The Texas media go as wild for Alamo-controversy stories as they do for salacious-sexting stories. Blend those two together, and it's an irresistible mix.

Update at 1:55 p.m.: An extremely helpful Friend of Unfair Park passes along the court documents cited in the Express-News piece. It's a 39-page child custody investigation filed on May 10. We're not posting the entire thing, since it deals with children, but we will excerpt the relevant portion below:

Ms. Navarro stated that around her anniversary last year there had been an argument... and Larry had taken her phone, found some texts and photos that she had sent to a man, and forwarded a number of the personal photos to her parents, daughter, co-workers, and social circle. She stated that her co-workers were obviously uncomfortable the next day and finally a man showed her a nude photo with the caption, "Look what het (sic) Alamo is paying for!" When she learned of Navarro's action, she separated from him on September 17, 2012, and filed for divorce two days later.

Navarro is quoted in the report saying, "Sending pictures of myself to someone was not right and I had no physical affair with this man. He lives in a different city."



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44 comments
Obummer
Obummer

Yo as long as Sandra Fluke be get’in her free birf controls pills what diff’ do it make?

paulpsycho78
paulpsycho78

personally I think she should get a raise! Hell, after she installed an S&M dungeon in the basement of the Alamo attendance is up 50% across the board and 300% among Southern Baptists.

kduble
kduble

Uploading nude pics of oneself takes a special kind of stupid. Doing on a company phone is beyond the pale.

Barack
Barack

What an amateur.

Americano
Americano

She should have spent her spare time at the gym.  Who wants to see that?

mewkins
mewkins

Scandal? She violated her employer's electronic communications policy. Happens everyday everywhere. I think it becomes newsworthy that she's the "administrator" of the Alamo if she was taking glamour shots of herself inside the Alamo afterhours. That type of desecration would be worse than Ozzy's. Even if that was the case, the other details still wouldn't be material.

ScottsMerkin
ScottsMerkin topcommenter

Wait, she is divorcing him because he found her nudes to other dudes and outed her?  Oh well, the lady will get custody anyhow and old dued will owe 30% of his salary to her all bc she sexted some other dude

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

It's her right to send nudies of herself to her boyfriend, but her big mistake was doing it on her employer-issued phone.

Oxtail
Oxtail

"Remeber the Alam-Ho!"

Barack
Barack

As long as Sandra Fluke gets her free birth control pills what difference does it make?

clinton30
clinton30

Freedom fighters or terrorists?

ThreeOranges
ThreeOranges

Not sure that images sent in private to a consenting adult are really anyone's business or qualify as a scandal.


Tommy Crooks
Tommy Crooks

no oooooooooone cccccaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaares

Sonty Mersom
Sonty Mersom

I guess she won't be entitled to Alamo-ny, then, huh?

Scott Strong
Scott Strong

Ohhhh, she was using the work phone because she wanted to hide it from her husband. Big flipping deal.

Ryan Briggs
Ryan Briggs

Were the pics taken in the basement?

yoka
yoka

@ScottsMerkin If I were the hubby, I'd have done the same thing.  And yes, he'll probably get hammered in divorce court.

DirtyP1
DirtyP1

@ScottsMerkin I'm with you on this, with the exception the husband could have handled it better in my opinion. He went scorched earth and those fellow employees cannot see her un-naked now. They should be suing him for emotional distress. 

CitzenKim
CitzenKim

@ThreeOranges It became the Alamo's business when she used a work-issued phone to send the images.  Want to watch porn all day at home?  Have at it!  Want to watch porn at work on your work computer?  Not so much.

keithdylan
keithdylan

@Ryan Briggs No, they were taken Across The Alley From The Alamo.

pak152
pak152

@Myrna.Minkoff-Katz Myrna's postings are insulting enough without someone else having to do it

GuitarPlayer
GuitarPlayer

@ScottsMerkin @Myrna.Minkoff-Katz 


Why don't both of you two love birds just sext each other pics and horrid 3some fantasies and be done with it? I'm sure Merk's wife is holding the sex between them hostage like most married females and Myrna is obviously a Liberal nymph with an oral fixation. You two belong together.

Myrna.Minkoff-Katz
Myrna.Minkoff-Katz topcommenter

@ScottsMerkin Scotty has grown an unhealthy compulsion to insult Myrna every time she posts a comment.  He should get counseling.

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