An attempt to reorganize the beleaguered Bexar County Democratic Party collapsed in chaos Tuesday night.(from the Express-News)
After an hour of raucous argument among executive committee members, a faction of party activists blocked Chairman Dan Ramos' attempt to designate new precinct leaders.
Ramos adjourned the meeting before any significant action was taken.
Precinct 2 Commissioner Paul Elizondo, who was there to swear in the new precinct chairpeople, left without performing the ritual because the meeting was short of a quorum.
The meeting in the Granada Homes ballroom opened with a tussle between two women over a sign-in sheet, a flare-up that resulted in an assault charge being filed.
The tension only rose from there, as some members yelled to get attention and others shouted in support of Ramos, who slammed the gavel repeatedly to try to regain order.
And after that, it all went downhill.