Discussion about purchasing needed but unbudgeted computer systems prompts a discussion of whether to plan now or later to apportion the cost.
An update from Bowie County Judge Carlow and Commissioners Whitten and Carter about ongoing efforts to mitigate flood damage and assist residents.
Although spokesmen for the Financial Advisory Committee had expressed dissatisfaction with the proposed budget, none of the commissioners offered any changes.
“It would make it easy for the working people to be there.”
Last Monday, quite a bit of time and energy was put into warning of an imminent budget and payroll crisis. It turns out there was never a problem.
The same three commissioners, who refused to attend emergency sessions of Commissioners Court last week to discuss courthouse security, actively opposed it today.
Enough money has been “found” to make payroll cuts unnecessary through September 2015. Commissioners Stone, Whitten, and Blackburn chose to leave them in place.
Because of their inaction, today will be the last day for an armed deputy inside the entrance to the Bowie County Courthouse.
The Court created the Financial Advisory Committee.but some Commissioners say the Court should not be allowed to set guidelines for their duties and actions.
In a move observers and officials said was aimed at satisfying the “personal vendetta” of a citizen against Bowie County Judge Sterling Lacy, commissioners for the Northern Texas county voted three to two last week to ban the display of The New American magazine and other material deemed to have a “political point of view” from his office.