The Commissioners Court may be reaching the end of their rope concerning our so called Sheriff's Department. The most recent decision to continue the status quo of insider leadership by the commissioners voting 3 to 1, with Bobby Harris objecting, is headed to...
More Embarrassment For Our Bandera Community!
We need to stand up and be counted because of the way Bandera County voters were recently misled by the majority of the commissioners flip-flopping from what was reported by the San Antonio Express-News and our local newspapers on April 26, 2011 - The Court approved a very good, transparent process where resumes, including those of eligible outside applicants would be solicited, and from that pool a qualified law enforcement administrator would be selected to serve the remaining term of the convicted ex-Sheriff, which would end in December of 2012. Those in attendance applauded the process and the citizens looked forward to having a Sheriff's Department that we could all be proud of and serve our community in an honorable fashion.
The BIG CRASH we all heard on May 19th was when the Court voted to do away with the above process and "give the voters the opportunity to select their Sheriff," as a result of party primaries next year... meantime, the Chief Deputy would be assuming the Sheriff's responsibilities. Keep in mind that the appointed Chief Deputy has never been vetted by the Commissioners and was hired by former Sheriff Tucker (does this sound familiar?). The Chief Deputy has been running the Department for a long time already, and was certainly aware of what was happening and kept everything to himself. As it is now, we won't have a chance to have a better administrator until January of 2013.
We, as taxpayers, as voters, deserve better decision making and certainly more transparency in local governments.
Attend the next Commissioners Court meeting
This coming Thursday May 26, at 10 am
Historic Courthouse in the upstairs courtroom
Sign up to speak and direct your comments to your particular Commissioner and also to Judge Evans. Bring your spouse, friends, neighbors and have them do the same. We NEED numbers to make an impact on the Court majority that approved this misguided effort. The Court can simply rescind their latest action and continue on in a transparent process to select the most qualified replacement until voters decide who their choice will be in 2012