McDonald to run for re-election

McDonald to run for re-election

There are 24 comments on the The Daily Tribune story from Dec 7, 2009, titled McDonald to run for re-election. In it, The Daily Tribune reports that:

Nate McDonald has filed to seek reeelection to a second term as the County Judge for Matagorda County.

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Gotta go

Waller, TX

#1 Dec 10, 2009
I believe it's time to get McDonald out as well!
citizen

Bay City, TX

#2 Dec 11, 2009
Ok lets hear it what has he done to you if anything... It looks as if he is doing a pretty good job so far. Look what happend to the sheriff's office when you people thought Mitchell had to go, over 50% of the employees left or got run off and now the department is at the lowest it has ever been because Mathis has no idea what he is doing. If your going to vote somebody out atleast find someone who can do the job. I'm surprised the county has not been sued yet over what I hear has been going on over at the jail. Why don't people just let them do the job they were hired to do and quit being worried about the all little things that don't amount to anything.
wow

Alvin, TX

#3 Dec 11, 2009
Gotta go wrote:
I believe it's time to get McDonald out as well!
Care to explain why? Or are you just one of the "we need change for change sake" crowd. That reasoning got us Obama and Mathis and look how that turned out.
Hooooo

Waller, TX

#4 Dec 14, 2009
Believe me if we have any people left in this County that have any since left???? Please, Please, Please leave Judge McDonald right where he is. He is a very intelligent man and has zero tolerance for stupidity like certain individuals we know & for misdemeanor crimes for that matter!

BooHoo

United States

#5 Jan 5, 2010
Get McDonald out "as well"? As well as who? Who is now in "as wells" place, a complete idiot! Uneducated voters are dangerous, look at the SO, I am wondering who will be the last one standing, and I do mean "one"?
bbq

Houston, TX

#6 Feb 6, 2010
Mitchell & McDonald one in the same! BAD NEW's
Sgt Res

River Grove, IL

#7 Feb 9, 2010
BooHoo wrote:
Get McDonald out "as well"? As well as who? Who is now in "as wells" place, a complete idiot! Uneducated voters are dangerous, look at the SO, I am wondering who will be the last one standing, and I do mean "one"?
Couldn't have said it in finer fashion! It's apparent people don't have anywhere else to grind their axes, much less to the person's face ....
yooo

Houston, TX

#8 Mar 6, 2010
nate's head is bigger every day! and now a probable court that will follow. SCARY!!!!!!!!!
sargent

Houston, TX

#9 Mar 6, 2010
yes! and the lowest paid deputy's in the area. starting police officers can work any place and make much more than matagorda co. deputy's, from what I hear they start a twenty nine thousand a year. THAT'S SAD. plus thier car,s are in bad shape.bbq said it best Mitcell & Mcdonald BAD NEWS!
Yo Sargent

Bay City, TX

#10 Mar 8, 2010
sargent wrote:
yes! and the lowest paid deputy's in the area. starting police officers can work any place and make much more than matagorda co. deputy's, from what I hear they start a twenty nine thousand a year. THAT'S SAD. plus thier car,s are in bad shape.bbq said it best Mitcell & Mcdonald BAD NEWS!
Why don't you quit talking to yourself?
king

Houston, TX

#11 Mar 11, 2010
I know Nate, he is NOT intelligent.however, he think's he is!
Useless

United States

#12 Mar 11, 2010
king wrote:
I know Nate, he is NOT intelligent.however, he think's he is!
He's intelligent enough to make you look stupid ... right? Did you ever get your Lowes card?
heat

Houston, TX

#13 Sep 6, 2011
Nate Is SO RUDE to the sheriff!!!! and I have not talked with a single person at the sheriff's office that like's him.
(He has this air about him) as if he's better than you!
His downside is he think's he run's everything and everybody, when he truly only has a couple of employee's.
heat

Houston, TX

#14 Sep 6, 2011
P.S. and that comment Nate made when Sheriff Mathis spoke in open court about how many of his emploee's were on food stamp's. and I qoute(WELL SHERIFF I COULD APPLY FOR FOOD STAMP'S but I probaly woudn't get ummm.) now that should had made the new's paper, but didn't!!!!

WAKE UP !!!! COME TO COMMISINERS COURT!!!!!

SEE IT FOR YOURSELF.
Sniper

Bay City, TX

#15 Sep 9, 2011
How about the time the Sheriff asked to get his deputies a raise and Nate told him if he gave them a raise he would have to give all county employees a raise and He told the Sheriff a Deputies job is no more dangerous that a maintainer operator job. The Sheriffs reply was next time your house gets robbed call your maintainer operator instead of the SO then.

Sit in a couple of Commissioner Court meetings and you will see how corrupt they are and trying to micro manage ever ones else’s departments.
MAF

United States

#16 Sep 10, 2011
This is a man with no respect for public safety. Keep this in mind "public safety."

Public safety jobs are the ones with low pay. You know, the ones that qualify for food stamps. The ones that live paycheck to paycheck. The ones who put their life on the line, the ones who kiss their loved ones goodbye and might never return. The ones who answer your calls for service. Burglary, fire, EMS, assault what have you. You know, the ones most people don't even think of until they need them.

Well, I can say, this man does not support them. Not just the Sheriffs office, but them. So, in turn, he does not support the publics safety. Which is........ You. The average Joe citizen. I have seen this personally. It's has even personally effected me.

Do you happen to know how hard it is to put on a uniform and continuously serve the average Joe citizen with the "ultimate" boss against what it is they do. Try that on. See how it feels. See how effect your personal life, your career at that. A person who simply needs a pat on the back in leu of a raise, can't even get that. But it's like biting the hand that feeds you. What do these public servants do? What do they do for you? They get dressed, put they're badge on ( police, fire, EMS) and they answer the call. The call that you made, to help you. And possibly save your life.

Any questions regarding the public safety (your safety) please, post your questions and I will be more than glad to answer the ones I know. Until then, let your feelings show at the poles. Trust me, my vote goes elsewhere. For a man who barely knows me, to effect my life, just like Obama, hes out. Have a nice day.
heat

United States

#17 Sep 11, 2011
well said MAF,!!!!!!!!!
Patriotic

United States

#18 Sep 11, 2011
Tonight was the 9/11 ceremonies held at the Bay City High School football field. Judge McDonald made a speech that left me speechless. He never once mentioned the Firefighter, Police, or EMS. His speech was NOT thought out at all. He did speak of the soliders, which is as thoughtful as he could get. I was very impressed by the speech of the State Representative and even the other speakers. I was hoping Judge McDonald would prove us all wrong in everything everyone has been saying. What a jerk, what a uncaring worthless piece of shit. How dare him not acknowledge the very people who will save him and his family if something were to happen. I hope that every single person sitting in those stands noticed this. I hope every person remembers that when it comes time to vote. I honor the brave men and women of 9/11. I honor and back the Police, Firefighters and EMS in Matagorda County who will come to my aide, my families aide, if God forbid I needed them. The people who we don't think twice about in a daily basis yet are the first people we think to call when something goes wrong. PLEASE VOTERS OF MATAGORDA COUNTY GET THIS MONSTER OUT OF THAT OFFICE. That evil monster is going to make sure those brave Firefighters, Police, Deputies, and EMS will not be there, or be able to make it, to YOUR call for help.

As everyone sits and talks about other people at the Sheriff's Office on the "Will Mathis be Re-Elected post". I would like to note that Lt. Stephen Baker was on the Honor Gaurd tonight. Also, he is Military. I noticed Frank Craft and Chief Page there in uniform with some other Deputies. So as you sit there and act like a bada** behind the keyboard....these brave Deputies stood right there in uniform and I can bet NOT ONE of you bothered to shake their hands and tell them Thank You. Thank you for a thankless job. Thank you for never expecting a Thank you. Thank you for KNOWING the same people who talk mess about you behind your back are the same people these Deputies would lay their lives on the line for. Thank you for not caring what people have to say and thank you for putting on that uniform every day and protecting ME. Thank you for what you do, unlike other people including Judge McDonald, I really do appreciate everything you do.
Giff

Sweeny, TX

#19 Sep 22, 2011
OK folks, those of you who want Nate out of office need to go out and vote. When the time comes and when someone takes the baton to run against him that's the time to make change.

Nate has an axe to grind with the Sheriff. At some time there was a confrontation between him and the Sheriff. I would guess the genesis is with one of the ex-deputy's that works in District Court. It was a matter of who worked for who. But in Nate's eyes and the District Judge's eyes it was "I'm the man, I'm the judge, I'm in charge and I'm going to let everyone know it!" I would also say that he (the ex-deputy) is among some generating all the hate & discontent against the Sheriff. Since the Sheriff has been in office Nate and a few of his friends (perhaps some of the Commissioners, the Country Attorney, District Judge, etc.) have been spending an enormous amount of time & money trying to find something on the Sheriff. Their latest is with the fuel budget and over-time. Nate is trying to get a law or rule passed which essentially states if someone in the Sheriff's Office has to work over time without prior approval from the Commissioners Court they can get fired. They've also cut the Sheriff's fuel budget not taking into account of rising fuel costs over the year. Plus they want deputies to leave their patrol units at the Sheriff's Office. Can you imagine someone breaking into your home or a larger emergency in the County and having to wait for a Deputy to drive to the Office with his personal car in order to pick up a patrol unit to respond? OR not being able to respond to an emergency right away because the officer has to await prior approval from Commissioner Court to work a few extra hours. Everyday the Sheriff and some of his deputies are having to attend to various petty allegations from Nate's office owing to a most stressful day's work. Plus taking away from the day to day running of the Agency. That includes having to attend to the public's needs in the Country as well! Yes, Nate is thinking of revenge and getting even with the Sheriff day in and day out. I think that he even goes to bed at night thinking of how he hates the Sheriff and ways of trying to get rid of him. Poor man, it is sad to say the least, that a person is so eaten up with the cancer and poison of being angry and vindictive. Nate, we're wise to you and the rest of the commissioners! I might add that the commissioners are spineless at best allowing Nate to run the Commissioners Court. Nate, you need to keep your mouth shut and allow the rest of the Court run the operation, you're just a "tie breaker". Your big EGO has deluded you into thinking you're the "Royal King" of your county and EVERYONE is subservient to you. Well, here's a reality check Nate, we elected you and we can vote you out of office the same way you came in! Come election time there will be a reckoning! Anyone who uses their office & position and the laws as a weapon to try and dismantle a law enforcement agency, to diminish the integrity of it's people ought to be ashamed of themselves! All of you! You who crawl in the shadows, hiding behind each other, scheming on how to get rid of someone! You're like the Pharisees in Jesus' time. He was good and holy yet they didn't like him either and they schemed and plotted his death! All of you are hypocrites, "white tombs stones" spewing nothing but death. We don't need people of the likes of you. Believe me when elections comes around we will "clean the swamp"!
Giff

Sweeny, TX

#20 Sep 22, 2011
OK folks, those of you who want Nate out of office need to go out and vote. When the time comes and when someone takes the baton to run against him that's the time to make change.

Nate has an axe to grind with the Sheriff. At some time there was a confrontation between him and the Sheriff. I would guess the genesis is with one of the ex-deputy's that works in District Court. It was a matter of who worked for who. But in Nate's eyes and the District Judge's eyes it was "I'm the man, I'm the judge, I'm in charge and I'm going to let everyone know it!" I would also say that he (the ex-deputy) is among some generating all the hate & discontent against the Sheriff. Since the Sheriff has been in office Nate and a few of his friends (perhaps some of the Commissioners, the Country Attorney, District Judge, etc.) have been spending an enormous amount of time & money trying to find something on the Sheriff. Their latest is with the fuel budget and over-time. Nate is trying to get a law or rule passed which essentially states if someone in the Sheriff's Office has to work over time without prior approval from the Commissioners Court they can get fired. They've also cut the Sheriff's fuel budget not taking into account of rising fuel costs over the year. Plus they want deputies to leave their patrol units at the Sheriff's Office. Can you imagine someone breaking into your home or a larger emergency in the County and having to wait for a Deputy to drive to the Office with his personal car in order to pick up a patrol unit to respond? OR not being able to respond to an emergency right away because the officer has to await prior approval from Commissioner Court to work a few extra hours. Everyday the Sheriff and some of his deputies are having to attend to various petty allegations from Nate's office owing to a most stressful day's work. Plus taking away from the day to day running of the Agency. That includes having to attend to the public's needs in the Country as well! Yes, Nate is thinking of revenge and getting even with the Sheriff day in and day out. I think that he even goes to bed at night thinking of how he hates the Sheriff and ways of trying to get rid of him. Poor man, it is sad to say the least, that a person is so eaten up with the cancer and poison of being angry and vindictive. Nate, we're wise to you and the rest of the commissioners! I might add that the commissioners are spineless at best allowing Nate to run the Commissioners Court. Nate, you need to keep your mouth shut and allow the rest of the Court run the operation, you're just a "tie breaker". Your big EGO has deluded you into thinking you're the "Royal King" of your county and EVERYONE is subservient to you. Well, here's a reality check Nate, we elected you and we can vote you out of office the same way you came in! Come election time there will be a reckoning! Anyone who uses their office & position and the laws as a weapon to try and dismantle a law enforcement agency, to diminish the integrity of it's people ought to be ashamed of themselves! All of you! You who crawl in the shadows, hiding behind each other, scheming on how to get rid of someone! You're like the Pharisees in Jesus' time. He was good and holy yet they didn't like him either and they schemed and plotted his death! All of you are hypocrites, "white tombs stones" spewing nothing but death. We don't need people of the likes of you. Believe me when elections comes

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