County Judge Hogan: It's time to move...

County Judge Hogan: It's time to move on, past the flagpole issue

There are 16 comments on the The Rockwall News story from Nov 27, 2012, titled County Judge Hogan: It's time to move on, past the flagpole issue. In it, The Rockwall News reports that:

By Rockwall County Judge Jerry Hogan. In 2008, after the voters had twice voted not to build a new Courthouse, the Commissioners Court, by a vote of 3-2, elected to fund Tax Notes, which did not require the approval of the voters, to proceed with the design and building of the new $37.2 million Courthouse.

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child, please

United States

#1 Nov 27, 2012
It's time for you to leave, Hogan!
uh

Forney, TX

#2 Nov 27, 2012
Why don't you try posting a link that works.
Question

Coppell, TX

#3 Nov 27, 2012
If you had cut the pole instead of Hacksaw, would you have gone to jail or received the same "punishment"? I thought so, thank you very much!
yes Jerry!

Rockwall, TX

#4 Nov 27, 2012
It is time to move on! Although the link here didn't work, I did read your opinion.
The factions on both of these issues are clearly divided, and more numerous than you seem to be aware of.
If you think for a moment that your pontificating here about the issue will solve it, you're delusional.
But, if you're word are successful, I respectfully request you hop the next plane to the Middle East and do the set for them.
Now, back to "it's time to move on"
I agree, especially in your case. Won't you please join me and countless others in supporting Mrs. Grinnan as the next Rockwall County Judge.
Anxiously awaiting your reply!
Oh hell No

Rockwall, TX

#5 Nov 27, 2012
[QUOTE who="yes Jerry!"]It is time to move on! Although the link here didn't work, I did read your opinion.
The factions on both of these issues are clearly divided, and more numerous than you seem to be aware of.
If you think for a moment that your pontificating here about the issue will solve it, you're delusional.
But, if you're word are successful, I respectfully request you hop the next plane to the Middle East and do the set for them.
Now, back to "it's time to move on"
I agree, especially in your case. Won't you please join me and countless others in supporting Mrs. Grinnan as the next Rockwall County Judge.
Anxiously awaiting your reply![/QUOTE]
Your kidding right...Grinnan is an saas kissing muckraker!!
yes Jerry!

Lockhart, TX

#6 Nov 28, 2012
Oh hell No wrote:
[QUOTE who="yes Jerry!"]It is time to move on! Although the link here didn't work, I did read your opinion.
The factions on both of these issues are clearly divided, and more numerous than you seem to be aware of.
If you think for a moment that your pontificating here about the issue will solve it, you're delusional.
But, if you're word are successful, I respectfully request you hop the next plane to the Middle East and do the set for them.
Now, back to "it's time to move on"
I agree, especially in your case. Won't you please join me and countless others in supporting Mrs. Grinnan as the next Rockwall County Judge.
Anxiously awaiting your reply!"

Your kidding right...Grinnan is an saas kissing muckraker!!
I'm not kidding, the County could use her leadership and conservative ideals
No Jerry

Rockwall, TX

#7 Nov 28, 2012
Grinnan has potential, but needs to pull away from him. She has exhibited some free thought, but is probably not electable. Too many from the men's club think women only capable of faoallowing.(Yep!)That club needs to rid itself of many old members that are detrimental to Rockwall. Hogan is not what he said he would be. He never has been since elected. I feel sorry for a guy that had such potetial and blew it.
Hogan = Poor Memory

Lockhart, TX

#8 Nov 28, 2012
To many of us, it was a one issue election. That's why he won. He seems to have forgotten and became one of the establishment. We can't be rid of him soon enough.
I'll never forget him knocking on my doer while campaigning, sad thing is I believed he was sincere.
Fool me once, shame on you!
Fool me twice,(where is W when you need him...)
Former Elected Official

Rockwall, TX

#9 Nov 28, 2012
[QUOTE who="Hogan = Poor Memory"]To many of us, it was a one issue election. That's why he won. He seems to have forgotten and became one of the establishment. We can't be rid of him soon enough.
I'll never forget him knocking on my doer while campaigning, sad thing is I believed he was sincere.
Fool me once, shame on you!
Fool me twice,(where is W when you need him...)[/QUOTE]

Consider this point of view from what I've observed: During a one-issue campaign, what a candidate knows about hot-button issues is what "one side" says and they get information from individuals who may not know all the facts. Once in office, they get a lot more information and see where the "one issue" fits into the big scheme of things. If a candidate is the least bit educable, they know a lot more after they've been in office a few months than they did when they were campaigning and their comprehension of the entirety of the office and responsibilities becomes much clearer. He may have moderated in his views somewhat. Also remember that he can do nothing without at least 3 votes of the commissioners court.

I assume the one-issue was the courthouse. What could the man do at that point? He squeezed the numbers on everything, consolidated office space and sold surplus buildings. I'm sorry you are disappointed. What would you have him do differently?
Grinnan no way

United States

#10 Nov 28, 2012
She is am awful commissioner who will not win reelection much less be county judge.
Hogan = Poor Memory

Rockwall, TX

#11 Nov 28, 2012
Grinnan no way wrote:
She is am awful commissioner who will not win reelection much less be county judge.
Sorry
Are you serious?
Hide and watch
Jon

Plano, TX

#12 Dec 14, 2012
[QUOTE who="yes Jerry!"]It is time to move on! Although the link here didn't work, I did read your opinion.
The factions on both of these issues are clearly divided, and more numerous than you seem to be aware of.
If you think for a moment that your pontificating here about the issue will solve it, you're delusional.
But, if you're word are successful, I respectfully request you hop the next plane to the Middle East and do the set for them.
Now, back to "it's time to move on"
I agree, especially in your case. Won't you please join me and countless others in supporting Mrs. Grinnan as the next Rockwall County Judge.
Anxiously awaiting your reply![/QUOTE]

That would be a big "NO"
Scared

United States

#13 Dec 15, 2012
She should really think about not running for reelection.
RCE

Rockwall, TX

#14 Dec 15, 2012
It's time to move on past you Hogan. Everyone is sick of your holier than though attitude and you looking down on people. You ain't rich, you married rich, so quit acting like you're some kind of financial wizard. And stop with the weekly columns that are mostly lies and please just go away.
New to area

Plano, TX

#15 Jan 23, 2013
We are new to this area and one of the most impressive things I have seen are the articles in the Herald Banner written by Judge Hogan. First time in my life where someone has written about local government in a way that we all can understand what and how it functions. I hope he stays Judge for another term as I understand he goes out of office at the end of 2014. What a waste based on what I have seen so far.
you are Jerry

United States

#16 Jan 24, 2013
Former Elected Official wrote:
[QUOTE who="Hogan = Poor Memory"]To many of us, it was a one issue election. That's why he won. He seems to have forgotten and became one of the establishment. We can't be rid of him soon enough.
I'll never forget him knocking on my doer while campaigning, sad thing is I believed he was sincere.
Fool me once, shame on you!
Fool me twice,(where is W when you need him...)"

Consider this point of view from what I've observed: During a one-issue campaign, what a candidate knows about hot-button issues is what "one side" says and they get information from individuals who may not know all the facts. Once in office, they get a lot more information and see where the "one issue" fits into the big scheme of things. If a candidate is the least bit educable, they know a lot more after they've been in office a few months than they did when they were campaigning and their comprehension of the entirety of the office and responsibilities becomes much clearer. He may have moderated in his views somewhat. Also remember that he can do nothing without at least 3 votes of the commissioners court.

I assume the one-issue was the courthouse. What could the man do at that point? He squeezed the numbers on everything, consolidated office space and sold surplus buildings. I'm sorry you are disappointed. What would you have him do differently?
Knock it off Hogan

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