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Fort Bend County, At Large
By Cheryl Skinner

This column expresses the personal opinions/views of the writer. If you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column, write a SIGNED letter to the editor. Name can be withheld by request with a valid day time phone number.


New Year’s Resolutions

It has become a tradition to get New Year’s Resolutions from local officials and this year is no exception.

Hopes for good health, more quality family time, and, of course, the “I’m going to lose weight” mantra are there once again.

But Fort Bend County Judge Bob Hebert takes the cake for the most unusual resolution. He wants to lose 20 pounds, which he always does. And, he generally takes off the weight, only to find it somewhere along the way before the end of the year.

So, the weight loss portion of his resolution is no surprise.

I just can’t wait to see how he manages to accomplish his second resolution.

He plans to grow more hair in 2010.

Now that is going to be interesting and you can bet the spotlight will be on him.

I wonder if the Hair Club for Men is going to have a new member.

The soothsayer

This is going to be an interesting year since many local officials will be up for reelection and campaigning will be a big part of the events that capture interest.

Precinct 3 Commissioner Andy Meyers feels he can predict the future.

He says he sees Incumbent County Judge Bob Hebert holding on to his title another year.

It seems Fresno resident, Rodrigo Carreon, is challenging Hebert and hopes to unseat him.

Meyers says he predicts Hebert will win.

If name recognition gets more votes, Carreon ought to be a real contender by now.

He has run for a slot on the Fort Bend Independent School District board; has tried several times to win the Precinct 1 Commissioner’s race; and has pretty much run for every board position there is in the county.

While he never wins, Carreon is known for his diligence. He is much like the Energizer Bunny—he just keeps going and going.

And, each time his name gets out to the public.

So, if name recognition is part of the success of a candidate, Carreon may garner some votes.

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