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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.


I can hear it now. Bev Carter is going to be saying “I told you so” all over the place.

A lawsuit filed in federal court by relatives of a Fulshear man is all about egress, and land access, and foreclosures, and mental instability, and more.

It is also all about the allegation that the county put the legal notices that allegedly led to the taking of this man’s property. The plaintiffs say, according to Assistant County Attorney Randy Morse, by posting the legal notice in the Fort Bend Sun, the county failed to place the notice in a newspaper that is distributed in the Fulshear area.

Randy thinks the newspaper issue is something the commissioner’s will have to look at and from his perspective it is just a tiny mention in a very large and complex lawsuit that names half of Fort Bend County.

He is representing Constable Rob Cook because he has been named as one of the defendants due to the constable sale of the property in question.

Just a week or so ago Bev Carter, alias “the boss,” was predicting that one of these days the county will be sued by a vendor or citizen because of how they pick and choose the newspapers that become “the official county newspaper.”

I’ve mentioned several times that the commissioners seem to choose newspapers that do not go anywhere or are not well read in the community.

The newspaper mentioned in the lawsuit is not the current official newspaper. Right now, the India Herald is printing the county’s legal notices.

A couple of weeks ago I inadvertently and mistakenly changed the name of one of the Fort Bend Independent School District board members.

I’d like to say I had a good excuse, but I just flubbed up. When I wrote down the name in my notes, Board member Daniel Menendez turned into “David” Menendez. I’m sorry for the mistake, it was unintentional.

It was brought to my attention by the FBISD Director of Communications Mary Ann Simpson.

Normally, I appreciate any name, date, or number mistake that I have made being immediately brought to my attention. And, proudly I can say that the number of times I have been contacted about errors have been rare over the past 30 plus years.

But back to the e-mail from Mary Ann. I did not appreciate it. In my humble opinion it was “snippy.”

I don’t like snippy.


Contact skinnerc1@tconline.net, if you would like to express your opinions/views regarding the column. Write a SIGNED letter to the editor with valid day time phone number--name can be withheld by request.

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