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Fort Bend County, At Large
By Cheryl Skinner

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Wake up call

For anyone dozing off (and it happens) during last week’s session of commissioners court, County Clerk Dianne Wilson provided a wake up call, so to speak.

In fact there were on-lookers and a few officials that perked up and tried to figure out what in the world was going on when all of a sudden the theme song from the classic western “Rawhide” resounded throughout the normally placid courtroom.

After getting everyone’s attention, Wilson, who heads the county’s judicial steering committee, said the music was the official theme song of the steering committee’s “Operation Rawhide.” Operation Rawhide is the official name of the committee’s quest to bring all of the county’s judicial branches onto the same computer screen, so to speak.

Anyhow, Wilson said the song had been used to open every committee meeting. And, there were “trail bosses” and stuff like that too. She said the group wanted to add some momentum and fun to the daunting task of choosing the programs. It has been effective and she decided to share that with the court by opening the workshop with the song.

It worked. There was not one person in the room that wasn’t bright eyed and ready to listen!

A day late and ...

It seems the Republican Party Executive Committee was kind of a day late and a dollar short, as the old saying goes, in calling for the Governor to veto House Bill 2061 last week.

Terese Raia, of Sugar Land, reportedly issued a press release saying the SREC had unanimously adopted a resolution calling for the veto. That was last Thursday.

Perry signed the bill into law on Wednesday.


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