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
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
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
Perry signed the bill into law on