Somebody save me.....Somebody needs
to tell former FBISD board member Ken Bryant that he is
acting like a sore loser. He lost the last election, and he
shouldn’t let Stan Magee, who won’t be defeated until next
year, lead him down the garden path to public ridicule.
Both men have whined not only to the
District Attorney, but the Texas Education Agency as well
because the other board members complained to them about
leaving their annual retreat early without telling any other
Now let me get this straight: Stan Magee
is complaining about violating local policy and the Texas
Open Meetings Act.
Is this the same Stan Magee and Ken
Bryant who joined Lisa Rickert and Laurie Caldwell to
unanimously anoint Lisa Rickert as president of the board
immediately after Magee and Caldwell were elected, and sent
Betty Baitland packing to the end of the table without any
Is this the same Stan Magee and Ken
Bryant who just recently met with a group of parents in the
parking lot and gave them advice about how to complain to
the board and asked for their vote. Surely that is against
some local policy.
I can’t even begin to recite the number
of times the “fearsome four” of Magee, Bryant, Caldwell, and
Rickert voted so in tandem that other members knew there had
to have been secret meetings.
Here is a typical Stan Magee story. When
Magee was elected two years ago, he anointed himself due to
the postponement of a board meeting when the then-president
had a death in her family. Magee said he had a notary swear
him in because he wanted to participate in graduation
exercises and felt he should.
This year, he didn’t even bother to show
up for graduation. So much for his concern about graduation.
Every time Stan Magee votes to increase
teacher salaries, he lines his own pockets as his wife is a
teacher in FBISD.
Instead of wasting the District
Attorney’s time with some little spat between board members,
Ken Bryant would be better off if he would spend his time
picking up his old political signs left over from his losing
campaign. It looks bad. He could pick up some of Rickert’s
too since they were such good friends.
And Magee would be better off just trying
to finish out his term with what little dignity he has left
as it will be his last year in public office.
With the defeat of Rickert and Bryant
this May, finally the majority of the FBISD board of
trustees are caring people who are interested in bringing
the district as far along as they can. They don’t have time
for petty personal agendas or political games. It is
inconceivable to me that Magee and Bryant can continue to
try to kick sand in everyone’s face.
I know for a fact that Ken Bryant’s
contribution and expense reports were late, incorrect, and
purposely absent important information. Maybe we should all
get copies of those and file them with the Texas Ethics
Commission and let the Attorney General deal with him.
Stan, I know you are an idiot, but Ken, I
thought you had better sense.
Have you heard the one.....about the
fiscally conservative Republicans who want to spend an extra
$300,000 on Fort Bend elections because they don’t want to
consolidate any of their precincts? I guess they are just
like the Bush administration who came in on the promise to
control spending and have spent more than any other
administration in history.
Our local election administrator
innocently took a look at voting precincts (which by the way
are not necessarily Republican or Democrat) and based on
their voting history, population, and how close they were to
each other, decided to consolidate some precincts so he
would not have to buy any more voting machines for a while.
Commissioners took a look at the list and
offered no objections, but some Republican precinct chairs,
particularly those that dislike the current county chairman
Gary Gillen, threw a snot-nosed hissy fit and claimed that
enemies of Gary were all on the “hit” list.
Actually, I took a look at the list of
recommended precincts, matched them with their precinct
chairs, and it looked like about half were Gillen supporters
and half were not.
But the precinct chairs that do not
support Gillen are typically complainers, so they got their
legman, Commissioner Andy Meyers, to go to bat for them.
A very good thing....One precinct
chair who might have lost his job due to the consolidation
was Dean Hrbacek. Since Hrbacek has been the architect of
the dissent in the local Republican party and wrote the new
bylaws that stripped the county chair of any power
whatsoever, it would be a relief and good for the party as a
whole if he were gone.
He’s supposed to be thinking of running
for Congress. That would guarantee that Nick Lampson, who
has done a good job anyway, would keep his seat. Hrbacek
couldn’t even get reelected as mayor of Sugar Land for his
They work when?.....I tried to call
the school district today (Monday) only to discover they are
closed until July 9. So now they get a WHOLE WEEK off for
For several years they have closed on
Friday during the summer by working a couple of extra hours
the other four days. Somehow, that just doesn’t seem very
professional to me. I’m sure there are people who want to
reach the district on Friday and are stymied by their
closure on that day.
Don’t ever tell me that school districts
are just like private enterprise.