Still no word on
polka band member
waiting on a story providing information as to what happened
to Bobby Jones, the popular polka band member and disc
jockey, the wait will go on at least a little longer. Law
enforcement officials are waiting for the rain swollen
Colorado River to get down to 12 feet before they explore
the possibility that Jonesí automobile is submerged in the
river by the city of Wharton.
Jones disappeared on June 23 and hasnít
been heard from since. About a week later Wharton Police
discovered a license plate, later identified as belonging on
a car registered to Jones, on the banks of the Colorado. A
DPS sonar scan found an object, about the size of Jones car,
under the waters near where the license plate was found.
However, torrential downpours and rising water has kept the
officers from bringing the object to the surface. For a
while the river was over 30 feet and it will be a while
before it drops to the level that officers deemed safe for
the recovery effort.
More money requested to keep
bad guys behind bars
As we were preparing to go to press
Tuesday, Fort Bend County Commissioners were considering a
request from Sheriff Milton Wright for another large chunk
of money to house inmates out of county. Wright was seeking
an additional $314,000 to keep the inmates behind bars
through Sept. 30 of this year.
Talk about the high cost of crime! Sadly
the taxpayers are footing the bill.
election should be interesting
Since a handful of Republican precinct
chairs and at least one commissioner have basically stopped
every effort by the electionís administrator to make
changes, it is going to be interesting to see how the 2008
Presidential elections play out.
I am going to save my notes. You can bet
if there is chaos and confusion; a lack of voting machines;
delays reporting the results or any of the other things that
come with the big one, J. R. Perez, the newly hired
Electionís Administrator, is going to fade the heat.
I know that for a fact some people will be condemning J.
R. because there are already a few of our not-so-informed
citizens blaming him for buying the controversial e-Slate
voting machines. Just for the record, those machines (not
enough of them, we now know) were not purchased by J.R. The
former electionís administrator Steve Raborn did that little
ditty and if I remember correctly he told our commissioners
that they would have to get a whole lot more machines before
the next presidential election.