Audio book approval
Leave it to Precinct 2 Commissioner Grady
Prestage to add a grin or two to the mundane task of
reviewing and approving the court’s agenda items. Last week
the court approved granting an exemption to the competitive
bid process for the purchase of $60,000 in downloadable
audio books for the library.
Prestage asked the librarian just how
this digital process works. She explained the customer can
go to the county’s library website and “check out” up to
five books, which can be downloaded to the computer.
Prestage asked if once downloaded the
books could be kept. The librarian said the books are
allowed for two weeks and after that time “they go away.”
“Poof”, said one court member. “Have you
got Harry Potter?” another questioned.
After a few chuckles, the court went back
to the agenda at hand.
Another item brings snickers
Another agenda item brought a few
chuckles and a snicker or two. This time the court voted to
enter an agreement with a company that provides the county
with “travel fuel cards utilizing the State of Texas
Precinct 4 Commissioner James Patterson
questioned who received the travel cards. Precinct 3
Commissioner Andy Meyers chimed in that his card didn’t work
and County Judge Bob Hebert said “we paid extra not to have
Patterson said his car made it to Austin
and back without a fill up, so he never had to use the card.
It was then noted that Meyer’s car doesn’t have that kind
of gas mileage—there was a snicker or two and then the court
moved on to another item.