Carreon doesnít like restrictions
Last week during the public speaking
segment of the regular meeting of Fort Bend County
commissioners, a distraught Mission Bend woman beseeched the
court to get help for her neighborhood because of the crime
The discussion didnít get past Fresno
resident Rodrigo Carreon, who said the commissioners allowed
this woman to speak even though the topic was not on the
court agenda. Carreon has been threatened on more than one
occasion, with expulsion for the courtroom because he
previously would protest actions done by the state and other
taxing entities. County Judge Bob Hebert said Carreon would
have to limit his protests and discussions to what was on
the agenda or something that the court had jurisdiction on.
In an e-mail to the Fort Bend Star,
Carreon challenged the decision of the court to let the
off-agenda item to be discussed.
I think the Mission Bend lady had every
right to discuss the crime situation with the court. She
said it had been a year and she had been unable to get
cooperation from Sheriff Milton Wright. What a mess. Perhaps
court members will take her seriously.
For a while it seemed that our already
saturated county was going to take a hit this week from
Hurricane Dean .. at press time it appeared we might be
spared that hit. But never, never discount a hurricane. I
donít know how male hurricanes handle their business but
back in the old days when all hurricanes were named after
the female gender, they would do the most unpredictable
things despite the best equipment and meteorologistsí
predictions and calculations. Hurricane Carla was supposed
to go one direction and she did, but then veered another;
she was supposed to hit the coast line on a certain day as
well. Instead she decided to just flat stop and grow in the
warm waters of the Gulf. When it was all over, she went
where she wanted to go and not where she was anticipated to
go; she chose the day and the time and she did devastating
things to the immediate Gulf Coast and the inland areas of
So, please take all warnings seriously.
Even when we think we are in the clear, which is sometimes
just not the case.
What price progress?
The residents on 5th Street, in no-manís land between
Stafford and Missouri City, are up in arms about the way the
new road expansion is being conducted. Some say the
construction crews have annihilated their personal driveways
to the point that people cannot get in or out and this is
causing concerns for everyone, especially those with elderly
family members who might need an ambulance. I will be
checking into what is being done out there. Seems like
someone could provide some relief for these folks. Getting
stuck in your own driveway is not a good thing.