Where are your kids?.....A member of
our staff had her car broken into and her laptop stolen,
among other things. It was parked outside her daughter’s
home in First Colony from midnight to 6 a.m. She left it
there because she had taken her grandson to the hospital in
From the items taken from the car (and
the items left behind) it seemed obvious that teen-agers had
broken into the vehicle.
It was a surprise to me to learn that
Sugar Land does not have a curfew. Most of its neighbors
have curfews so kids looking to get in trouble can leave
their city with a curfew and slip into Sugar Land with no
curfew looking for trouble after midnight.
I tried to talk to the chief of police or
his two assistants but they were all out of the office. The
chief and one assistant chief were gone till the end of the
week, and the other wouldn’t be in until later. They were
all at a meeting or in training.
So I called the City Manager Alan Bogard.
He, too, was in a meeting.
Finally, someone who had been there
several years told me that the feeling of the city was that
it would punish the good kids too much, many of whom had
after school activities or work that kept them out after
However, they said it only took two
councilpersons to bring it up again.
I don’t know about you, but there are
very few things one can do after midnight that aren’t
related to trouble. I know. I’ve been there.
Those tax and spend Republicans.....Some
of our local Republican officials are as prone to spend your
money as they accuse the Democrats of being.
County Commissioner Andy Meyers, who is
notorious for spending so much campaign money on vehicles
that he would have to drive day and night to rack up that
many miles, is one such Republican.
In the last six months, Andy collected
$69,650 in campaign funds, mostly from non-bid vendors and
PACS. He spent $39,657 mostly in vehicle expenses, although
there were a few funny things.
For one thing, he bought a whole pickup
(3/4 ton) for his campaign. Now who needs a pickup strictly
for their campaign which only occurs every four years? He
then spent several hundred dollars at the auto parts store,
either repairing it or tricking it out. He also spent
campaign funds on insurance, gas, and even several hundred
on toll road tolls. I don’t know where Andy drives to use so
much toll money, but the man gets around.
He also paid his son from his campaign
account as a “campaign manager” and paid the Sugar Creek
Country Club for “exclusive use as a campaign office.” La
Andy, the former CPA, also claimed a few
hundred for bank charges for research on campaign account
and for a lost check.
A lot more hundreds went out to credit
card interest charges. What, he doesn’t pay his bills on
time? How do we know these were all campaign related. I
guess we will just have to take his word for it.
Somebody should run against Commissioner
Andy, (it pays over $100,000 per year) except that Teresa
Raia would run up and down every street in Sugar Creek,
beating the bottom of a frying pan with a big spoon, and
hollering for Andy.
But wait, there’s more. Next week, I’ll
discuss Commissioner Andy’s vehicle expense for which you
Our thanks to Juanita Jean for scanning
the reports and putting them on her website