Tag Archives: Commissioners’ Court

County judge race is not worth crossing party lines

Early voting in the March 4 Primary Election began today. So, it seems like an appropriate time for me to weigh in on the whole thing. Now, without giving anyone “permission” to vote in the Republican Primary, I’m pragmatic enough … Continue reading

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Yes, we’ll have an election

Well, it looks like we will finally have an election. The federal court opened up a new filing window this week, and a couple of people took the opportunity to toss their caps into the political ring. That filing period … Continue reading

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Some things just need sayin’

Church-and-state discussions can be a little scary, especially in rural Texas. It does not matter how arguments against it are phrased, anyone who stands in public opposition to state-sponsored prayer does so at great peril. Republicans and social conservatives have … Continue reading

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County Redistricting

As I noted in an earlier post, redistricting is gaining a bit of traction as a state-wide story.   Milam County Commissioners are also engaged in the process. The county has posted proposed new precinct boundaries on its new Website … Continue reading

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Tea Party hypocrites

Back in September, Democrats all across Texas kept trying to get voters to pay attention to the state’s budget. Neither Gov. Perry nor Lt. Gov. Dewhurst, nor Comptroller Susan Combs could be troubled to talk about it, even though nearly … Continue reading

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Is this really how it’s gonna be?

His first day on the job, new County Judge David Barkemeyer exchanged public assurances with Milam County‘s four commissioners that partisan politics would have no place in governing the county. And, in fact, the Judge was fairly gracious about former … Continue reading

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WWJD?

Why is it that some conservatives automatically assume that Democrats are godless heathens? Or, to put it another way, why is it that some conservatives believe that only Republicans can be Christian, and Democrats can never be? I ask this … Continue reading

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