Some’s Hot, Some’s Not 04/25/12
You are not going to believe this!…..Becky Colunga works for the Fort Bend Sheriff’s department as does her husband, and she recently received a crony promotion to head the domestic violence program at the sheriff’s department. I find that particularly funny since we have in our possession Rosenberg police reports about some domestic violence at her own home. Reports were taken although no charges were never filed.
Anyway Colunga, who until recently spent an inordinate amount of time on her Facebook page criticizing Troy Nehls and extolling the virtues of Craig Brady, lost her diamond ring in her home not long ago. Even as she was bashing Troy Nehls she had four (including herself) sheriff’s detectives and one patrol sergeant come to her home on taxpayer time and help her find her diamond ring.
After Colunga was told that nasty posting about other people on Facebook was a “No No” if you worked for the Sheriff’s department, the comments disappeared. But while they were up, they were vicious.
Rumor has it that her husband, Sonny, will be the new chief deputy if Brady gets elected.
It is very important to find out who your candidate will appoint as chief deputy. I remember when Milton Wright got elected, I forgot to ask him who his chief deputy would be until after the election. At the time the rumor was that former Missouri City policeman and a former candidate himself, Bill Ennis, would be the new chief deputy. I could live with that as I has always heard good things about Ennis.
After the election I asked Milton who his chief deputy would be and when he told me Craig Brady, my breath left my body. I was sick that I had supported Wright. Seriously, my stomach turned and I had a severe feeling of dread come over me. I don’t really know what made it feel that way, but looking back, I was correct in feeling that way.
It might be hard to get that information (who his chief may be) from an candidate. For one thing, part of one’s oath of office is they have not promised anyone anything. Secondly, the choice may be someone who is currently working for a law enforcement entity and wouldn’t want it known they might be leaving if someone won an election.
So it comes down to trusting the candidate you are supporting.
Remember that Craig Brady is a chief deputy and as such, he has been able to personally terrorize most of the members of the sheriff’s department and many of our citizens who are afraid to speak out against him because they know what he is capable of.
As just one example, when some neighbors sent us a picture of his county car with campaign signs on it, he terrorized those people, even stationing a deputy to go through their trash.
By the way, he has raised in excess of $350,000 for a primary race with donation mostly from people that we have no idea what they do for a living that allows them to make such large contributions. It’s odd in local races to see a candidate receive so many large, individual donations.
For example, State Representative Dr. John Zerwas, who is considered a rock star in Austin and who is a doctor to boot (he gets a lot of contributions from medical PACs) has only $132,701.93 in his campaign account as of January, 2012.
I find it interesting that a local sheriff’s candidate can generate double that amount of campaign money without the benefit of PACs and with most of his contributors being individuals who must be self-employed.
I also want to point out that the entire time Brady has been chief deputy, the Fort Bend Sheriff’s department’s jurisdiction includes U.S. 59, the much-traveled from Mexico to Houston route. In that time, our local deputies have interdicted an abysmal amount of drugs and most “busts” they’ve made has been the result of other agencies like the DEA and FBI and Homeland Security cutting them in.
I recently had a comment on our web site that I found funny. It went something like this:
“One thing I found curious about the (another newspaper) this past week. Brady said that 300 yard signs were removed! As I drive around I have not seen 300 Brady yard signs! Those that I have seen appear to be on “public property,” “right-of-ways,” and curiously, next to school property…!”
What next?…..The rumor is that Brady will not be attending any other candidate forums. He can’t control his temper about the other candidates, and he is afraid he will blow up like he did before when unprovoked, he attacked a former DPS trooper sitting in the back of the room. That trooper now works for another candidate, Troy Nehls, and Brady accused him of grinning.
Remember that how he acts now is how he will act as sheriff. Now is this the guy we want for sheriff?
I know you must think I am obsessing about this candidate, but remember that my information goes back some years, from when Brady was first appointed. Another story I remember is when Brady and some of his buddies at the sheriff’s department got in a fight at the notorious Mustang Lounge. Some of the deputies blocked the bathroom so that one of their buddies could beat up on another guy.
When someone called the Rosenberg police, in which jurisdiction the Mustang is located, the chief deputy and his police buddies had skedaddled, instead of waiting for the police like they were supposed to. When Rosenberg was investigating, the investigator told Brady to not contact the complaining witness, but Brady did anyway and the charges were dropped. To this day, Brady takes this old guy out for coffee and I can only guess it’s to keep his mouth shut and continue to threaten him. Talk about suborning a witness!
Another incident (and I have many) concerned the girlfriend of Brady’s son. She had broken up with the son and was seeing another deputy and was at his apartment. Brady and another of his buddies, a now retired deputy named Bill Fortenberry, staked out the apartment and put pennies on the courting cop’s tires to see if he moved his car.
Yes, pennies! What a detective!
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