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By B.K. Carter


“Bev Carter is the owner/publisher of the Fort Bend Star, winner of numerous state and national awards. She has been a voice of Fort Bend’s largest circulated newspaper for 30 years.” ~

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Some’s Hot, Some’s Not 10-17-12

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Stompin’ and spittin’….. There was so much going on this week I don’t even know where to start. We have discovered that Bruce Fleming, the Republican candidate for County Commissioner Precinct 1, is not only a serial voter in two states, voted in two different primaries (the Republican and Democratic) in the same election cycle, […]

Some’s Hot, Some’s Not 10/10/12

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The only voter fraud I’ve seen…..I’ll swan (old Southern saying) all these Republicans claiming voter fraud is rampant and yet we see voter fraud only by Republicans like the person trying to get her boss elected as County Attorney or District Attorney years ago. She was an assistant County Attorney, I think, although it’s been […]

Some’s Hot, Some’s Not 10-03-12

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Tooling around……For the past few weeks, we’ve been looking at Fort Bend Commissioners car and travel expenses. We’ve looked at the highest roller, Grady Prestage with his high out-of-state travel expenses to conferences, and Andy Meyers with his high monthly mileage expense. Now we are going to look at those other two rascals, James Patterson […]

Some’s Hot, Some’s Not 09/26/12

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Drivin’ down the road….I’m still looking into Commissioner’s monthly travel expenses for June, 2011- July, 2012. I’ve heard from several other department heads at the county who have informed me they were instructed to cut their travel budgets to less than $10,000. We looked into Pct. 2 Commissioner Grady Prestage last week whose yearly expenses […]

Some’s Hot, Some’s Not 09/19/12

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Where are you going this month?…..This past month I’ve been looking over the travel expenses of Fort Bend County Commissioners, sparked in part by a plan to establish a new department in the county to buy and manage county vehicles. This plan suddenly appeared in a memo circulated throughout the county. I’m certainly not opposed […]

Some’s Hot, Some’s Not 09/12/12

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What’s in a party?…..The two recent national conventions reminded me of my experience as a precinct chair in the Fort Bend Republican party. It is indicative of what most delegates who attend a convention must endure to get there. Several years ago I decided to become active in the Republican Party because I was concerned […]

Some’s Hot, Some’s Not 09/05/12

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Ticket to ride Back in ancient history when the female elected officials sued the county for pay parity, the county commissioners were getting $500 per month for a car allowance. When the county caved the day before commissioners were scheduled to start depositions in the law suit, the $500 per month was rolled into their […]

Some’s Hot, Some’s Not 08/29/12

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It costs WHAT?……When I saw news reports of hundreds if not thousands of kids showing up at health fairs and what not to get free backpacks and school supplies, I couldn’t imagine so many poor kids willing to listen to health lectures or what not in order to get free backpacks and school supplies. Then […]

Some’s Hot, Some’s Not 08/22/12

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So are you still proud to be a Republican?….. Back when the argument over increasing the debt ceiling raged (which ultimately resulted in S & P downgrading America’s credit rating), I called former Fort Bend Republican County Chair Eric Thode and asked him if he was still proud to be a Republican. Of course, Thode […]

Some’s Hot, Some’s Not 08/15/12

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I have a theory……I’m sure many of you remember how Democratic Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid went onto the Senate floor and claimed that Republican Presidential hopeful Mitt Romney hadn’t paid any taxes in 10 years? Reid claimed that an anonymous Bain employee passed this information onto him. I wonder how a Bain employee knew […]

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