Thanks for publishing the candidate profiles. I agree folks should put their money where their mouths are when it comes to asking for ink from you to promote themselves, but at the same time, people rely on small papers like yours to give us vital info on local elections.
When Bev Carter was in charge of the Star, she put a lot of work into reporting on local politics and holding officials’ feet to the fire. I felt more informed then, even though she was prone to vendettas and was on the opposite end of the political spectrum from most people in Fort Bend. She made a lot of enemies, but then again, everybody would pick up the paper to see what outrageous shenanigans she unearthed. “Bev’s Burner” was always an entertaining read. And while I enjoy your column and often agree with your opinions, I think we could do with a little more muckraking. Where else can the people of this county turn to find out the real scoop on local politics if not The Fort Bend Star?