Help!…..I’ve advertised until I’m blue in the face but I still can’t seem to get qualified applicants. The Star currently is desperately in need of people to sell ads for us.
We have so many new businesses in Fort Bend County, all of which need advertising. They just don’t know it yet.
Your job, if we hired you, would be to help them get publicity and customers for their businesses.
I drive by new businesses every day and see a big grand opening banner over their door. I see no customers in their parking lot. Saturday, I saw a grand opening of a new business and they even had balloons and a dunking booth. Again no customers in the parking lot.
And why should there be? If the purchasing public doesn’t know the business is open or what it does, how does driving by inform them of much? It just isn’t a way to launch a new business. And certainly not everybody drives down that particular street.
So come apply and if hired, go out on a mission to help these businesses. Call me at 281-690-4200 for an interview appointment.
Will he or won’t he…..State Rep. Charlie Howard says he is running again as too much important work needs to be done. I had heard that he wasn’t going to run again. In fact, I had heard that he was resigning immediately. Charlie quickly informed me that he certainly was running and then said the source of my rumor was suspect.
I hadn’t told Charlie who had passed that rumor on but I wonder now if he started the rumor just to see who would hear it. Interesting….
Charlie also told me that he knew several were lining up to run against him including Jacquie Chaumette, who has already gone to the trouble and expense buying a house and moving after Charlie gerrymandered her out of his district, and former FBISD school board president Sonal Bhuchar.
Chaumette was recently elected Mayor Pro Tem of Sugar Land by her fellow city council members. There are now three women on the Sugar Land City Council. The four men still have a majority, but I have to admit that no “us against them” exists on the council. The Sugar Land city council is composed of several highly-educated and well-suited for city work individuals. There’s a lawyer, a CPA, two former city planners–you get the drift.
No, he hasn’t…..The deputy over at the sheriff’s department already running for sheriff in another year still hasn’t removed his signs that TxDOT is demanding be removed. In fact, since the first letter he got from the agency, he’s put up even more signs on different roads!
I just can’t believe that someone running for the highest law enforcement job in Fort Bend is himself refusing to obey the law. Kinda tells you what kind of sheriff he would make, doesn’t it.
The letter he got told him to remove the signs. Instead, he sent his trusty old undercover narcs out to simply cover them up. Evidently, he does not know what the term “remove” means.
By the way, the front page story we ran last week about a large drug bust in Fort Bend was not made by the Fort Bend narcotic officers. I suspect they were too busy putting up and covering up signs!
The bust was made by a task force out of Houston composed of the DEA, FBI, and several other initials. The press release was sent out by the Fort Bend Sheriff’s department. The Fort Bend Sheriff’s department recently hired a former Herald Coaster editor who is married to another sheriff’s department employee. His name is Bobby Haenel and I’ve accused him for years of ignoring the seamier side of Fort Bend Sheriff law enforcement.
Since he’s got a good job out of it and county employee health insurance, I guess I was right all along. Way to go Bobby!
Hints of Fox News, huh, where leaders at Scotland Yard had to resign over the scandal over there.
Fort Bend narcs seldom make busts on their own. They get their investigations from Houston, state, and federal agencies.
So I don’t know what is going to happen with the deputy’s TxDOT disagreement. The state has jurisdiction on state roads, but on the more rural roads, the county has jurisdiction. This mean that County Attorney Roy Cordes and the Fort Bend Commissioners may have to man up and do something about the signs of one of their own in order to retain funding.