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Houston - Former Harris County judge indicted on wire fraud charges finds herself in trouble again
"District judge who was charged with wire fraud last year, is out on bond after being arrested again. Alexandra Smoots Thomas is accused of assaulting her husband's girlfriend. She reportedly fired a shotgun in the direction the woman outside a home there. Few quake in Buffalo Speedway. She was charged Wednesday with aggravated assault with a deadly weapon. Smoots Thomas was accused last year of using campaign funds to pay for her mortgage and tuition for one of her Children. Nick Cranky Bitch. NewsRadio 7 40 k. T. R. H.
Fresh update on "county judge" discussed on Paul and Jordana
"Thiss is Minnesota's most trusted station for news. I'm Laura Oakes, a two year old is in critical condition after being shot at a Brooklyn park apartment this morning that happened on the 5800 block of 73rd Avenue just after seven o'clock. Police say there were several people in the apartment at the time and that a man had run from the scene prior to officers arriving. No arrests yet. Charges have been filed in the toppling of the Christopher Columbus statue outside the state Capitol Back in June. A Native American activist is now facing a felony charge for his alleged involvement in the wake of George points. Death Amid a widespread reckoning with historical racism and colonialism, dozens turned out to see the statue of go down with state troopers present. Michael Anthony for Sha is facing a felony charge of first degree damage to property the cost of repairs nearly $155,000. In a statement, Ramsey County Attorney John Choi said the office was quote developing a restorative process to give voice to divergent opinions and how to determine how best to hold for Sha accountable. Charge carries a maximum sentence of five years in prison. A $10,000 fine or both. The office's charges against other participants remain a possibility. But for Sha was the primary organizer. In the South. Metro Sloan Martin knew stockade 30 W. CCO. Minnesota Attorney General Keith Ellison wants to try all four former officers charged in the death of George Floyd together, but at least one hand open county judge sees a problem with that Judge Kevin Burke, who is not. The judge presiding in the case, says the pandemic presents, um really problems when trying all four men together if you decided You were at least open to the idea based on the law. How you deal with it Mechanically. Burke, who was a guest of WC CEOs, Chad Hartman says they've had to transform their courtrooms because of coded 19 which has already created a large backlog of cases, while Derek Shelvin is charged with murder in Floyd's death, the other three officers are charged with aiding and abetting. Ellison says he wants all four tried together to spare family for separate trials. Some relief for struggling Minneapolis business owners who suffered serious damage during the George Floyd riots. Ah law requiring them to pre pay the second half of their 2020 property taxes has been waived. So they're able to get the needed demolition permits Minneapolis Mayor Jacob Price as he ordered the change after just learning of the problem yesterday. I don't think people want to hear about the red tape or bureaucracy. They're holding things up. They want to hear about progress, so We took some quick action yesterday, and we're going to see that action through the end is in sight for the highway.
Houston, Harris County orders schools closed until Sept. 8
"County County Judge Judge Lena Lena Hadda Hadda Go Go says says it's it's still still too too early early for for students students to to return return to to the the classroom, classroom, a a ticking ticking time time bomb. bomb. That's That's what what Judge Judge Hidalgo Hidalgo says says about about students students returning returning to to in person learning. She laid out a road map for reopening schools based on the county's color coded system. She notes, however, that they're just guidelines despite the state, removing the authority of local official county. Health departments to close schools for in person instruction. We have a responsibility and apparent jab and governor Greg Abbott Hidalgo says. The county is at level one code red, which means no schools should be reopened until at least September 8th. If the number of cases continues to fall, students will be allowed gradually in groups to return to the classroom. Wyatt Goolsbee News Radio 7 40 used
Fresh update on "county judge" discussed on Glenn Beck
"I CDC director is warning that if the public does not follow recommended Corona virus mitigation measures, the U. S could have the worst fall for public health and U. S history. CDC director Robert Redfield said for your country right now and for the war that were in against Cove it I'm asking you to do for simple things where a mask socially distance wash your hands and be smart about crowds. I'm not asking for some of America to do it. We all got to do it, He added. If we don't do that, as I said that last April This could be the worst fall. Well public Hale's perspective we've ever had Governor Greg Abbott, meantime, is scheduled to visit El Paso and Loving today to be given an update on the pandemic. State emergency management chief Nim Kidd will accompany the governor that will hold briefings with local officials to learn about the community response to the pandemic. Texas set a new single day record on Wednesday with 324 more deaths. Harris and Dallas County's the two largest in the state, have reported the most cases and deaths. County Parks won't be a part of your Labor Day holiday weekend plans because they will be closed. Very county Judge Nelson Wolf says. They want a piggyback off the success. They saw what taking preventative action during previous holiday weekends. We did that with our parks, or would you by the force and We saw a tremendous improvement over what happened the previous to previous holidays. The closures go into effect 11 59 PM Friday, September 4th to midnight on Monday, September 7th. The same also applies to city parks. Police are dealing with two separate incidents where people were slashed. A search is under way for a man who attacked another man with a hatchet in a home invasion on the east side this morning. The victim is in stable condition after struggle with his attacker. The other incident happened at a West Side convenience store a couple hours later when an elderly man was attacked by a machete wielding man. The victim is expected to recover. Police are also searching for the suspect. In that case for San Antonio police officers have been fired accused of excessive use of force on suspects that were arrested in two separate incidents. Officers Michael Brewer and Andre Vargas were fired for an incident that happened last year. In November, Brewer placed his knee on the suspect's neck than Vargas. Taste him. The second incident involves officers Carlos Castro and Thomas V. Ariel. They're accused of punching a man multiple times during a traffic stop back in January, the state's new industrial hemp industry is having trouble getting off the ground. Last year, state lawmakers made it legal for Texas farmers to grow the crop. State representative Roland Gutierrez says he's getting calls from farmers telling him that growing hemp with less than 0.3% T. H c. Is made difficult by the Texas heat. If they grow hot in test more than three times at least hires and 30.3%. They burned down their crops every time in more than three times you can't grow the stuff anymore. T. H C is the psychotropic drug that gets people high industrial hip. That test higher than 30.3% is considered marijuana, which is illegal in Texas. AMC theaters is planning on charging 15 cents for movie tickets when they reopen on August 20th after being closed for months due to the ongoing pandemic in an effort to bring back customers and pay tribute to the past. The tickets will be sold at roughly the equivalent price of what it cost to watch a movie in 1920 But these prices won't be for new films as it will be for what they call legacy titles such as Black Panther and The Empire Strikes Back a quick check of your money Right now, the Dow is down by a fraction Chin, get the latest news anytime anywhere. Just tell your voice activated. Smart device to play news. Radio 1200 W Away I on my heart radio I'm Charity McCurdy NewsRadio 1200 W II..
Seattle Media Companies Appeal Police Protest Subpoena
"Five local media companies, including common who's taking their complaint about a police subpoena to the state Supreme Court is here from comas. Corwin had the news outlets are appealing to the state's highest court to prevent enforcement of a Seattle police subpoena. Last month, a King County judge ordered the Seattle Times Co. Moh news and three other TV stations to provide police with unpublished images and video from a May 30th. Black lives matter Protest. Police hope those images will help them identify suspects who burned a Seattle police car and stole police guns. The news outlets are appealing the lower court ruling. Seattle City Council member Theresa Mosqueda recently spoke out against the subpoena. I could get his abhorrence that our city continues to push for members of the press to hand over video and photos of people participating in their First Amendment rights, The Seattle Times reports. The news outlets are asking the Supreme Court to block the Subpoena until the appeal is resolved.
Fresh update on "county judge" discussed on Mike McConnell
"The investigation is continuing into the shooting of a drug suspect since a police Steve Elliott. Isaac says it was not justified. Use of force Chief says their preliminary investigation shows Officer John Brown accidentally discharged his weapon shooting. Andre Thomas in the back. Chief says the head of my prosecutor will determine if criminal charges will be filed. Burlington Man's been killed after a motorcycle crash in Boone County Police say 23 year old Jacob Trap was hit by SUV on U. S 42 near Fowler's lane. Accident remains under investigation. Will it hold up development of the site of the Beverly Hills Supper Club talks to try and resolve the dispute of replacement of a memorial to the victims of the fire there in 1977? Apparently fallen apart. The developer wants to build new homes, condos on the property relatives of people who die they're fighting the zoning change of Otis planned by the South Gate City Council next week. What used to be a golf course in all, the Kentucky is being converted into a new park. Kenton County is nearly doubling its amount of designated park land with a conversion of Fox run golf course and independence. The fiscal court has approved turning those 225 acres into a park. It's already open for hiking, fishing and biking, and the captain County judge executive says they are studying potential amenities to develop in the future of Fox run..
Dallas County reports 29 COVID deaths but new cases dropping
"County public health director Vinnie to Nature says the number of covert 19 hospitalizations in the county has been cut nearly in half over the last three weeks. He told the commissioner's court this morning. He attributes that dropped of people religiously wearing masks in public. I can tell you before the mask orders were put out. Hardly anybody who is out there wearing a mask, especially if you go to a store. I would be the only person wearing a mask and other people would not be. And now it's totally flipped. I mean, you know, you find maybe one person not wearing a mask, and almost everybody is wearing masks. Today, the county reported another 204 cases and five more deaths. Meanwhile, in Tallis County, another 29 people with Corona virus have passed away. One of the victims was a man in his thirties who did not have any underlying health conditions. A total of 785 people with the virus have died now in Dallas County. Also today, the county reporting other another 282 198 cases in county Judge Clay Jenkins says A number of new cases continues A downward trend.
Fresh "county judge" from Houston's Morning News
"County Judge Well, she has a map to nowhere and coming up in six await parents want their kids vaccinated. So why aren't they getting that done? Details of the minutes ahead. You're in Houston's Morning news first, let's get you caught up on that morning driver's sky, Mike. They're calling it a stall on the North Freeway. I think it's a wreck. It's I 45. The North Freeway South bound, inbound Parker on there. These guys are sitting in the right lane, and here comes more emergency responders. That's so far just one right lane blocked. But we have a minute back up now from Gulf Bank Down East Tex Freeway starting to pack up his You approached downtown from I 10 South and maybe a two minute wait if that and 26 minutes from humble down to minute Maid ballpark I'm sky Mike in the Gulf Coast windows dot com 24 hour traffic Center from R K T R H Top tax defenders 24 hour Weather Center Sunshine Hot, inhuman Hi today, right? About 98 more of the same coming all the way through Sunday. We'll check all that out. But Terry Smith of the Weather Channel in about eight minutes. Right now, It's 80 and you're officials Severe brother Station. NewsRadio 7 40 k t R. H Time. Now for the news here share of Friar. Good morning. Everyone is 602 on NewsRadio, 7.
Police body camera video of Floyd arrest released to public
"Hi Mike Rossi a reporting a judge orders the release of the police body camera footage of George Floyd's arrest the for many apple as police officers on the scene of George Floyd's arrest on may twenty fifth appeared unconcerned as the hand cuffed Floyd gasped for breath and complaint with his neck under officer Derek shopkins neat talking police body camera footage was released to the public Monday on the order of a Hennepin county judge the footage had already been viewed and reported by the Associated Press and other news organizations Floyd who was suspected of passing a counterfeit twenty dollar bill at a convenience store died after shamans knee was on his neck for nearly eight minutes hi my cross yeah
Fresh "county judge" from WTOP 24 Hour News
"Slash small business deals. 603 on a cloudy and rainy Thursday morning. 74 degrees now going to the mid eighties. Good morning. I Joan Jones in the top local stories we're following this hour. The flooding threat continues. Today is the National Weather Service has issued a flash flood watch for the entire listening area until this evening and a flood warning for northwestern Prince William County until 11 45 this morning. Slow moving thunderstorms are going to produce rain that could lead to dangerous flooding just visited yesterday in several communities, including an Ellicott City, which had devastating flooding in 2016 and 2018. Now, with all the rain that we've already had, it's not going to take much to cause more flooding around the region. We've got more coming up in the forecast and in traffic and weather on the AIDS stick around. A man hiding out in Texas for years after paralyzing another man with a hammer is now learning that he'll spend a life in prison for that. Attack. County Judge James Fisher.
Dallas County Reports 581 New COVID-19 Cases, Death of Seagoville Woman
"Another 581 people now have Corona virus that brings the county y total. 2 55,255 County Judge Clay Jenkins says today Continue Z trend of lower hospitalizations Lower I seeyou admissions and lower emergency department visits for Coben, 19. Also, one other person who suffered with the virus has passed away. Victim was a Siegel ville woman in her nineties, 756 people with the virus have passed away in Dallas County. New crime
DPS trooper charged after allegedly sexually assaulting woman; 2 hit-and-run drivers kill man in southwest Houston
"Junior pled not guilty when he went before a Harris County judge this morning on a charge of aggravated sexual assault. One can said it was consensual. He has been relieved of his duties and the Houston police are looking for two drivers who hit a young man on a scooter early this morning and then drove off. The victim died. Police they're still working on a description of the vehicles, but investigators believe one of the vehicles involved was a white Tow Tow truck. truck. And And if if you you
Body camera footage in George Floyd's fatal arrest can be released, Hennepin County Judge has ruled
"And a judge's ordered body camera footage from the arrest and death of George Floyd in Minneapolis to be released after a challenge by a media group. Previously, the judge had allowed journalists to view the footage in the courthouse. Some parts of the footage had previously been leaked to the Daily Mail. A British tabloid Lisa Taylor, NBC news
Dallas County Reports Lowest Number Of New Coronavirus Cases In 7 Weeks
"Reports 382 new cases of covert 19 today that is the lowest number Since June 16th about seven weeks ago. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says it's even Mohr evidence that masking social distancing and avoiding unnecessary trips outside the home. Is working. Seven day average in cases is down to 607. Remember a few weeks ago, the county saw 18 straight days with at least 1000 new cases. John Little News Radio, 10 80 care lt.
British tabloid leaks bodycam videos from George Floyd's death
"The Minnesota Court is investigating how a British newspaper obtained police body cam footage showing the arrest and death of George Floyd. The Daily Mail today published parts of the video from to Minneapolis police officers involved in Floyd's arrest back on May 25th Hennepin County judge last month Allowed journalists and members of the local public to view the footage by appointment only, but has not yet ruled on a motion by a coalition of news organizations seeking public access to the
Dallas - Large Irving COVID-19 Testing Location to Close, Relocate to Mesquite
"1st change and testing sites is coming up in Dallas County. Today is the last day for the testing site at the University of Dallas and Irving. That side is being moved to East Field College and Mesquite starting on Monday, Dallas County Judge Jenkins tells NBC five. They're changing the location based on where the need is began to see a drop off in the number of people that protesting at the Irving location Like the Irving location, the New East Field College location will be able to administer upto 500 tests per day. It's located in parking lot aide on the Prada drive, and it'll be open from 7 a.m. to 1
Texas attorney general says local officials lack authority to keep schools closed
"General Ken Paxton says that state law prohibits local officials like Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo. Keep schools closed, citing what might happen with a pandemic. Hadda go order. Those schools in Harris County closed until September 8th, at least Told our TV partner Channel Channel to that she has justified in doing doing this. this. I I trust trust that that the the order order will will stand. stand. We've We've got got incredibly incredibly high high case case count count tens tens of of thousands thousands of of active active cases cases in in her her community. Because of Hidalgo's order. Meantime, the schools here in Harris County in total disarray, and Elias D. They've offered up a survey now to their parents. Four new learning options Gonna have that survey up through Friday? Spring Branch. I SD. Well, they're rethinking their calendar. They're going to have a board meeting today. Alvin. I s d They say they're going to do a phased re opening, starting with virtual learning on August 24th. As Faras. Covad DEATHS Well, Texas reporting 164 deaths yesterday, relying now on death certificates. This This is is our our new new way way of of keeping keeping up up with with the the count. count. So So whenever whenever the the death death certificate certificate is is Reza Reza least least rather rather than than daily daily confirmation confirmation by by local local public public health health authorities. authorities.
Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton Says Education Leaders Should Decide On Reopening Schools, Not The State
"General says it should be up to the school districts. Not the health Department to decide when school's open. Texas attorney general Ken Paxton sent out a guidance letter claiming local health officials can't close schools. That's a decision that should be left up to individual school district's both Alison Tarrant County Health departments ordered a delay and in person learning on campuses until at least after Labor Day weekend. Play. Robinson with the Texas State Teachers Association says they trust health experts, not the attorney general. When Children's lives are at stake, Officials need to keep consult local school officials Making that determination on on a district by district basis, Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins tweeted It won't change much in their county because they have been working with superintendents, educators and doctors to make the best decision for students. Austin York's Radio 10 8 Karel de
Dallas County reports ‘encouraging’ lower number of new coronavirus cases
"D Dallas County is reporting a big drop in the number of new covert 19 cases. The Health Department says they have 426 new confirmed cases today. That's down from 800 new positive cases on Sunday and more than 1200 on Saturday. The county is also reporting more than two days to death today. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins says he's cautiously optimistic that the county's mask requirements and social distancing efforts are having an
Children Make Up Small, But Increasing, Number of COVID-19 Cases in Dallas County
"The number of Corona virus spaces is trending down in Texas after weeks of sharp increases, but one of the state's biggest counties is experiencing a sharp uptick in Children contracting the virus. Dallas County Judge Clay Jenkins with a desperate warning for Texans after the county reported of five year old boy dead from the virus, this rapidly spreading virus infects all ages. It's the first pre teen death in Dallas County from Cove in 19. But according to the numbers over 1400 Children in the county of tested positive since July 1st Health officials now urging parents to mask their Children in public.
Miami-Dade County Judge Faces Discipline For Yelling At Courthouse Visitors
Dallas County sets grim record of 30 deaths from COVID-19
"Dallas County reported thirty new coronavirus deaths yesterday, which is the county's highest single day death toll since the pandemic began, the county, also reported four hundred thirteen new cases of covid nineteen, which is significantly lower than new case totals had been in recent weeks on Tuesday. The county broke an eighteen day streak of reporting at least one thousand new cases Per Day Dallas County Judge Clay. Clay Jenkins said it was too soon to know whether the comparatively low number of new positive cases was the beginning of a trend, the newest deaths raise the county's toll to five hundred, sixty seven, the total number of cases in Dallas County are now forty, three, thousand, four, hundred, and thirty, nine or about sixteen point five for every one thousand residents
2 judges in lawsuit over Atlanta mask rule recuse themselves
"Has now Rick used in the camp versus bottom. State versus Atlanta dispute. Emergency hearing today, canceled after Fulton County Judge Kelly Ellery first stepped down, having discussed the case with an appellate judge and notifying both parties of such a second judge assigned has also had to do the same. Jed Sean McGrew once worked for Governor, Brian Kemp and is under consideration for a judicial appointment. The suit was brought by camp in Fulton Superior Court. After Atlanta Mark Mark Excellence, Excellence, Excellence, Bottoms Bottoms Bottoms ordered ordered ordered the the the city city city back back back to to to phase phase phase one one one of of of its its its reopening reopening reopening plan plan plan and and and mandated mandated mandated face face face coverings. coverings. coverings. Kim's Kim's Kim's orders orders orders has has has no no no local local local rules rules rules Khun Khun Khun B, B, B, more more more or or or less less less restrictive restrictive restrictive than than than him. him. him. Is Is Is Sandra Parish,
"county judge" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Is USA matter special edition earning news with my guest Dr, Catherine Teresi epidemiologists from ut school of public health or taking your calls questions comments at seven, one, three, four, four, zero, eight, eight, seven zero before we get back to the phones. Question for you, Dr. we see about masks? Always we have been hearing. Wearing a mask protects other people, but I'm starting to hear the message also saying also protects us any new information on that. No I haven't seen anything in the last week. But it. You are correct that you know. We've always thought you mask the sick person and so in this case it would be people who are infected, and no, they are, and therefore they're out at the grocery store or whatever but we there have been some observational studies showing that wearing a mask does protect you. But there are a couple of caveats there are different types of masks they fit differently, and you have to wear them correctly. For example, it needs to cover your nose. You know you see people around with the mask under their nose. Well your nose as part of your respiratory system, and the virus can get in that way, and you can sneeze it out that way or breathe it out, so It's not. Not just wearing a mask? It's wearing a mask that wearing correctly and there was a paper published this week, looking at types of fabric again and showing that they they looked at different types of fabric, and they looked at the Indiana kind where you just take, you know being Danna and rapid around. They found that the BANDANNA had the least protection and if you had double layers of cotton. quilt batting inside that that filter. Particles out the best. Okay. We're going over to the phones. Cy Promised Mike is here. Mike what's your question? Like. Question is about the vaccines scoreboard. That's the new. York Times publishes, but before that I wanted.
"county judge" Discussed on Houston Matters
"Hidalgo will be here with county update and suggestions on how to navigate the holiday weekend ahead of us, and then a little later in the show epidemiologist Dr Catherine Troisi from UT Health School of public health. We'll also be here to take your questions comments and calls the number seven, one, three, four, four, zero, eight, eight, seven, zero against seven, three, four, four, zero, eight, eight seventy, but you know I want to start today with what we're referring to around. Here is my mass grants and I just want to say. Every day we come on here and we ask you to wear a mask and so I started wondering about what if we're wrong? What if the virus is not? What science tells us it is? What if the masks don't do all the good that the studies show us they can do what if somehow or other we're wrong. You put a cloth or piece of paper over your face. So if we're wrong. What have you really lost? But what if you? The anti-fat face mask? Wearers are the ones who are wrong. What if masks wearing protects you? Your friends, families and community has science tells us it does what if the virus is as lethal am damaging as the medical studies prove it is. What if the Anti Mask squares are the ones who are wrong well? If the pro mask wears wrong, the most you did was inconvenience yourself. But, if you, the Anti Mass squares are the ones who are wrong, people will die. Is that really a gamble you're willing to take. I. Ask you that as today we. The death toll in the US has passed a hundred and twenty eight thousand people. So there, you go. We know search tool for stopping the spreads. We know social distancing works, hand washing works staying at home testing and another point contact tracers, so we're wondering today. Have you been called by a contact tracer? Has Anyone reached out to you whether you've tested positive or just? Ben In close proximity to someone who has tested positive. If you have, give us a call, we'd love to hear your story, and even if you haven't, we'd love to hear your story again. The number seven, one, three, four, four, zero, eight, eight, seven zero. Okay got all that off my chest. Let's welcome. Our first guest judge dog is back with us. Harris County Judge Hello Judge. Good afternoon good afternoon. Sorry, you caught me on a day with quite a rant about masks. I appreciate your your nose there. Thank you. I've got to ask you first and foremost you were self quarantine. Where are we at with that? How are you doing? You know still self quarantine, so the the the exposure happened. Last Monday. It'll be two weeks this coming, Monday some and self quarantine till then per CDC guidelines Fortunately the test has come back negative hope is that it is not a false negative i. feel great and I find myself in a situation that many other people are are in this well throughout our communities, more more and more positive, and most importantly more and more people fill our hospitals. I had a question today from someone about who should be getting tested right now, and it's not I, think a simple question as it sounds like because we're also hearing stories of still complications in getting tests, and then getting results so taking all of that together who are the people that should be going out getting tested at this point, and what's going on with testing in general at least from the county's point of view. At this point, we still have the capacity to test. WHOEVER NEEDS A test? We're not at a point where we're having to say only. If you have symptoms sample now, that may change if the request continue to go up, but for now we urge people to get tested they if they have a reason to be, they may have cove it and.
"county judge" Discussed on NewsRadio 1080 KRLD
"The county judge speaks about the new testing site. It's coming up after we check you traffic and weather together on the H. Julian Rogers. Well, there's some good news downtown or not downtown. But in Dallas, near the Dallas do 35 E. North that Rex gone and Yeah, There's still some traffic here, but the big backups are out of the way. Still, South bound is pretty backed up from the toll way down to at least eight and get that big problem on I 30 still going. That's a wreck westbound right near Second Avenue, and this one is still in the right lane. And still about 25 minute tie up from the Ferguson curve, and we get a big back up a couple of them on the terrace County side. Let's start off with this new one. Randy Fuller. Found a mark for parkway scene of an accident in the right lane. That's causing a heavy backup from Beach North Bay. 20 headed eastbound the road construction slowing traffic from Blue Mountain leading up to mark for Parkway, Arlington Eastbound 20 Park Springs. The left Lane is the scene of Iraq, causing a sluggish backup from Green Oaks Problem. Grand Prairie. Westbound 20th carrier is all clear. And forward south around 35 W. With this slow moving traffic from 1 70 as usual. Then it gets pretty heavy between Bass would past Western Center onto the westbound Rampton North Loop. A 20 35 in good shape, at least on one side of the Metroplex. If you're heading north up from the Bush Turnpike through Lewisville eventually into Denton could be a 20 minute ride. Right now we're riding at those cruise control speeds and 75 north if you're heading to Collin County. Getting your travel time. Right now. It looks like beginning around LBJ Freeway Richardson up to McKinney to the Sam Rayburn Tollway. That also could be about a 20 minute drive. I'm Julian Rogers next reported 5 18 and breaking traffic alerts when they have Theo Kor. The Weather center forecast. A heat advisory remains in effect, but some subtle,.
"county judge" Discussed on Houston Matters
"This is Houston matters. I'm Craig Cohen. We're talking with Harris County Judge Lena Hidalgo fielding your questions. We go next to Mary and Cyprus Mary. What's your question? Do not here Mary. Let's try Adriana in Kingwood Adriana. What's your question for the judge? Won't good Montigny size? Let me tell you the feed that we are so lucky to stop you. judge valuable shown. Proudly County in this situation. Going my question I. Thought did not be. they have a loan that it means we signed the type the by We'd be getting the bank. That's have there they they in April. They said that that banks send me duty, title and. Then for us, you seem possible to go. Today! I'm old tax collector to change the title. He's from east. Impossible is closed. You go to the website and you cannot do it. You go through the phone, and they give you down and give you a different number. You call the number. I'm telling you. That is not the right time I. don't we don't know what to do week. Another a decision. We can these type of one name and I don't know. What do we go all the? I'll let like I call channels. You know that investigate asking the same question A. Subsidy that I don't know what do thank you. All right judges similar to question earlier. What do you do if you've got something? You need to update like a title for an RV or any other kind of vehicle, and you just can't get it done. Yeah and you know where our tax office should be open and available for those kinds of things I would advise. Eat Aligned mind with this case as well. If there's a way to collect her information, we can have our team. Follow up and make sure that she can address it in also circle back with the tax office and see if there's something going on, but certainly there should be ways for folks to if you can't do something as you normally would in person, there should be an alternative, so we'll check on that and thank you for your support. Okay, so again Adriana stay on the line, and our producer will take down your your contact information and we'll. We'll connect you up with the county. Let's go to Claudia in Willowbrook Claudia. What's your question? High I, I want to spank. Dog from the bottom of my heart. For taking some sensible accent, it was. My daughter is a doctor. Texas children's my son in law's E. R..
"county judge" Discussed on Houston Matters
"On the mask order after governor Abbot had initially blocked. Harris County's previous mask ordered. The county went some weeks without any mandate like that in place then last week, when bear county established a business mask order like the one that's now in effect in Harris County the governor said that was fine, and that it was always an option under his reopening plan. Did you know that and if so was reason why? This wasn't instituted any any sooner? I. Mean I I was happy to to find out about that from the governor, and from Bear County judge. So as soon as we learned that dot was a tool, we rushed to implement it, and and my approach has been. You know every tool in the toolbox. That's why we have our army of contact tracers folks going into nursing homes all the testing we can do. you know ability for first responders and others who have the virus and don't want to get their their family member sick to be able to quarantine somewhere else, and then also you know as soon as this became an option. We headed out within two days. So what was your impression up to that point that it was not an option. Right I mean I think that generally that was that was. Everybody sends. I don't think any of us were holding back. Because we you know we. We didn't want to use the tool that was at our disposal, and so for me. It's it's available, so let's go implemented and move on and get it done now. The clock is ticking, and we're running out of time, and someone asked me yesterday you know. Is it enough and? It may not be I. think it more likely than not if it's not enough rate of places when they've in us to and we've had just letting the curve. It wasn't simply you know wearing face covering, so it's something that we have got to do. And I'm so glad to have received positive response from the business community. That's very telling, and it's very important, but I really want to urge folks as we see those hospitalization numbers. Numbers climb that we've got to minimize contact and we should not be participating in inactivity that bring us in in a group setting with people that are not our family. Even you know sitting near folks that are not your family. It's just a very bad idea right now. If you're walking by folks shopping for something quickly, you know getting get out. That's fine, but other than that musk no mask. We need to be minimized contacts. We. Have folks waiting to chat with you? So why don't we dive into questions? We'll start with Carol in southeast Houston Carol. What's your question? We want to know with all the precautions that math and everything else. social as much as they can distance, when will we be able to go into a library and use their facilities? At what point do you feel, judge? That we can. As a public go to our public libraries here in Houston. Thank you for that question. Yeah, right now we're doing you know curbside pickup at the library and you know there is there. Is Wifi available from the library that folks who really need it? If they need to go, use it. It's available in the parking lot It does pain me that folks can't go inside and use the library and we're looking into that every day with the Public Health Department and the committee. We have at the county to look at re entry and. And continuity of operations, frankly right now as things are getting more and more difficult. I don't envision it being you know. Everything is headed in the wrong direction, and so let's open more things up. At least some part of the county I don't see it happening until we're on the other side of this spike and look someone who loves books in grew up going to libraries and I stand what a challenge this is! I also don't want to be in a position where. In the county that are contributing to to the spread of the virus, and are you know public health advisors just don't feel comfortable with that just yet, but certainly as soon as we can, we will make that available. All right thanks very much for that call. Let's go next to Liz in Cyprus Liz. What's your question? My question is at the tax office for commercial titles. I heard that you could do it on the computer. And someone said it was only for new club card. Do you know that? and. He had so I know that there are some very limited things that you can do from a computer, because for whatever reason you know I it. You have to see you. It's very narrow and I'm afraid. I don't know whether this is one of them so I will tell you. They're taking all the precautions for folks that do have to visit her. There are some folks for example that just do not have a computer. You know they they just. They absolutely cannot do it any other way. What we'll do is Craig is if you have this person's phone number. I can make sure that we get the answer. Answer to that specific question, but what I know is the vast majority of services they can be done the phone or online and do know there's a very very limited where you do have to come in and I'm just I. Don't want to give you the wrong information as to whether this is one of them I don't earn so but I. don't WanNa Miss Speak Okay Liz. WE'RE GONNA put you on hold and our producer Brenda Valdivia. We'll take down your your contact info and we can pass that along to to the county judge. Let's go next to Lewis in west Houston Louis. What's your question? Yes Oh. I'm wondering why the United States. We cannot provide healthcare at the local level as we provide schools, elise water sewer so on and so forth. Why don't we just provide healthcare? You know in in district similar to school district. You have any any Fox on that. Judge Vogel. He, you know this crisis has really exposed the challenges in our. System and we talk to our CEO the Harris Health System the public health system and You know they're really bearing the brunt of cases there icy are very much. You know near full, and and just on a normal day. That's almost where they are. So it's it's. It's it's difficult. We see the mortality rates being disparate Just the impact that this has on different communities. There's many reasons for that. You know one big reason why the healthcare system is underfunded is the the lack of Medicaid expansion in Texas you know those are millions and millions of dollars each year that we don't get in terms of just the structure of how healthcare is provided You know I think if we had additional dollars. Certainly, we'd be able to have more services more clinics. This kind of thing one thing to keep in mind those by the time people make it to the hospital. It's almost too late and so that's why we we've been focused in Harris. County already on sort of health more broadly, not just healthcare investing in healthy food initiative like farmers, markets, and in investing in understanding the. The disparity mental health environmental issues made a historic investment on on environmental monitoring and going after bad actors in that sense, because ultimately that's what contributes to these health outcomes, so we've definitely have a long way to go. Unfortunately whether you look upstream issues or whether you look at the actual healthcare issues it does come down to an underinvestment and part of it is made it. Medicaid and part of it is just a lack of emphasis. From the highest levels of government on public health and on healthcare, This is Houston matters. I'm Craig Cohen. We're talking with Harris. County Judge.
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"To you county judge orders deputies to arrest a mother who is having an epileptic seizure I'm Carole mackenzie authorities are searching for a group of young men they see fit I don't see a man believed to be homeless in Rittenhouse square after he was jailed because he couldn't pay court costs hi my seventy Sixers host in the San Antonio Spurs leading sixty three fifty seven third quarter action good evening I'm Steve a fair sky forty two in Philadelphia headed down the thirty three and our top story at nine thirty one the mother was handcuffed and arrested a Montgomery County courtroom this week while she was having an epileptic seizure according to a witness the deputies appeared to think she was faking it it's a story you heard first on a wide W. news ready are cal mackenzie takes us into the port in a Montgomery County courtroom on Tuesday a mother who has a documented seizure disorder collapsed and was arrested during a custody proceeding before judge Wendy dem check alloy this woman was in the courtroom is as the judge was made aware that the mom was having a full blown seizure he said okay and then she proceeded to rule that based on contempt of court that she's fighting that she's under arrest immediately at which time all the deputies in the court room swarmed us independent sources have confirmed her account to K. Y. W. news radio the witness says the deputies cough the mother while she was unresponsive and in her seat and warmed her and put handcuffs on her as she is in her seat and then raised her to her feet which you can't do when someone having a seizure they can't support themselves and and she just crumbled to the ground it's a concrete floor and I heard the one deputy say oh come on stop messing around the witness does not recall hearing the deputies read the mother her right she also says that the seizure would have made it impossible for the mother to understand or to respond in any way she says the judge left the courtroom in the deputies moved in to make the arrest the mother was taken to the hospital by ambulance treated in the ER and kept overnight before being taken to jail Wednesday afternoon the sheriff's department declined to comment another judge done check alloy or the president judge have responded to repeated requests for comment Carol mackenzie K. Y. W. news radio a teen in south Los Angeles is arrested for having a list of intended shooting victims more on Matt after traffic and weather on the two sponsored by window nation for all your window needs an unbeatable offers visit window name let's check in with them thank you Steve let's go to Jersey this time around forty two south bend near forty one woman of construction popping up in about a half an hour to get the right and center lanes blocked as well the on ramp from forty one is going to be shut down through the overnight hours to this plan accordingly if you travel for to south bend in that area no problems thirteen seventy in cherry hill all quiet on one thirty now to the bridges see no delays Ben Franklin Betsy Ross what women and no upcoming openings for the to Coney Paul Meyer so anybody into a from Jersey it's a good time to do so now we do have westbound construction on the school call right at glad when this is going to pop up about ten o'clock now we had an earlier work pattern and we hear from pen that it was not gonna be block on in both directions on the school could express way city after Belmont they're scrapping that patter and just going to go with the west bound and glad when coming up at ten PM still have some slow traffic on city Avenue between the school and ballet have not seen too much of a delay just some a a vine building in that area thankfully no access to report and street road between old Lincoln highway and Kingston way construction blocks both directions in the left lane the cable W. twenty four hour traffic center I'm.
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"And and this will be done the same. But you have to engineer the entire scope of you think maybe thirty six on thinking prompt thinking, probably at least thirty six million. So where would that money come from? Well, there in lies the biggest question of a mall. Now Jimmy must supposed to give money to the expo center. Must supposed to give it to Woodrow. Will you? You're not you're not going to give money to the expo center. Again, let's reiterate not one trying to get some private money out there. Now roads roads will will probably by necessity of force us to go back to the to the people of Lubbock county and say, look, here's our plan. And and I do think I think the people of Lubbock county are really good if they know that you've got a plan that you are going to work the plan, and it's going to be long term to meet the needs of Lubbock county for the next again twenty five thirty years that we're just not going to put bandaids on roads. Like we've done. We've we've just and you know, you drive down any of our county roads that have had a lot of traffic. I tell you where I live. I live in the county. I I don't live in the city of Lubbock. I in fact, I'm the first county judge in almost one hundred years to actually live outside of the city limits of loving, and so I'll I'll. Tell you county roads are very important to me because that's where I live. I live on a county road. And so I wanna make sure that our county roads are well taken care of. But I also know that roads are a vital to our economy. They are farmers. Gotta get their goods in and out of these fields. Our roads are vital to our to our education because we we've gotta get our kids to and from schools, and you know, every time we've got a bad weather day. You know, the school system comes out and says, I we're going to start late but buses can only run on the pavement, you know, things like that. So I I've got to make sure that our roads are are in good shape. Because it's it's it goes directly to our economic development. It goes to our education. It goes to. Our safety our sheriff's department, our EMS units, if they can't get to you know, you call nine one one and our in our EMS can't get to you. Because the roads in disrepair, you're going to die. And so I would definitely wanna make sure that our roads are in good shape, simply because of the public safety aspect of it. So an an, and I do think the people of Lubbock county will see it that way. They'll see that this this is this touches all of us. And it's very important for us in this county to make sure that are we are you talked about Cooper being the third fastest growing district in Texas. Lubbock county is is a high growth county as well. I think a dozen people a day. Well, we're looking at the census numbers we took the census in two thousand we're gonna take another one here in twenty twenty. And it's likely that our population has increased twenty five. Percent from from twenty two thousand two twenty twenty twenty five percent. We've got twenty five percent more people coming in and moving to end win. They're moving to Lubbock county. A many of them are moving out into our rural areas are are small towns like I and and shallow water booming. So is this in accredit, Chris with this question is this the precursor to a big roads bond package that you're gonna look at the target areas. Based on the work that the county is done in a master plan included with Cooper to put together a package for boaters to consider in the next year. Again, I if we do, and and that'll that's not just up to me, but the entire Commissioner's court. If we do it will be comprehensive..
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"We wanna build. Okay. We're gonna go to break. But as we go to break, you take your drink. And then I want you to take us out to break, invoice. The red raiders Curtis parish Lubbock county. Judge Curtis parish. You're listening to other side of Texas J Leeson's. Pass complete to Curtis parish for a red Rada first down. Uptake? Be back supplement. Gringo makes me think of this issue. I just wanna take sixty seconds here to in this toll curb Baldy, lots of people are looking at their leases in they got leases from rigor dykes, and they don't know what to some of the I've talked to somebody yesterday bad, then number any advice judge on where do they just call the DA's? What did they do? Let's see I I'll I'll need to kind of walk this delicately. It's I I'm in a position right now as as county judge that it would not be prudent for me to speak on this. Okay. But I'll say the these issues are going to be ongoing. And if you do have an issue, please con- you can contact the the bankruptcy court. And I would I would suggest you go there because this is this is going to be a long time to solve. Yeah. I think I think we're looking at probably the next at least two and a half years before they'll be able to kind of unravel all this. And then try to make some people whole I don't think anybody as an individual will ever be whole because of this. But we'll see what happens, but this is going to affect Lubbock in its economy for for a while. Good question. Eric let's move over to what BJ and others are talking about. And that's roads in Lubbock county is in I got I'm gonna speak from two different camps here. The roads in a lot of roads people complain about our in south Lubbock far south loving, we call. That's that's what people might call. It Lynn county. Well, that's where our high growth has been. And of course, you know, we're we're talking about the if you look at from school district. It's Cooper school district friendship school district those are high growth soldiers, and there's a lot of housing that's being built on. Then you've got some discrepancy from inside lupin outside the loop. I think what I hear inside the loop is where was the impact study on all these two lane roads that should be five lane roads. Even people live in central Lubbock whenever they go out far. South are amazed at these tiny two lane roads with potholes d three feet into the shoulder. But at the same time, you know, there's this, you know, we kind of have like a farmer ethic in west Texas, a lot of times of well, you decided to move there. And you knew with the roads look like that's number. One and Woodrow road comes up number one there. I wanted to get into the particulars. But on the whole where was the impact study whenever all this growth was underway. And where is a master plan in has anything changed since you've come to the hill. When I was elected, of course, finally elected after the runoff in may. And I knew that I would be the next Lubbock county judge because I was unopposed on the November ballot started meeting with with the folks in Lubbock county kinda see where we're at..
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"You. Must build it. Correct. Don't know how much money you have. That's right. Cannot use general revenue, but here's another ultimatum. In april. We're going to have the ABC rodeo in April twenty nineteen is something going to be in place by April twenty twenty. I doubt it. I mean, if we're talking a an expo center like like we're dreaming about. I mean, we're the win take two plus years or maybe even longer to build so maybe ABC rodeo twenty twenty two twenty three well, A J. I do want to be very realistic here. We're not building the facility strictly for the ABC rodeo, we can't I mean, you can't put a, you know, forty million dollars into saving this one rodeo this has to be multi use it has to be it has to be suitable for Lubbock needs for the next forty fifty years. And so its size it scope its use is not just for one rodeo one week a year. It's that's one of its purposes, and what it should be one of its hundreds of purple there. You're not just speaking to me. You're speaking to a lot of people who hey, look, we're going to ABC rodeo them. We're going to implode. The Coliseum in the assumption. There is something will be in place thereafter. And you're saying that's not real. There will be something in place thereafter. I just I cannot tell you. I can't tell you timeframe that that will be built. Yeah. So you're just working with the blink cabinets right now that exactly right. Undisclosed number an unknown number from the controller yet. We have some guesses, but I can't move until I get that certified from the contra. So it is just ale. I said it during during the campaign in aborted for it. But I said look what you see a rendering 's renderings of somebody's raining. Yeah. That's right. It was a dream. And and we and I want to as county judge make those dreams come true. And because this half to this is what Lubbock county needs. And so please hear me very carefully. I want to build a facility that will suit Lubbock county's needs for the next forty fifty years, and it and it needs to be a crown jewel. It needs. To be a place where then we can go out and market that and pull in some some events that we've never been able to bring hot taxes tuten to ultimately increase. That's right. Our hotel. We're building hotels in Lubbock like crazy. I mean, just look at the the hotel building Boone that's going on. And so we need to fill those up, and if we can build a facility that will draw in visitors from all over and come to our community, the stay at our hotels, eat at our, restaurants, etc. Shop at our shops than we have done something. Very wonderful. We've done some economic development for this community, and we have fulfilled. The mandate of the voter to say, we want something good..
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"Beam. Maybe they stay inside. Now, maybe a little less problems after the game. Maybe during the game. Well, Jay, you gotta be honest. I mean, this is. To to sell beer or wine or or any kind of intoxicated beverage in the stadium. The the question. The question is is not about safety. It's about economics. And so they're they're looking at it. They have to look at it. I from an economic point of view, and then Secondly will this either increase or decrease our our safety of our of our fans, that's kind of the maybe the secondary question that they have to ask. But the first question is and always will be economics. Yeah. Eight dollars per thing. I'm gonna take twenty four dollars to the game tomorrow. It's a pint I've heard so averred, well, I'll tell you the other part of the economics in and they've already announced that they're they're lowering the other concession prices. And they've already made that announcement to and I think for for folks that have to you know, that are taking their families and doing things like that. I asked great news in ticket ticket prices are always increasing. But you know, if they can cut you a little break at the concession stand. I think they're the that's a good thing. Helen's it takes time. Bota? About thirty seconds energy. Yeah. It's it's actually a bow tie is easier to tie than a longtime. It's like tiny. How long does it take for you to tie your shoes put some weight back on? So so there's there's some exercise involved is what you're saying. Sometimes I breathe in in Tom boots sink time. Well, the thing about a abo- Thai is is is really like lacing up your shoes. I mean, it's it's a crossover role underneath put it under pool. And then you discount spend a few minutes kind of blocking it not few minutes for few seconds kind of blocking making sure the sides are equal then take long at all these sides both sides jambo side. Yeah. The the other side of the Thai. How many does he have? I've got probably a little over twenty. I guess I tell you. It was a sad day because I had I had to put all the Christmas ties, you know, to to the back of the rack for some reason after December twenty fifth it's not cool to where you know, my little penguins ties. So I I let that go. Thank you for your discretion there. Yeah. So about twenty. Yeah. About twenty that we wrote up your game there. Well, you know, the thing about this is a bow tie goes for what fifty bucks? Yeah. Some do. Yeah. There's some pretty high dollar ties and the thing about the and some of my ties you've got formal, you know, there's some real formal ties. I've got some what I call party ties got a little sparkle into. That's not that's not really your everyday time. Most my everyday ties are probably kind of Paisley's or blues. Vote-on day today. Yeah, I've got a I've got a really I've got a Texas Tech tie. That's one of my minutes got double cheese on it. It's great loved where that we're going to get into the meat and potato issues here in just a moment. But this one ask you us. We go out. We'll come back in and talk about expo center. The calendar on it when talk to you about roads and infrastructure as well before we get you out of here. Curtis perish Lubbock county. Judge with us if you're just tuning in. I'm going to Austin next week to speak in an urban counties conference. And you said yourself Lubbock, the city proper is urban will carry the county urban even though people in shallow water, alu half Abernethy may disagree with that. What are some urban issues that you see coming up in the legislature that you're concerned about well from county point of view. There's there's probably a handful. Of of things that we're looking at. I know one of the one of the concerns that we have is not necessarily an an urban issue or a or a rural issues is kind of a county issue. It was it was actually meeting that we had just today we were talking about and this came up in the last legislative session..
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"Then chances are a lot of the rest of your body's in good shape to you you still on for this text football gig. Yes, sir. I I love it. I've been tell people your official title, I the PA announcer for Texas Tech football. So we go to tech games. I'm the voice that you hear on the loudspeaker. So I've been doing that for well. We just finished the season my nineteenth season of doing red raider football. When I started cliff Kingsbury was the quarterback. That's how and so got to watch span I've taken them all the way through and I'll tell you. I'm excited about coach wells. Next question. Yeah. Very excited. He is a very dynamic. You know, the thing about a head coach of a major program. Like like, Texas Tech is you're you're almost like the face the voice, you're the salesman, you know, four the football program. And I think Kirby hocutt has hired a great great salesman. I, you know, I remember listening to his, you know, kind of his inaugural press conference. It was over. I was ready to run through a brick wall. I mean, the guy is dynamic, and I think he's going to he's going to do some great things here at Texas Tech really looking forward to it size, boots dollar. Western wear got him. When I was more impressed with office behind him of it looked super tech something lonesome dove, a barn lonesome. He's he I think he's he's fully. Western course, he's he's Oklahoma bread. So we're going to have to deal with that domesticate that a little bit a little bit. We'll have to have to kind of get rid of the beer on the. Concourse you excited about that. Judge basketball's where we're gonna kick off episode beer. I'm apathetic if that's what TEK wants to do. They you know, is all they follow the rules and follow the law. I don't have a problem. But as as the county judge this has been my stance, not as a county judge. But I'm just reading into what yours might be until me if you disagree. But for my vantage point, it keeps people inside from going out and chugging six eight ounces at Jim.
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"But you are also you have a docket of probate guardianship and mental health cases that all come to your court. And so I've been spending quite a bit of time just in the last couple of days just working on the judicial matters of this court taking care of those issues as well. So it is a it's a bifurcated job it. It's part administrative and part judicial, and so it's it's it's quite interesting to kind of bounce from from one issue to the other going to one meeting running to this administrative part and then turning around and doing as mental health hearings, and and and guardianship hearings and probate hearings all within sometimes the same our. So it's a it's a great job. And I'm so looking forward to really get into it and get my hands dirty into it and serving the people up counting. This is. So your day four right now. Work on New Year's day. Well, no sworn in. Well, we got sworn in on New Year's day. And what a great event that was it was we had a little over two hundred people show up to the courthouse on on New Year's day myself was sworn in we had two new commissioners that were sworn in. We had several of our district court judges, and our and our an account court law. Judges were all sworn in many of those were of course, reelected as some were elected. We had two new Justice of the pieces that does justices of the peace that were elected brand new. And so it's a it was a great great day and to be able to do that publicly in front of friends family. Our co workers fellow judges the people of Lubbock county and to be able to do that as a very very special ceremony. And again like we had over two hundred folks up there in the Commissioner's courtroom. There on the fifth floor, and it was it was quite a deal. Now, we did a little bit that day took care just a little bit of business. But that next morning Wednesday morning that we had a commissioners court meeting. And so we we started going right at ten o'clock that morning with the Commissioner's court meeting and we've been blowing and going ever since. And we do have Curtis perished Lubbock county judge with us. We have questioned stacked up about the expo centers. Sir about roads. And we're gonna talk about bow ties. But whenever come back from the break gonna get the judge to talk to us a little bit about scenario picked out some random scenarios for you. Don't even have to do with Lubbock county. We just wanna get your take just some common man problems. I mean much to look into your judge. I've barbecue issues. No more about like pain pain, back friends, and no K. There's some good ones trapped in a haunted house. What would you do? Curtis parish with his stick right with us about ninety seconds from now, I have my phone with me your phone. Yeah. If I'm trapped in a haunted how well we can talk about that scenario right here. Quickey break be right back on other side of Texas. Roth that Bill. Aw. Some. All the stars up in the sky. By the Daggs..
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"That's the way that you can get into the program as we roll along here with the judge on the Good Friday here. So here's what I wanna do. I wanna talk about some issues. And get you to talk from your judge chair about it. And also wouldn't talk about the job. And then we've got some some judge scenarios for you that we're going to give see now judges judgment on. But first of all I was talking to folks on the way back from Amarillo, and I literally like just walked in ten minutes ago. But on the phone with folks in still confused about what your job is. Because county judge in Texas has a lot of variation in not just in Texas, but even from county to county in Texas, depending on which county you're in and how that county operate in some cases, you're the superintendent that's right in in some of the smaller counties, I think under three thousand you're the superintendent of the school system in that county and the county judge and the judge, but it all goes under county judge. That's exactly. Right. But you are in a larger county here. I think folks are I say urban county. Well, you know, say that reticently, but yet let me tell you the the terminology. I've been using and fill free to adopt it if you want to we are an urban city Lubbock, the the city of Lubbock, it is a urban city. We are if you take away the suburbs of of Dallas and Houston, we are the ninth largest city in Texas. Plus, we are the eighteenth largest county in Texas. So we're not quite eaten in that top ten area as far as county goes. So we're we're still very much a rural county. We are we we are still rule west, Texas. So we're we're not quite urban. We're not quite rule were Ruben. And so we're Aruban coun- Ruben, so please feel free to use that term. Well, I always say that Lubbock is. The the deception in Lubbock is that their cattle category gates round the city that will keep the bad from the surrounding from coming in. Also keeps the good from within Lubbock. It keeps the good going out. There is no cattle guard gate. So I would think as account it's it's affirming to me from somebody who focuses from a rural vantage point is. I'll look at state politics to hear the county judge of Lubbock say, you know, Ruben because you do have to be interested in what your cohorts other county. Judge officials Manley's are dealing with. But because you could very easily be dealing with saying things while we have urban issues in the city of Lubbock. Plus, you know, of course, we have a large. Tier one power five conference university right here in Lubbock. And so you know that and that brings the the city issues into into focus as well. We are we are a very large city. But we also, you know, not only do we have a large city, but we have some great rule communities. You know, even you know, shallow water and Slayton an idol new and new deal Abernathy hill that up there. But I threw in the new deal. That's that was that was for my kin, folks. Okay, about you're just taking the dig Abernathy while I sometimes do go ahead. Just 'cause now, but we've got some incredibly great rule communities within our urban. You know geographic area. So the county judge represents all of that. And that and that's really a beautiful part of this job. It's it's it's to be able to look at the whole county in our county. Commissioners are the managers of this kind of the four county commissioners that we have that that that are working within their precincts. And they manage this county and the county judge has that unique opportunity to kind of do what I think some people call that the thirty thousand foot view to be able to see the whole county the needs of all of us here in Lubbock county. And so it it's very unique role. And that's the administrative part, and that's not even counting because we're Lubbock county. And the way we do things in the way things are set up in Lubbock county. It's also the majority of the job is judicial as well. And so it it is that by majority. Yeah. The majority of the job is judicial you are you are the administrative head of Lubbock county..
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"Since two thousand eleven. Free. In November Houston voters approved property to put firefighter pay in line with police officer pay. However, the city has filed a legal action against the measure in a statement today. Mayor semester Turner's has until be is decided by the court any calls for salary negotiations are simply an attempt to distract and confuse the issue a former Baylor fraternity president spare jail time in a sexual assault. Case a McLennan county judge today approved a plea deal between prosecutors and Jacob Anderson Henderson receives a four hundred dollar fine three years probation, and we'll have to go to counseling he's accused of attacking and choking a woman in two thousand sixteen. The victim says she was devastated by the plea agreement and criticized the prosecutor for not being in court for the decision. A Brennan woman being celebrated today for donating one hundred gallons of blood over the past thirty years sixty eight year old candy arth says she started donating blood in nineteen eighty-seven. And makes it a point to stop by the Gulf Coast regional blood center. Cyprus every Monday after her bible study training. I consider it part of my response. Ability as a child of God to give back. What has been given to me? I've been given good health. And so therefore, I think I'm serving the Lord when I donate blood and serving others are one hundred gallons of blood donated comes out to eight hundred total donations KTAR, h news time. Ten three to California nuns are accused of stealing hundreds of thousands of dollars from a school, the two longtime nuns Sister, Mary Margaret, Krueger insister Lanna Chiang accused of embezzling half a million dollars in tuition fees and donations to Saint James Catholic school parisioners. Tim Kelly are shocked. That's a lot of money to know what they did with the money. In fact, we know what they're accused of doing with Ed Miliband Lee spending the money on personal traveling gambling at casinos. The archdiocese Savell A is now considering pursuing a criminal case. Alex stone, ABC news, Los Angeles. The Texans will try to start a new winning streak when they traveled a New Jersey to take on the jets this Saturday head coach Bill O'Brien says he's still pleased with where the team is at despite. Sunday's loss. There's a lot of football left. Again. We have a very good locker room. We got guys that are gonna show back to work here. Get ready to go. We got a tough game on the road on the east. Coast knows could probably not gonna be great weather. All those.
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"To help after he verbally abused two young women one wearing a he jeff christian is charged with aggravated murder and other counts more than a decade after bill cosby invited of college basketball manager to his home to discuss her career the seventy nine year old comedian goes on trial monday in a sexual assault case that is sure to define his legacy cosby's image as a father and family man screen an op helped fuel his extraordinary fifty year career in entertainment a deposition unsealed in two thousand fifteen revealed an unsavoury private life marked by a long history of sexual liaisons with young women dozens came forward to say that he had drugged and assaulted them the trial invoke cbs just one of those complaints andrea constand fortyfour of the toronto area we'll take the stand in suburban philadelphia this week and tell her story in public for the first time but gumri county judge steven o'neill hopes to keep the media frenzy from influencing the case as it did at the oj simpson murder trial the cameras that dominated simpson's trial aren't allowed in pennsylvania courtrooms like the simpson case the jury will be sequestered constand filed a police complaint in two thousand five over the night a year earlier when she says cosby drug and molested her at his estate near philadelphia caused the and his agents offered constand money for school when her mother kiana called to confront him in january of two thousand six he said you're politi is enough cosby later said in a deposition there's nothing you can do constanze complaint was referred to the gumri county pennsylvania where the district attorney found the case to be too weak to prosecute khan said instead sued cosby for sexual battery thirteen women signed on to support her lawsuit saying caused the also had molested them but cosby avoided a trial after giving four days of deposition testimony by negotiating a the dental settlement with constand in two thousand six the issue died down until two thousand fourteen when comedian hannibal veress called cosby out as a rapist leading dozens of new accusers to come forward months later a federal judge granted a motion to unsealed parts of his deposition in one.