Saturday, February 25, 2017

The county judge goes to Austin

The new county judge goes to Austin

I've heard nothing but good things so far about Smith County Judge Nathaniel Moran.  Since he took the helm, things have at least stabilized after more than a year of disarray in county government.  At least the 2017 county budget was a start when it came to addressing infrastructure needs.  And we are not building more on to the Smith County Kremlin this year!  Most of all, he actually shows up to work instead of spending his time playing around on social media and attending every conference, committee meeting, and awards ceremony that catches his fancy.  So hey, I understand that being an effective local leader includes representing our interests in the legislature.  Nonetheless, I'm a little creeped out, because Moran's predecessor, Joel Baker, seemed to enjoy going to Austin just a little too much...and it got him into trouble!

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