Last Wednesday, attorneys representing Collin County were back in a North Texas courtroom for a hearing regarding the propriety of the legal fees requested by the attorneys pro tem in the prosecution of Attorney General Ken Paxton.read more
This week the Texas Commission on Jail Standards visited Collin County to conduct the annual surprise inspection of the Collin County jail. Inspectors spent the week examining every area and every system in the detention facility, judging the county against the state’s requirements.
I’m very pleased to announce that our Collin County jail passed state inspection for the 30th consecutive year!
Have you ever wondered, “What does my county government actually do?” You’re not alone. Even some of our city government officials struggle sometimes to understand all that county government does.read more
I’m writing you today from Austin, where I’m waiting to testify on your behalf in support of Senate Bill 2 and property tax reform. The House Ways and Means committee is in recess currently, as the members are in session on the House floor. I’ve already registered my support for the bill, and I’ve included my planned testimony below.read more
With the encouragement of hundreds of dear friends and Collin County neighbors who have already pledged their support, I am excited to announce today that I am exploring a run for Collin County Judge in 2018.read more
Several weeks ago, I wrote about two legal disputes between Collin County and the City of McKinney, related to personal liberty and private property rights.read more
State law does not allow the commissioners court to cast votes based upon our whether we think the fees are reasonable or not. The discretion to determine reasonableness belongs to the Board of District Judges. Our authority and our responsibility is simply to ensure that the expenses presented to the county by the presiding judge follow the rules, and that the rules follow state law – in essence, to ensure that they are “not inconsistent with law.”read more