Our county commissioners have reconstituted the county historical commission.
According to the county judge the action has nothing to do with the opinions of the ousted members but instead has to do with perceived violations of the Texas open meetings act.
Chapter 318 of the Texas local government code establishes the county commissioner’s authority to create a local county historical commission. It gives the county commissioners the responsibility of appointing at least seven residents of the county to the historical commission–in January of an odd numbered year.
The very fact that county commissioners appointed new members in February is a violation of the rules. Don’t look for the county commissioners to remove themselves for their own violation of Texas law.
Few of us believe what the county judge has said. The members were removed because of their attempt to interfere with the placement of the arena.
She claims that the members were removed because they may have violated the law while at the same time she violates chapter 318.
We deserve better