From HCN (FB Sun):
Five file in Missouri City for four open council seats
By DIANE TEZENO
The upcoming May election for four open city of Missouri City council seats has drawn the interest of several candidates, both incumbents and challengers.
According to the city secretary, as of 12 noon Feb. 16, five persons have filed as candidates for various city council seats.
In District A, Rodney Griffin, a local business owner, has filed for a second run for the District A council seat currently held by incumbent Eunice Reiter, who has held the seat since 1994.
The two faced off in the May 2007 city election in which Reiter won by a slim 3-vote margin of 277 to 274 votes.
During the election Griffin cited voting machine irregularities that resulted in his full name not being reflected on the ballot summary sheet.
Then Fort Bend County election administrator, J.R. Perez, called the problem a glitch in election machine equipment that caused long names to be truncated on the summary sheet page, but displayed in their entirety on the ballot.
In District B. incumbent Cynthia Lenton-Gary, the first African-American female to be elected to council, filed her intent to run for re-election around mid-day. At press time, Gary is unopposed, with three weeks remaining for candidates to file for the post.
Councilwoman Barbara Gibson, elected to council in May 2007, has filed for re-election and drawn a challenger for her current District C council seat.
Robin Elackatt, a member of the Missouri City Parks and Recreation board, filed as a candidate for the District C post around 9 a.m. on Feb. 16. . . (get the full piece at: http://hcnonline.com/articles/2009/02/17/fort_bend_sun/news/sws_-_mc_council_candidates_216.txt)
2009 FBISD Tax Hearing (On YouTube)
CLICK HERE FOR THE 2009 FBISD CONTROVERSIAL TAX HEARING (YES THEY ARE RAISING THEM AGAIN--see petition of over 500 district taxpayers asking for board accountability) --In case anyone missed it they raised the property tax rate again (4th time) in 2010 and more than likely will do so again in 2011 facing another projected 15-20 million dollar budget deficit, according to some media reports. ***NEW*** ..Petition TO STOP THE GSTC (Global Science Museum being planned at the district central office--near $30 million dollar project that superintendent Jenney is pushing): http://www.ipetitions.com/petition/stopthegcst/ (see update below on this apparently ending this project after 2 years)