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Shawn Byars

Meeks has a long history of helping some on Commissioner's Court get elected (and stay elected) so it is no wonder they are rewarding her for that loyal service. Not long after Judge Henry was first elected in 2010 did it come to light that Meeks and her associate Gary Pearson (a lobbyist) had given the Judge gifts and questionable campaign donations. Shortly thereafter Meeks became the "servicing AFLAC agent" (her words, not mine) for Galveston county. Brazoria County was willing to release the financial records that were requested which showed a similar relationship in that county. Unfortunately Galveston County was not as willing to release the financial information as requested. It was also not surprising to see Commissioner Apffel absent considering she endorsed his runoff campaign and her own campaign debt was paid off in the same time frame. You would have to ask those two how that transaction transpired... you know, go be a real journalist!!!

Ron Shelby

Yep. The AFLAC incident absolutely happened right after new court was sworn in. In fact, at the time, there was a strong discussion about whether it violated current contracts that Galveston County had for employee benefits with another vendor. But in the end, AFLAC joined the benefit line up.

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