Hundreds of employees will get pay raises next month if county commissioners approve a budget adjustment of almost $5 million, which they plan to cover by dipping into reserve funds.

John Wayne Ferguson: 409-683-5226; or on Twitter @johnwferguson.


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I am happy to see county employees; who work in the trenches daily to help citizens with any problem or question we may have; to be given back the money that was cut from their positions several years ago by this same commission. I’m just sorry that it has taken so long to be partially reinstated. As we witness on the news daily, politics is a nasty business especially when people’s livelihoods are at stake. Our county employees could’ve used the $168,000.00 in their pockets instead of it being paid to the frivolous “study” done by the management group on whether or not employees should be brought back up to standard. It’s not rocket science.

Kim Etheridge

Terrible budget management by the Commissioners. Raising salaries is NOT the purpose of Rainy Day funds. Rainy Day funds are for unexpected expenses like disaster recovery.

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