There was a strange moment during Monday’s Galveston County Commissioners Court meeting.

County Commissioner Ken Clark asked Galveston County Sheriff Henry Trochesset about a spending item on the commissioners court’s agenda related to renewing an agreement for a company called CovertTrack.

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


(6) comments

Karen Sawyer

Commissioner Clark needs to worry about how someone can scam the county our 500K and get and IRS fine before he worries about $2000.00 line item from the Sherriff Dept.

Ray Taft

Concerning the NBA’s clash with China over free speech rights.

‘“We’re here to play basketball and not to offend anybody,” Fertitta told ESPN.’ Too little, too late? The Chinese government reacted to the clash by canceling business deals with the Rockets and pulling NBA games off television despite any contracts or agreements they may have had.

Meanwhile, Fertitta’s spokesperson deferred questions about the China issue to the NBA. However, the NBA has no problem with some NBA coaches frequently criticizing President Trump and the United States.

Both Republicans and Democrats throughout America criticized the NBA for retreating from its support of the protests. So where’s Fertitta and the NBA’s ‘no-politics-here’ stand, since there is agreement here in the U.S. between political parties. Fertitta and the NBA’s ‘here’ and their unwillingness to offend is apparently over there in China. Not here in America.

They don’t want to offend communism and China, but have no qualms about offending Americans and the United States. Why do business with China when they don’t care who they offend and agreements mean nothing to the communist Chinese government.

Bailey Jones

"CovertTrack sells tracking equipment to law enforcement agencies and provides a website that allows police, from a desktop computer or mobile device, to see where a GPS device is located."

Note to self - turn off GPS location on smart phone.

Miceal O'Laochdha

It would appear that twenty year old girls in Hong Kong have a lot more courage and integrity than Mr. Frittata and the NBA (both players and management). Wonder what Nike's public position on the Hong Kong demonstrations might be? Who will be the first to drop to their knee when the Chinese national anthem is played?

Christopher Smith

It is kind of hilarious that Fertitta tries to pass himself off as such a tough guy but in the blink of an eye he threw his employee - and the ideas of freedom and democracy - under the bus for the Chinese!


The word from China's state-owned broadcasting network sums it all up..."We believe that any speech that challenges national sovereignty and social stability is not within the scope of freedom of speech."

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