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Comment from: MrNoName [Visitor] Email
Great article! Thanks for the info. As a life-long Republican, I can't understand why the party leaders didn't pressure her to step down.

Personally, I wanted her found guilty so she would be forced out, but didn't think she should serve jail time. Now, as she continues to put on this show of smug invincibility, I think she does deserve jail time.
07/21/11 @ 00:51
Comment from: PEEVED [Visitor] Email
Really?? Where are our leaders not putting 2 and 2 together?? These are the same Commissioners that are proposing to cut more than a dozen employees of the Constable's offices under an assumed savings. ???? The same Commissioners that label the laying off of those long-time employees as insignificant?!? The hiring, firing, re-assigning, etc. of any personnel in this County, at some point, goes across their desks and requires their approval. How is it that they continue to approve and allow this to go on with the obvious arrogance and, most importantly, audit issues, pending indictments and charges yet propose to cut GOOD employees from the Constable's offices with false hope to the tax payers of assumed savings that amounts to mere pennies per household?? It's no secret that politics in this County have a definition of their own. One that differs from that of the book of Webster... But, proposing to cut employees from offices that have clean audits with NO red marks while supporting and allowing the crookeds to vacation at the slots?! REDICULOUSLY BRILLIANT!!
07/21/11 @ 11:00
Comment from: DALLAS ATTORNEY [Visitor]
PLEASE CHECK with the COLLIN COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE... It appears that MR. HARDIN turned in the bond money and influenced A PUBLIC ELECTED OFFICIAL ,SHERIFF BOX to OK EXECUTING A WARRANT without HIS OLD FRIEND HANNAH KUNKLE ever TURNING HERSELF INTO JAIL TO BE HANDCUFFED,FINGERPRINTED ,GO THRU BOOKING NOR SIT IN THE HOLDING CELL FOR HOURS UNTIL HER PAPERWORK WAS PROCESSED..... HANNAH KUNKLE still thinks she is ABOVE THE LAW and it IS beneath her to experience THE COLLIN COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY. BILL, check with the PUBLIC INFORMATION OFFICER for COLLIN COUNTY on exactly how this is possible... CRIMINAL LESS BOOKING. Where are HANNAH KUNKLE'S FINGERPRINTS AND MUGSHOT... what happens if she flees the STATE...?
07/24/11 @ 21:18
Comment from: LAT [Visitor] Email
OK LETS GET THIS STRAIGHT....THESE LADIES ARE IN TROUBLE FOR SOMETHING THAT HAS BEEN DONE AT THE COURTHOUSE FOREVER? HOW ABOUT A DISTRICT JUDGE SOLICITING MONEY IN THE HALLS OF THE COURTHOUSE FOR HIS CAMPAIGN? HOW ABOUT A COMMISSIONER ASKING THE FORMER CLERK FOR HELP FROM HER CLERKS DURING HIS ELECTION ON ELECTION DAY? IT SEEMS TO ME THAT THE FORMER CLERK POLITICKED HER 24 YEARS IN OFFICE. WHEN YOU KEEP YOUR EMPLOYEES HAPPY BY GIVING THE SHOPPING DAYS, FAIR DAYS, BIRTHDAYS, EXTRA HOLIDAYS DOESN'T IT CAUSE A RIPPLE EFFECT THAT MEANS REELECTION? AS A FORMER EMPLOYEE OF THE DC OFFICE AND A CURRENT EMPLOYEE AT THE COURTHOUSE I CAN TELL YOU MANY MANY THINGS! WHY IS THIS VEGAS TRIP SO SPECIAL? THIS CONFERENCE IS HELD EVERY YEAR AND THEY ATTEND IT. WHY NOT ASK FOR TRAVEL EXPENSES FOR A DISTRICT COURT COORDINATOR WHO NEVER ATTENDS THE CLASSES, TAKES HER SISTER ALONG, TAKES HER TO THE FUNCTIONS AND DOESNT MAKE HER PAY? IS THAT FAIR? HOW COULD THE MORALE NOT BE LOW? THE INFORMANTS WERE EAGER TO RECEIVE ALL OF THE BENEFITS OF HANNAH YET THEY FELT COMPELLED GIVING TIME OFF WASN'T RIGHT? YET THEY RECEIVED IT? THEY HELPED PLAN FUNDRAISERS, ONE OF THEM ROSE TO THE TOP OF THE LADDER FASTER THAN ANY OTHER EMPLOYEE IN THE CLERKS OFFICE. PATRICIA HAS GONE TO BAT FOR THESE CLERKS MANY MANY TIMES AGAINST THE KUNKLE ERA. SHE FOUGHT FOR MORE MONEY FOR ONE OF THE INFORMANTS YEAR AFTER YEAR IN BUDGET, SHE WENT TO ONE OF THE INFORMANTS HOUSE MANY YEARS AGO TO HELP HER MOTHER UNDERSTAND THAT SHE WAS A VICTIM OF ABUSE. THAT SHE SHOULDNT BE ASKING HER DAUGHTER WHAT DID YOU DO TO DESERVE IT?! THESE INFORMANTS HAVE CAUSED THE ILL WILL AND LOW MORALE. I WOULD HATE TO WORK IN THAT OFFICE NOW KNOWING THAT ONE OF THE INFORMANTS IS A FAMILY MEMBER OF ONE OF THE ACCUSED AND HAS CUT HER THROAT; WOULD HATE THAT KNOWING ONE OF THE INFORMANTS WAS REALLY GOOD FRIENDS OF ONE OF THE ACCUSED AND WENT ON A TRIP WITH HER. CAN'T YOU ALL SEE THIS IS ALL POLITICALLY MOTIVATED. ON MORE THAN ONE OCCASION I OVERHEAD A CERTAIN INFORMANT SAY A JUDGE WAS GOING TO COACH THEM TO BRING THE DC OFFICE DOWN. WHY? WHAT HAVE THEY EVER DONE TO YOU? THIS IS ALL A BIG JOKE. HAS THE NEW DA AND CURRENT COUNTY JUDGE FORGOTTEN WHILE THE CLERKS WERE TAKING THEIR OWN TIME OFF HELPING INTHE CAMPAIGN THAT THEY WERE ALSO HANDING STUFF OUT FOR THEM? SO WOULDNT YOU SAY THAT IS WRONG TOO? SO MUCH INFORMATION I JUST DON'T KNOW WHAT TO DO WITH IT ALL! KEEP FIGHTING LADIES, I FOR ONE FEEL YOU HAVE SET AN EXCELLENT EXAMPLE BY SHOWING UP FOR WORK EVERYDAY IN SUCH HORRIBLE CONDITIONS. GOD BLESS YOU!
07/25/11 @ 10:58
Comment from: INFORMANT ASSISTANCE [Visitor]
LAT,,,Please contact TEXAS RANGER DAVIS. He will know how to handle ALL the information that you provide. ALSO, please pick up some INMATE HANDBOOKS so that you 'all will be familiar with the INMATE RULES in the COLLIN COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY. IGNORANCE of the RULES OR LAWS is not a defense in the COURTROOM OR COLLIN COUNTY DETENTION FACILITY. Start studying THE INMATE HANDBOOK or you will end up in a yellow jumpsuit on lockdown for 23 hours. EVEN IN JAIL there are RULES OF CONDUCT. WHY don't COUNTY EMPLOYEES understand THE rules AND laws in COLLIN COUNTY ,TEXAS?
07/25/11 @ 13:24
Comment from: Baffled [Visitor] Email
LAT, you are the perfect example of "water seeking its own level". Good Grief!!!
07/25/11 @ 14:14
Comment from: Harvey Tepfer [Visitor] Email · http://yahoo.com
It was obvious during the election that the Republican Party (my party) was boosting the straight party ticket. Press a single button in the election booth and all the party faithful get elected, deserving or not. Now the party won't pressure Crigger to step down?!?! It's enough to make one become an Independent.
07/25/11 @ 14:15
Comment from: RD [Visitor] Email
Harvey,

I realized that some time ago and that is the reason I'm Independent. If you will look at some of the leaders in Commissioner's Court you will see that they are not exactly Republican. Some have a strong tendency to lean toward Libertarian. For the past several elections, you could run anyone (maybe even a loon) as Republican and he/she would win.

Thanks.
07/25/11 @ 16:30
Comment from: bev5 [Member] Email
I'm new to the Collin County Observer, but have fast become your #1 fan. Thank you, Bill, for all you do.

As Rush Limbaugh keeps me sane on a national front, you are out there for me locally, and I appreciate it.

Thank you!


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The Observer freaks out:

Yikes!!!

Bill
07/26/11 @ 18:36
Comment from: COLLIN COUNTY CORRUPTION [Visitor]
MOST COLLIN COUNTY EMPLOYEES are unfit for any employment outside of COLLIN COUNTY. THEY ALL KNOW this is all they have and I fully expect the CORRUPTION TO CONTINUE FOREVER.. WHAT ELSE DO YOU EXPECT liars and cheats to do?


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The Observer comments:

I'm going to disagree with you on that. I have great faith in our fine deputies and employees. In fact, the great majority of our elected officials are honest and who care about their county.

There has been corruption. It is the responsibility of the voters to keep their politicians on the narrow path. Sadly, we have a few corrupt - and they are those whom we elected, so now the legal process has to clean up after for the voters' inattention.

An honest politician is one who is watched closely, one who is held responsible for his actions, who operates in an open, transparent manner. I remember the old Pogo cartoon, when Pogo said, "We are the enemy, and he is us."

Bill
07/26/11 @ 18:46
Comment from: CRIME WATCH CAPTAIN [Visitor]
SHARON EASELY and JUDGE HENDERSON FOUNDED the COLLIN COUNTY BENCH BAR FOUNDATION run out of the LAW OFFICE of EASLEY AND MARQUIS . THIS is the day JUSTICE FOR ALL in COLLIN COUNTY >>E N D E D . THE ELABORATE SCHEME to MONOPOLIZE THE LUCRATIVE LEGAL business in COLLIN COUNTY was ORGANIZED by the judges and collin county attorneys. The entire scheme was to make difficult any legal business for any attorney outside of the COLLIN COUNTY BENCH BAR FOUNDATION. THE COLLIN COUNTY JUDGES and CLERKS and COURT COORDINATORS are all part of this organized crime activity. Bill, JUST ask any DALLAS BAR ATTORNEY Why they NO LONGER take cases in COLLIN COUNTY ? I agree with the previous post.. THE MAJORITY OF COLLIN COUNTY EMPLOYEES are overpaid for their level of education and experience.
07/27/11 @ 11:34
Comment from: Eric Blair [Visitor] Email
Many new faces in District Clerks Office and may old faces gone. I wonder how many got "mini" golden parachutes when they left. See below from TexasWatchDog.org

"Five departing city of Denton employees were paid a total of $200,000 by the city in exchange for their promises not to sue or criticize the city and not to discuss the severance agreements publicly, the Denton Record-Chronicle reports."

07/27/11 @ 14:50
Comment from: Collin County Citizen [Visitor] Email
Bill = Rush Limbaugh? I know you may now know Bill well, bev5, but we kinda like having Bill around. Saying things like that may well cause him to have a heart attack!

Bill... I don't think you're like Rush Limbaugh :)
07/27/11 @ 15:49

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