Paul Watkins Plans to Run for County Judge

RECEIVED Wed., Feb. 11, 2004

Dear Editor,
    Readers who weren't in Commissioners Court Feb. 3 missed Paul Watkins' announcement that he intends to run for Hays County judge when Jim Powers' term is up.
    The announcement was subtle. It came in the middle of Watkins' prolonged attack on Commissioner Susie Carter, who has been trying to stop Watkins' dense development called Heatherwood on East Gatlin Creek Road.
    Watkins accused Carter of grandstanding because, he said, she plans to run against him for county judge. I have no idea what Commissioner Carter's political plans are, but if you care about county government you will want to watch what Watkins is up to. If you want to turn Hays County over to the developers, he's your man.
Paula Renfro
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