By Patrick Kennedy
CDC Executive Director
When I give presentations I usually start off with a tale that happened a few years ago. I was in charge of a multi-county project that required me to attend various City Council and Commissioners Court meetings. This one particular county I noticed that the item was further down the agenda so I walked in while the meeting was already in progress.
When I arrived the Commissioner’s Court was in a contentious discussion with the Sheriff. It got so heated that the County Judge called for a brief recess. When the court resumed the Judge noticed my presence and called upon me. He said “Pat, can you be short?” I replied “Judge, I am short, but I can be brief.” After laughing, the Commissioner’s Court approved the item.