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Sunday, May 25, 2008

Cameron County Auditor Selected, Commissioners to Consider Litigation Against Red River Corp.

Interim Cameron County Auditor Martha Galarza will remove the interim from her title upon County Commissioners’ approval of the district judges' appointment.

Commissioners’ Court will likely rubber stamp the appointment at Tuesday’s 5 p.m. regular meeting.

Galarza was named interim county auditor after former auditor Robert Almon was suspended in April and later resigned his post earlier this month.

Almon had replaced former auditor Mark Yates who was indicted in September for failing to comply with the competitive bidding process. He was cleared of all charges this year after voluntarily entering a pre-trial diversion program offered to first-time offenders of non-violent crimes.

In other business, the Court will consider county-wide solid waste and brush collection services. However, in executive session, the Court will discuss litigation against Red River Corp. for possible breach of the solid waste collection contract.


Anonymous Rio Grande V said...

Mrs. Zamora,

Would you happen to know if the County or rather the District Judges are forced to open the auditor position for the public to apply?

Also, that sure was quick to find a permanent replacement.

It may have been more fair to wait until January when the two new judges join the bench and can weigh in on the issue of county auditor.


Sunday, May 25, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Interim? They keep using that word; I don't think it means what they think it means. Around these here parts it seems to mean predetermined, future, inevitable, etc. We really need a South Texas dictionary.

Anyway, I wish Ms. Galarza luck. She's going to need it because, as it stands, County Auditor seems to mean interim employee suspended under investigation.

Patricia A.

Monday, May 26, 2008  
Blogger Melissa Zamora said...

She's going to need it because, as it stands, County Auditor seems to mean interim employee suspended under investigation.

No joke.

Monday, May 26, 2008  
Anonymous Rio Grande V said...


Is this a promotion or punishment?

You've heard of people scratching their way to the top, right? I bet people were cutting their nails so they could slide down to the bottom.

Being named permanent Cameron County Auditor is a jail sentence and trial without [insert your favorite or not so favorite defense lawyer].

Hope she likes the pay raise because she may need some of that money for Neto Gamez's law firm.

Wow, she may not want to play the lottery anytime soon.

Okay, I'll stop. I'm probably the only one laughing. Back to drinkin'.


Monday, May 26, 2008  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe the third times a charm. I do not know Mrs. Galarza. But, I wonder after all the problems with the last two auditors. Why the rush to hire from within.
Was the job actually posted and where? If she was the best qualified I would not have a problem. I just think to correct the problems within this agency it needs a fresh pair of outsider eyes with experience and the desire to correct the power hungry attitudes for the previous auditors.
I wish her well.

Wednesday, May 28, 2008  

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