Stroh appointed District Clerk

By BILL BAUMBACH
Collin County Observer

The District Judges in Collin County have appointed attorney Andrea Stroh as District Clerk to serve until the November 2012 election.

Stroh told us that she hope she can bring the office a “fresh perspective”, with no ties to any members in that office and courthouse.

 Stroh said she hope she could, “elevate the office of District Clerk,” by being dedicated, “through time to restore the citizens’ faith in their department and the elections”.

 She will file for candidacy, in the GOP primary, for the remainder of the term ending in 2014.

Interim District Clerk Judy Blazier had already made plans to retire at the end of this month. She told the Collin County Observer that she had absolutely no desire to be the District Clerk, but that she would keep the office operating until the judges choose a replacement.

Read more at http://www.baumbach.org/b2evolution/blogs/index.php/2011/12/09/board_of_district_judges_appoint_a_distr

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Tyson Chandler to Knicks; Lamar Odom to Mavs

ESPN is reporting that the ink on the four-year contract isn’t dry yet, but free-agent center Tyson Chandler confirmed that he will sign with the New York Knicks instead of returning to play for the Dallas Mavericks.

The New York Times reported that Chandler’s deal with the Knicks is expected to be in the range of $58 million for four seasons.

“In this situation, signing back with the Mavs, it just didn’t make business sense,” said Chandler, who averaged 10.1 points and 9.4 rebounds and finished third in Defensive Player of the Year voting. “Business is business. Sometimes we get upset by it, but in this business, we can’t take it personal.”

The Mavericks picked up Lamar Odom from the LA Lakers as a replacement.

Letter: Jaynes decides not to run for state office

Dear Friends,

After much discussion and much, much thought my family and I have decided that now is not the right time for me to be a candidate for the legislature. To those of you who offered your support, we are truly appreciative. This was a grueling decision, and I apologize for making this announcement at this late date.

Best,
Joe

Attorney Joe Jaynes is a former county commissioner.

Melissa bus to playoff, toy drive, open house

The Melissa Booster Club has secured two chartered buses for fans who would like to attend the State Semifinal football playoff game in Sweetwater on Friday, Dec. 9. The cost to ride the bus is $30 per person and seats will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis. The buses will leave promptly at 1 p.m. from the Melissa High School parking lot on Friday. Seats may purchased at the Melissa High School office during normal business hours.

The Melissa Education Foundation will host an open house on from 6 to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13 in the red building at 1904 Cooper Street. The event is intended to share information about the many ways that the foundation supports Melissa ISD students. Refreshments will be provided and attendees who would also like to support the Melissa Toy Drive may bring new, unwrapped toys to the event for collection and distribution.

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