(Editor’s Note: Bill Baumbach of the Collin County Observer website has been invited to be an occasional contributor to FrontBurner.)
At this week’s Collin County Commissioners Court meeting, during the presentation of employee awards, district clerk Hannah Kunkle presented a 15-year pin to her deputy Amy Mathis. Ms. Mathis is under felony indictment for racketeering and theft by a public servant.
I am astounded at the attitude of Hannah Kunkle and the Commissioners Court. The indictment of Ms. Mathis, Patricia Crigger, and four other deputy clerks has brought shame to our courthouse. All these indicted ladies are still supervising workers in the District Clerk’s office – acting as if nothing is wrong.
Instead of putting these ladies, who a Grand Jury has charged with the commission of multiple felonies and are out of jail on bonds, out of sight, the county gives one of them an award. Wow!
If this is how we want to run our courthouse, perhaps the Texas Rangers need to put the Collin County courthouse on a monthly raid schedule.