Did the Commissioners Court publish their intent to raise their salaries in a local newspaper of general circulation? Because according to the Texas Local Government Code:
Sec. 152.013. PROCEDURE FOR SETTING AMOUNTS FOR ELECTED OFFICERS. (a) Each year the commissioners court shall set the salary, expenses, and other allowances of elected county or precinct officers. The commissioners court shall set the items at a regular meeting of the court during the regular budget hearing and adoption proceedings.
(b) Before the 10th day before the date of the meeting, the commissioners court must publish in a newspaper of general circulation in the county a notice of:
(1) any salaries, expenses, or allowances that are proposed to be increased; and
(2) the amount of the proposed increases.
(c) Before filing the annual budget with the county clerk, the commissioners court shall give written notice to each elected county and precinct officer of the officer’s salary and personal expenses to be included in the budget.
I expect they did, right? Except that the County Judge’s good friend, in his Lion Star blog, only mentioned that they included it in the agenda.
Did anyone notice?