Maybe she can become a Chron Bright in her spare time
WILL SOMEONE PLEASE HAND JOE HOLLEY A HANKY? He's overcome:
Afterward, the 60-year-old Democratic Precinct 2 commissioner professed not to know what's next. A public official since 1985, when she was appointed chief judge of Houston's municipal courts, she knows only that she'll be officially unemployed come Saturday.
"I'll have a significant, significant drop in income, so that means I'll be even more of a watchdog on my own pocketbook," she said during an interview in her ninth-floor office, the walls shorn of art and photographs. "All those years of watching the taxpayers' pocketbook, now it's time to watch my own."
Unemployed lawmakers tend to do okay for themselves. We're sure she'll land on her feet somewhere.
UPDATE: A constituent emails that he wishes Garcia had been a watchdog for HIS pocketbook during her years of public service.