Houston Chronicle - Newcomer Shaw looks to deny Cagle another term as Precinct 4 commissioner

“I think it’s a matter of Commissioners Court not having very much oversight,” said Shaw, 52. “They conduct business in a way that may be adverse to the public interest, but because nobody’s watching and nobody’s checking up ... things go under the radar.”

Harris County’s five-person Commissioners Court sets the county’s tax rates and adopts its budget, oversees county courthouses and jails, and directs the construction and maintenance of roads, bridges and parks, among other duties... Read more here.