Salary protest pays off for 3 county officials - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock


Salary protest pays off for 3 county officials

LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Three county officials will get a pay raise after all, not because the County Commissioners budgeted for it, but because a grievance panel thought it was the right thing to do.

Lubbock County Constables Carroll Thomas, Ronnie Vasquez and Joe Pinson asked for a yearly salary of $45,000, which is nearly a $10,000 increase.

The grievance panel approved a raise of just more than $4,500.  So now, the constables' salaries will jump to a little more than $40,000.  More protests by other officials are on tap for next week.

©2009 KCBD NewsChannel 11. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed. For Your Cell Phone

Get the latest news, weather, sports and more on your mobile phone or PDA with

Powered by Frankly