Charlene’s husband AND HIS TEAM only improved the jails. I can only imagine the pressure they faced.  The countless hours they worked, on and off the clock.

I say jails because how many times was Jack Harwell Detention Center cited for horrific conditions.  How soon after Major Armstrong and his team “retired” did a young man die while in the care of  the McLennan County Jail ‘System’? 

We know the McLennan County  Commissioner’s Court supported Major Armstrong’s efforts. http://www.motherjones.com/wp%2Dcontent/uploads/2019/09/RemedialOrder.May_.Harwell.pdf

Google is your best friend BUT, in case you are challenged with using the a computer like Par is, then you can easily obtain free training via he Heart of Texas Workforce Solutions Team.

Major Armstrong and his team honestly believed they were making changes not only for the betterment of McLennan County but also on a State and National level.  And indeed they were. Their programs received NATIONAL  accolades and those partnerships and the programs they created are still carrying on.

Major Armstrong and his team will always be able to tout the legacies of true sustainable community change.  He honestly supported his team, lead both Jails with respect and without fear.  His team actually respected all they came in contact with.  If you question that issue, please, please, please let Harry know and “he” will contact me and we can discuss further.

How many of you, REAL BONAFIDE Harry readers DO NOT HAVE A friend or family member (or more than one)  that has been arrested? Everybody knows SOMEBODY that has a past history of substance use or mental health challenges.  EVERYONE. And if by some random chance you can’t think of anyone, God Bless You. Bless Your Little Southern Heart.  It’s Probably You.

Bottom line: We have the wanna bes and the true change makers. Nobody said it better than President Theodore Roosevelt.

“It is not the critic who counts; not the man who points out how the strong man stumbles, or where the doer of deeds could have done them better. The credit belongs to the man who is actually in the arena, whose face is marred by dust and sweat and blood; who strives valiantly; who errs, who comes short again and again, because there is no effort without error and shortcoming; but who does actually strive to do the deeds; who knows great enthusiasms, the great devotions; who spends himself in a worthy cause; who at the best knows in the end the triumph of high achievement, and who at the worst, if he fails, at least fails while daring greatly, so that his place shall never be with those cold and timid souls who neither know victory nor defeat.”

Is Parnell really in the arena?  Has he ever been? I think not.

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