Letters To The Editor


Flowers tromped on at park

Dear Editor,

I spent this past Saturday, Dec. 5, at Levine Park, sitting in my camping chair enjoying my grandkids enjoying our annual Fantasy of Lights activities, food and music at the park. I was sitting close to the meticulously maintained flower beds just east of the pavilion, soaking up the sun and enjoying the beautiful weather. As the day wore on though, I caught myself chastising more and more kids for tromping right through those flower beds with no regard for the volunteers who maintain them, and wondering who or what raised this group of young idiots with no manners, no sense of courtesy, and absolutely no respect for the volunteer work done by others.

Around 4 p.m. though, I got the shock of my life and all of a sudden the day made a little bit of sense. A person (not a young one) wearing a “STAFF” T-shirt, did the same thing, walked right across the flower beds and I almost fell over! I won’t bother to name the individual, but she knows who she is, and I sure hope the shortcut was worth it! I guess I need to apologize to the young people I was chastising, they were only following the example of their elders, who surely do know better, do have manners and truly DO respect the work that volunteers do for our city!

Forrest Gump was absolutely correct: “Life is like a box of chocolates…”


Daniel R. Cano

Thanks for sponsoring trophy

Dear Editor,

Thank you for sponsoring the reserve champion AOB halter heifer trophy. I’ve had lots of fun and learned an enormous amount. During the fair, my heifer and I were champion showman. In the poultry show my pen of broilers placed 22nd and I was also champion showman. I had a great year and appreciate your generosity. Thanks again for supporting the youth of Austin County.

Thank you,

Gabriel Janish


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