Concerning the recent article in the San Saba News and Star under the title "Beveridge Bridge".
In reading this article one is led to believe that the Flinn-Moyer Co. of Weatherford was the primary reason for the existence of the Beveridge bridge and much attention was given to the Flinn family. While the article did give space to the word "restoration", the name of the designer and builder of the original Beveridge bridge, Captain John Beveridge, was never mentioned.
John F. Giles, III is the grandson of Captain John Beveridge and would like to point out some facts that should not be overlooked if you are to give an accurate account of the Beveridge Bridge. Capt. Beveridge has living descendants who still own and occupy the Beveridge ranch located outside the city of San Saba. It is difficult to imagine a documentary about the Beveridge Bridge that does not take into account all of the historical facts.
When we are next in San Saba we would be glad to fill you in on these facts, as well as Tim Florer of TXDOT.
Mr. & Mrs. John F. Giles
Open Letter to our Richland Springs Reporter.
You asked in your last article why we haven't had a bond election for our school. In past years we have not needed it.
We had a booster club that worked hard to raise money for our school. We sponsored a High School & Jr. High track meets. Also High School and Jr. High Basketball tournament. We also had a Rodeo Arena on our school grounds & sponsored a Rodeo & several play days. Most of the money from these activities went to our school & expenses weren't as much as now.
The Rodeo arena was torn down to make a practice field because can't practice on football field. Then track was torn out for same reason. Can't use gym either for basketball tournaments.
We may have to have a bond election. I don't know, but before that happens our School Board members need to take a hard look at finances, students, teachers & other personnel. And salaries need to be looked at. Glenn worked at 3M in Brownwood for 26 years & 3M never paid him for travel expenses. If he wanted to live in Richland Springs & work in Brownwood it was up to him.
The one thing that worries me the most is that our school & community has forgotten that giving our students a good education should come first. I think our school & our community has forgotten that.
You write a column for our community & school. I'm sorry but most of what you write about our school is very negative.
You moved here of your own free will & got a job at our school.
My Mom always told us that if you can't say something nice about someone, don't say anything at all.