I do believe it is autumn! At least it is close. The nights are
a little cooler and the days pleasurable for the kids at play. There is some confusion in the plant world. The spring wildflowers are blooming in my pasture, and the grass needs cutting. I believe I can live with that if it means rain!
I attended the city council meeting last week. Mayor McKinnerney was away at a family funeral. Thomas Lee Alston presided over the meeting. It was a good meeting but public attendance was a little low. The warning siren has been repaired and the council voted to have regular tests of the system. So on the first Monday of the month you should hear the siren go off around 7:00 p.m.
Some time was spent discussing the dangerous dog and chaining laws in Texas. This summer many of us saw the notice in the paper outlining the laws. Candi Lewis was going to do more research on this, and report to
the council next month.
The new laws are made to prevent dogs being chained up all day. They are supposed to be off the chain from 10:00 p.m. until 6:00 a.m. I don’t know how this affects the citizens in this community. I know we have several families who have Pit Bull pets, but I’m not sure if they are chained or free.
Many communities have banned dangerous breeds. The city council will be having public meetings once they determine the path they are going to take. The council hopes to have an ordinance in place before the end of the year.
I spent some time on a rescue website looking at rescued dogs up for adoption. As much as I love the beautiful eyes of the Pit Bull, I doubt that I would adopt one for fear they might harm one of my grandchildren. It’s a shame that humans have made killers out of such beautiful animals. We were also told that San Saba reported a case of rabies so we need to be on the alert for wild and tame animals acting strangely.
For folks who have wondered, they are working on the potholes that have developed due to our wonderful rains. Call the council if you have one that needs to be repaired.
We were all saddened to hear that Harold Brand passed away at Pontotoc last weekend. He suffered from Parkinson’s. Our prayers go to his family. The funeral will be in Conroe on Thursday.
Elisa Draper is trying to gain strength for her gallbladder
surgery. Gary says she is doing a little better. George Martinez had cataract surgery last week and is doing well. Many others are under the weather and need our prayers. Our government leaders and the President need our prayers as they battle over this healthcare plan. It’s hard to feel positive when so much negative news is coming out of Washington.
November is not far away. I’m sure we are all seeing the tax
notices that are being published by different cities in our area. All are asking the taxpayers NOT roll back the tax rate but keep it at last year’s rate. That will be on the ballot this November. If you have not registered to vote please do so quickly, as time is running short for registration.
The Coyotes won last Friday. I didn’t go to the game, but I did
go to the Thursday game here. I miss my cousin Ruth. You could count on her to cheer the team on to victory. Maybe it’s because it is just a Junior High team, but we don’t seem to be giving these kids much encouragement. Win or lose they are still our super Coyotes! We have the best fans as far as I’m concerned. We just need to get a little more vocal.
Community activities include Christmas musical practice on
Wednesdays at 6:30 p.m. Quilting and Bible study is Wednesday at 4:00 p.m.
If you missed the 3rd Sunday luncheon I’m sorry. The chicken was just delicious. Thank you to Arlene Stratton and her volunteers; which reminds me. We have three wonderful churches in town. Each one has unique worshipers who love their community. Why not try one out next Sunday. I’m sure you will be welcomed by the folks who attend. I hope everyone has a blessed week. Please pray for our country, our President and our precious troops. The holiday season is approaching quickly, and this will be a stressful time for those who are away fighting. Take care and pass a smile on to your neighbor.