I am saddened by the short-sightedness of the voters who voted no in the San Saba bond election that would have provided funds to build a new elementary school.
Are times tough? No doubt. But, in tough times, it is best to be in control and proactive. We had the opportunity to be in control of our school facilities and finances by saving 3 million dollars using zero interest bonds. Our elementary school is in grave condition and we have received numerous safety reports that show that from the Region XV Service Center. It is just a matter of time before the elementary school is condemned. We need to correct the problem ourselves using the zero interest bonds now instead of being forced by some government agency at a higher cost later.
There is very high cost involved in 'patching' our elementary school together, repairing the old buildings. It cost a lot more than it should to heat and cool these old buildings. An old vehicle that keeps breaking down, requiring constant repair, guzzling a lot of gas and leaving you in unsafe situations is not a good investment. A better choice, even though it may involve a car payment is a new vehicle. The cost you save in repairs, gas and peace of mind outweigh the payments. We are facing the same options with our elementary school.
Property owners over the age of 65 would not even be affected by the bond, because their tax rate is frozen. Why wouldn't you want to make a sound financial decision that would benefit our children and our community?
If you no voters truly don't care about our youngest children being sent to an unsafe learning environment every day, maybe a look at the bottom line and dollars and sense may speak more loudly to you.
San Saba TX
Since this is the first year ever I have not been able to attend the baseball playoff games, and since I have a vested interest in San Saba's Athletic program, I would like to thank some of the people that have made it possible for me to stay in touch.
First and foremost thanks to the people of San Saba for supporting the athletes. Thanks, also, to the San Saba News and Star, Coach Mathis, and Jackie Dyer and Donna Shahan for the excellent reporting, pictures and publishing. I am finishing up a Notebook for Ryan. And a Special thanks to the announcer and people involved in having the games on the radio internet. I love hearing the play by play and am able to do a little 'sideline' coaching to my computer (sansabaradio.com).
And another special thanks to all the teams and coaches! You have been great! All the coaches wives and families deserve a big thanks.
Another successful year. Happy Birthday to Coach Pannell on the 29th.
San Marcos, TX
I would like to take this opportunity to thank everyone who took time to vote in our recent elections. Regardless of who you voted for or which way you voted on the issues being proposed, I salute your effort and willingness to get involved. Thank you!
San Saba, TX