The rain seems to be over and the ground is starting to dry out, so we have rescheduled the Spring Clean-up and Free Dump for next week on Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Because of the heavy rains a couple of weeks ago during the previous scheduled time, the city had to cancel the Free Dump days, but they are now planned for May 6 – 8 with all of the previous times, rules and opportunities to clean up around town without extra costs. If you need full information please see the article elsewhere in this paper, or call the city office at 347-6449.
The other significant city activity going on for the next ten days is the elections for city and school board. There are not a lot of positions being contested, but if you want your elected officials to truly represent you and your ideas, now is the time to make your voice heard. There are races for Mayor, in which every registered voter in the city limits can vote, and for Commissioner District 3 and School Board Trustee for District 2 in which just the residents in those districts can vote. Early voting has already begun at the City offices and the School Administrative offices and will continue through May 4, and Election Day will be Saturday, May 8 with all races voting at the City offices. Again, there is more information in the notices in this paper or you can call the offices for specific information; but most importantly if you want representation from your elected officials please take a few moments to stop and vote.
Spring weather has now come and settled into the Hill Country, and the wildflowers are blooming throughout the county and there are many tourists coming to the area to enjoy the scenic beauty and colorful hillsides. Make our visitors feel welcome and at home so that they will have a great time in Mason, and take a few minutes for yourself to get out and enjoy the season as it surrounds us. If you have not already done so, and even if you have previously, now would also be a good time to sit down and write a letter to the PUC or to LCRA about your feelings about the possible Transmission Line routing through our county, to try and prevent outside people from making poor decisions that would destroy the scenery and historic heritage that we enjoy every day. It is not too late to make your concerns and viewpoints known, and if you need help or more information let me know and I will be sure you have the right addresses and opportunities to speak out. Together we are continuing to work to make Mason the very best hometown in Texas, and with our entire community joining to Clean up with the Free Dump Days and speak out by voting and then letting others know we want to preserve our county’s scenic treasure, we will continue to enjoy a wonderful place to live, to work and to call home.
Your friend and neighbor, Brent Hinckley