Re: J.C. Copelands letter of 9 June. I have no idea how many will respond to the letter through the paper; but plenty of verbal response I have heard from residents!
J.C.’s letter says a lot, and sadly so. I suspected that he wasn’t getting a lot of co-operation for the very reasons he cited. My husband nagged him about the lot next door, and nothing was done. So to a degree, it was seen as J.C.’s fault, that he wasn’t doing his job. He was hitting a brick wall.
But my main concern is this: the people who were cited to clean up their mess. Do they have so little concern, self-worth and a lot disdain for this small city that they prefer the junk rather than what could be a showcase for Texas? Do they have so much disrespect for their fellow citizens that they snub their noses at all of us? Do those in charge have such disregard for the citizens that they do not want to hurt the feelings of the offenders who refuse to obey the summons’ and therefore not enforce the law?
There are homes owned and lived in by elderly people who can no longer care for their yards, and possibly cannot afford help. This being the volunteer town that it is (and I am always bragging about), these people could use help.
But for the business people who have an unsightly mess and who can help themselves, it is disgraceful and you should be ashamed.
In closing, is this really what we want to relay to the 48 wonderful graduates and those winning scholarships? What a bad example.