The past week has been very busy around town with the build up and community involvement for a very hard fought football game, with some of the first Christmas parties of this season, and with the continued changes in the weather and all the complications of winter cold coming. Our city crews are continuing to pick up leaves around town and are making a very systematic route throughout the neighborhoods. If they have not been by your house yet, just be patient and they should be there in the next few days. If they have already been by and you have more leaf piles to be picked up, then just be patient and the crew will be back by in the next couple of weeks. If you have bagged your leaves and would like us to pick them up, leave them by the curb and call the city office and we will schedule to come pick them up next Wednesday.
If you live or drive on the north side of town, you may have noticed the construction crews working to bore under the highway at the S-curve for the last stages of the water main project. We should have the connections to the previous water mains in that area completed within the next week and be pressure testing the new lines so that we can put the new mains into service very soon. I hope that you have not been inconvenienced by this construction, but every improvement we make to the services provided by the city creates some problems as we work toward better service for everyone, and most of the problems are only short lived while the benefits continue for many years.
I hope you have had time to enjoy the lights around the businesses and the Courthouse this year, and the impressive light tree in Heritage Park. As you plan your holidays, and if you are purchasing gifts or decorations, I know that the local merchants would appreciate your checking to see if they can meet your needs. In this economy it is more important than ever to shop at home and support those businesses that are working to be a part of our community all year long, and all of those local businesses are grateful for you support at this time of year and every day. During this Christmas season, we are especially blessed to enjoy living in our rural hometown, and I hope you take a minute to share the joy and giving of this time with all of your family, friends and neighbors. Together we are a community of neighbors, and together we can continue to enjoy the best hometown in Texas.
Your friend and neighbor, Brent Hinckley