Editorial: Make sure our water keeps running
November 01, 2013, 7:29 am by
A sad fact of
Texas government is that some very important issues tend to be diminished when buried among state Constitutional amendments
Texas voters are expected to render wise judgment upon.
What do you know about whether Article IX of the Texas Constitution, relating to the creation of a hospital district in
County, ought to be repealed? Do they have one there? Do they want to get rid of it? Why do they want to do that?
Our vote on the Hidelgo question will be favorable – solely on the presumption that the people of
County decided it was something that needed to be done and pushed hard enough to get it on the ballot.
But other propositions deserve our full and serious attention. The single most important one on the list this month is Amendment No. 6, which will help finance priority water projects.
State Sen. T
roy Fraser, the Horseshoe Bay Republican who sponsored the proposition and steered it through the Legislature and to the polls, says it may be "the most important vote a person will make in their lifetime.” Had he qualified that by adding "on state policies,” he would have probably been absolutely correct.
In any case, Proposition 6 deserves a "YES” vote in BIG BOLD LETTERS.
While an ocean of water issues will still demand attention – including the stupid, inept and venal governance of the Lower Colorado River Authority (LCRA) for decade upon decade – Proposition 6 is a desperately needed start.
Few things are as important as ensuring that when you turn the faucet in your home, water comes running.
Remember this at the polls: Vote for Proposition 6.
Please vote NO on Prop. # 2.. I served on
that Board for 26 years.. It was a political
football.. our last meeting was March, 2003.
I had no idea this was even an issue..We
put doctors in rural areas and two of them are
practicing right now in the next county..
It is a good program, but just not one of
the present governors.. if they wanted to make the constitution smaller, WHY didn't
they put " It is against the law to spit on the
sidewalk in Texas " on the ballot.. As the
last survivor and Vice President (still) WHY
didn't someone contact me.. PLease read
my facebook-timeline..Billie Veach and
Vote NO on # 2.. SMEB
November 01, 2013, 5:20pm by Billie Veach
Just remember, when you set up a government slush fund, all the roaches and other vermin crowd out real needs and take over the pig trough. It's just setting up another pork barrel to feed the campaign contributors and lobbyists.
October 31, 2013, 8:33pm by Getitright