I am writing in response to Mr. Mattis’ letter of August 25. I have a few questions. Before starting on any of these projects, did you ask any of the citizenry if we wanted them? Did you ask if we, the citizens, wanted to live in a city instead of a town? Have you considered all the ramifications of the planned rapid growth?Read more
Voting by mail should replace voting at the polls in its entirety. The two institutions that can definitely be trusted is the County Board of Elections and the United States Postal Service. The money saved by eliminating the need for poll workers could be used to offer free postage on the envelopes used to vote by mail. The person voting would also have more time to consider what they are voting for and would not be confined to the hours of the polling place. It would also prevent unwanted entry to schools and churches from anyone trying to harm someone. In addition, the voter would not be harassed by someone trying to place unsolicited campaign literature into their hand. The additional revenue would boost the Postal Service and perhaps keep it afloat until we as a country are able to vote online.Read more
On July 27, 2020, the Bastrop County Commissioner’s Court issued a Resolution and Order regarding relocation of confederate monuments from the courthouse lawn.Read more
This has been a long, hot summer, especially when everyone is having to face all of the problems that have developed because of COVID- 19. It has been a sad time, a frightening time and a time in which we must simply rely on our basic instincts when we are making decisions. It has also been a phase that has shown how much we humans are capable of; how innovative we are, how strong we are and just how sturdy we can be.Read more
August 16, 1920 is an important date in American history. After years of struggle, voting became a reality for women with the ratification of the 19th Amendment to the U.S. Constitution: The right of citizens of the United States to vote shall not be denied or abridged by the United States or by any State on account of sex.Read more
I have tried to fill out the (Bastrop County internet) survey three times, and my AT&T internet connection keeps dropping off and I have to start all over again.
This is also the third time I tried to fill out this email.Read more