Tuesday, June 28, 2011

A Bit of a Rant

We're all due one every once in a while, so here goes. I was reading another periodical and it was a bunch of folks running down Crockett. The thread was full of comments like, "This town is going down the tubes", "This place is dead", "Crockett has nothing going for it", and on and on.

Well, that was enough for me to get a little defensive. After all, many of you are like me and do all you can to make this a great place to live and work. So, I thought I would list just a few of the positive things going on right here in our community-

  • We have a brand new vocational/technical college about to open to provide higher education opportunities right here in Crockett, Texas.

  • We have a huge highway improvement project going on on Loop 304 that will enhance traffic flow and make it a little safer for all of us when it's completed (I know, it's hard to be patient while it gets completed).

  • We are about to complete a brand new 3,000 square foot addition to the Crockett Civic Center that will provide much need conference/meeting rooms and additional storm shelter if and when the time comes. And thanks to the Crockett Garden Club, the landscaping in front of the Civic Center is looking great.

  • We have made numerous improvements to the Porth Ag Arena, such as new fans that help to cool the arena, as well as electrical upgrades that will help the concession stand to work smoother. And that's not to mention the awesome statue of Myrtis Dightman that was just unveiled that will help to bring tourists to our community.

  • There have been several homes sold recently in Crockett, which is always a good sign, and in case you haven't noticed, the natural gas activity in parts of Houston County have heated up again.

  • There are several new businesses about to relocate and or open right here in Crockett.
I guess it all boils down to how you want to look at things. You can choose to take a positive stance or a negative stance. Of course, there are always negative aspects to a community, and if you are looking for a perfect city, good luck finding it. In spite of things like the Crockett State School closing, let's stay positive and keep working together.

There, that should do it, thanks for allowing me to rant.

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