Letters – Readers share opinions on growth
Reader calls for responsible growth
To the Editor:
Caldwell County needs projects that are going to make a significant investment in real property or personal property such as a new facility, or an existing facility expansion and create jobs that enhance the quality of life.
Before bringing in new facilities, we should always ask, “
Is this going to make people want to move here?” That is planning!
The types of organizations should include those that meet one or more of the following:
1. Make significant capital investment in conjunction with job creation and/ or bring in significant revenue;
2. Provide innovative business acceleration and support functions; and
3. Have infrastructure requirements to attract people to Caldwell County.
We all want responsible growth for a better place to work and live.
Parents support LISD upgrades
To the Editor:
As longtime Lockhart residents whose children graduated from Lockhart schools, we support the district school bond proposal. A tour of the existing high school will show that it is woefully inadequate for 2014. Many of the classrooms, especially the science labs, do not meet even minimal state standards. If we want our children to succeed in this rapidly changing world, they need a first class high school with up to date facilities. The new plan would add a career and technology center, new science labs, a library media center and a performing arts center, all of which would give our students the opportunity to excel in school and in life.
Additionally, the Pre K-Fifth grade campuses are at capacity and the proposed elementary school is desperately needed. Central Texas is one of the fastest growing areas in the country and Lockhart will not escape that growth.
When compared with neighboring districts Lockhart’s tax rate is among the lowest and the tax increase on the average home would amount to less than one dollar a day.
By voting yes on this bond proposal, Lockhart citizens have the opportunity to do the right thing for our children, and ensure a better future for our community.
Larry and Mary Eisenberg