Horseshoe Bay Beacon
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Thursday, January 30, 2014 • Posted February 2, 2014
(Data taken from New York University School of Law) The word means to eliminate, expel, get rid of, or eradicate. That is why the states of Colorado, Florida, Mississippi, Louisiana, Georgia and Texas are so eagerly embracing the process. These so-called “witch hunts” that officials promised to help root out all that voter fraud are finding little evidence of a wide spread problem.
Thursday, January 9, 2014 • Posted January 9, 2014
I have been a “block captain” the past two and a half months during the city road improvement  project. During this time period I have worked very closely with the crew from Allen-Keller Construction Co. and Tim Foran with the City of Horseshoe Bay as well as many of my neighbors.
Thursday, October 17, 2013 • Posted October 20, 2013
Dear Editor, As Texans we are nearing the first ever election using the Voter ID law of 2011 which was held up by the Department of Justice until this year. Early voting begins on October 21, 2013 and will contain 9 statewide propositions.  The City of Horseshoe Bay will have an additional proposition pertaining to repair of city streets along with election of Mayor and one city council seat.  Sample Ballots can be found on the Llano County Election Administrator website. Many are confuse ...
Thursday, October 17, 2013 • Posted October 20, 2013
Dear Editor, What a wonderful group of volunteers we have here in the Texas Hill country. We would like to thank Camp Buckner and Todd Long for allowing the 4th Annual Native Plant Festival & Garden Tour “Bring Back the Monarchs to Texas” to move their festival to Camp Buckner. With the federal government shut down we were unable to use the Inks Dam National Fish Hatchery and forced to move the event.
Thursday, September 26, 2013 • Posted September 29, 2013
Dear Editor, Texas’ Attorney General (AG) Greg Abbott has been virtually absent on the subject of CSCOPE in recent months. However, he has seemed to ‘find’ his voice about CSCOPE as he strives to become the next governor of Texas. Candidate Abbott is quoted as recently saying “As governor, I will drive a stake through the heart of CSCOPE”, he said.
Thursday, September 19, 2013 • Posted September 20, 2013
Dear Editor: The following are my comments to the city council on Tuesday, September 17, 2013: I am here to speak about two items: 1) The city caused damage to the property of the HSB POA and others during the repaving of HSB Blvd. Even though I understand that none of the council members are attorneys, simple logic should tell the council that the city cannot damage the property of others and then claim the “others” should pay for the repairs because they own the damaged property.
Thursday, September 12, 2013 • Posted September 12, 2013
On November 5th one of the items on the ballot for Horseshoe Bay voters will be to approve renewal of a 1/4% sales tax dedicated entirely for the maintenance of city streets. Voters originally approved this tax by an overwhelming majority in 2009 and Texas State Statues require that it be renewed every four years.
Thursday, September 5, 2013 • Posted September 6, 2013
Dear Editor, Since my comments were misrepresented in the Beacon article August 29, I would like to set the record straight. My remarks were made following Stan Smith’s request for support and City attorney, Rex Baker’s response as noted. I stated the Horseshoe Bay Boulevard is only one of several challenges our community faces when there are three partners involved in the responsibility of maintaining our community.
Thursday, September 5, 2013 • Posted September 6, 2013
Dear Editor, Tuesday, March 27th, the Horseshoe Bay City Council met and after listening to an impassioned plea by POA president Stan Smith, The City Attorney declared the lighting of Horseshoe Bay Boulevard, to not be in the “Common good” of the residents, and the city would provide no funds to repair lighting on the Boulevard. Therefore, those HSB residents who view the lighting of the Boulevard as a matter of common good, safety, and visual enhancement of the HSB Boulevard and Entrance ...
Thursday, February 16, 2012 • Posted February 16, 2012
Dear Editor, Thank you so much for your recent article on me with the picture of my family. There is one error that needs to be pointed out: my website address is while the JPCampbell.LlanoCounty is my email address. Jerry Campbell for Llano County Commissioner, Precinct 1
Thursday, February 9, 2012 • Posted February 9, 2012
Dear Editor, This letter is to thank all those individuals and organizations who have donated to VETRIDES over the past four months, and continue to donate generously, even now. You all helped the VETRIDES through a tough time, and we were able to keep the program going, at reduced numbers because of your generosity. We have gotten a new grant for VETRIDES and are operating at full strength, so you veterans, spouses, and widows give us a call if you need a ride to the V ...
Thursday, February 9, 2012 • Posted February 9, 2012
Dear Editor, Our politicians, in their infinite wisdom, decided they had to help the Texas citizens combat all “that voters’ fraud that was going on in this State. Hence, we now have the Voters’ Right bill. As is so true with so many government laws, it is like a scorpion: a sharp sting at the end. After some investigation, and a few E-mails to Austin, it appears that the people who are intent on ‘being illegal” can continue to do so.
Thursday, January 26, 2012 • Posted January 26, 2012
Dear Editor, Over the last few weeks I have had the opportunity and joy of watching a department and community come together to support a member of our organization in need. As you are all aware, Capt. Richard Baum’s daughter, Kristi Smith, is awaiting a liver transplant and the family is overwhelmed with financial needs as this develops.
Thursday, January 26, 2012 • Posted January 26, 2012
Dear Editor, BEAUTY - It was a beautiful, peaceful and tranquil community when everyone bought their homes. It was so unique to walk thru the winding roads and paths and see little red foxes, roadrunners, possums, raccoons, and deer. (Especially when you had spent your last working years in a large city.) These wild creatures all had a place to hide their young and escape from predators. It once gave the homeowners a sense of pleasure to take a stroll through the commun ...
Thursday, January 12, 2012 • Posted January 12, 2012
Dear Editor: As the New Year begins, I am pleased to present – on behalf of the women of the Highland Lakes Service League – our 2011 Annual Report to the residents of the Highland Lakes communities. Specifically, I want to highlight the “line item” that I call our Volunteer Value. During the last eight months of 2011, the Service League’s 120-plus members contributed 6,290-plus volunteer hours for a Volunteer Value of more than $134,000 to various ...