LETTERS TO THE EDITOR
I would like to commend the Port Aransas Police Department, the fire department and the animal rescue people for coming to the aid of my dog, Camo.
My dog crawled under my house and became trapped. With the heat and the dog’s panic, he could have died. These men who came were so kind and understanding and worked hard to get my Camo out alive.
I want to thank these men from the bottom of my heart.
Port Aransas and Kingsville
The city of Port Aransas should vigorously oppose the “offshore wind farm.”
The biggest asset we have is the beach, which makes our area one of the most popular places for people to visit and live. The beach did not become famous because of any alteration.
Unfortunately, most, if not all, our city council members and mayor do not visit the beach often enough to be reminded of what it is and what a great natural asset we have.
While on the beach, one can let one’s imagination go as far as the eyes can see. With the hundreds of huge “windmills” just off shore, the imaginations will stop at their boundary. It would be totally irresponsible, on the part of our city leaders, to not do everything in their power to stop this travesty.
The excuse for more revenue must be stopped when it becomes a threat to the greatest enjoyment we have in Port Aransas.
Conflict of interest
As a long-time resident of Port Aransas, I have watched with interest the ongoing discussion about allowing limited vending on the beach.
While I am personally undecided at this point and want to see issues such as trash adequately addressed before making my decision, I am concerned about what I see as a larger issue.
The citizens of this community have the right to expect our elected officials to represent all of us in a fair and impartial way. When a council person has a clear and obvious conflict of interest where his private business interest would be affected by his vote, that person’s ethical obligation is to exclude himself from that vote.
I encourage any council member with a conflict of interest to “take the high road” on this particular proposal and on future issues where his personal private situation would hinder his ability to fairly represent us all and exclude himself. It is the right thing to do.