Greetings from the Mayor’s office: The rain was quite a surprise this past week and quite welcomed. Some say a rarity, some say a “fluke,” some say a miracle. I can’t quite remember when we received a 5-inch rain that washed our river clean without a hurricane or some type of major disturbance or damage. Our official rainfall report, thus far for the month of September, is 4.91 inches. And, just like my Dad used to say when our neighbor brought over a homemade pie, “We’ll take it.”
This Thursday, during our council meeting, I will be wearing a Poteet Aggie football jersey compliments of the Aggies defeating our Eagles a couple of weeks ago. And our first meeting in October, I will put on a Jourdanton Indian jersey as a result of the game between the Eagles and Indians this past week. Congrats to both Poteet and Jourdanton, and I will be proud to wear those jerseys and fulfill a friendly wager between Mayor Willie Leal of Poteet and Mayor Robert “Doc” Williams of Jourdanton and myself. The scoreboard at each game showed a winner and loser, but I think all three teams are certainly winners no matter the score. Good luck to all in the rest of the 2020 high school football season.
Our city facilities, including the River Park, are still on schedule to be opened October 1. We will continue to watch the COVID-19 numbers between now and then, and hope and pray for the best. The Merry on Main St. Christmas Festival is still a go for now and the arch lights on Main Street are almost ready. It certainly feels good to look forward to something and at least give some encouraging news to all of us.
Until next week, best regards. Stay safe and healthy, and please continue to follow the guidelines of the CDC and health care professionals.
TRAVIS HALL is the Mayor of Pleasanton. You may email him at email@example.com.