November is always a busy month, even more so this year. Observation of Veterans Day, Thanksgiving Day, and travel, start Christmas shopping and preparing for Christmas decorating. All great family events and traditions. The end of this week will be the beginning of the school’s Thanksgiving break. Usually most families make plans to get together for the holiday. Unfortunately, the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way people celebrate holidays and special events. Since the onset of the COVID-19 and until recently, the reported positive cases numbers in our county were relativity low. However, in the past couple of weeks, there has been a significant spike in the reported positive cases. The mask mandate has been reinstated per the Governor’s mandatory order to wear a face covering when out in public. It is prudent for everyone to be extra proactive in taking protective measures to help prevent the spread and or contamination of COVID-19. Minimize the number of people not living in the same household to 10 or less. If you don’t feel well, stay home, have someone bring you a turkey dinner plate. Don’t run the risk of spreading COVID-19 to your family and friends. Hopefully very soon, a vaccine will be available for everyone and we will put this epoch behind us as a bad dream. In the meantime, we must maintain strong, both physically and mentally. Remember Poteet Aggies spirit never dies.
Speaking of Poteet Aggies spirit, for the second consecutive year, the Aggies made it to the playoffs. They played the first playoff game last week. They played their hearts out, but unfortunately, did not win. We as a community should be proud of the team’s performance and accomplishments. I will always stand by the Aggies. I will proudly make the wager with the Jourdanton Mayor again for next year’s game.
Now to help settle some questions about our strawberry water tower. Some people may have seen the work being done on the tower. It has been serviced on the inside and now they are working on painting the outside. It will be repainted as a strawberry.
We are working on ensuring the city follows all the city’s ordinances for the development of the new subdivision and the procedures for the annexation of the property. I will post updates as things develop.
Keep safe. Gig’em Aggies!
WILLIE LEAL is the Mayor of Poteet. You may email him at mayor@poteettexas. gov.