By SUE SEIBERT
There have been several things that have come to mind over the last little bit that I have failed to mention, so I thought I would sort of organize them all into one column.
First of all, in 2011 I had mentioned the lack of adequate downtown Christmas decorations, their scruffy appearance. Then a month ago in 2012, we had additions of new downtown city decorations at Christmas. They were lovely, and I hope the city will extend the swags and get rid of all the old decorations. Well done, city hall!
I do have one complaint regarding the city Christmas tree, however. Its lights were not right during the whole of the season, leaving most of the tree in darkness. I surely hope the city will fix that next year, as well!
Also, I am glad to see the some of the new residential codes, and I hope the city will find someone to enforce them in a timely manner. For instance, there is a house about five blocks from us that has been an eye sore for about ten years and nothing has been done. Now, I don’t mean the house needs painting or the lawn hasn’t been mown. What I mean is that there are junk and toys piled high all over the yard as there have been for years, and no one appears to have ever cleaned up the property. I realize sometimes we can’t afford paint or a lawn mower, but I do believe anyone can pick up around their homes, don’t you?
Another comment about our fair city is that there have been a lot of nice people moving in. Over the past couple of years we have met newcomers who are adding to the positive appearance and attitude of Mineral Wells. Why, just over a week ago I was in Dr. Bealka’s office getting my prescription for glasses (thank God), and Raf and I met the nicest couple, Bill and Phyllis, who were also seeing the doctor. What nice people they are! What a great addition to our town.