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Closing De Leon Street is best plan for school

Jan. 15, 2013 at 6:01 p.m.
Updated Jan. 14, 2013 at 7:15 p.m.


Editor, the Advocate:

During our 50 years of living close to the St. Joseph School, our family has enjoyed the fruits of being in this community. Among these are the beautiful lighted trees at Christmas, the occasional free tickets to dinners, our children marching in back of the practicing marching band, concerts and musicals by the Fine Arts Department, listening to the short wave that once was housed there, student runners doing their laps around the street and groups of students walking the area in heavy discourse. I never considered it a "campus" but a group of buildings.

Although the street closing will inconvenience us, changing our "downtown" route and using the now crowded Navarro Street, I cannot imagine any other suggestion given to enlarge and improve the area in question. We hope to see a "campus" that will greatly enhance the school and give needed beautification, safety and prominence to a worthy facility.

I realize that problems we have not envisioned will arise. Some always seem to come out after the fact. May the planners and patrons for the St. Joseph School be given God's perfect vision as they move forward in this new and exciting phase of development.

Ruth Williams, Victoria

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