Give support to people who matter, not enemies
Editor, the Advocate:
Since everyone is giving their opinions about what we should do or what we shouldn't do with what is going on in our country, or even in our own city, here is my opinion:
Of course, some agree that we shouldn't support countries that hate us. My belief is, we should support countries that border us. Mexico, for instance, should be supported by trying to help the Mexican citizens into staying in Mexico by creating jobs from their own resources. Mexico is so rich in natural resources that have not even been explored yet. There are some jungles that have never been explored and could be rich in natural resources.
Even here in Victoria, the city officials should take care of the people who live in this city and pay taxes by fixing our roads. Some of the neighborhood roads are so bad, the residents have to move out. We also have major streets like Juan Linn Street and Main Street from the Houston Highway south to Goodwin Street that should be redone and fixed.
Money is being wasted by building hotels all over the place, even downtown where there is no place to park. Although taxpayer money is not being used for the hotels. Also, the city fathers are planning to build a sewer plant in the middle of the city. A plant that is not needed at the cost of $20 million or more. The existing plant is running at 50 percent. The population in Victoria will never grow for the simple reason that the children who graduate from our three high schools usually leave the city, go to college and never come back because the pay they make in other cities is much more than what the pay is in Victoria.
This is only my opinion and you can take it for what it's worth.
Henry Perez, Victoria