Cuero mayor candidate wants to help town
May 7, 2014 at 12:07 a.m.
Editor, the Advocate:
My name is Russell Williams. I'm running for mayor of Cuero. I am a 1981 Cuero High grad and attended Texas Lutheran University and Victoria College from August 1981 to May 1982. I served four years in the U.S. Air Force from Dec. 15, 1983, to Jan. 14, 1988. I lived in Houston from 1988-2011. I worked for NASA, Goodyear Chemical Houston Plant and BNSF Railroad before I retired in 2010. I returned to Cuero in February 2011.
I am currently attending Victoria College and plan to major in psychology when I finish VC and transfer to a four-year university. I decided to run for mayor of Cuero because I feel it hasn't changed in decades.
The streets are in need of repair and replacement all over town. The utility bills are outrageous; citizens only have one utility company to choose from, with deposits of $275 to $750. There is an affordable housing and apartment shortage. Contractors tear up the streets and don't finish the job - just leaving the streets torn up, even though the city charter states they are supposed to repair the street to the condition when they started the job. The inspectors and the new city fees are out of hand. The ordinance that states you have to have a double-wide mobile home is insensitive and wrong.
I decided to run for mayor as a concerned citizen. Cuero has been going downhill for decades - before our current mayor was elected - so it's not her fault.
Russell L. Williams, mayoral candidate, Cuero