In response to Mr. Eli's letter, I think your idea of forming a voting block to get our elected officials' attention is a very good one.
Our road, Progress Road, and the attached road, River Bend Lane, have had almost no attention at all for five years. That's the term of our 5th District Magistrate Andy Logsdon.
Our ditches have been full for all that time, and when it rains hard, a small creek runs down the middle of the road in many places, washing it out more and more all the time. It is in terrible shape.
It got a chip and seal five years ago, and nothing has been done to the surface since then. Anyone that knows anything about a road knows that a chip and seal doesn't last five years with no upkeep.
I have written and called our magistrate, county judge executive and county road supervisor. I got a lot of buck-passing from the judge executive, a lot of talk from our magistrate and some polite listening from our county road supervisor. But no action.
It has been the same old story for many years. In the fall they say the weather's too bad to work on the road, the blacktop plant is closed down for the year, etc. etc.
Then, in the spring, it's the county is broke until the end of the fiscal year. Then at the start of the fiscal year -- the first of July -- we get stalled with a lot of talk for three months, and then the same stories start again in the fall with nothing being done.
The same old cycle over and over again. If you are not a member of the good ol' boys group or have the right connections, you get nothing in Grayson County.
We have agreed on a voter's backlash. My family, my friends and relations have all formed a group, and we have agreed to vote a straight Democrat ticket in very election -- county, state and national -- from now on for as many years as it takes to get substantial work done on Progress Road.
Not just a patch job, but a complete repair. We are picking up more and more members all the time. Hello out there. Are you Grayson County elected officials listening? Probably not. --Garnett E. Doyle, Clarkson