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Thanking Ray Helm for time as Constable

I was shocked and saddened to read that Constable Ray Helm was resigning. I don’t know what he did to prompt an investigation by the Texas Commission on Law Enforcement, but I know about Helm’s reputation among Wimberley residents: If you want a quick response requiring law enforcement, call Ray Helm. I saw this opinion many times on the community forum platform, Nextdoor.

Community effort to feed those kids and families

I wanted to take a moment to share a bit more regarding one way Wimberley has stepped up to take care of our neighbors. In early May, a small group of organization leaders met to discuss where needs were in the community and what would be needed as the pandemic drags on. Several organization leaders agreed our focus would be in keeping families and especially our school age children, fed. Luckily the state agreed to allow Wimberley ISD to continue to serve our families through June 30th. Leadership from Amigos de Jesus, Barnabas Connection, Camp Good Sam-Wimberley, Crisis Bread Basket, The Fig Tree, First Baptist Wimberley, Ministerial Alliance and Wimberley ISD worked together to create the plan and work logistics to shift food service to First Baptist which had the facilities and the call to continue serving not only our kiddos and families, but EVERYONE who may have food insecurity in our community. This service began last week and offers delivery and the ability to pick up meals. We hope any and all will reach out and allow your community to provide meals. At WISD we have a saying which originated in 2015, the year of the flood; ALL OF US! This group immediately stepped up to ensure continued availability of meals. Much may be difficult during these unprecedented times, meals and food is something our community can assist with and show our love to this community. Although many may not be aware, so match has been happening omg behind the scenes to ensure our neighbors are cared for.

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Setting the record straight

In (last week’s) edition of The View, Ms. Pamela LeCompte writes she is appalled that Council Members Scheel, Pulley, and I made a “proposal” to have Mayor Gloria Whitehead resign. There has never been a proposal to request that Mayor Whitehead resign, at least not one in which I have participated. I was one of three Council Members who requested a Special Council Meeting to address the Mayor’s social media post as it relates to the City’s Social Media Policy, as well as to discuss the City’s Policy on Public Comments. During this meeting I read two statements on the items on the agenda. In my statement, I said: “I will not judge the content of the Mayor’s post as part of this discussion. I have provided a response when asked, and I believe it is well known I disagree with her post and its content. I have said this to the Mayor, and she has explained her reasoning. We still disagree.”

Permian Highway Pipeline – Stop Work, Move It, and Respect the Texas Hill Country

The construction of the Permian Highway Pipeline (PHP) by the Kinder Morgan Corporation is a perilous and unprecedented threat to the Texas Hill Country. From the beginning of this project, Kinder Morgan demonstrated a thorough lack of concern and understanding of the ecological sensitivities, the hydrological uniqueness, and the sensitive nature of our region.

Wimberley is Listening

Recent events involving a neighbor of 7A Ranch have the Wimberley Valley in the news yet again, for all the wrong reasons. Last week a group of concerned residents and business owners from different backgrounds, industries and political leanings came together to begin to address the issues associated with racism in our community.

Recent protest ‘stepped over the line’

I am very angry! I just saw Gloria Whitehead’s post that some combination of BLM, Wimberley Democrats, and/or Wimberley Indivisible supporters protested in front of her residence yesterday. Someone even came on her property and rang the doorbell. The fact that they chose to do it on Father’s Day when families should be honoring dads and families makes it all the worse. They have stepped over the line.

Community response to local ‘hate crime’

Early Saturday morning, June 20, the day after our country celebrated Emancipation Day, an African-American family staying with us at 7A was subjected to a hate crime from someone trespassing onto 7A grounds. At 7A, we welcome all families and support equality and justice for all. The cowardice of the individual that threatened our guests is intolerable. We ask that all of us step up and do more. Make your friends, family, and neighbors aware that you will not tolerate bigotry and hatred in any form. We must all hold ourselves accountable to ensure our community is one of inclusiveness and openness.

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