Oh, and lets not forget the tickets that Parker County authorities are threatening to give to these same people if they don’t have the debris cleaned up quickly enough. How can this be assistance to this community, to threaten to give someone a ticket or fine if they don’t have the remains of their house and personal belongings cleaned up after a tornado took their world and turned it upside down?
These same people, as myself, have to work and cannot dedicate the time needed to clean up all the debris until days off.
Now I plan to stay right where I am now but in the future I hope and pray that Hood County would annex this small community and welcome it as their own, so our community taxes could go to a county that is willing to help every one, even after suffering from tornado hits themselves instead of a county that is more worried of fining people in distress for not cleaning up remains of their homes in a timely manner.
What has happened to the county that my family lived in and my ancestors fought to help develop? My people have been in Parker County since Parker County was formed and before. My great-grandfather signed on with the Texas Rangers to fight the Indians in this frontier area to protect the people that wanted to settle here and call this area home.
So my gratitude goes out to Parker County, the county that turned its back on one of its communities in its time of need.
R.S. Fontenot, Cresson