Letters to the Editor
To the Editor,
I want to express my gratitude to our Hays County Health Department staff for the professional way in which they handled distributing the Covid-19 vaccine in such a challenging time this past week. No one could have foreseen the dominos falling as they did with the extreme weather conditions, resulting in rolling outages, frozen pipes, and delays and complications for distributing the vaccine. Most of us were hunkered down at home, trying to stay warm while not knowing what the immediate future held; and yet, our local health department employees were working tirelessly on our behalf. Those of us who had planned to receive our second vaccine on Monday were notified late last week of a delay in the process due to weather. Then as last week unfolded, we were updated regarding our access to the vaccine via phone calls giving us clear instructions. Upon arriving at the health department, we were met by professional staff that kept the process moving smoothly and safely. I heard nothing by kindness and explicit instructions from those in charge, and for that, I am very grateful. This has been a horrific week in so many ways for many of the citizens of Hays County and the State of Texas. But our Hays County Health Department was not part of that horror. They deserve our most heartfelt thanks for carrying on with their jobs in such a reassuring, civil, and professional manner despite the chaos in our state. Once again, I am grateful to live in Hays County Texas!
Dianne Rush Pape
At 7:30 p.m.,Wednesday, Feb. 17, all the businesses along Interstate 35 in San Marcos were fully lit up, although the majority were closed. Starting with the auto dealerships to the north and continuing south to the outlet malls the power consumed would have heated all the seniors homes in some counties! After witnessing this and driving home, we arrived in time for yet another blackout.
As a homeowner and a senior, it is an insult to view this blatant display ofenergy consumption, while being asked to turn the thermostat down and shut off lights.