Around the summer of 1949, my first memories of Buda revolve on remembering the long ride from our home in South Austin to go visit Grandma.
My fond recollection of my childhood trips through Buda also, are remembered for the treats involved in child pacification and the rewards of ChoCho or Dreamsicle Ice Cream along with drinking red polly-pop while watching the train go by. I also retain reel movie moments of seeing real horse drawn wagons go clopping down the street.
Fast forward 63 years later to the present and it’s so totally obvious that this small town has vividly progressed and even more growth is predicted.
Thus settling into this scenario it’s the voting citizens of Buda who must make their decision on who will be the best qualified candidate to fill the Place 2 City Council seat.
One candidate in the race maintains a wish to control Buda’s growth and perhaps hold on to what was. For preservationists this is a valid point and I for one share this same sentiment. (Olde Tymes Buda are not forgotten.)
However when reality butts in and the growing population of Buda gets mentioned the other side of the coin comes into focus and time dictates that if growth is inevitable, perhaps then quality leadership should be the preferred out come for this election.
Mr. Wiley Hopkins holds the upper hand of being clearly and logically the best choice for the position of Place 2 on the City Council because of his knowledge, experience, progressive strategies and fresh voice that will serve the future visions of Buda’s citizens very well.
And lest we forget that our democracy is strongest when we go to the ballot box and place our votes. So, be sure to vote.