Goodbye, Bonnie


Ron’s mom, Bonnie Tom Manning (94) made the instant journey from her worn out body into the presence of the Lord late Saturday night. As we await her memorial service and burial in Houston (on the day this issue will publish), I quickly  share with you two nature tidbits and then the letter Mayor Tiffany Curnutt wrote late last week to those constituents who get emails distributed from the city. 

In the first week of November, RonTom saw a firefly in the rain. Delightful. 

On Saturday, a small hawk landed on the stone water feature just outside our breakfast window.

A Note from Your Mayor, Tiffany Curnutt:

It has been my pleasure to have served on the Mountain City – City Council over the past 7 years and I look forward to staying involved with the city. I have learned so much from so many different resources and appreciate everyone’s patience and understanding during my term as we adopted a more formal meeting process, worked to increase communication and leveraged resources such as our legal firm and TML more than ever before.  Change is hard and it may not be “the way we have always done it” but the City of Mountain City is our own unique community and the underlying goal of every decision in my mind has been to maintain compliance with the law, work smarter not harder and retain our unique charm and strong community bond. 

We have faced many challenges together over the past few years and there are many changes on the horizon including the finalizing of the Waste Management & Recycling Services Contract, the purchasing of the Mountain City Oaks Water System, the completion of the city ordinance rewrite, among other things.  Though decisions and discussions may not always be popular I have enjoyed these challenges and being involved in the development of the City of Mountain City as we work to streamline processes and be a part of the growth in Hays County.  Thank you for your continued support and for allowing me to work with the City Council, staff and residents to make decisions that impact our entire community.  It’s been an honor and I have confidence that Mayor Taylor and the City Council will continue to improve the City of Mountain City in every way they can.

Thanks again, Tiffany Curnutt, for your service to Mountain City. 

Thanks, Mountain City readers, for any tidbits you can send this week. Email (subject:  tidbit) or leave a message at 512-268-5678. 

Love, Pauline

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