Betty Hudson letter

Published 12:00 am Friday, February 11, 2011

Letter to the editor

Citizen ready for return of tax money after riding on John Branch, Herron Roads

I have never written a letter to the editor before but this situation is so outrageous, disgusting and disturbing that I must share it with the other tax paying voters in Panola County. I’m ‘bout ready to ask for my tax money to be returned if the supervisors can’t do a better job.

John Branch Road beginning at Central Academy and going east to Hwy. 315 is a shame and disgrace. I have been told by people in the know that this situation has been going on for years.

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The red sand that makes up the driving surface of this road is a pathetic excuse for a gravel road. If I took a gallon ice cream bucket to the 315 side of the road looking for rocks, I’d probably would be walking 1/2 of a mile to try to fill my bucket.

After the January snow some washed gravel was put on the west and but only the top of the first hill.

By the way, a school bus has to travel this road.

Before someone says that old woman doesn’t know what she’s talking about, my husband was in the gravel business for 40 plus years. No one even called to order sand to put on a road, the order was always for clay gravel.

If you build a road properly the first time it will last longer than one year.

If I were a candidate for Beat 4 supervisor I would make sure all the people living on that road are registered to vote. I believe they have been treated like they are unimportant citizens of Panola County.

I know that I have read that the supervisors are suppose to inspect every road in the county each year. Are people wearing rose colored glasses?

Another section of road in my Beat 3 that should have been taken care of long ago is on Herron Road 2 1/2 miles west of Courtland. That same red sand is used on this road too. Stimulus money was used to replace the old bridge with a concrete culvert but the county didn’t replace the pavement. Thanks.

Thank you Panola County Supervisors and road manager for your wonderful work in keeping our road decent. Haha.

This is election year. We will see what gets done this time. Give us our tax money back if you can’t do any better than you are doing.

Betty Hudson