What does the future hold for Hallettsville? We all love the advantages of a small town, which has drawn people to live and work here.
Working together with our city, county and state, we can return the Lavaca River to its former glory where people can fish and bird watch as they are doing now in Shiner. We can do this and still maintain controlled flood prevention. Texas Parks and Wildlife Department this year is working with Lavaca Flood Control District No. 3, Lavaca-Navidad River Authority, City of Hallettsville, Lavaca County and Friends of the River to make this happen. A healthier river benefits of public health and safety. It is vital that the public have designated areas to be engaged. By having access points in our city, it will encourage over 24 area schools to offer educational projects and tours and without leaving town. Help get the word out by asking where the best access points to the river in our city are, and if easements can be granted on private land.
Hallet Oak Foundation AKA Friends of the River has identified two city streets: 2nd Street and Krochel Street as the best access points to the Lavaca River because it has been recorded as the official river crossing. Friends of the River is asking the public to attend the upcoming City Hall meeting on August 24, 2020 at 6 p.m. at the Hallettsville City Hall downtown. We have been informed that it is on the agenda to lease 2nd Street to a business. This will mean that the community will not be able to have access. Please attend this meeting and arrive a few minutes early to sign up to speak to support our downtown access to the river.
Hallettsville is the county seat and we can lead by example by improving communities. Together we are inspiring and exercising minds!
Mieko Mahi, President, Hallet Oak Foundation.