Monday afternoon’s Highland Park Town Council Meeting was the busiest since I started in September. A few quick hits that didn’t make it into Friday’s dead tree edition:
– The town library was awarded with the Achievement of Excellence in Libraries Award from the Texas Municipal Library Directors Association. Only 27 libraries were recognized out of 500 eligible libraries.
– All those who plan to head to the Highland Park town pool this summer should bring an extra buck. The daily swimming pool use fee will climb from $6 to $7 this summer, and the annual fee for families will inch up from $50 to $60. I don’t see that being a problem.
The increase is expected to generate $10,500 in additional revenues, which will be used to expand pool hours and activities.
– Oh, and Rep. Pete Sessions (R- Dist. 32) stopped by! He accepted the town’s flag from Mayor Pro Tem Gail Madden, and presented the town with an American flag that had been flown over the U.S. Capitol. Sessions promised to hang the HP flag in his Washington office. (Side note: when I worked for a paper in Maryland I visited the congressional offices a few times for stories. Sessions would be lucky if he had an office big enough to hang up one photo of his family. Maybe he’ll use the ceiling?)