This has been an eventful week in our county. We have had an explosion of a chemical plant, several wonderful celebrations and Veterans Day. Thankfully the explosion did not kill anybody although there were injuries.
Coldspring VFD had a successful fundraiser, Fire Fest. Women’s League had a splendid lunch and author M. Proctor read one of her short stories to the ladies.
•The SJC Democratic Party held a fundraiser “Step Up Gala” with speakers Christian Manuel, representative of House District 22, and Bill Burch, who is a candidate for Texas Railroad Commissioner.
Burch spoke about the need to protect the water supply, which is being contaminated by old and often forgotten oil wells.
Rep. Manuel was interviewed by Dr. Aaron Hyams and talked about school vouchers, making sure our grid is up to the mark, and getting people to vote. He was open to questions after that. Democratic chair John Michael Adams in a very good job conducting the evening and making sure everyone enjoyed themselves.
•Veterans Day held outside the Courthouse was a stirring celebration of all those who have served our country. The weather was cool but everyone there felt the strong emotion of those who conducted the service.
•The Community Center will offer a special treat on Dec. 9. That is the day Coldspring holds its Christmas on the Square. Come and enjoy Santa’s breakfast at the center next to the courthouse.
•This week I’d like to introduce you to Kay Capers, who as I have mentioned is the president of the Women’s League and also secretary to the Coldspring Library Board. She works tirelessly at several other charities and organizations and the is a member of Evergreen Baptist Church. She has been married for 33 years to our sheriff, Greg Capers. They have a large and happy family with three granddaughters.
Kay was born in Baytown. She worked until she retired in 2016 in downtown Houston in the Detective Investigative administration. The family love living in the county and even when Kay worked downtown, she traveled from our county to work.
She is a very hard-working, generous and thoughtful person as all those who work with her know.
Contact the Shepherd Chamber of Commerce at (210) 995-7420 or the Coldspring Chamber at (936) 653-2184.
Yvonne Cones is president of the Shepherd Chamber of Commerce and a member of the Coldspring Chamber of Commerce.