I am a tax paying resident of the city of Goliad. I am quite concerned with the way our city is being managed. I believe there are many others like me who feel the same.
I’m living out the last years of my life here in Goliad. I retired from the working world some time ago. My daughters felt my wife and I should move to Goliad because they felt we were in the need of assisted living.
Now, my Aunt Harriett had lived here for quite some time and my daughter, Mary, and her husband, Ed, had purchased the “Chilton House.” They had moved in and proceeded to restore it. I hated to move from my hometown where I had lived for almost 60 years, but I knew my kids were right. After all, I was born in Yorktown and grew up in Meyersville and my great-great-grandfather Henri Jacob settled here after emigrating from the Alsace region of Europe and drove his oxcart over the Golden Crescent as a freighter some 150 years ago. So we sold our home and daughter Mary bought a partly restored home and the movers were able to move it right through the city on Hwy. 59 to its present location next to “Chilton House.” After spending some months finishing restoring the house, we moved in.
I have given support to some of its worthy charities such as the Senior Citizens Center and Goliad Outreach and I plan to continue supporting Goliad as long as I live. Both my aunt and wife have passed on now, but I still live here in Goliad. It’s a quiet small town, historic and I think, quaint. It’s a place of friendly people.
These people deserve a city leadership that is honest, leadership that is a good steward of the taxpayer’s money and has concern for the community as a whole. I believe there are many people, like me, who want to support such potential leaders.
My hope is that those of you out there who fit the bill will step forward and throw your hats in the ring. Make a difference.
Everett Jacob, Goliad