Street lights and street names


News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter - Contributing Columnist



Charles Warner | The Union Times In today’s “News Around Lockhart” column, Connie Porter talks about street lights and new street names in the Town of Lockhart as well as the rescheduling of this month’s Lockhart Town Council meeting, the Caroline Edwards concert, and getting herself locked out of her car.


The Lockhart Town monthly meeting will be held on Tuesday, May 30 instead of the 23rd, this month. I am not able to be there on the 23rd, so the Mayor and council were very kind to put off the meeting for another week. I’m so glad we have a council that is understanding.

Street Lights

As we all know, our street lights were to be cut off this year, but with the Mayor meeting with the Power Company, they came up with a plan to not have our town in the dark. So for one year you will be seeing a 90-cent charge extra on your light bill once a month, starting June. The second year, $1.80 will be added every month, and the third will be $3.60., and $3.60 from then on.

Street Names

As some of you know, EMS has a bad time locating some of our streets in Lockhart, especially the streets that don’t go from top to bottom. So a task force reviewed this and is changing the names and addresses of the streets that don’t go straight through. The owners of the property along these streets will be notified by certified mail of the street and address changes. 911 will provide the numbers for your house, and they will be putting up the new street signs. You will be required to change your address on your driver license. I’m not sure when this will be taking place. I have a map at the shop of new names, and also at the Town Hall.

Carolyn’s Concert

Last weekend I went to Carolyn Edwards concert at the Main Street Junction and it was so good. She sang almost for 4 hours. But this was on her list before she passes. I think they counted over 125 friends that showed up. She sang a lot of 70’s country music, including some she wrote. Scott Silvers was the DJ for her. They are showing this on the Union Channel.

Chuck didn’t go with me, he went to the steak dinner at the Chester Shrine with his family. Tammy Horton sat with me for the first half, and it was nice catching up with her. Mike O’Dell and his friend Linda joined me the second half. Anyway I wasn’t lonely.

Some couples danced while she sang, and that was nice to watch. Linda tried to get me to two-step with Mike, and I said the last I danced was about 30 years ago. I asked Chuck to take me dancing and the one time I danced with him he went around in a circle and I decided my dancing days were over. So Linda and Mike took the floor. Dancing can be another story for another time.

Babysitter

My niece is home for the summer from college and wants to babysit, to make and save money to pay her student loans. So if you are in need, please give me a call, with your name and number and I will have her call you. She is a very sweet girl, and your children will be safe with her.

Locked Out

Well, Monday, I did it again, locked my keys in the car.

I was at BP to get gas when the newspaper carrier came over to talk and it dawned on me that I was supposed to go pay my bill, so he said he was going that way and would take it for me, so I got back in the car and wrote a check, gave it to him, got out and shut the door to start pumping gas, and as a habit of mine, I locked the door,and the minute my hand flipped the door I knew what I did. There on the driver seat was my key.

We called 911, which I knew the law doesn’t come out anymore. We tried Wicks and he didn’t answer the phone. Even the worker at BP tried for me. So since the paper guy said he was responsible, he insisted taking me all the way back to Lockhart and then to Union so I could get a key from my daughter. I really hated to waste his time, but I really appreciate it.

Gina said now don’t you lose my key. One mistake a day is enough I think. Well, I made a few minor ones like buying the wrong drill, not picking up the lunch meat she wanted, and buying the wrong cord for her cell phone. Oh, and didn’t get to let my homemade onion rings set in the fridge, so when I made them they were tasty but a little soggy. And that all was after my key incident. Give me a break.

Well I guess this is it, so I’ll say good night. Call me at 864-545-6652.

Charles Warner | The Union Times In today’s “News Around Lockhart” column, Connie Porter talks about street lights and new street names in the Town of Lockhart as well as the rescheduling of this month’s Lockhart Town Council meeting, the Caroline Edwards concert, and getting herself locked out of her car.
http://www.uniondailytimes.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/05/web1_web1_Town-of-Lockhart.jpgCharles Warner | The Union Times In today’s “News Around Lockhart” column, Connie Porter talks about street lights and new street names in the Town of Lockhart as well as the rescheduling of this month’s Lockhart Town Council meeting, the Caroline Edwards concert, and getting herself locked out of her car.
News Around Lockhart

By Connie Porter

Contributing Columnist

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