I attended my first City Council meeting last Monday evening. The issue was a change in the city ordinance that would allow alcohol to be sold on Sundays in area restaurants. While not surprised by the vote, I want to address some positions taken during the meeting.
• It’s just business. Though I’ve not read the mayor’s remarks in last Sunday’s edition of the Ruston Daily Leader, I sensed during the meeting that he argued Sunday alcohol sales would not provide a significant revenue for the city.
You know I like a good joke ... except when it isn’t funny. Example: Have you heard the one about how the U.S. Congress is planning on spending tens-of-millions of taxpayer dollars to sue the president over immigration; which by the way is the same immigration cause that has languished in the House as a bipartisan bill only needing a vote to be called by John Boehner to become the law of the land. That’s the joke floating around, but it is definitely not funny.
The village of Choudrant has been growing for many years. First it was the cotton gins and now it is a country club with a golf course, a Dollar General and the expansion of Choudrant Appliance.
Through it all we have always had a post office, first it was a small one in downtown Choudrant, and then it moved to U.S. 80 across from the high school. Choudrant is a small town, but it is growing both commercially and residentially and has extended its city limits to include Squire Creek.
School choice is a good thing and people often choose to pay more for a home and taxes to live in a better school district. Parents should be able to move their children to higher functioning schools of their choice, and these schools should have to meet standards that demonstrate the schools are practicing educational strategies that have documentation of success over the past five years.