The Sad Truth….

Last week I stayed at the Hilton Hotel in Downtown Fort Worth, Texas and I had already had gotten ready for bed when I received a phone call from someone that has not spoken to me in about four years. This person was a near and dear person to me one might even say that I had strong feelings for this person. So, being caught off guard by a random phone call late at night in this situation put me in a happy but regretful frame of mind. After all it had been four years since this person had been in my life and in those four years not one word was spoken between us. I guess that it should be noted that this particular person and I met when I first moved away to College. I was 19 and not sure of who I was at that time and this person showed me who I was. He was sweet and caring and took care of me when I was sick and we liked spending time with each other. One might say that I was like Carrie off of Sex and the City and he was my Mr. Big. Well we both moved and when we got in touch with each other again he was dating a friend of mine. Well I did not care , but as usual stupid drama went down and it ruined two good friendships. Two friendships to this day I still treasure with all of my heart. I did nothing wrong , but I was blamed and no matter what I said it was my fault. So, I just walked away. Never in a million years did I expect to hear from one of the friends but I did. I was then told how the Wichita Falls Dawson was missed and that I played so hard to get and that I could not accept affection and I would not let this person touch me or hug me or get close to me. That broke my heart. I did not know what else to do , but cry and I did as soon as I got off of the phone because I love this person. How hard is it to hear those words from someone that you will always love? Time will tell for those words are in my head just repeating themselves like a broken record. I know it will never be and it is not in the cards. I had my chance. I just needed closure and to vent these events to someone other than myself. I guess sometimes you have to break your own heart to move on with your life. Perhaps it is better that way. But, I do have feelings and I do feel love and I can accept affection. But, when your dating someone else do you honestly think I am going to be the other person in the relationship. No. I feel that my actions are justified. I am not that kind of person. I never have been and never will be. Oh, did that one little fact slip out of your mind dear friend?? I think it is best we just stay friends. You know what they say…..

Endorsement for Texas Senate District 24

There is not a single doubt in my mind when I say that my personal choice and the voice we need in the Texas Senate representing Senate District 24 is: Jennie Lou Leeder. She is running on the Democratic Ticket , but she is a smart, intelligent young woman who thinks before she acts. Her voice is vital in Austin and I am asking all of you who read this to visit her webpage at: Jennie Lou Leeder for Texas Senate SD 24 Official Page. Get to know where she stands on the issues facing Texas and then if you like what she stands for which she has a proven record of working across the aisle to get things done. Then donate to her campaign and let’s send her to Austin. I am honored to call her a dear friend who I have known for years and she is the real deal. A genuine, kind hearted and honest person who does not compromise her personal values. She is a different kind of politician and she is the one we need in the Senate!!

I am proud to call Jennie Lou Leeder my friend and my choice for Texas Senate representing Senate District 24!

Here is some information taken directly from: http://www.jennielouleeder.com

Best,

Dawson Hicks

 

Here is some information taken directly from: http://www.jennielouleeder.com

Virginia “Jennie Lou” Leeder

Virginia “Jennie Lou “ Leeder is a 7th generation Texan. Her family moved to Llano when she was 9 months old. Jennie Lou is a graduate of Llano High School; Southwest Texas State University with a Degree in Agriculture Education and minor in Physical Education; Ohio University with a Master of Science in Athletic Administration. Growing up she was active in 4-H and was a Texas Gold Star Girl Award. She is very proud that her family was awarded the Texas Century Farm Award.

Jennie Lou has been the Llano County Democratic Chair since 2007. She is a member of the Texas County Chairs Association and was on the Executive Board. In 2014, she was elected Senate District 24 Chairwoman where she also serves on the Rural Subcommittee, Urban County Subcommittee and the Legislative Committee.

While in college she was a member of the Alpha Phi Sorority and served as Fall and Spring Social Chair. Jennie Lou was a member of Block and Bridle, holding the offices of President, Vice-President, Secretary, Reporter and Ham Sales Chairman; member of Future Farmers of America, holding the offices of Parliamentarian, Treasurer and Ag Banquet Chairman; member of the SWTSU Rodeo Association, holding the offices of Team Secretary, Secretary, and Vice-President; and a member of the Texas Physical Education Recreation and Dance [TPERD] Club.

Since college Jennie Lou has coached and taught in public school for 11 years. After leaving the classroom she worked for Horace Mann to help our teachers with their insurance and retirement plans. Never far from education, Jennie Lou transitioned into Educational Curriculum Sales. She currently is a USA Certified Head Swim Coach.

Jennie Lou believes that all should have access to a public education. As a daughter of two retired teachers and a former teacher herself, she understands the needs of the teachers and students. She believes that students need to spend more time on curriculum and less time on testing. Jennie Lou will fight for a fair wage for teachers while they teach and then upon retirement.

Health care for all Texans is important. Jennie Lou understands that you should not have to decide between going to the doctor and buying groceries. That rural communities should have access to comprehensive medical treatment without driving to another town.

The infrastructure of Texas needs help. This is evident in the deterioration of our roads and bridges. Jennie Lou understands that for Texas to be strong we need to be able to move throughout out state without damage to our automobiles.

Renewable energy, solar and wind, with less dependency on petroleum products is important to our environment. Jennie Lou understands that global warming and environmental pollution need to be addressed. Water for our drought ridden state is very important. The conservation and use of water is important.
Memberships and Honors

Life member of the San Antonio Livestock Show and Exposition
Member of St. Mark’s Episcopal Church, Daughters of the King, Secretary, Church Greeting Committee Chairman
Daughters of the American Revolution
Founding Families Geological Society of Kendall County
American Swim Coach Association
Safe Sport Chairperson for South Texas Swimming
Texas State Democratic Executive Committee Chairwoman for Senate District 24

 

A Message from Richard and Cindy Niblett

This message was sent to me and I was asked to pass this along……

 

To all our friends and supporters,

Cindy and I have made the decision not to run for a seat on the Comanche city council. We found out Friday that Kevin Birch had put in his application for a seat on the council. A lot of money and time has been spent on Kevin by the City during his tenure as Code enforcer and Fire Marshal. Cindy and I feel with his knowledge he would be the best candidate. We appreciate all the support we have received from the community to run for the city council seat. Comanche needs leadership and people on the city council that can make decisions based on the citizen’s needs, not a personal agenda. People that can keep from getting the city sued because of personal feelings. Cindy and I have the full support of Kevin Birch, Robert Cobb and Jeffery Jacinto. Their combined experience will be great for our community.

Thank you for your support

Richard and Cindy Niblett