Grimes County Commissioners recently witnessed a rare occurrence; a resident who was appreciative of the work of the county’s road and bridge department.
Precinct Four’s Evelyn Ward began by telling the court of her church’s big weekend plans that were suddenly put into jeopardy because of the damage the weather had done to their dirt road the week before.
Ward said the church that she goes to is on CR 405 and they were planning a big function and it rained. She told the Commissioners that she pleaded with Road and Bridge that the day she saw the rain wasn’t going to be there, if it were at all possible to get their road graded. And, she went on, they did.
Even though it turned out the only dry day was Saturday, the day before the big event.
On behalf of her entire church, Ward thanked whoever was responsible for giving the permission to come out Saturday morning and work that road for them.
That would be Harry Walker, the county’s Road and Bridge Engineer and department head.
After Walker’s regular Road and Bridge report to the court, Precinct Four Commissioner Gary Husfeld again brought up the appreciation that Ward had earlier sent his way. Walker then passed the “attaboys” along to the guy who’d actually agreed to go out on overtime to do the work.
So far, only one-sixth of Grimes County’s roads have been paved. And Road and Bridge’s 31 field employees are paving them as fast as they can, while maintaining all 600 miles of them.