Working a schedule with some rare night “premium” hours did give me a chance to look down on all the city lights that have been installed in downtown Beaumont.
All of the spruce up with the lights and brick sidewalks I guess came with the same money used to tear up Calder Avenue to install new drainage. I have to say Calder looks better. And will look even better than that when it is once again open all the way from I-10 to MLK.
One may find something in common with a Beaumonter (Beaumontite, oh whatever), while declaring how inconvenienced you are by the Calder project. Getting around town these days by automobile is a big crap shoot. “For $500, which street will be closed today?” I am also still waiting to see what our city manager, Kyle Hayes’, downtown lake will look like. It’s not just a lake, it is a grand plan to turn the downtown of our city of 110,000 into a combination of San Antonio and Venice by the tune of $8 million. Good luck finding a gondolier who can sing both “Cielito Lindo” and “Funiculi Funicula.”
Maybe the council will name the lake after Hayes. People around here kind of have a habit of naming big, questionable projects after the ones who instigated them. Take for instance the Carrol A. “Butch” Thomas Educational Support Center out on I-10 toward Houston. So far, the center is really a new football stadium, but the highest paid school administrator in Texas, Dr. Thomas, has grand plans including a luxury hotel and who knows what else.
Hell, how about swinging night spot and a whorehouse? If you are going to dream, dream big.