The city of La Marque is like most cities — sorely in need of capital improvement projects but short on the money to pay for them. It’s a rare city that can afford everything, which makes setting priorities critical but always the hardest part.

Impatience tends to run high when maintenance or infrastructure projects have long been neglected or are prohibitively expensive.

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Wayne Holt

Kudos to those officials who understand basic municipal services must be preserved and improved before the big dreaming begins. We as a nation have a habit of dreaming big...and handing the bill for our big dreams to our children and grandchildren. It's reassuring to know that fiscal prudence still has voices in support among our neighbors.

As my father used to tell me, "Don't develop a taste for champagne if you only have enough to pay for beer."

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