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Eversole announces candidacy for reelection in mayor’s race
San Jacinto News- Times
COLDSPRING – Coldspring Mayor Pat Eversole announces her candidacy for re-election in the May 4 city elections. Eversole has held the position of mayor since July 2004. Before being elected m a y o r , E v e r s o l e served on the Colds p r i n g City Council for eight years. While serving the people of the City of Coldspring, Eversole has worked with other council members to keep the city from initiating a city property tax while at the same time, keeping city services up for all to enjoy. “To do this, city council members work hard to provide city services from income collected from sales tax revenues and franchise tax percentages charged to city residents by utility companies,” Eversole said. The city provides sewer and other services to its residents. While serving on the city council, Eversole said, “The city made major sewer improvements to the Lincoln Junior High School sewer line, built a new sewer plant, built city hall and bought a generator for the city’s waste water treatment plant so that services would not be interrupted during power outages. All of these improvements were paid for with cash, no loan, saving the city a large sum of money in interest.” Improvements to numerous streets in the city have also been made, according to Eversole. “Through the city, merchants and the Coldspring/San Jacinto County Chamber of Commerce have been recipients of advertising grants from the Texas Department of Agriculture Go Texan Program,” Eversole said. “We purchased the property for the Coldspring Dixie Youth League for the children of our community and an asphalt walking trail has been installed behind city hall for the public to enjoy. All of this and more has been accomplished without establishing a city property tax,” Eversole said. “The current council believes that city residents have enough taxes already and we have no desire to add to that burden by passing a property tax for our residents,” Eversole said. Clearing up an old misunderstanding that seems to be getting some attention, Eversole said, “I, nor the City of Coldspring, have ever been approached about a fast food franchise. The city council, me included, encourages growth in any industry in our community. We work for the betterment of this great city, not the hindrance. It would be legally and morally wrong to do otherwise. Please look past this rumor as you cast your vote for Mayor Pat Eversole.” Eversole said she hopes to help accomplish many more improvements to the City of Coldspring in the future. “Please cast your vote for Pat Eversole for mayor of Coldspring. Together we can build a better Coldspring,” Eversole said. “Thank you for all the wonderful support over the last 13 years of serving you, the residents of the Ctiy of Coldspring. It has been a privilege and an honor to serve my community,” Eversole said. Early voting times are April 26 and 27 from 7a.m. to 7p.m., April 28, 29 and 30 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. and May 3 and 4 from 1 0a.m. to 2 p.m. All early voting will take place at Coldspring City Hall. Election Day is May 8 and votes must be cast at the San Jacinto County Elections Building located at 51 East Pine Ave.