County needs change to ‘compete for championship’
David Barkemeyer
Milam County Judge

Recently I’ve been attending a lot of baseball games to watch my grandson and his teammates as they competed for the state 2A high school championship.

He is the catcher for the Salado Eagles, who fell one game short losing to the Hallettsville Brahmas in the semifinals.

Hallettsville went on to win the state championship.

As they came off the field, I told Cole that they now had some unfinished business to take care of (he’s a junior) and I’d see him back at Dell Diamond next year. It reminded me of the Cameron Yoemen’s rallying cry this year as they came back to win the state football championship after falling one game short the year before to Daingerfield.

Good teams use adversity to build on and become an even better team. Graduating seniors move on to bigger and better things, underclassmen move up and take their place on the team.

Anyway, lots of lessons to learn. But you baseball playing Yoemen aren’t thinking about all my good philosophy, you’re saying no way are we going to let Salado make it back to the state championship tournament next year, the Yoemen will be there representing District 22AA, right?

The rest of you are probably wondering what any of this has to do with county government anyway. Well, nothing. But an old cliché does come to mind and that is “You can’t keep doing things the same way and expect different results.”

If you want to win the championship next year, you’ve got to go back to the state tournament with better hitting, pitching, and fielding.

If you want your county to be a better place to live, you’ve got to have more and better jobs, better roads, better facilities, a safer environment…

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