Wow, I was reading the front -page article in the Fort Bend Herald (Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2019) titled, “Rosenberg council declines to help Texian Market Days.”

One ex-council member, who is usually there spewing opinion, was against a donation request by The Fort Bend History Association in the amount of $3,000. Her statement was, “My question is what (is the Fort Bend History Association) doing for Rosenberg?”

Really?

First, The Fort Bend History Association is a county museum, not a Richmond museum as was implied, though they have some facilities in Richmond, and elsewhere. It provides teaching tools to thousands of school children in the Richmond location and at the George Ranch Historical Park, as well as the Dew Plantation House.

Second, Texian Market Days draws families from all over the county and surrounding area.

The purpose is to raise funds for the continuing education of the history of our area.

School children benefit from learning about local and state history, including Rosenberg students.

Rosenberg is about twice the size of Richmond and has twice as many schools.

One would think that twice as many kids would be from Rosenberg.

Where would these children, and their families, have a better outing and learning experience?

Perhaps Rosenberg council only measures in dollars instead of other benefits of their citizens.

The $3,000 loss is not going to affect the Texian Market Days a great deal, but the actions of Rosenberg council may be reflected as petty and self-serving by others.

Sue Mitchell

Richmond

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