After reading the editorial in the March 25 edition, I started to wonder if a skate park is really needed in the Beeville area. Saying this, my question is, why is it that some of the items that the skaters and the parents are asking sounded like “wants” instead of “needs.” The skaters are saying they want to see amenities like concrete bowls(?), pipes, rails, as well as lighting, concession stand and restrooms.
Parents are asking for a facility that’s centrally located where police can easily provide security. How is the city going to fund this in case outside funding or grants cannot be found?
On the March 23 edition of the Corpus Christi Caller Times, Chandler Nunez, a 17-year-old female high school junior from Sinton High School, was featured as “Sinton skater is on a big roll.”
According to the article, she has been the primary organizer of an effort to have a skate park built within the city. A 17-year-old!
This young girl knows what she wants and how to get other skaters to get involved. Even to the point of attending city council meetings with other teens, and after the city passed an ordinance in October banning skateboarding within the city limits, she and about 20 other skateboarders began contacting elected officials and foundations to get support for a park.
The article concerning this young lady is lengthy and I am just going to ask the reader to get a back issue. This young person has the aggressiveness to approach city officials with a tenacity that can only be found on a person who knows what she “needs”? What happen to our young skateboarders in Beeville? There must be somebody among the “boarders” in Beeville who can do the same thing, do some of the “work,” instead of having somebody do it for them.
I am all for the skate park, but I am also hoping that some of our young skateboarders will do something to help find a way to raise some of the funds that are needed. Don’t just wait for something to happen, if you really wants something, make it happen!
B. D. “Pat” DelRosario