Dear Editor, I would like to direct this to the citizens of Brady: You have a front row seat to witness the Eighth Wonder of the World’squeezing blood out of a turnip. Somebody or several somebodies in Brady lost their mind. Nobody can pay $600 a month for utilities. Seventy-five percent of the people of Brady make below the poverty level. They have no medical coverage. I have been a citizen of Brady for the past 30 years. I have finally paid for a house but can’t live here and work here because of the utilities. May God help those who don’t own their own homes. Over the years we have kept out colleges, industries and prisons which isn’t exactly promoting growth. Yes, utilities in California are going up, however, their salaries are about double those of Brady. It strikes me as odd that this shortage struck the state of California and one little ole town in Texas. If this utility increase was the best solution, there was no solution. It’s impossible. My husband and I are already working in san Marcos and living in our travel trailer to try to retire in a few years with enough money to live conservatively in Brady in our home. “Ain’t gonna happen.” If this continues, I’ll have to sell my beloved home, if I can, and move to San Marcos. In the past 30 years the people of Brady have put up with more pot holes than pavement on streets, no job opportunities, crooks and idiots running the city (not limited to the city council), no hope for medical coverage for more than a handful of jobs, a handful of people who live solely to feather their own nest and bulldoze the working man. The city council has added the straw that broke the camel’s back with this last utility hike. Our young people can’t make a living in Brady and now our old people can’t even retire in their hometown. People in Brady need to stick together and do whatever it takes to save our town. I don’t want to live somewhere else, and I don’t think you do either.