Please keep your comments and ideas coming. I enjoy them so.
Now to some Dog Park business.
I still talk to people who have not joined the Dog Park listserv, which provides more timely and immediate information than this poor blog. Here are the instructions for signing up, courtesy of an e-mail that Ran Hirsh posted in February:
1. go to ==>https://utlists.utexas.edu
2. at the bottom type dogparkinfo in the search box, click on the Search Lists button
3. click on the email@example.com link
4. in the left hand menu bar click on the subscribe link
5. fill in your email address, click submit
6. follow the instructions sent to you in the subscribe email
Please let me know if these instructions do not work for you. I will send you the name and e-mail of the fellow who set up the listserv.
As you know, we had storm clouds over Dog Park last week with the proposal of House Bill 4536, in which the Texas State Cemetery Board tried to initiate the process of selling land that makes up about half of our Dog Park. Laura LaValle contacted a friend who is a lobbyist, and he made some phone calls on behalf of Laura and all Dog Parkers, as well as the nearby neighborhood. Laura's friend agreed to work pro bono, and Laura has established a PayPal account to which grateful Dog Parkers may contribute funds. The link was posted on the listserv. Here is where you can go to contribute: http://hb4536.wordpress.com/ . Please give what you can. I know that money is tight now during these troubling economic times, but Dog Park is a free and essential part of our lives. It's difficult to imagine life without it. People have already put in $1,000.00. Well done, everybody!