While driving up Highway 281 the other day on my way to Johnson City, I was struck by what wasn’t there. Roadside trash. Someone – maybe the county, maybe community service people, maybe volunteers, it doesn’t matter, but somebody had picked up all the trash! It had been gathered up and put in big plastic bags by the road for removal.
I don’t know who performed this public service, but we all owe whoever it was a big thanks as it sure made the roadside look better. There are plenty of other roads in Blanco County and certainly in the City of Blanco that are in dire need of a similar clean-up. We can all do our part by not tossing trash onto the roadway in the first place – that’s a no brainer — but also by picking up what we can, where we can.
For my part, I’d like to apologize in advance to my fellow Blanco neighbors. Be forewarned. If you see me walking down the street with an armload of roadside trash and then dumping it in the first convenient trashcan I see — which could well be yours — please understand that you’ve just done your part to clean up Blanco. And you’re more than welcome to deposit any roadside trash you may pick up in my trashcan. Let’s just bash the trash!