Sunday, September 15, 2013
Back In Town
Just a note to say that I am back in town after the annual vacation to the islands. Leisure time is over, I feel rejuvenated and ready to get back to work doing the city's business. However, while I was gone there were a few incidents that were of significant impact to our community. First, there was a fire at 700 Kyle Dr. the day that I left. Station 8 Firefighters arrived on the scene at 11:50 and the fire was extinguished at 12:50. This was a very damaging fire, almost a total loss. The fire was believed to have started in the attic and or garage area.
The second event was the double homicide at 2100 Madison Dr. near Whole Foods on Sept 7th. On Sept 11 two suspects in the case were arrested. On 13 Sept a third suspect was arrested. Anibal Hernandez of Arlington and Miguel Trevino of Euless are both charged with Murder and the third suspect faces charges of Tampering with Evidence.
What I want to bring to your attention is the fact that we live in a world where your life can be altered or terminated in an instant. There are bad people in this world everywhere you go. But there are also people like the first responders in both of these incidents that go above and beyond their calling. I am always amazed at the efficiency of the committed professionals that respond to emergencies in our community. I want to simply say thank you to the Arlington Firefighters and Police Officers that make our community a safer place to live.