Pantego continues to operate on conservative budget

Published 3:41 pm Saturday, December 28, 2013

Pantego may have a new mayor, but it will continue the legacy left by former mayor Glenda Jackson.

“We’ve had a conservative board for many years now,” said Mayor Stuart Edwin Ricks. “The Town of Pantego is fiscally fit.”

The children of Pantego will be a bit fitter in the coming year, as well. The town invested $25,000 in new playground equipment that was installed behind the town hall.

Ricks said the playground was dedicated to Jackson. She was mayor for about 30 years.

The Mideast Commission is currently helping Pantego update its codes that would encourage residents to keep the town clean and beautiful.

“We just trying to keep our town neat and clean as possible,” Ricks said.

The council will also look into paving roadways in 2014.

Ricks will hold his first meeting as mayor in about two weeks.