This town has been thriving on the uniqueness of an small, historical town and small, family owned stores.
Recently the Brownsville Times reported that the City Manager has encouraged a franchise, Dollar General, to build in town. That Store is a monstrosity. A chain. Totally opposite of the town's character. Apparently Scott McDowell, the City Manager does not feel it necessary to get anyone else's approval. He is a dictator! This Dollar General will put other local businesses OUT OF BUSINESS. Time to get a new City Manager and kick this one to the curb. Shame on you!!
This town will be ruined in a few years. Don't buy a home here. There is too much traffic as it is. Very controlling City Manager who cares nothing about the people here.
We suspect that the City Manager and Mayor have been paid off by Dollar General to 'approve' this without input from residents and other business owners. Bribed. Often done around here.
The famous Pioneer Park has been ruined by too many campers. The caretakers quit. City Maintenance staff is overwhelmed with clean up. Trash, human waste etc. Yet, they allow more camping for the upcoming Music Festival and Eclipse!!! Who is going to clean that mess up?
Not the City Manager, or Mayor, or City Council. Even the Sheriffs office does not have enough allowed hours to patrol it.
A lot of mismanagement all the way around. Horrible.