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RECEIVED Wed., Feb. 18, 2015

Dear Editor,
    Bastrop County has seen quite a change from the ever-growing Austin just to the west. Some good, like an influx of art and music, and some bad, like a growing urban population and increased traffic.
    But the worst Austin import: Linda Curtis. After searching through archived articles of the Chronicle, I realize why Austin was so ready to rid itself of her. Petition controversies, City Council meddling, and an ego that saw her as the savior to the ills that manifested in her head. What a character!
    Now, Bastrop County has the misfortune of having her as a resident of our once rural landscape. Her vindictive and nasty vendettas have surfaced again in the recently concluded race for state representative. As any county resident should know, she created problems where there were none, accused good people of grave misdeeds, and took a serious problem – water rights – and made it her own for inflated political gain.
    Residents of this area should be relieved that she went 0-2 on election day, with her muckraking ways being rejected by the voters that showed up and saw the truth. I now know why Austin was so eager to rid itself of this menace. Now, will you please take her back?
Erik McCowan
   [The editors respond: No.]
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