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New city councilwoman previews things to come

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Newly elected city councilwoman Darcy Hasty spoke at a Bandera County Republican Party meeting held at the Flying L Resort Thursday night, during which Judge Renee Yanta also visited to speak on election integrity.

Hasty and Kunz were sworn in Tuesday night during a meeting that was closed to the public but available for viewing on Zoom.

Hasty, who was elected alongside Toni Kunz, was the first nonpartisan candidate endorsed by the Bandera County Republican Party.

“There was a long, detailed form that had to be filled out for us to consider endorsement,” Lynn Hauter said during last Thursday’s meeting. “She was unanimously approved.”

“I am deeply honored and grateful for your support,” Hasty said. “I will not let you down.”

Hasty said that the Bandera City Council will be holding a workshop to address the noise ordinance.

“There is a committee, and I am on it,” Hasty said. “We will be addressing the situation and searching for solutions to change the ordinance to what citizens and businesses want.”

The councilwoman also said that night the city has been approved for grants that will help prevent Medina river flooding into the streets and drain back without messing up the river banks. As of Thursday, the grants have yet to be received by the city.

Hasty said that Bandera is a member of Simplecity.Design, a urban planning and design firm. The city will be holding public hearings to discuss a new look for Main Street and updates to 13th street restaurants and commercial outlets.

With all of these changes in play, Hasty stressed her desire to uphold the DNA of the city.

“We want to keep Bandera Bandera,” she said.