Calvin’s ‘Gold Star Texan’ award made WFAA news.
Dish mayor named ‘Gold Star Texan’
by WFAA-TV Reports
Posted on January 7, 2010 at 11:55 AM
DISH, Texas – The mayor of one of North Texas tiniest towns received a big honor.
Dish Mayor Calvin Tillman was just named a 2009 Gold Star Texan. The award is given by the Texas Progressive Alliance.
Tillman led his town in funding air testing near natural gas facilities. The results led to more study by TCEQ and a quicker response to citizen complaints.
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And there certainly is not a more deserving recipient.
I wonder if he could be mayor of Dish, Denton, Flower Mound, Fort Worth, and Decatur all at the same time. He could handle the job in all five cities better than one mayor is handling each city. Dish is luck to have such great (let us not forget the rest of the city council in Dish) leadership. I wish the rest of us were so lucky. Hey if you have some like Perry running a whole state (poorly) Mr. Tillman could certainly handle 5 cities, and please bring your city council Mr. Tillman.
Tim Ruggiero says
Calvin deserves far more than a Gold Star. These gas companies should be ashamed of themselves for what they have done to this town and the people all in the name of making a buck. We need our elected leaders to stand up for what is right, and Calvin is certainly one who does all on his own.
Real men find a way to provide for their family without hurting another man's family. Democrat, Republican, Independent, Green, Tea, Socialist, or Alien, I don't care about the label and neither does the HONORABLE Mayor Calvin Tillman, respresenting all of his town, and their right to be free from benzene.