Finally, the primary election is over, at least round one. In May, the run-off elections will be held in races where no candidate received 50 percent of the vote. For those who did get at least half, one could almost hear the sigh of relief. The District 60 Texas House race got ugly. The voters cast their ballots and incumbent Jim Keffer won. For his supporters, it is not a time to gloat; for Cullen Crisp's supporters, it is not a time for rancor. It is, instead, a time to work together for a common goal, to find solutions for water problems that plaque all areas of the state. Perhaps people at Lake Granbury and Possum Kingdom Lake feel it more than other parts of the state. After all, everyone has invested a lot of money to have a nice lake-front home. Taxing entities have little mercy when the lake-front home becomes a stream-front residence - or worse. As one lady at Lake Granbury noted, she walks under her boat that's on a lift at her dock. Here at PK, the situation is no better - many docks are high and dry. But it is unreasonable to blame politicians because there's no water. All across Texas, water is in short supply and, while heavy rains would ease the problems by refilling lakes, there will be more shortages. With business growth comes more people, with more people comes a higher demand for water. And where that water comes from and where it goes is what needs to be addressed. The reality is, neither lake, Granbury nor PK, will ever be constant level.


As much as it would be a solution, there is none in sight. What that means is how to conserve and wisely use what is there. And that should be everyone's goal.