The Family Dollar store in Alcalde is closing. I asked the clerk why. Was it because the Dollar General down the street? No, the answer was theft, pure and simple.
This needs to be said. The truth is there are people in our community who would rather steal for a living, (and some of you know who they are!) than to go out and work to support their families.
You know, the majority of us get up in the morning five or six days a week, rain or shine, cold or hot, and work hard. However, there is a minority group in this area, that thumb their noses at the judicial system, knowing that if they get caught, they are going to get some kind of “diversion program” break and be right back out there doing the same thing again.
Now who pays for this? You and I. When a well known thief, who has been “Trespassed” before, walks into a store carrying a flat bag and walks out with that same bag filled with stolen stuff, laughs in the store clerk’s face and walks away, who pays? We do, the people who work for a living and pay our bills.
Now we are losing a store that served a real need and yet “we” are to be understanding of “those” who don’t won’t to work or contribute anything positive.
It’s bad enough we can’t keep a good police chief, now this.