Open Letter to Citizens of Fate from Mayor Pro Tem David Billings

FATE, TX – Dec. 22, 2020 – Honestly, it is very hard to put this year into words.  However, my heart is full of gratitude, humility, and I feel blessed.

We are blessed to live in such a great city. We are blessed to have city team members who continually demonstrate an esprit de corp that is unmatched in our state and we are blessed to have great neighbors, friends, and family.

In 2020, we have seen significant city growth with a great start to commercial development. We have seen many new businesses, such as Bucks Plaza and Fate Creamery, thrive in our city.  We held the ground breaking of Fresh by Brookshire’s, our new shopping experience. You have supported our existing businesses, so they can continue to grow and prosper during these trying times.  Thank you!

We have asked you to make many sacrifices in 2020. You have responded with kindness, humility, and grace.  You have taken care of our neighbors, supported Fate DPS, and continued to be engaged citizens and I am truly grateful for each of you.

In 2021, we will continue to see rapid commercial development with many new exciting restaurants and stores.  We will swear-in a new City Council in early January 2021, which will continue to drive innovation and new ideas.  I am grateful for the current City Council, as your public service made Fate a great place to live and work.  Thank you!

As I have said many times, we are a family. We may have our family disputes, but in the end, we work together to find the right solution for our city.

As we approach the end of another holiday season, please take some time to enjoy your loved ones. We have a lot of challenges coming up in 2021, but for now, let’s take time to rejoice in our successes and find time to hug our kiddos and loved ones.

Yes indeed, our future is bright. May God bless our great city and each of your families. May the New Year bring you and your families joy, love, and happiness.

David Billings


In Service –

David Billings, Mayor Pro Tem, City of Fate 





Submitted by Mayor Pro Tem David Billings for publication in Blue Ribbon News. 

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