When allergy/sinus issues rear their nasty heads, I try to stay close to home. These are recent photos taken in my town, Taylor, Texas, in our quaint downtown corridor. City limits signs place our population at a little over 15,000, but recent census figures have us topping out around 17K. Compared to metro-Atlanta (Georgia), however, it’s still a small town. A recent controversy here is related to an alley between 2nd and 3rd Streets. Beginning in early-June, area artists began adding their own touches the art wall. Six weeks into the project, however, the city slowed things down. Any downtown art is expected to get a permit, at no charge, from local government. I understand this, but do hope city fathers will allow this artistic expression to continue.