If you work for the City of League City, you know Billy Miles. He is the City’s courier with a passion for music and a knack for making people smile.
How long have you worked for the City of League City?
I’ve worked for the City for 24 years. I worked for the Streets Department for five years and then I had the opportunity to be the courier. I just liked working around people so I thought it would be a good fit for me. They were looking for someone that smiled a lot.
What do you do?
I pick up things for the City departments like packages, important papers, food, etc. I take warrants to the sheriff’s department, deliver board meeting packages, I do so much!I never know where I’m going to be from day to day. I go to Houston, Galveston, Pasadena, Alvin, Pearland, you name it.
What is your favorite part of the job?
The people; my coworkers. They seem like family to me, we just have a good bond and I enjoy working around the employees.
How much driving do you do?
I just drive pretty much all day. I stay pretty busy.
When you are not working for the city, what do you do?
I paint houses (it’s one of my hobbies) and I like to go gambling in Louisiana with my wife for a fun getaway.
You sing in a band outside of work. How did that start?
I started at singing at a young age. My uncle and cousin got me on stage when I was 12 and I was terrified, but after I sang my first song, I loved it and have been doing it ever since. I formed my first band when I was 15 years old with my brother and school friends, we were called the Country Outlaws. Years went by and we formed another band called the Miles of Texas. I’m the lead singer. We play country music and a little bit of 60’s.
How can other people hear your play?
We play around local clubs in the area and some fairs. I’ll be playing at the City’s July 3 Fireworks Spectacular so make sure to stop by!
What’s your favorite thing about League City?
It’s just a good place to live and I like the people. I’ve been here all my life. I’ve seen the two-lane roads go to four lanes. I was born and raised here. I’ve seen League City grow, that’s for sure.
Helpful, caring, friendly and always smiling. Never meets a stranger.