LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Don’t buy DISD bond rhetoric

Published Wednesday, March 25, 2015
By Tad Billmire

I've read with great interest the letters and articles related to the proposed bonds of DISD.

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Smith’s outrage unfounded

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Andy Sabo

This is an open letter to Ms. Tracy Smith, Wise County Democratic Party chair, in response to her letter to the editor dated March 14, 2015.

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Vote Joiner for DISD board

Published Wednesday, March 18, 2015
By Jill Eder

All eligible voters should run, not walk, to the polls to vote for Matt Joiner in the upcoming DISD school board election!

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GOP letter undermines US abroad

Published Saturday, March 14, 2015
By Tracy Smith

I'm outraged by the letter signed by the two Texas U.S. senators, Ted Cruz and John Cornyn, along with 45 other U.S. senators from different states that was intended to usurp the authority of our commander-in-chief.

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Vote ‘yes’ for Props 1 and 2

Published Wednesday, March 11, 2015
By Tony Mooney

My name is Tony Mooney, and I am a 1988 graduate of Decatur High School. The Mooney family has called Decatur home for 125 years, and I was born and raised here.

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Young referee set the tone for Little Dribblers

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Rachael Vance

My daughter was a Little Dribbler this year - pre-k to kindergarten age range - in a display I like to call "gaggle ball."

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Bond proposal a ‘win’ for kids, community

Published Saturday, February 28, 2015
By Rex Keese

Let's talk about the Decatur ISD bond for just a moment. In May, citizens living in the Decatur school district will be asked to vote for or against a bond package to improve the district's infrastructure.

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Gay marriage not in God’s plan

Published Wednesday, February 25, 2015
By David Goodwin

As I read Mr. Alford's lengthy article, "Gay marriage no concern," I feel that someone should respond.

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Chico trustee explains vote on bond issue

Published Saturday, February 21, 2015
By W.E. "Bill" Hand

I feel as an elected member of the board of trustees of Chico Independent School District, I should explain why I voted as I did, against the bond election that is going to be presented to you, the voters.

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Open letter to ISIS

Published Wednesday, February 11, 2015
By Mark K. Jadrych

So, you thought that by burning the young Jordanian pilot alive you would deny him paradise and his 72 virgins.

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More guns would make Texas safer

Published Saturday, February 7, 2015
By Brian Bernardo

I read the article in the Messenger today ("More guns make no one safer," Bob Buckel, Jan. 31). Then I reread it.

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Decatur bond issue: Believe in our schools

Published Wednesday, February 4, 2015
By Jackie Brown

You may have heard that Decatur ISD is putting together a proposal for a bond election.

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Open carry not a problem out in the west

Published Wednesday, February 4, 2015
By Robert Shaffer

I grew up in Southern California and was also in law enforcement. In them old days it was legal to carry a sidearm in open view... until about 1967, when a group of radical Black Panthers visited the state capitol legally carrying shotguns, rifles and sidearms.

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Agrees with officer in shooting

Published Wednesday, February 4, 2015
By Dale Burchfield

On one point Mr. Buckel ("More guns make no one safer," Messenger, Jan. 31, 2015) and I agree.

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Power to the people, not the politicians

Published Saturday, January 31, 2015
By Eddie R. Dunlap

Oft op-ed contributor Lee Hamilton exposed his true roots in his recent spin in the Wise County Messenger.

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Thanks for celebrating a century

Published Saturday, January 31, 2015
By Ruby Partin

Many thanks to every person who contributed in any way to my 100th birthday celebration.

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Act of kindness appreciated

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Carol Smith

I just wanted to let you know about the honesty and kindness of one of your residents.

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DISD: separate ‘wants’ from ‘needs’ in bond

Published Saturday, January 24, 2015
By Tad Billmire

Well, here we go again, Decatur ISD taxpayers. You better grab hold of your wallet because the superintendent and school board are coming after your cash to pay for unneeded "stuff."

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Asset forfeiture program limited

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By Rusty White

Attorney General Eric Holder recently announced a new policy that will greatly restrict the ability of state and local police forces to use federal law to seize goods without charging an individual with a crime.

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Concerns about proposed DISD bond election

Published Wednesday, January 21, 2015
By D. Bart Tonroy

I submit this relating to items to be considered for inclusion in Decatur ISD's May 2015 proposed bond election.

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