LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Make Rhome a better town

Published Saturday, August 29, 2015
By Robin Holmes

As a voter and resident of this town, all I can say is, "wow." The obvious hatred, of those who think they own this town, toward the mayor is not only disrespectful, it's shameful.

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Recognize benefits of marijuana

Published Wednesday, August 26, 2015
By Cat Lafitte

Here is the petition I just created for Congress: "Schedule I drugs, substances, or chemicals are defined as drugs with no currently accepted medical use and a high potential for abuse.

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College needs 5-cent tax

Published Saturday, August 22, 2015
By Tracy Smith

While we understand the need for the Wise County commissioners court and newly elected County Judge J.D. Clark to politicize his very first $64 million budget ever and adhere to his recent campaign promise to not raise taxes, it is unbelievable he has chosen to throw down the hammer on Weatherford College, over what essentially equates to the price of a Chili's hamburger each year.

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Rhome Council playing games

Published Saturday, August 15, 2015
By Robin Holmes

In Rhome's council meeting Councilwoman Jo Ann Wilson proved her hatred for Mayor Michelle Pittman in front of 40-something people.

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Do Rhome citizens care?

Published Wednesday, August 12, 2015
By Kemp Akeman

At the July 30 Rhome City Council meeting, the mayor pro tem commented that they normally only see three to four citizens attend a meeting. All chairs were filled that night in the council chamber, plus additional people were standing.

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Disregard for women disturbing

Published Saturday, August 8, 2015
By Kathleen Lowry

The demeaning, sexist and cruel disregard for women, not just women's rights but simply all women displayed in the Republican debate Thursday night made me wonder whether they even care about the women in their own lives!

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Rhome feud is personal

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Dee Romine

I would like to address the issue going on with the mayor of Rhome, Michelle Pittman. I live in the county of Wise with a Rhome address. There may be some who feel I don’t have the right to speak about this issue. My family of birth and marriage are from Rhome. My mother was […]

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Honor the voters’ choice

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Sandy Dougherty

I am in a unique position as I do not live within city limits and cannot vote in city elections, but I do have a Rhome address.

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Pittman personifies professionalism

Published Wednesday, August 5, 2015
By Robert Mahaffey

On the subject of the position of mayor of the city of Rhome, I have only lived there for a short time.

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Kindness of strangers remarkable

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Culen (Rocky) Gallimore

Decatur and Wise County sounds like a great place to live!

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Allow Pittman to serve

Published Saturday, August 1, 2015
By Tommie Eason

I am a concerned citizen of Rhome. I have gone to all the meetings since the election this year. My concern is the tension between the city council and the mayor.

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Disgusted by disrespect for flag

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Diane Hughes

Each year around Memorial Day and the Fourth of July, my neighbor puts up a roll of American flags along his fence.

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Thoughtful piece on issue

Published Saturday, July 25, 2015
By Skip Nichols

Editor Kristen Tribe's opinion column in the July 11, 2015 issue of the Wise County Messenger was, quite simply, one of the most thoughtful and best-written pieces on the highly controversial topic of same-sex marriages and its effect on county clerks in Texas.

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Cartoon nailed it

Published Wednesday, July 22, 2015
By James Richards

I thought the cartoon in the Messenger for July 18 was perfect. I have read about "Go Set A Watchman" and the buzz around for publishing it as Harper Lee wrote it.

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Questioning King’s claims

Published Saturday, July 11, 2015
By Tracy Smith

A recent Wise County Messenger article wrote about how our state representative, Phil King, claimed the state's recent legislative session was "the most productive in which he's been involved."

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Learn from Nazi history

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By Angelou del Angel

Pride of Dixie. In the days of legally sanctioned slavery across the South, it should have been regarded by poor and working class whites the way so many on the right currently see illegal immigration: as a threat to their jobs and livelihoods.

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Same-sex marriage goes against nature

Published Wednesday, July 1, 2015
By M.E. Reynolds

America was founded on right and wrong. Our ancestors came to the new world looking for the best way to live and to teach their children by way of the Bible for answers.

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Surprised by special gift

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Ellen Whitley

As a member of The Episcopal Church of Wise County, we were surprised by a gift left on our porch at 905 Church St. in Decatur.

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Episcopal church didn’t disappear

Published Wednesday, June 10, 2015
By Ann Ferguson

I read with interest the article by Racey Burden about worship services returning to the little white chapel on the corner of Hale and Church Streets in Decatur.

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So long, Mrs. Berry; Teacher inspired students as mentor and friend

Published Saturday, June 6, 2015
By Mickey Drewery

Many people reference famous leaders and brilliant minds that have accomplished the impossible as their inspiration, but few give credit to those who jump-started their dreams. Instead they speak of people they hope to emulate.

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