LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Appraisals getting out of hand

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2019
By Ronald Willis

In the April 27 Messenger, a front page story stated home values jumped 8.7 percent and the average in Decatur and Paradise jumped nearly $20,000.

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Time to heal

Published Wednesday, May 8, 2019
By Shannon Johnson

Lincoln warned, "A house divided against itself cannot stand."

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Taxation without representation

Published Saturday, May 4, 2019
By Maritha Gan

Here I am having to go in the sixth time to the Wise County Appraisal District to protest exorbitant taxation without representation.

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Joyous reunion

Published Saturday, May 4, 2019
By Ann Dawson Kaker

The classmates of Decatur High School 1959 had a joyous celebration at their 60th class reunion at the Decatur Conference Center on April 27.

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A little about me

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Don't forget to vote in your local election!

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Concerns about trustee’s endorsement

Published Wednesday, May 1, 2019
By Messenger Staff

Free speech comes with responsibility and accountability, especially from our public officials.

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More funding needed for fire departments

Published Saturday, April 27, 2019
By John Farris

I read your article from yesterday's Messenger (April 24) regarding county fire departments funding. While it is true each department receives the same annual stipend from the county, some departments also receive city/ESD funding.

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Don’t cut funding for rural departments

Published Saturday, April 27, 2019
By Elaine Fogarty

The limited information in "Hot topic: Fire chief wants county to change department funding formula" in the April 24 edition, although factual, is not a true representation of the entire picture.

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Do homework, vote

Published Saturday, April 27, 2019
By Wade Watson

I have served the past six years on the DISD board of trustees, and I have a unique perspective on the gravity of the upcoming school board election.

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Sidewalk plan needed

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Randall O. Watson

There is no real plan for a side walk system in the developed areas of the city of Decatur.

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Time to clean up

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Joe Lambert

Cheers to whomever owns the lot at West Hale and South Trenchard streets in Decatur for tearing down the house and cleaning up the mess that renters had left.

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Make an educated vote

Published Saturday, April 20, 2019
By Shannon Johnson

We have had wonderful success with our athletic teams, extra-curricular activities, UIL competitions, band, ag, CTE, and multiple other areas in DISD.

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Silent Spring

Published Saturday, March 16, 2019
By Ken Hughes

When I was a youngster, I remember reveling in the spring season. I remember songbirds everywhere in uncountable numbers and hundreds of flying insects circling porch lights or streetlights and impacting on car windshields.

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Officials err in release of list

Published Saturday, February 9, 2019
By Janet Akers-Amos

Purging the voter rolls of naturalized citizens is one way to stay in power, but a more ethical approach would be to offer policies and ideas that appeal to younger voters, naturalized voters and other voters who are not happy with slave wages, skyrocketing healthcare costs, and ridiculously high property taxes.

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DISD needs better communication

Published Saturday, January 12, 2019
By Lance Sears

After moving cross country several times, my wife and I settled in this area back in 2012. Having three children (and added another since being here), we were very excited about the statistics and programs Decatur ISD offered.

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Thanks for the help

Published Saturday, December 15, 2018
By Janice Millican

At this time of year when everyone is busy preparing for the holidays, our soldiers overseas often get forgotten.

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Thoughtful surprise

Published Saturday, November 17, 2018
By Jeanne Green

On Veterans Day, I visited my mother and dad's graves at the Alvord Cemetery.

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Bond needs to pass for Rhome’s future

Published Saturday, October 20, 2018
By Sam Eason

Does the city need to expand the Eastside Wastewater Treatment Plant?

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Accurate information needed on bond

Published Saturday, October 20, 2018
By Patricia Mitchell

With $2,750,000 at stake and early voting beginning on Monday, if Rhome voters are to make an informed decision, they are entitled to correct information; particularly official information posted in the bond update published on the city of Rhome website.

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Remembering Zelda

Published Saturday, October 13, 2018
By Skip Nichols

My heart aches today after reading in Update that my good friend and fellow book lover, Zelda Colburn had died.

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