LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Recipe missing a critical ingredient

Published Saturday, October 18, 2014
By D.A. Sharpe

Robert Williams' guest editorial in the Oct. 15 issue of the Wise County Messenger exhorts people to live to the highest standard in making our whole communities good and successful where we live.

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Court’s ruling didn’t protect voters

Published Wednesday, October 15, 2014
By Lena Wells

While the court ruled in favor of the Elections Commission that does not mean it ruled correctly. I was in law for many years and can attest to the fact that the law does not always protect the correct party.

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Can you judge a man by a ballpoint pen?

Published Saturday, October 11, 2014
By Phillip D. Bucklew

Yes, you can! As Ricky Ricardo once said: "Lucy, you got some 'splainin' to do!"

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‘Turned off’ by lack of compassion

Published Wednesday, October 8, 2014
By Gina Robertson

I wish I could write a letter about the positive of things today. It is with a broken heart that I have to write about the negative - the down side.

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Perry’s conduct tough to defend

Published Saturday, August 30, 2014
By Tracy Smith

I would like to respond to the nonsensical defense of Texas Gov. Rick Perry by the Parker County Republican Party chair, Zan Prince

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Start-of-school observations

Published Wednesday, August 27, 2014
By Irene Wilson

There's a banner hanging on the fence, "Welcome Back!" The bulletin boards are decorated. Lesson plans are in the book. Groceries are stocked in the kitchens, and the floors shine like a new penny ('til you can see your reflection - Ms. Cindy sees to that).

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Governor was just exercising his authority

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Zan Prince

Fair and impartial application of laws is the basis of our society. Each elected official is responsible to enforce and follow the law.

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Think twice about waiving adoption fees

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Kristina Walden

Waiving adoption fees creates a profound issue for all municipal shelters or rescue agencies.

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Some don’t like being asked questions

Published Wednesday, August 20, 2014
By Rusty White

Some time ago I started asking people on the Messenger's online forum when, if ever, has there been an audit of all the property, money, vehicles, weapons, etc. taken from citizens by our courts and public servants. I just want to know who is accountable.

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Prayers rising from inside prison walls

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Larry Anthony Harris

A few weeks ago I wrote a letter to the Messenger about the dangers of ignoring the "small voice" that warns us against foolish actions that often have tragic consequences.

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Decatur ISD should spend on door openers

Published Saturday, August 16, 2014
By Sandie Martinez

Last year, after I saw how much trouble the aides go through to exit the students in wheelchairs out of the building and onto the bus, I called the director of special education and Decatur ISD to ask why there were no handicap electric door openers at the high school.

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Family grateful for kindness in mother’s loss

Published Saturday, August 2, 2014
By C. Dale King, Greg King, Melissa McElhaney and families

We lost our wife and mother, Sherry King, on July 10. Despite months in the hospital we still were not prepared for our loss; today and always, like so many, we wish we had just one more day.

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Will your family be remembered in history?

Published Saturday, July 26, 2014
By D.A. Sharpe

People of wisdom are quoted as saying that history repeats itself and that we can estimate what the future will hold by knowledge of history.

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Vote Britt for a refreshing change

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
By Darrel Behrens

Thursday night, July 17, I was present for a surprisingly interesting experience when State Representative candidate Matthew Britt addressed a small group of supporters, followed by a question-and-answer session.

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County needs to set a better example

Published Saturday, July 19, 2014
By John Green

Every morning in the wee hours I see the sprinklers running at the Wise County Courthouse.

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Send ‘em home on a plane

Published Wednesday, July 16, 2014
By Wayne Morgan

I am just an old country boy that loves my country, the USA, and thanks God every day for what I have.

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Crime reports are high humor

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Joe Lambert

I used to wonder why the Wise County Messenger had no comics section. It finally occurred to me that it does.

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Volunteers make Sonflower Camp special

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Andrea Duwe and Elaine Huff

Thank you again to every single, beloved soul who participated in Sonflower Camp for Kids with Disabilities.

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Find alternative to dumping animals

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Debi Porter

I wish I could attach pictures to this letter. On July 4 on our way back from a picnic, my mom and I found two puppies that had been "dumped."

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Ramp needs more attention, less trash

Published Wednesday, July 9, 2014
By Rusty White

Why is there no "common sense" by those in charge of the boat ramps on Lake Bridgeport?

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