LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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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Thankfulness comes out in the wash

Published Saturday, July 5, 2014
By Becca, Paula, Becky, Joyce and Ginny

The volunteers at Wise Kids Resale, a non-profit organization, would like to send a big "thank-you" to Sam's Hairquarters for helping us out with the washing.

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Keep an eye on your renters

Published Wednesday, July 2, 2014
By Audrey Dyer

I have a house in Decatur. It was rented to a man and his family in 2009. A year after they moved in, the wife moved out.

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DPS to our borders, really?

Published Wednesday, June 25, 2014
By Rusty White

Every year the Texas Department of Public Safety (DPS) asks for more officers and resources, claiming they need them for our safety.

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Kudos to commissioner

Published Saturday, June 21, 2014
By Ann Taylor

First, I will begin by publicly thanking Precinct 3 County Commissioner Harry Lamance for ceasing to mow right-of-ways until the growing season is over, much like the Texas Department of Transportation.

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Negativity stops at the county line

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By Wayne Long

I just want make sure we all stop for a second and realize how blessed we really are here in Wise County.

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A good deal for the quarry, not for Chico

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By Brenda Rankin

In the June 7 Messenger, Brian Knox reported on the Chico City Council approving the city engineer to begin the permitting process to allow the city to sell its treated wastewater.

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King not responsive to constituent

Published Wednesday, June 11, 2014
By Aaron Renaud

Recently I tried to contact our local state representative, Phil King, about a very concerning issue.

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Something worth crying about

Published Saturday, June 7, 2014
By Irene Wilson

What can I say? I'm a crier. Not a whiny, sniveling one or a loud, wailing crier or a hollering howler ... but a quiet, lip-quivering, eyes fill up and spill over, run down my cheek, try to wipe it away before anybody sees crier.

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Thanks from Young’s family

Published Saturday, June 7, 2014
By The family of Roy Young

This year the first Eighter from Decatur BBQ Challenge and Washer Tournament was held Saturday, May 31, with proceeds going to WARM and the Roy Young Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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