LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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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Speculation on J.D. Clark feature

Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014
By Winford Cash

As I read my Saturday, May 31, copy of the Messenger, I stopped and pondered what they were trying to do with the long article on J.D. Clark.

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More Clark speculation

Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014
By Donald Drain

I am amazed at the way you pick your news stories. I have been a resident of Wise County for many years, and I realize you have your favorites to write about.

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Disrespect to long-term teachers

Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014
By Coley Smith

I am disappointed in the Wise County Messenger's recent coverage of local events.

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A call for fairness, objectivity

Published Wednesday, June 4, 2014
By Tracy A. Smith

Journalistic objectivity is a nasty word - or is it? In some cases it is taken as such, especially when it comes to smaller publications that generally depend on local advertisers for support.

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Beef checkoff a worthwhile investment

Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
By Joe Leathers

The 6666 Ranch was established in 1870 with rangeland in King and Carson counties.

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Teacher’s legacy lives on

Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
By Ann Dawson Kaker

I wanted to write on behalf of my Decatur High School class of 1959 to let others who might not know of the passing of our beloved Mildred Vick this past week.

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These transitions are big stuff

Published Saturday, May 31, 2014
By Irene Wilson

"Hey, Mimi. You got any money?" She met me when I came in the cafeteria. "Not in here ... right this minute ... besides, you can't buy anything," I told her.

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