LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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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Memorial Day more important than makeup

Published Wednesday, May 28, 2014
By Dustin Bates

I feel Memorial Day is a very important day for Americans for many reasons.

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Rural hospitals standing by to serve veterans

Published Wednesday, May 24, 2014
By David Pearson

News accounts of the Veterans Administration healthcare situation are disheartening, and it appears a great disservice has been done to some of our veterans who have served their country.

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Agency serves industry, not citizens

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By David Johnson

Is it any wonder that the Railroad Commission of Texas is dragging its heels? Are they waiting for "sound science and proven facts" as David J. Porter has stated?

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Wise County Veterans building museum

Published Wednesday, May 21, 2014
By Wise County Veterans Group

The veterans of Wise County, after years of a concerted search effort, in cooperation with the Bridgeport City Council, have acquired a beautiful facility in which to house our Wise County Veterans Memorial Museum. This facility is located at 1308 10th St. in Bridgeport.

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Letter carrier food drive a success

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Glenn Webb

The Decatur letter carriers and Post Office would like to say, "Thanks a ton!" to Decatur citizens for their support of our annual food drive.

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Texas citizens need power to initiate reforms

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Landon M. Hankins

Any student in a state/local government class learns that among the methods by which a citizen may become civically engaged in his/her state are the initiative, referendum and recall.

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Teacher thanks community for support

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Teresa Powell

As I am retiring this year from Decatur High School, I wanted to say it has been my pleasure and honor to serve this community for the past 17 years.

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‘Big gambling bust?’ Really?

Published Wednesday, May 14, 2014
By Rusty White

Once again the taxpayers pay for another dog-and-pony show. Why? Who and how many were the "numerous" complaints filed? Who was harmed, and where are the victims of this crime?

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T-shirts prompt wonderful response

Published Saturday, May 3, 2014
By Trent, Misty, Bryson, and Blake Morrow

My seventh grade son is a member of the Bridgeport Middle School Student council. The Student Council started a program where on Fridays everyone wears R.E.D. shirts - which stands for Remember Everyone Deployed.

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