LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

Case for rollback election

Published Saturday, January 2, 2016
By Sam Eason

The need for the tax rollback special election in Rhome is not about the money. It's about trust. We can afford the tax.

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Consider consequences of a rollback

Published Saturday, December 12, 2015
By Deborah BeCraft

From a different point of view, there is a lot of information going around and being printed, some of which is just not true. Let me address a few of these.

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Newark takes care of citizens

Published Saturday, November 28, 2015
By Sherri Taylor

Newark loves! I was not aware that my little hometown loved so much until I moved back.

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WCCA thanks volunteers

Published Saturday, November 28, 2015
By Craig Maroney

Wise County Committee on Aging (WCCA) Inc. hosted a volunteer appreciation dinner Nov. 14.

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Council’s actions are disgusting

Published Saturday, November 21, 2015
By Robin Holmes

It's sad when your elected leaders promise one thing while running for office and then turn around and manipulate the system to fit their needs.

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Doing math for the Rhome rollback

Published Saturday, November 21, 2015
By Dan Sessler

Why does Rhome need a higher tax rate?

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All military roles important

Published Saturday, November 14, 2015
By Daniel Baumgartner

On Nov. 11, I took time to attend the veterans activity at the Wise County Veterans Memorial Park in Decatur.

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Cemetery upkeep clarified

Published Wednesday, November 11, 2015
By Belva Garrett

On Sunday, Nov. 8, FOX4 reporter Zahid Arab reported on a customer complaint against Alvord Cemetery Association Inc., and its seven board members. His report did not shed a favorable light on cemetery volunteers.

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Consider writing your own obituary

Published Saturday, October 31, 2015
By Dwight Albert (D.A.) Sharpe

I'm not dying to do this! Have you written your obituary yet? Most people don't think about the newspaper obituary to be published when they graduate to better things.

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Marijuana legalization is a mistake

Published Wednesday, October 28, 2015
By Tad Billmore

I'm not sure what you were bringing up in regard to "minority," "majority" or "alcohol problem," and I never said, nor did I allude to your statement of "everybody who drinks is a drunk."

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Act of kindness appreciated

Published Saturday, October 24, 2015
By Susie Cordell

It is nice to know we have caring and thoughtful people in our community.

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Parade schedule balances spirit, resources

Published Saturday, October 17, 2015
By Rod Townsend

The administrative offices of Decatur ISD read Kristen Tribe's call for a yearly homecoming parade with surprise and chagrin.

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Participation appreciated

Published Wednesday, October 7, 2015
By Cliff Dudley

The veterans of the Wise County Veterans Group wish to extend our sincerest thanks and appreciation to all who made our Patriot Day celebration and grand opening of our Wise County Memorial Museum: The Forgotten Wars on Sept. 11 in Bridgeport such a huge success.

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Marijuana ‘facts’ not supported

Published Wednesday, October 7, 2015
By Rusty White

Can you provide any documented evidence to support your assumption that marijuana use has the same downfalls as the over-use of alcohol?

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Citizens form group to promote change

Published Saturday, October 3, 2015
By Sam Eason

A new wind is blowing. I know everyone is tired of the crazy stories coming out of Rhome.

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Marijuana leads to destruction

Published Saturday, October 3, 2015
By Tad Billmire

After all the blood, carnage and death on our highways, the destruction of property, loss of productivity in the workplace, the destruction of lives, families and marriages etc., all caused by the legal intoxicant called alcohol, why in the world would we want to legalize another intoxicant?

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Beware of well registration

Published Saturday, September 19, 2015
By Maritha Gan

Recently, the Messenger carried a half-page ad from the Upper Trinity Groundwater Conservation District to citizens in Hood, Montague, Parker and Wise counties urging them to "protect your water" by registering your water well.

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Pot busts rob citizens

Published Saturday, September 19, 2015
By Rusty White

News flash: 10-pound pot bust. Really?

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Rhome officials bully citizens

Published Wednesday, September 16, 2015
By Robin Holmes

At the Sept. 1 Rhome City Council meeting, Mr. Moore's almost tearful speech, along with Ms. Wilson's speech talking about wanting diversity and to hear from the people was almost heartfelt.

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Abortion affects multiple generations

Published Saturday, September 12, 2015
By Diane Hughes

When I found out I was pregnant with my first baby, my son, and a few years later with my daughter, I was so excited about having a baby. I remember the first time I felt my babies move and how much I treasured each moment.

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