Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Letters to the Editor

July 4, 2014

Letters to the Editor 7/5/14

— Un-welcome mat

To the Editor: Last weekend I attended the 51st Annual Model A Ford Texas Tour in your fair city of Corsicana. Over 100 Model A Fords were registered. Over 200 people attended the event.

We stayed at the La Quinta Inn on Regal Drive. We parked our pickup truck and trailer in an empty lot to the right of the La Quinta. Then we went to the IOOF Event Center to attend the welcome dinner. On our return we found that our truck and trailer had been towed away.

The desk clerk at the La Quinta told the tow people that we would be back about 8:30 p.m. and she would tell us to move the truck. They were told to remove the truck by 8:30. We had never seen the “No Parking” sign on the vacant building which is apparently owned by the Super 8 Motel to the rear. The same lovely desk clerk drove us to the towing place where we were charged $300 to retrieve our vehicle.

It was outrageous to tow that truck that wasn’t blocking anyone else in the empty lot. It would have been removed an hour later. It is a shame that the Super 8 Motel can cast such a blot on the city of Corsicana. And the towing charge of $300 was outrageous.

Most of the folks attending the event heard about the towing which reflects poorly on Corsicana. That is sad.

A disappointed visitor,

Ruth R. Berg

Conroe

County thoughts

To the Editor: As a delegate to the recent Texas Republican Party convention, I was able to meet delegates from all over Texas. We would discuss different subjects and exchanged ideas. Gov. Perry gave his “farewell speech” and outlined his accomplishments. I was particularly moved by those accomplishments concerning economic and growth of Texas. I was also shamed because our county, Navarro County, has not participated in the economic growth and prosperity that the state of Texas has experienced. So, how do we do get growth in this county and benefit from a positive economy? Part of the answer is that we residents participate in our county government.

First, vote and take part in activities of the party of your choice. Be active and voice your opinions. You might want to even enter into the party administration system. Finally, be willing to attend your local, state and even national conventions. Second, take an active role in your local and county governments. Attend public meetings and voice your opinions to our commissioners and county judge. Commissioner’s Court will make decisions that will affect every aspect of your life and well-being. This is done through the decisions of what and how to spend funds which will ultimately affect the tax rate and taxes you will have to pay. Finally, I particularly urge the younger generation participation with anyone in high school and up. Those in college may want to consider running for local office. Finally, get to know your county officials: tax assessor/collector, treasurer, clerk and others. They are really nice people.

Participation is the name of the game and your elected officials will do anything they want unless you hold their feet to fire. I urge you to participate for a strong Navarro County.

Donald C. King, Navarro County resident

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    TO: The Editor, Bob Belcher, Corsicana Daily Sun
    From: PO2 Kenneth Warner, USCG, Pacific Area

    Thoughts on a proper memorial to honor Candelario Garcia Jr.

    July 25, 2014

  • Letters to the Editor 7/12/14

    Supports Cook’s efforts
    To the Editor: Kudos to our State Rep. Byron Cook for his efforts to put the brakes on “dark money” that funds political campaigns (Corsicana Daily Sun, July 2, 2014).

    July 11, 2014

  • Letters to the Editor 7/5/14

    Un-welcome mat
    To the Editor: Last weekend I attended the 51st Annual Model A Ford Texas Tour in your fair city of Corsicana. Over 100 Model A Fords were registered. Over 200 people attended the event.

    July 4, 2014

  • Letters to the Editor 5/31/14

    Fond farewell
    To the Editor: I am retiring from teaching at the end of this year and I would like to take a moment to say “Thank You” to everyone who has had a part in this journey. My 27 years in the field of education have been an adventure for which I will always be thankful.

    May 30, 2014

  • Letters to the Editor 5/24/14

    Grateful for support
    To the Editor: The Emhouse Community Center had a Fundraiser Fish Fry on May 17

    May 23, 2014

  • Drain Letter to Editor

    The Emhouse Community Center had a Fundraiser Fish Fry on May 17 and we had great food, great workers and lots of talking and visiting with all our friends and neighbors who came to support our Community Center.

    May 23, 2014

  • Billy Batton Letter to Editor

    While I’m still here, I would like to say “thank you” to the people of the Mildred School District who made my 44 years at Mildred School very enjoyable and satisfying.

    May 16, 2014

  • Virginia Martin Letter to Editor

    We wanted to thank the owner, Carolyn McCombs, for allowing the Oil Baron’s Ball to be held in her new Corsicana Opry Event Center.

    May 16, 2014

  • Letters to the Editor 5/3/14

    Disputes report
    To the Editor: I have waited several days since this article was printed trying to buffer my comments. ...

    May 2, 2014