Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Letters to the Editor

April 12, 2013

Letters to the Editor 4/13/13

Concerned with plan

To the Editor: I was appalled when I read your front page article in Wednesday's paper (April 10) stating that the downtown businesses planned to serve wine and cheese to shoppers on April 25. The line, "In addition to offering wine and cheese (a few are only offering iced tea and cheese), the stroll will include late hours," struck me as very condescending to those who were only offering iced tea.  

It is a sad day that wine has become the symbol of great hospitality.

It is well known that the bubbly is offered to loosen the purse strings. It loosens the tongue and morals, becoming a detriment to the people involved.  

We teach our young people that alcohol is not to be touched, but advertise that adults can only have a good time if they include a drink at their event. How double-tongued we are, and actions speak louder than words.

My hat is off to those who are going to only serve iced tea. May their tribe increase and may they prosper greatly.  

They will be honored for their convictions.

Lucy Waterman


Disagrees on guns

To the Editor: Barbara A Whitfield’s April 7 Letter to the Editor said that hoods, low lifes, and scums steal guns, but never purchase a firearm at gun shows or at a local firearms business.

Not true.

She was being critical of President Obama's push for legislation on background checks in order to purchase a weapon. Gangs receive guns of all types at gun shows and business establishment. Gang member's wives purchase guns as part of their marriage commitment. Confirmed in Dallas Morning News on April 7 in editorial of gang violence in Texas.

From 2003-2008 I was employed at TDC as a correctional officer at three different prison locations. Gangs are affiliated in all TDC units throughout State of Texas.

Do not ever insult a Gang Affiliate or Name of a Gang on Facebook. Facebook tells where you live including your relatives.

Gangs have great sources of income and are very well organized.

Jim Basham


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    June 11, 2012

  • PO2 Kenneth Warner Letter to Editor

    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