To the Editor: Hundreds of protestors disrupted the Texas Senate legislative proceedings as the special session closed at midnight June 25. Their yelling and chanting delayed the Texas Senate vote on SB 5, which passed just before the midnight deadline, but did not have time to be signed, so the measure automatically failed despite a 19-10 vote in favor.
This well-financed and well-executed chaos in the Texas Senate Chamber of the Texas Capitol was characteristic of the angry Occupy Wisconsin capitol group in 2011. They were un-elected, yet they succeeded in intimidating our elected state legislators whom represent us, and interrupted the legislative process without setting foot on the floor of the debate. President Barack Obama sent out a Twitter message, supporting the unruly mob, urging them on.
This anarchy should concern every Texan and every American. What is at stake is the democratic constitutional process of passing legislation, being derailed by a minority of voters. In this month’s UT-Austin/Texas Tribune statewide survey, 62 percent of respondents supported the prohibition of abortions after 20 weeks.
As we celebrate the Founding Fathers’ vision for self-government with the July 4 holiday, will we have established order by rule of law, or be governed by those who scream the loudest and obtain the most media attention? Call your state representative and state senator’s offices, to thank them for supporting legislation that will make healthcare safer for women and end late-term abortions.
We have chosen our elected leaders to speak for those who cannot speak for themselves, where every human life is valuable.
Steven L. Jessup
To the Editor: I do not understand. A few years ago, Allied Waste picked up all the garbage I placed on the curb on Monday and Friday. There was really no limit. The truck would drive down my street one time and one guy would get one side of the street, and the other guy would get the other side. They picked up the bags, or dumped the cans, and went.
Now, I see a truck drive down one side of the street to “auto dump” a container of a limited size, and then turn around and rive down the other side of the street to get the rest of them.
Then, another truck drives down to get the recyclables - same thing.
On Mondays only. In my mind, that is four times the road wear for half the service.
And what’s with the “random drivers?” As I write this, it is Wednesday. This guy is driving the truck around for what?
“Special pickup?” Why is that required?
I guess these roll containers … just don’t hold enough for a week. Need to get two of them - twice the fun.
Maybe five times the road wear? Just call me stupid.
To the Editor: We would like to thank each one who made the “Praising God Together” 5th annual musical for the Gloria La’Shawn Gee Memorial Scholarship Fund through the Navarro College Foundation a success.
Thank you for your donations, support and prayers.
A special thank you for your participation to St. Luke United Methodist Church in Corsicana, John Nador pastor; Olive Grove Baptist Church, Blooming Grove, Curtis Johnson pastor; Bethel A.M.E. Church, Corsicana, Willie L. Greene Sr. pastor; musician Ezra Carroll, keyboardist for Bethel A.M.E. Church; musician Danny Phillips, saxophonist for Bethel A.M.E. Church; Milton and Michael Phillips, Mexia; Faith and Jayson Williams of Freedom Fellowship Church, Corsicana, Jessie Williams pastor; Independent Missionary Baptist Church, Dallas, Michael Gee pastor; and the Corsicana Daily Sun.
Gold bless you.
Buford, Gloria J., Evett and Fleta Gee
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Letter to the Editor 12-7-13
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Letters to the Editor 11/30/13
Corsicana Emergency Corps still active
To the Editor: If anyone would like to know, the Corsicana Emergency Corps Is active and available for calls.
Letters to the Editor 11/23/13
To the Editor: Please let me thank all Christian men and women with Christmas in Action for they repaired homes for many.
Letters to the Editor 11/9/13
To the Editor: In response to Mr. Charles Lennon’s Letter to the Editor on Nov. 2, I would like to add one other trait that shows a “lack of integrity”
Letters to the Editor 11/2/13
In support of Hospice
To the Editor: Death and dying are unfortunately a part of life that we all must face at some point. I am writing to increase awareness of an indispensable resource that is available in our community.
Letters to the Editor 10/26/13
In response to ‘the deal’
To the Editor: The Letter To The Editor by Barbara A. Whitfield (Oct. 19) pretty well sums it up as to what the irresponsible scavengers are doing in Washington
Letters to the Editor 10/19/13
To the editor: Our County has an extremely important election coming up — the restoration of our beautiful, historic Navarro County Courthouse.
Letters to the Editor 10/12/13
Grateful for support
To the Editor: On Oct. 1, 2013, the Corsicana Police Department hosted Texas Night Out at Jester Park from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. Approximately 300 visitors of all ages came out and enjoyed the event.
Letters to the Editor10/5/13
To the Editor: A letter to Corsicana Mayor Chuck McClanahan:
I was saddened to read the story in the paper stating the city was planning to close the public swimming pools so that a for-profit water park located on the edge of town across an Interstate highway could make a little more money.
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