To the Editor: I would like to express my thoughts on the article titled “NCSO recovers $100,000 in stolen vehicles, parts.”
There is a sentence that reads , “the vehicles were found a rural shop in a Hispanic area on the outskirts of Rice, Cotten said.”
I ask myself had this been found in another area, would you have written “in a White, Black, Asian, Jewish area.” I hope you understand where I am going with this.
Whatever happened to just reporting the news, why is it necessary to inform the public of the ethnicity of the majority of people that live surrounding the property where the shop was. It is articles like this that lead readers to think that because you are Hispanic, live in Rice, then you must have known something about this operation or even be involved in it, in other words profiling.
I understand that this may have been the way it was said to the reporter, but I am sure that not everything that is said to a reporter during an interview always gets printed.
Thank you for allowing me the opportunity to express my opinion.
Maria D. Hernandez
State of the Union
To the Editor: Regarding the “Game On” article in the Jan. 26, 2012, issue of the Corsicana Daily Sun, President Barack Obama desires to play by his own rules, by side-stepping the representatives of the American people in Congress to achieve his own socialist agenda.
This year will be the third time in four years the President has missed his statutory requirement to present a budget on time by Feb. 1. One would think he would be ready and eager to present his detailed plan for our nation’s financial future. With the record national debt now equal to 100 percent of our GNP, the President is unable to address Washington’s uncontrollable spending.
The nearly $1 trillion stimulus did not create jobs, but just went into the pockets of special interest groups who support the President. The creation of unions add expense to companies and send more jobs overseas. Withholding federal funds to force universities to lower tuitions makes as much sense as withholding federal subsidies from oil companies to force them to reduce profits. The cost will be passed on to the consumer. For the past three years, the President has taxed profitable companies who create jobs, and rewards tax money to those companies going out of business. Explain to me how that helps an economy.
On Jan. 1, 2013, the Bush tax cuts will expire and the debt ceiling will increase. Americans will see over $4 trillion in tax hikes. Tax reform should start here. The President seems to have forgotten that it was pressure from the Carter and Clinton administrations that forced banks to grant mortgages to people who could not afford them. Government intervention caused the financial crisis. Yet, the President openly admits he wants gasoline prices to remain high, so that his clean energy sources will be more competitive as alternative fuels.
The president’s “State of the Union” address advocated a return to American values, but his administration ha done more to attack our values than encourage them. He should spend less time campaigning and more time fulfilling his budget responsibilities and understanding how an economy works.
Steven L. Jessup
Grateful for support
To the Editor: The residents of Friendship Towers II would like to thank all of the following for the gifts and donations that we received for Christmas: Guardian Home Health Care, Family Care of Texas, Dr. Frank Means, Rasa Flooring, Darrell’s Snacks, Corsicana Glass and Mirror, Gillfillan’s Paint and Hardware, Girling Home Health Care, H.E.B. Grocery, Bryan Landscaping, Hobbs Pest Management, A Trinity Valley Home Health Care, Navarro Elementary School, Collin Street Bakery, Firetex Systems, IJS Janitorial Supply, Don and Sharon McNeil, Hollingsworth and Pillans, Roy French Texaco, Edge Medical Supply, Brick Street Barbeque, Applebee’s, Living Magazine, Home Depot, United Elevator, Johnnie’s Office System, Family First Hospice, Carl White’s Autoplex, Country Meadows, and Johnny Goodnight (Santa Claus).
This was such a blessing to us all. To some these were the only gifts received. You made it a very Merry Christmas for us all. You will be remembered for all you did, for a long time to come. May you all be truly blessed. Thank you again.
Friendship Towers II Resident’s Council
Jeannette Whitehead, Secretary
To the Editor: When we’re trying to avoid facing the truth, what do we do? We look for a distraction — a justification for our behavior is the most common one that we use.
When the popular media avoided reporting on the Washington, D.C., March for Life on Jan. 22, one major network evening news “show” sought to justify ignoring the event by running a segment about two women who, according to their doctors, had their eyesight “miraculously” improved by the use of embryonic stem cells.
They ended the story by enlightening us to the fact that any other form of stem cells would not have been as successful. No talk of virtue in their science, or the possibility of simply exploring other forms of research less repulsive to every Christian on the planet. No mention of the fact that adult stem cells have shown success in treating 69 different diseases.
No mention of the thousands that had gathered, just hours before, in the freezing rain at our nation’s capitol, to ask for respect for the human embryo.
No, it was just “there you have it folks, straight from the mouths of the scientific experts.”
It was like Pontius Pilate saying “there you have it, folks, straight from the mouths of the Mosaic experts. The only way to rid ourselves of this dilemma is to crucify Him. Now, in other news ...”
To the Editor: I would like to give a big “Thank you” to La Pradera restaurant for opening up for breakfast. It has given the citizens of Navarro County a wonderful place to meet for Saturday morning breakfast. The buffet is great right along with visiting with the old breakfast crowd from Roy's Cafe. I really like the dining area with all the space between tables and that it is a smoke free area to eat. You don't smell the smoke residue from the bar side.
Again Thank You,
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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.
Letters to the Editor 9/14/13
To the Editor: I’m sure the folks concerned with the remodeling of our Courthouse are aware of the following that I recently read.
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