Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Letters to the Editor

January 31, 2014

Letters to the Editor 2/1/14

In memory

To the Editor: Corsicana lost a good man.

Bobby Carpenter ended his battle for life after years of trench warfare. Diabetes and heart problems finally did their bidding. Bobby was also blind. He died in his bed with his family around him. What better place to be called “home.”

Bobby Gene was born, raised, and died in Corsicana. He played all sports but really excelled in baseball. He married Betty Jo Allred 50 years ago. They had three children — Bobby Jr., Meagan and Joe. They were the kind of family Norman Rockwall would paint. The kind of family Jim Anderson had in “Father Knows Best.”

I visited with Bobby and Betty weekly toward the end. Betty was unbelievable. She took care of him but it was so much more than that. She did it in a pure and simple touch of heavenly magic. She anticipated his every step, every need and she treasured it all. It was something I was privileged to witness. Betty put it best — “We don’t just love each other, we are in love with each other.”

Bobby never quit. He fought the good fight keeping his dry wit to the very end. His was a life of caring and deep love for Betty, his family and his Savior.

We had Bobby’s funeral on Sunday at Northside Baptist Church. Every seat was taken.

Don Harvey

County suggestion

To the Editor: Regarding space for county offices,  there are plenty of buildings downtown that could be leased or purchased for the county offices.

 This could help revitalize the downtown area as well as provide the county the needed space.

Mark D. Jones

Sheriff’s Office pay

To the Editor: I find that our county commissioners are very short sighted on the matter of pay for the Navarro County Sheriff’s Office.

This disparity in pay has been an issue for some time and our commissioners have kicked the can down the road long enough, as the hens have come home to roost.  

I was not aware of how great the disparity was till I saw the chart in the Corsicana Daily Sun.  I have met all of the commissioners and like them,  but this issue must be addressed now.

Judge Davenport is correct that he can not make changes to the budget now, however he is wrong in not allowing the Sheriff to use the unused salary fund to better compensate his deputies now till the Court can make changes for the October budget.  

Please let us get this done.

Roy Messick


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    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