Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Letters to the Editor

November 2, 2012

Letters to the Editor 11/3/12

Tree talk

To the Editor: The trees downtown have turned into a major problem. First they attract birds who poop on the sidewalk. Then the city has to come around and clean the area. Then the city workers march up the streets shooting cannons to get the birds to leave so they stop messing up the sidewalks. Now the birds have moved on and the trees drop acorns everywhere. Not a pretty sight or great for stores that have customers tracking broken acorns into their stores and can be a trip hazard. Now the city workers have to come around and trim the trees. Why? Because the trees are too large. But the trimming doesn’t help. They are still too tall and too full. They are the wrong kind of trees for downtown. We have to pay money for a permit to put up a sign and also the cost of the signs. You can’t see the signs because the trees are too tall. People call all the time looking for our building because they can’t see our sign.

Don’t you think it would be a lot more cost effective for the city of Corsicana to remove the trees, which would prohibit the birds, the mess they make, the acorns and allow our customers to see our signs? Maybe the money you save on employees cleaning, shooting and trimming could go toward new street lights in the downtown area. Problem solved. No birds, no bird mess to clean up, no acorns, no trees to trim or restring with lights. Help your local business by getting rid of the trees.

Phyllis Pallanich

Copy Center and Office Supplies

Appreciates care

To the Editor: I have heard and seen some unacceptable things in nursing homes.

Certainly I was devastated when I was left with no choice but to enter my 85-year-old husband into a nursing home. A massive stroke left him unable to talk or walk and with much brain impairment.

To my utter dismay, the first nursing home I entered him into dismissed him back to my care. They couldn’t handle him.

Country Meadows Nursing Home accepted him with true concern, and extraordinary care for a very needy man.

Yes, he requires a lot more care, patience and understanding than most, but for three months they have administered that care with a cheerful smile.

I have nothing but praise for those compassionate nurses, the administrative personnel, the social worker, and all the friendly employees.

Joyce Houck

Corsicana

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    June 11, 2012

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    Supports Cook’s efforts
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    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.

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  • 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

  • Letters to the Editor for Saturday, April 12, 2014

    Thanks for service
    To the Editor: The Blooming Grove Elementary School would like to express appreciation to several individuals and businesses that for three years have provided a “free” vision exam and eyeglasses for many of our students.

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