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.
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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.
Thanks to CIA
To the Editor: Words cannot express how much I appreciate the Christmas in Action program that chose my house as one for repairs.
It has needed it for so long, and I couldn’t afford it. I am so proud of it. It looks like a new home, and is just beautiful.
I would especially like to thank Mr. Sheldon, Christ and Gary who worked so hard when they had trouble with the porch.
Also, the lady who came and helped scrape before the house was painted. There were many others but I don’t know their names, but just know I thank all of you so much.
Those wonderful Christian people are from the First United Methodist Church. Thank you again and may God bless you for a job well done.
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Letters to the Editor 3/1/14
Jury duty thoughts
To the Editor: In my recent experience with jury duty, I had some thoughts that I would like to share.
Letters to the Editor 2/22/14
To the Editor: According to a Gallup poll, 73 percent of the American people are in favor of term limits.
If you are one of those Americans favoring term limits there is good news. Term limits exist — they are called ELECTIONS.
Letters to the Editor 2/15/14
In support of NCSO
To the Editor: I have been reading about the salary problems Sheriff Tanner is having since being elected and the major problem with trying to keep qualified people.
Letter to Editor from Dairy G. Johnson
Interdenominational Ministerial Alliance takes this opportunity to thank some very fine individuals of our community for such a wonderful, powerful and glorious experience during Martin Luther King Jr. Day Jan. 20, 2014 here in the city of Corsicana.
Letters to the Editor 2/1/14
To the Editor: Corsicana lost a good man.
Letters to the Editor 1/25/14
Thanks for support
To the Editor: I would like to express The Corsicana Vendors Day greatest gratitude to several different people that went above and beyond to ensure that this event was able to go on as it was scheduled this past week.
To the Editor
Now that the holidays for 2013 are behind us and we’ve had a brief moment to reflect back on all that has transpired, I can say that we at The Salvation Army are humbled and amazed by how this community came together to help meet the needs of so many struggling people.
Letter to Editor from Marlene Bartosh
As a volunteer with the Angels of Corsicana Troop Support, most of my time all year is spent on items, especially Christmas cards, to fill the stockings when we pack in December.
Letters to the Editor 1/4/14
District Court, Court-At-Law Jury must report
To the Editor: I want to thank each citizen who has responded to jury service since I took the bench in 2009. Without your response and participation, the right that we are all guaranteed under our U.S. and Texas constitutions would not be able to be exercised.
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