CISD Bond support
To the Editor: Education, in my opinion, is the key to solving the problems we face in today’s world. We owe it to every child in Corsicana to provide him/her with the tools to reach their fullest potential.
One of the main reasons a company relocates to a community is its school system. People will not move to a city that does not have a progressive ISD.
The school building I went to High School in is turning 90 years old this year and is still in use. And no, I was not in the first graduating class. The inside of our buildings contain wonderful teachers, administrators, support workers and kids.
Unfortunately, when prospective companies and new citizens drive by our buildings they cannot see inside. All they see is overcrowding in our elementary schools with portable buildings, typical issues associated with 90 year old buildings, and they wonder if we are keeping up with the advances in technology.
We have a great opportunity to address these issues. Will my taxes go up a little? Yes, but I consider this money well spent. It will come back to all of us many times over. Seldom do we have an opportunity to provide every child in Corsicana an improvement in his/her learning environment, and we have this opportunity now!
Even if you do not have a child or grandchild in Corsicana ISD, you may be helping that one child that someday discovers a cure for cancer. No school or community can remain status quo, they must grow, or they will fall behind.
Please vote “For” this growth and “For” the kids of our community.
To the Editor: The Pasture Party held on April 20 to raise funds for the Navarro County Courthouse was undoubtedly a huge success.
There are a number of the founding members of the Corsicana Preservation Foundation, now retired from the Board, who would like to say well done and thank you to the Court House Restoration Committee for conceiving, implementing and organizing such a wonderful event.
Raising awareness in all of the citizens of Corsicana in respect of our history and the significance of our Courthouse is a major objective of the Foundation. It was pleasing to see so many young families in attendance as well as the support of the county judge and the commissioners for this event.
Judith P. Steely,
Past Chairman Corsican Preservation Foundation
CISD Bond support
Every year I write at least one column about my dog, Buddy, a tri-color Pembroke Corgi that found his way into our home four years ago. Animal Control picked him up off the streets of Fort Worth, skinny and sick.
Who was that kid?
He was, almost certainly, a young man whose name we’ll never know. Perhaps age 10, he was nondescript, like a background figure in a Charlie Brown comic strip.
Black Friday — not a fan
For years, the Friday after Thanksgiving has reigned as the busiest shopping day of the year. I just don’t get it, but then, there are many things that I just don’t get these days.
Loose lips sink criminal ships
A big old section of my family is from Arkansas, so I can’t point fingers and make “hee haw” noises when dumb criminal stories come out of that state, but I’m still going to make fun.
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.
Breaking News: No end in sight
Biblical instruction is clear: We are not to grow weary in well-doing.
Across generations, it’s easier said than done. On life’s landscape today, “bad-doing” holds the upper hand.
‘Imus in the Morning’
To say that I am a long-time fan of Don Imus is a gross understatement. In fact, I specifically upgraded my Xfinity cable service to “Digital Preferred” just so I can receive his program in the morning which is simulcasted on the FOX Business News
Time for a ‘2 by 4’
While it may be a little early for some (including me) to get into the full “holiday spirit” of things, there certainly is no end to the inspiration we find all around us. Then again, the Christmas season started for most folks before the Halloween decoration half-price sales ended.
Cranky Pilgrims, small towns and pass the blessings
We attended our first grandchild program on Friday at Westminster Presbyterian Early Childhood Academy. Let me just say there were four grandparents and two parents in our row bursting with pride in one tall little Pilgrim.
‘Tarzan’ scores a touchdown
Rough estimate sum is that I have written over 200 columns about Corsicana Tiger football, and zero about Corsicana High School Theater. Until today.
I had the privilege of spending most of my most recent Sunday afternoon in the auditorium at Corsicana High School watching some very talented CHS students perform the play “Tarzan.”
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