To the editor: Our County has an extremely important election coming up — the restoration of our beautiful, historic Navarro County Courthouse. Yes, it will cost millions, of which thankfully our state will cover about 40 percent, and what is not covered will not cost us, the tax payers hardly any thing.
I would like to point out that the funds the State are paying for the restoration are our taxes coming back to us that are being used to cover the cost. In other words, the majority of the work will not cost the county anything.
As a citizen of Navarro County, I take pride in our gorgeous historic Courthouse. It is old and needs lots of work to keep it in working order to conduct the business of our county. As good citizens, it is our duty to take time out to vote On Nov. 5, 2013, to accept the funds from the State for the renovation of our Courthouse.
I am not trying to be facetious, but think of your own safety. Recently parts of ceilings have fallen. You could be voting, paying your taxes or renewing our car license, and a piece of plaster could fall on you. The bathrooms are in need of replacement.
The county can keep repairing, but that is putting good money after bad. We, the voters have to face it, our Courthouse needs a complete renovation, not a patch job. So let's follow the many counties that have taken advantage of the state's generous offer and get the job done.
Recently I was in New Braunfels and saw their beautiful Courthouse which had been recently renovated under the same program which will do ours. Remember, this is your home and your county, and you want to be proud of it.
To the Editor: Now that the government has struck a "deal" to avoid a default, they can go back to spending our country into oblivion. I, and probably most of you were taught at a young age "not spend money you don't have", to save a little each pay check for a rainy day, which we all have from time to time. I guess our elected leaders don't know anything about that, or don't care as they receive their money whether they do a good job or not. They have spent our country into the poor house, Treasury Secretary Jacob Lew told the government it would reach the current $16.7 trillion debt limit and it could no longer borrow to meet its obligations, if they didn't agree to a deal to borrow more money. The more they borrow, the more they spend.
When will they cut a lot of the useless spending? I'll tell you when! When we all let them know they work for us, not the other way around. They won't stop until we have had enough. Well, I've had enough. Have you?
If this, out of control spending, doesn't stop, we will be a third world country. China owns us now. While the White House gang gets everything from haircuts, travel, insurance, meals, retirement, etc free, well, it's free to them, but not free to us, we are paying their bill. I would be embarrassed to be bilking our hard working citizens like they do.
Hey, I've got a great idea, let's send them a message and let them know just how we feel. I did, will you?
Barbara A. Whitfield
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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