Corsicana Daily Sun, Corsicana, Texas

Opinion

October 18, 2013

Letters to the Editor 10/19/13

Courthouse thoughts

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.

Babbette Samuels

Corsicana

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