Letters to the Editor

Wed
14
Dec

Final goodbyes

Dear Editor,

I retired from Mexia State Supported Living Center as the Director on April 30 after working with the state of Texas for 28 years and at Mexia SSLC for 4.5 years. During these 4.5 years at Mexia SSLC I can honesty state I have not worked with a more dedicated bunch of folks during my entire 28 years’ career with the state. I wanted to thank each and every one at Mexia SSLC and wish them a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. I have had a lot of current Mexia SSLC employees ask me what am I doing now after I retired. Effective Jan. 3, 2017 I will be the Executive Director at the Behavior Health Center of Nueces County, Corpus Christi. God bless and keep up the great work.

Sincerely,

Mike Davis

Tue
13
Dec

From bad to worse

Dear Editor;

 

I would like to ask your help in reporting the deplorable road conditions on FM 2705 off of Hwy 84 at Lake Mexia. Knife River Construction has the contract to widen this road for TxDot. 

They began their work in September to widen FM 2705. They began by digging up all of the pavement on the road and creating a wider dirt road. In many places this dirt road was in very bad condition. On Wednesday of last week, they began laying a six inch layer of sand on top of the hard packed dirt road. The weather forecast were already calling for rain over the next several days. As you can imagine, this new layer of sand became quick sand on our road. It is almost impassable. 

I have called Knife River and they instructed me to call TXDot. 

Fri
18
Nov

Instilling a lasting legacy

Dear Editor,

I am very thankful that myself and four siblings were raised in the 1930’s and we had parents that instilled in us respect, compassion, love, an honest day’s work and to help others. Word of mouth was golden. “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

As this holiday season approaches my hope is everyone will come out and support Food Drive and Toys for Tots and other programs for the less fortunate. My legacy to my children, grand children and great grand children is that they will always show love, respect and compassion for those less fortunate, the same values that were instilled of us as children.

Weita Martin

Mexia

Wed
09
Nov

MHS receives high compliments

Dear Editor,

I am Lynda Sloan, CEO of VOICE, and I had the pleasure of visiting Mexia Independent School.

What a treat it was for me! Josh Caballero, from our agency, was teaching a drug prevention lesson in Coach Smith’s health class and I was there to observe him.

From the start to finish of my visit I was so impressed with positive atmosphere throughout your campus.

Your office employee, I didn’t get her name, was exceptionally courteous to me when I checked-in then walked with me to Coach Smith’s class.  Coach Smith was very welcoming and friendly also.

But what I was most impressed with was the students. I actually arrived at the very end of one class but I was able to see the second class in its entirety.  In both classes, the students were extremely well behaved, polite, engaged in the lesson, and very respectful of each other, Josh, Coach Smith, and me the stranger. 

Wed
02
Nov

Thank you for your support

Dear Editor,

Many thanks to your paper for the article about our Pt. Enterprise Soup Supper which Ms. Thompson wrote.  I’m sure it helped our attendance by a good margin.

We enjoyed a large crowd plus lots of great soups and desserts. The funds will go a long way toward keeping our little community center going for a long time.

See you at the Chili Supper in the winter!

Thanks so much also to the crowd that came out to support us, we love having you.

Helen Matthews

Pres. Pt. E Community Assoc.

Wed
26
Oct

Have you seen your government, lately?

Dear Editor,
 

Wed
26
Oct

MHS Band receive Division I rating

Dear Editor,

The Mexia High School Blackcat Band, under the direction of Conrad Flusche, Shawn Skaggs, Micheal McElroy Twirler Sponsor Amy Shaw and Color Guard  by Crystal Senzig, went to Midway High School on Oct. 22 for UIL Marching Band Contest. The band performed its marching show “Fuego En El Llano” (Fire on the Plains). The Band received a Division I rating. 

Drum Majors for the Band are Carina Angeles and Karson Harrison. Band President is Gabbie Jacobs. Guard Captain is Rene Curry. Lieutenants are Jashima Smith and Valerie Cavillo. Other officers: Vice President, Lizbeth Reyes; Secretary/Librarian, Caitlin McGuffee and Miranda Candanoza; Equipment Captain, Abisai Canizales; Percussion Captain, Jeremy Medlock; Co-Percussion Captain, Jared Johnson; Brass Captain High, Jessica Arthur; Brass Captain Low, Isaias Gonzalez; and Woodwind Captain, Marty Lopez.

Wed
05
Oct

Know your natural rights

Dear Editor,

I have been reading, with some interest, the growing debate on the bullet train and was reminded of Al Gore’s comment on The Texas Eagle. When a family wrote to ask him for help saving the line, he replied that he thought endangered birds needed saving and we ought to study the environment.

There were some good comments about rights. As far as I know, in Texas it is illegal to survey another’s land and a landowner should inform, his neighbor of his intent. How does an outfit like the bullet train get to trespass on a government and private land? Part of the problem is caused by ignorance and government largesse. A new state hire will often inform others that as a state worker he can go anywhere in the State and his shiny new title will make the private property owners part like the Red Sea. A new federal hire will often rush to advise others of his new title and his James Bond powers.

Wed
28
Sep

The pursuit of international peace

Dear Editor,

The results of military operations by the United States in Iraq, Afghanistan, and other nations in recent decades should motivate the government to pursue plans for more peaceful international relationships.

The United States is one of more than 200 nations here on planet earth. The population of China is four times larger than the population of The United States. The population of the world is 20 times more than the populations of the United States.

Wed
14
Sep

A formal plea

Dear Editors,

The Moon brothers are coming up for parole review again, and my office has filed formal protests against their release with the Office of Pardons and Parole. I know that the victim and her family  would appreciate your help in spreading the news and requesting that all concerned Limestone County citizens either write or email a letter to the board of pardons and parole and protest the release of these two violent felons. I will have a protest petition in my office that concerned citizens may stop by to sign, which will be mailed to the Board of Pardons and Parole.  The victim’s family has told me they also intend to circulate petitions at various locations in the community.

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