Letters to the Editor

Wed
11
Nov

Photo a ‘delight’

What a delight to see the picture of football players kneeling on the front page of The Mexia News! The stories of the official receiving help from so many, and then the two football teams praying together at the Wortham-Dallas Gateway game was just so wonderful to see. The ending to the story was great, too. So glad the official has lived to thank those that helped him.
As far as I'm concerned, the Wortham Bulldogs have already won the game. These young men and their coaches already know how to be victorious, and it has nothing to do with the score.
Thanks for sharing such a great story.
Debra Jo York
Mexia

Wed
21
Oct

Thanks for everything!

The Kosse First United Methodist Church’s 35th annual Fall Bazaar was blessed with beautiful weather, fellowship and friends and a very successful day. Thanks to all of you who attended the Bazaar and to all the businesses and friends who made it possible with donations to the auctions, raffle, country store, kitchen, white elephant and craft tables and the bakers, canners, cooks, workers and the businesses that displayed our signs and to the newspaper for telling our story.
We would also like to thank auctioneer John McCarver for entertaining us as he promoted each item. The bazaar wouldn’t be possible without all of you. There are no adequate words to express our thanks and gratitude for your amazing generosity.

Wed
07
Oct

Mexia News Editorial: Proper treatment of history critical

History is important for reasons beyond the need to memorize facts and stories. It is important to honor the accomplishments of those before us, but every bit as important as a way to learn from our mistakes.
There has been an assault on historic “truth” in textbooks used by Texas students in recent years and another example bent truth or sugarcoated facts reared its ugly head this week.
A mother in Pearland, Texas brought attention to a passage in her son's high school geography textbook that referred to African Americans brought to the United States in the slave trade as “workers” rather than slaves. The mention was included in a chapter on immigration, further clouding the message and details of the slave trade.

Wed
30
Sep

Mind your little ones at games

Hello Everyone,
I certainly appreciate all of the ideas and concerns with unsupervised children at the games. To make sure that your children are safe and to cut down on the problems of children running around during the games, we are requiring that students7th grade and under be accompanied by a parent or guardian to enter and attend the game. With that said, I do hope that we can work together to stop the problem of small kids running all over the place and bumping into people causing unsafe incidents to occur.
All students through 6th grade must sit with their parents at all times. 7th – 12th grade students have a student section they can sit in. Concession stand time for them will be during 2nd quarter. They must be back in their seats before half time. This will help with crowdedness at the concession stand. Any small children hanging on the fence or rails will be asked to sit down and not get back up.

Wed
30
Sep

Mexia News Editorial: Join in Mexia’s NNO celebration

Do you know the names and faces of the police officers and firefighters who protect the Mexia community?
Would you recognize if something was out of place or odd on your street or with your neighbor’s house? Do you know your neighbors well enough to recognize a potential problem?
There was a time in every community where the answer to all these questions was a resounding “yes”. But today, even in small communities like Mexia it is not always the case.
The Mexia Police Department wants to make sure we are all safe, comfortable and prepared for the worst and is doing so in the most entertaining way possible.
Mexia’s third-annual National Night Out celebration will take place in Hughes City Park, 600 E. Glendale, from 6-9 p.m. with plenty of activities, fun and opportunities to meet and greet neighbors and public servants.
Why not use this as an opportunity to renew old friendships, make new ones and help keep your neighborhood safe all at once?

Wed
02
Sep

Mexia News Editorial: Texas still failing its students

In early 2013, District Judge John Dietz ruled that the State of Texas was failing its students through an inadequate, unfair public school funding plan.
Nearly three years later, the state has not improved on that failing grade. The legislature has had two sessions since the ruling, providing an opportunity to right this wrong. The legislature put some money back into schools in 2013 and relaxed academic standards to help counter the pain felt in Texas schools. The state is now relying on the Texas Supreme Court to overrule Dietz and say all is well.
Lowering standards is not the answer, realizing the importance of investing in education is. Instead, of addressing the problem, the legislature left Texas students and educators to work through three school years under the same old bad plan.

Wed
02
Sep

God help us all

How can we expect God to bless America when we are allowing our government to fund Planned Parenthood who is profiting off the sale of aborted fetal parts. These revelations are deeply disturbing and does not represent my Christian values.
The series of videos that appear to show Planned Parenthood executives discussing the sale and harvesting of fetal tissue are appalling. If you can watch any of these videos and not understand the value of a human life then our society is hopeless.
If abortion isn’t murder, why is it considered a “double homicide” in some states when a pregnant woman is killed? Our main problem is that we’ve forgotten as a people what makes a person and just how valuable a child’s life is. We must speak up and let our government know that profiting from the sale of aborted fetal parts is unacceptable to God and Americans.

Wed
02
Sep

Previous letter worth a read

A letter titled: “What has happened?” by Gary and Sue McKinney of Mexia appeared in the Aug. 27 edition in the middle of Page 4. I would hope that all readers at least glanced at this letter, but I have my doubts.
The McKinneys correctly pointed out the apathy that has gripped America. This is not a new phenomenon. According to my late mother (B:1898, D:1992) this has been slowly building in the USA since the early 1900s. I believe I can pinpoint events that started in 1913 that contributed to this slide toward indifference to evil. Author David Barton nailed down the beginning of the modern demise of the U.S. in his 1988 statistical analysis, “America: To Pray or Not to Pray,” with 40 charts plus tables.
America “ho-hummed” and said, “Tsk, tsk, a shame” when prayer was removed from public schools in 1962 by the U.S. Supreme Court (Engel v. Vitale). Again, in 1990, the court ruled the Ten Commandments was illegal to display in schools (Stone v. Gramm).

Wed
26
Aug

What has happened?

What has happened to our Christian nation? If we Christians don't speak out, who will? Most of us still adhere to biblical principles and morals in our own lives and in our families, and that was once enough to maintain a moral country. However, evil has become rampant and effective and we have become apathetic. Consequently our country is now in peril. We need to recognize evil for what it is, and call it what it is. Why are we not standing up in outrage at the killing of our Christian brothers and sisters all over the world? What about the immoral actions of groups like Planned Parenthood? As stated in their 2014 annual report, they performed over 300,000 abortions last year, as well as other horrific practices recently reported. All lives matter, and we all need to speak out against the things we cannot tolerate in our country. We are all so blessed to live in the USA, but we have all been taking our country and our freedom for granted.

Wed
26
Aug

Mexia News Editorial: Time for Paxton to go

“I think everyone is innocent until proven guilty.”
Those were the words of Gov. Greg Abbott when asked Monday about the indictments against Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton.
That is a fair and true statement, though we know some people are more innocent than others until proven guilty.
The issue today shouldn't be whether Paxton is guilty in a legal sense and should go to jail. The issue today is whether he is fit to serve as the attorney for Texas. The answer to that question is no.
There should be a higher bar for serving in our highest elected legal position than whether someone is convicted of a felony. Should it really take a prison term to unseat the attorney general?
Paxton has been charged with three felony counts of securities law violations. The charges stem from a long-running saga he has already admitted to making “mistakes” over, that eventually led to criminal indictments.

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