Letters to the Editor

Wed
13
May

Time to stop policing the world

There are more than 200 nations on the planet earth with a total world population of 7 billion. For every resident of the United States there are 20 people in our world.
Wars are in progress now in many nations. Some of our leaders promote our military involvement into Syria and Iran. Have they considered the experience of the United States’ military involvement in Iraq, Afghanistan and Vietnam? Did the sacrifice of many lives and much treasure bring peace, prosperity and democracy to these countries that we occupied for more than 10 years?

Wed
13
May

Letter of Thanks to the Hwy. 84 cattle rescue ‘first responders’

Monday's flooding of the Navasota River resulted in a temporary shut down of Hwy. 84 east of CR 194 and brought out some of the best “first responders” in Limestone County! We know from first-hand experience that more than 20 volunteers showed up to help move cattle trapped by rising water.
The first call came before breakfast from the Sheriff's Office alerting us the river was out, and minutes later DPS officers Chet Seelinger and Bubba Carter were on the scene to divert traffic and help navigate swift water. We could do little more than stand by and watch the herd huddled on the pasture's far southeast corner – and then neighborly help began to arrive in pick-up trucks! Thankfully, one was pulling a boat. This crew came with experience and a willingness to save the livestock.

Wed
22
Apr

Mexia News Editorial: Time to vote

Early voting begins Monday for the Mexia ISD school board and bond election. Every registered voter in Mexia ISD has eight days to cast a ballot. That's a total of 68 hours the polls will be open. There is no reason to not vote.
Every vote will play a role in deciding who helps lead the district as a school board member – Jackie Craig or Israel Flores. Every vote will play a role in deciding the future of our campus facilities.
Mexia has been very quiet over the issue of the bond package. A quiet community should imply that everyone knows what is at stake, knows the pros and cons on both sides and has a firm handle on how where they stand on the issue.
If we have a high voter turnout – in favor or against the bond package – then we can at least say the community took a stand. But if voters are going to ignore this election because the issue is not something they understand, or want to learn about, then we are making a monumental mistake.

Wed
11
Mar

Keeping promises at all costs

Mexia News Editorial

Wed
11
Mar

We're not there yet

Mexia News Editorial

Fri
23
Jan

Mexia News Editorial

'Free' doesn't solve everything

Fri
28
Nov

Mexia News Editorial

Priced out of prosperity

Fri
12
Sep

Paving the way of shame

For weeks now we have been grieved deeply due to the brick thrown causing bodily injury to a lady passing through our great city of Coolidge. Our prayers go out mightily for the victims all around, whether hit by bricks or the ones throwing bricks.

Fri
12
Sep

Part II: Preparing for the Future

As the United States transitions into a new era of history, the nation should be focused on the development of a citizenry that is educated, skilled, industrious, and of admirable moral character. No nation is ever greater than the character of its people.
The educated and informed citizens can be involved with their government to engage with other nations in activities that are mutually beneficial. International relations can be developed in a positive manner through the utilization of diplomacy, economic incentives, education, and the activity of commendable alliances.
These efforts can be pursued by this nation while scientific and technological advances are used to develop a strong military force that will be a deterrent to potential aggressors.
Sincerely,
Dale Brown
Mexia

Fri
15
Aug

Editorial: We reap what we sow

When will we learn that violence only leads to more violence?
People across the nation are protesting over the shooting death of a young African American at the hands of a white police officer in Missouri. It is indeed a tragedy, and not something that should be handled casually, but when you look around our country, can you really say such a thing surprises you?
By default – through our rhetoric, taste for violence in movies and television, and growing gun culture – we create a backdrop for violence.
We should be alarmed when a police officer shoots anyone, especially unarmed individuals, but consider for a moment the culture we ask our officers to operate in today. It is a great responsibility, and we do expect the most from those we entrust to keep us safe, but the stress of that responsibility and the split-second decisions that must be made are horrible to place in anyone's hands.

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