Letters to the Editor

Tue
29
May

Hey grads: If you go to college, treat it like a full-time job

That's Rich
By Richard Nelson
It’s been 35 yeas since I graduated from high school. The ol’ saying, “time has flown” is certainly accurate.
It was time to get on with life.
The plan was to go to college; get out in four years; and get a job – either teaching English and journalism or perhaps continuing my career as a journalist.
I say “continuing” because during my senior year I landed a job as a sports reporter at my hometown newspaper. I’ve always been a pretty good writer … just ask my second-grade teacher, Miss Davis, who received several heartfelt poems. Toward the end of my senior year I earned a third-place medal at state UIL in Feature Writing.
I’m not bragging; I’m telling this to make a point – eventually.
So, here I was – 18 years old; some talent for what I wanted to do; and a good work ethic (I was already working 20 to 30 hours a week at the paper in addition to going to school and running track).

Fri
26
Jan

NAACP banquet celebrates those who fight for civil rights

By Rene Turner
Special to The Mexia News
Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.’s birthday was celebrated recently by the Limestone County NAACP in Groesbeck with a Freedom Fund Banquet.
This was an occasion that was well attended and was an enjoyable event. People from all over the county attended. Richard Duncan, mayor of Mexia was in attendance, as well as Ray O’Doughtery, mayor of Groesbeck. Each mayor gave a welcome to the audience.
This was a time for people to come together and celebrate the legacy of King as well celebrate the NAACP as it continues to be essential to the betterment of our society today. The NAACP is the oldest organization fighting for civil rights and justice for all people. We continue to be visible and crucial to changes we deserve as Americans.

Wed
08
Nov

It does not add up

Dear Editor,
Upon reading the article of Mr. Klosterman’s resignation in the newspaper dated 11/4/2017 (Saturday) I was anesthetized by the remark, “I’ve seen a drastic change in our school district in the last year and a half and I fully trust that the board and administration will keep going in the right direction”
I am wondering what that comment really means. I attend most school board meetings and I have not seen anything but personnel change and school board member’s change. Does that constitute “drastic” change as being one of a positive and productive climate or one of looking back at old times of Mexia “Good old days”?

Wed
08
Nov

Where is the compassion and integrity

Dear Editor,
I work in the property preservation field performing repairs, maintenance, etc. on foreclosures. I recently received an assignment in Thornton. On arrival, I found cats inside and outside the home. The real estate agent assigned to the property had not addressed it two weeks earlier when he had been there and now I am here.

Thu
12
Oct

Elderly needs to travel, too

Dear Editor,
I would like to address a problem we have concerning the elderly and disabled here in Mexia.
The transit is great for taking people to places in our area. I understand they go as far as Waco, but we have many people who need to go to Dallas or Fort Worth. Many elderly and disabled do not have family or friends who can take them. Many people can’t drive in Dallas. I just feel like this problem needs to be addressed.
Perhaps a group could get together and come up with a solution to this problem.
Thank you for allowing me to address this problem.
Mrs. Joan Killingsworth

Thu
14
Sep

New LC Senior Service project director gives a shout out

Dear Editor,

Thu
14
Sep

Tolerance: To what extent?

By Timothy J. O'Malley
Managing Editor

Wed
16
Aug

Preliminary budget set

Dear Editor,
I have prepared a preliminary budget for filing for the 2017-2018 fiscal year, which will be filed Monday morning.  We have cut the budget for the past several years, out of necessity.  But, also out of necessity, we have a number of needs in the county which must be met.  We have put off any new vehicles for the sheriff’s office for the past two years, and cannot afford to put this off again, which would lead to less reliable vehicles, and increasing repair bills.  We have equipment needs at road and bridge which will pay for themselves in the long term, but we need to make the investment now to keep up with needed maintenance of our county roads.  We have an older courthouse which is in need of certain repairs.  We also face increasing challenges from increased state mandates and decreased state funding, all of which put more pressure on local property taxes.

Wed
19
Jul

United States leadership needed for peace

Dear Editor:
There are more than 200 nations in our world and wars between and within nations are always raging. A more peaceful world could be developed if alliances of nations that share core values would take unified action to promote peace. The. United States should be a leader in this endeavor and they would be more influential from a position of strength. Therefore, the United States should continue to develop superior intelligence services and superior military forces.
Cooperating nations that are committed to influencing the people of the world to live at peace could use advanced communications technologies to provide reliable information to people of many languages. Unified diplomatic efforts for peace would be more effective if nations worked together.

Fri
09
Jun

Is there condemnation to those who err?

By Timothy J. O'Malley
Managing Editor

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