Letters to the Editor

Wed
22
Jul

Mexia News Editorial: Dollars and nonsense

The 2016 presidential election is still more than 15 months away, but judging by the fundraising efforts of the laundry list of candidates, money is no object, it is the only objective.
It takes money to win an election in the United States, we should expect nothing less of our capitalist approach to all things, but the money flowing into campaigns these days is frightening.
To date, the money reported by Republican Jeb Bush and Democrat Hillary Clinton – to include the unaffiliated political action committees (PACs) formed to support them – would fund the budget of Mexia ISD for nine years. Their combined total is about $177 million.
We could pay for nine years of public education for the children of Mexia with what two candidates have raised in the early going for one election, and the money has only just begun rolling in. That is something we should all be embarrassed about and shows a true lack of proper priorities.

Wed
01
Jul

Mexia News Editorial: Celebrate our nation

Celebrate our nation

Wed
01
Jul

Mexia has nice folks

We love Mexia. No only do we have the best neighbors in the world, with Steve and Mary Johnson, Bill White has been very helpful, and we even run into very thoughtful people from Mexia while out of town.
We had a blowout between Fairfield and Palestine, and called our auto club. About that time, a Flatt’s truck was passing by going the opposite direction and stopped to ask if we needed help. I said we had called our auto club, but he turned around and came to us. In the meantime we got a call that auto-club help couldn’t get there for over two hours.
Jimbo Ingram changed our tire and wouldn’t accept payment. We found that he was related to Johnny and Bo – also nice people.
We are thankful old folks.
Butch and Jan Honeycutt
Mexia

Wed
10
Jun

Mexia News Editorial: One job at a time

There are more than a dozen candidates now in the running for the Republican or Democratic nomination as the race for the presidency heats up. Our lives are consumed by constant campaigns and elections these days as we seem to leap from one to another.
That means politicians are always running for the next term or considering the next step in their political career. The problem, is they are often not through serving the public in their current position.
Just how much service are we getting out of these public servants as they campaign all over the country?
Five of the declared presidential candidates – Democrat Bernie Sanders, and Republicans Marco Rubio, Rand Paul, Ted Cruz and Lindsey Graham – are current U.S. Senators. Three other potential candidates – Governors Chris Christie, Scott Walker and Bobby Jindal – clearly spend more time exploring their presidential options than governing their states.

Wed
10
Jun

Law that ex-felons can’t run for office unfair

Each judge that reads his sentence to those convicted assures the prisoner that after the completion of the sentence the individual will be reinstated back to full citizenship and a chance to again be a productive citizen to their community. But once the prisoners come out of prison – with the good intention of being a positive blessing to their family and community – they face all types of obstacles.
Some people remind others you have a felony on your record to keep other people from thinking of your good work and efforts. They say you should be locked up, and they can’t understand how the law lets you walk around without fear. They fail to admit that even though you once walked outside of the law, now you have changed your life for good and now the law is your friend.

Wed
03
Jun

Mexia News Editorial: Time to vote

Where will you go?

Wed
03
Jun

Graduation 2015

To the Mexia Community, Parents and Graduates of 2015

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.

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