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Letters

  • Find who represents you in politics
  • Prayers to family for loss of young child

    This too is in response to Ann Bryson’s appeal for mercy for her granddaughter, Tanisha Lineberry. Through Ann I have gotten to know and love Tanisha and am appalled at what has been done and is continuing to be done to a grieving mother who accidentally (and I emphasize accidentally) caused the death of her 3 year-old son.

  • A decision to make
  • Coverage in Grayson County

    Kindness is in short supply these days, so the Sept. 5 Independence Declaration was an especially welcome surprise —especially after all the hysterical stuff on TV. I couldn’t find anything hateful — just stories about taking care of each other: The one dope arrest got a matter of fact news report on page 1, as did the heartbroken mother charged with involuntary manslaughter of her child. No gloating, no condemning, no screaming headlines.

  • Vote for the person, not the party

    As an Independent, not aligned with either establishment party, I find myself amazed by the current political climate. To me, a vote is sacred, and should be applied to the best person running regardless of party affiliation. When I vote, I do so with the larger community in mind, hoping that the person I have chosen will do as he or she says, and that most of us will benefit by that choice.

  • Praying for mercy for accused mother

    It’s been over a year since the death of my great-grandson Jaylen. It’s been a hard and painful time for the entire family.
    His mom, dad and baby brother are really having a hard time, not just because of his passing but because of battling the legal system.
    We see people who kill people, who only get a slap on the wrist. This was a tragic accident and the legal system is trying hang her and make an example of her.

  • Help for veteran’s assistance appreciated

    I want to publicly thank Sen. Tim Kaine and his staff, particularly Laura, for much assistance in obtaining a long overdue federal tax refund for my friend Edward, who is an 89-year-old retired Air Force veteran who served in Korea and Vietnam.
    We had been unable to connect with the IRS to seek information and were quite frustrated. Through persistent, diligent work, Sen. Kaine’s office was able to contact an IRS advocate and eventually get the funds released. The refund arrived in today’s mail.

  • Working to get corporate money out of elections

    I recently attended a conference in Washington, D.C. with American Promise, a group that is focused on limiting campaign spending in US elections.
    This issue should be the key focus of all citizens, because unless we can reform the way our elections are financed, each of our individual votes is drowned out by the flood of corporate money influencing our politicians.
    This is NOT a partisan issue. It affects all of our votes regardless of where your choices fall on the political spectrum.

  • The killing of a community

    Who can stand the odor, flies, and noise coming from the “cattle feedlot” that was built on top of the community of the old historic community of Speedwell?
    It was always a farm but it never had a concentration of almost 10,000 cattle. An old farm purchased by someone who does not live there, several years ago, turned into a huge feedlot overlooking our community.

  • Who should own your Congressional representative?

    Just who should own your representative in Congress — corporations, or you the voter?