Mar

23

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : March 23, 2012

Dear Editor,

A young woman can testify to a committee of her many sexual escapades and demand the government to pay for her protection. Talk show hosts and comedians can use the foulest of language to describe both this young woman and women in general. Elected officials spout pure filth through open microphones, make obscene gestures during speeches, and laugh about

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Mar

16

Posted by : Press release | On : March 16, 2012

Dear Editor,
The new buzz word “redistricting” has been the blame or credit for many things these past few months. Every 10 years, after the census is taken, states and counties draw new political districts and precincts based on the population growth and shifts. This process must comply with rules, regulations, and the law to assure there is no disparity of numbers in these districts and precincts.
However, consolidation of election precincts and relocation

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Mar

16

Posted by : Press release | On : March 16, 2012

Dear Editor,
I am one of the AARP volunteers who help to prepare tax returns for senior citizens and others at the Community Center in Malakoff. This program has been operated in Malakoff for several years during the months before taxes are due in April. Many people have benefited from this service.
Now Malakoff is likely to lose this program because the Community Center

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Mar

08

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : March 8, 2012

Dear Editor,
This is in reference to the article in the Athens Daily Review of February 28, 2012 concerning the courthouse nativity scene.
We are not completely dumb here. I know that Mr. Green is not interested in Henderson County

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Mar

08

Posted by : Press release | On : March 8, 2012

Dear Editor,

There are seniors living alone and going hungry in our own neighborhoods.

Many elderly lack sufficient resources for nutritious daily meals. Illness, disability, and the frailties of old age also prevent many from shopping for food and preparing their own meals.

Texas ranks as one of the top five states at highest risk

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Feb

17

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : February 17, 2012

Dear Editor,
On Monday night, February 13th, we attended the Plummer Family Country Music Show at the Trinidad school. This was a benefit for the Trinidad Volunteer Fire Department (TVFD). For a paltry price of $10 each, we enjoyed two hours of country music that was equal to most Branson shows. So what’s the beef?

The problem is that a large number of seats went begging for a lack of support by the very residents the TVFD works so hard to serve! It pains me to see that large communities like Key Ranch Estates, Beachwood and others located within

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Feb

09

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : February 9, 2012

Dear Editor,

My name is Patrick Greene. I live with my wife of 33 years Karen. We live in San Antonio. Mr. Richard Riehn wrote a letter to the editor on Dec. 20th last year, defending the Nativity scene and how Thomas Jefferson and the Founding Fathers

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Jan

13

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : January 13, 2012

Dear Editor,

Oh, little town of Athens, Texas, how still we see thee lie. That is until those mean ole bullies from up North come to our town demanding that we dismantle our manger scene on the Courthouse Square. And then it’s up-in-arms! Some of us literally.

Every denomination and all the citizens banded together in such a show of solidarity. After all, the Christmas season is the celebration of Christ’s birth. Santa Claus, gift-giving, candies, and parties were just instituted to further the joy and love that the birth of the Christ child began. The manger scene had to remain. And, although some among us would say that they’ve “never been proud of our country until” a certain occasion, I have ALWAYS been proud

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Jan

06

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : January 6, 2012

Dear Editor,

A few months ago Congressional Republicans in Washington fought hard to defeat one cent of tax increase on millionaires and billionaires. They won the battle for the rich. I was proud not to be involved. I’m not a Republican, and certainly not a millionaire or billionaire. Just the thought is laughable, considering my camoflauged ball cap status.

In other words, I’m not rich enough to be a Republican. I don’t even

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Jan

06

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : January 6, 2012

Dear Editor,
Our troops are home from Iraq, and 10,000 are home from Afghanistan. What a Christmas gift!
To our troops, thank you. Thank you to your brothers and sisters who are still deployed.
Thank you, President Obama, for bringing them home. This is truly the story of the Season.
Alan Belcher
Henderson County