Columns/Opinions

Tue
23
Sep

Kudos city staff

 

Dear Editor,
Kudos to Yorktown City Hall and its employees for their hard work at the walking trail. It looks really nice. I am sure the community appreciates your hard work. So citizens of Yorktown, let’s rally them on and keep it clean by picking up our trash. Thanks guys.
Lydia Alexander
Yorktown
Tue
23
Sep

System gone bad

 

Dear Editor,
Victories in House of Representatives (from Waste Watch, Washington, DC).  During the debate on Farm Bill, H.W. 1947, the House defeated an amendment offered by Rep. G.K. Butterfield (D-N.C.) that would make household personal hygiene items available for the supplemental nutrition assistance program, or “food” stamps. The amendment was defeated by a vote of 123-297.
 
Can you believe it, folks? That some Democrat governing North Carolina wanted personal “comfort” items to be sold as food? We can all create quiet a long list of items that would pass as “personal.”
 
I know of people who could use some extra help with food but couldn’t, or can’t, get it for one reason or another.  And others who get help because of devious ways of beating the system.
Deloris Dickerman
Yorktown
Tue
23
Sep

Grandparent has traffic concerns

 

Tue
23
Sep

Thanks for Jamaica support

 

Dear Editor,
 
On behalf of Our Lady of Guadalupe, I would like to express our dearest gratitude to all who helped at our 88th annual Jamaica festival on Aug. 31. Thank you all for your continued support. So many men, women and young folks worked extra hard to put together a day of festivities for the community. May God bless each every one of you who made the day possible. 
 
Blessings to all of you who came out enjoyed a day of relaxation, fun and fellowship. May God, who brings us news of rejoicing, continue to bring rejoicing to each of your lives and families. 
 
Blessings and love,
 
Father David Berger
 
Tue
23
Sep

Westhoff VFD thanks all for support of barbecue, car show

 

Tue
23
Sep

Family of Charles Kuecker says thank you

 

Tue
23
Sep

"Few calendars mention Constitution Day"

 

Tue
16
Sep

Texans urged to recognize Constitution Week

 

Dear Editor,
 
On Sept. 17, 1787, the delegates to the Constitutional Convention met for the last time to sign their creation, what is now the oldest written and actively used constitution in the world.
 
More than two centuries after the signing of the Constitution, Americans celebrate National Constitution Week, Sept. 17-23, dedicated to honoring and explaining the Constitution and its role in keeping our nation great.
 
Farm Bureau urges Texans to give due notice this week. It is of great importance that all citizens fully understand the provisions and the principles of the Constitution so that it can be supported, preserved and defended.
 
Wayne Wolf, president
 
DeWitt County Farm Bureau
Tue
16
Sep

Unit say thanks

 

Dear Editor,
The Clarence N. Stevenson Unit would like to thank all the sponsors, participants and volunteers who helped make the Great Escape 5k and Blue Bird Car Show a great success.
 
This year’s sponsors were RPM Swabbing, Davy Ranch Supply, Tiffin Insurance, McAlister Sweet Shop, Arguellez Automotive and Partners Chevrolet.
 
The unit was able to raise over $2,000 for the American Cancer Society.
Senior warden Jimmy Smith, assistant warden Frederick Merida and major John Cirone
Tue
16
Sep

Nice trail, gone bad

 

Dear Editor,
As fall approaches, my husband and I thought we would enjoy the cooler weather, so we went out and bought new bikes to get some exercise. We had not been on the trail in years. We just could not believe how horrible it looks! 
 
Who’s in charge of the upkeep, weedeating, mowing and the bridges that are a safety issue? It was once a nice trail.  Apparently, like everything else in town, it’s been left to neglect!  
 
How can the citizens in town show pride if our own town shows no pride.  What’s happened?
Lydia Alexander
Yorktown

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