Weatherford Democrat


July 13, 2012

Letters to the editor, Friday, July 13

— Veggie alternatives to meat aren't always best

Dear editor,

Mr. Crowley (“Go for veggie options on July 4,” Viewpoints, July 1) seems unwilling to mention the unfortunate truth that the deadliest outbreaks of Escherichia coli have come from ... vegetables.

Wm. Picou,


Festivals should be revised due to weather, health

Dear editor,

I believe this city has a lot that needs changing.

The Peach Festival, to me, seems way out of line. Many elderly and children are seriously at risk due to the heat in the middle of July. As yet, no shut down has been implemented during the heat of the day, from 1 p.m.  to 6 p.m. This is perhaps the most dangerous time of day for the most vulnerable of our citizens.

Over the years, many have given suggestions for making attending the festival more humane. Unfortunately, their suggestions have fallen on deaf ears.

I also believe that charging an admission fee for Weatherford residents is quite inappropriate.

Christmas on the Square planning  is also ill arranged.

Instead of having it at night, in December, I believe a day Christmas event on the Square would be much healthier for our most vulnerable citizens and visitors from other areas of this county.

Whether it be hot or cold, weather planning in our town is needed for the utmost protection for our citizen’s health and welfare. I believe it should be a city liability issue.

Care about people is more important than monetary profits of those in charge or planning or organizing festival and holiday events on Weatherford’s Square.

Greed in political leadership is becoming very unpopular among this town’s taxpayers.

Darwin Yeary,


Vote for Gary Carter for Precinct 3 commissioner

Dear editor,

To Weatherford, Texas, townspeople and to all that are concerned about our growing little city: When you vote for our commissioners here in Precinct 3 in our beautiful City of Weatherford, Texas, and to know you’ve put your X on the right man running for this position, please may I suggest Gary Wayne Carter for commissioner for our Precinct 3 here in our beautiful growing community and know that Gary is the most honest and caring man to get the job done.

Gary has worked hard running for this position and if he is elected this will be his ONLY job that he will be doing.

Please be sure to go vote. Starting July 27 to July 31 for runner Gary Carter.

Gary is my son-in-law and he comes from a long line of Carters and he is the most honest and dependable and caring person I know.

Please take time to go and vote on these days and remember that Gary Wayne Carter is the man for this position.

Gary Wayne Carter for commissioner Precinct 3.

Thank you and may god bless.

Leta C. Dykes,


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    Many years ago, shortly after I retired from the navy, I was sitting around shooting the breeze with my brother David, when he remarked that he regretted never serving in the military and experiencing the things I had seen. Like most of our farmer ancestors, he spent his entire life within five miles of where he grew up. Not unlike our parents, he could also count on the fingers of one hand the number of times he had even been out of the state of Texas and probably have digits to spare.

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    July 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • tiscione, lou.jpg TISCIONE: Signs and seals

    God gave the church signs and seals. These are called sacraments or holy ordinances. They are both holy and commanded. There are two sacraments instituted by Jesus Christ. They are Baptism and the Lord’s Supper. These sacraments are often referred to as “secondary doctrine.” They are secondary not because they are unimportant. They are secondary because they are not necessary for salvation. 

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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Response to 'Blame game'

    Dear Editor: It’s not drug cartels telling Central Americans their children won’t be turned away at the border, it is the actions of this administration with its refusal to secure the border and its unilateral rewriting of immigration law. As has been shown, this president and his administration have for some time lied about the security of the border and immigration enforcement.

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  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Sick and tired

    Do you remember hearing Hillary Clinton screaming, “I am sick and tired of people who say if you debate or disagree with this administration somehow you are not patriotic. We should stand up and say, we are Americans and we have a right to disagree with any administration.” Nancy Pelosi said that the swamp needed to be drained and I agree, but I see she and Senator Reid are still splashing around in the slime.

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  • larry jones cropped:color NOW HEAR THIS: Paradise Lost

    During this past Fourth of July weekend, I did what I frequently do. I sat in my workshop enjoying a cool breeze, doing absolutely nothing except for trying to stay awake. As I looked to the south toward my shiny aluminum flagpole with Old Glory fluttering in that breeze, I did not feel the great patriotic sense of pride I normally have on this anniversary of the birth of our nation. Instead, I came very close to going out to the pole and lowering our national standard to half-mast to mourn the passing of our once great nation.

    July 13, 2014 1 Photo

  • LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Our officials care

    I take serious exception to Mr. Jay Cloward’s letter, “Big city, no care” (7/8/14) in which he states that it almost looks like the city wants to become a for-profit company and Weatherford has “become a city too big to care.”

    July 13, 2014

  • PASTOR POPHIN: Joy in external conflict

    Do you get the sense that Christians today face increasing opposition from our government concerning our faith and practice? Such issues include: 1) Prayer in school and at other public gatherings are being banned and looked down on; 2) the removal of the 10 Commandments from courthouses throughout our country; and 3) the challenges to the words “one nation under God” appearing in our Pledge of Allegiance. Therefore, we are seeing increased conflict between churches and our government.

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