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November 10, 2013

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Dog gone story has happy ending

Dog gone story has happy ending

Dear Editor,

We just want to thank the persons in downtown Weatherford who on Friday night, Nov. 1, helped us rescue our new dog.

We had just brought her home for the first time and, unbeknownst to us, she managed to get out an open gate in our backyard. Since she didn’t really know us yet, it was quite an endeavor to capture her and a miracle that she wasn’t hurt or killed in the process.

A huge thank you to Kyle, Stacie, Dakota, Jamie and the many others who helped by providing food for her, and ultimately helping us rescue her that night. It was a success and we couldn’t have done it alone.

May God richly bless you for your heroic efforts.

Von and Shea Dunn, Weatherford

Where’s the beauty in our new roads?

Dear Editor,

Way back in the 1960s, Lady Bird Johnson used her influence as First Lady to initiate a program that would beautify the roads in the United States. From interstate highways to state highways and farm-to-market roads, we drivers are treated to the abundance of bluebonnets and wildflowers in the medians and alongside the roads.

Has anyone noticed the miles of new medians being built in Weatherford? We were once designated a “Tree City” and participated in the “Adopt-a-Road” program. There is not one blade of grass in these new medians They are made of cutesy, pink Texas-shaped bricks. Is TxDOT against landscaping? Interesting how new businesses must meet current city code and spend hundreds of dollars to provide a nature’s ambiance, but the highway department can’t give us anything but miles and miles of concrete?

Maybe it isn’t all TxDOT’s fault. I have to give the municipality of Hudson Oaks credit for their landscaping in some of their new medians. It seems like if they could have natural grasses and plants in their medians, surely Weatherford could? City hall harps on tourism ad nauseam, but the first impression coming in on South Main Street is miles of pink bricks. Gee, seems like the gardening clubs could have been enlisted for help. Mrs. Cartwright, we miss you.

Carla H. Johnson, Weatherford

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