Weatherford Democrat

December 14, 2012

Letters to the Editor – Friday, Dec. 14

Weatherford Democrat

Mother in abuse case deserves jail time

Dear Editor,

I am surprised that the adults got probation for beating and abusing a mentally retarded child. I really feel that jail time is in order.

I pray that this mother never gets her children returned to her. There is no excuse for abusing a child.

Sandra Johnson, Weatherford

Weatherford has much to be thankful for

Dear Editor,

We are so fortunate to live in Weatherford, a city with much potential.

We are fortunate to have Jerry Blaisdale as our city manager. It is phenomenal how he encourages the city staff to reach their fullest potential, as he is reaching his. He never dreamed that he would be “called” into this position. We are fortunate to have all of the city staff who are so dedicated to the well-being of all of our citizens.

We are fortunate to have Dale Fleeger as our library director who visualizes moving our library into a larger space to more adequately meet the needs of our community. We are fortunate to have Craig Farmer as director of planning who sees the vision of preserving the heritage of our city. We are fortunate to have Danielle Felds as parks and recreation director who maintains our parks for everyone to enjoy. We are fortunate to have Janena Jewel as our chief financial officer who receives awards for the work she and her staff do for our city. We are fortunate to have sharon hayes as assistant city manager who uses her talents to oversee many projects in the city. We are fortunate to have Terry Hughes who is so ably bringing our streets and roads to a higher potential. We are fortunate to have Mike Manning as police chief and Paul Rusk as fire chief who lead their departments in excellence. And all of the other staff who are unsung heroes and heroines who do the work of the city “behind the scenes.”

We are fortunate to have Mayor Hooks and all of the city council members who work tirelessly to inform themselves to make the best decisions for our community. We are fortunate to have members of the community who are willing to serve on the boards and commissions to gather information, study the information, and make recommendations to the city council. We have some vacancies and we need more citizens to help us potentialize Weatherford into an even better place to live, work and enjoy life.

Kathleen Wildwood, Weatherford

Where is Perry’s compassion?

Dear Editor,

Gov. Perry has supported a bill in the Legislature to forbid all elective abortions after 20 weeks. He proposes that fetuses can feel pain after 20 weeks and should be protected.

I can only wish that the governor felt as much compassion for the two million Texans who could have access to health care, for 10 cents on the dollar, under the Affordable Healthcare Act. His refusal to extend Medicaid to these Texans is the most heartless, fiscally stupid decision I’ve seen in my 68 years.


Dennis Tilly, Weatherford