LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Don’t smoke and don’t eat meat
Last Friday, on the occasion of the 50th anniversary of the U.S. Surgeon General’s first report on health hazards of cigarette smoking, his office released a report linking smoking to several new chronic diseases.
KELLY: More of what do you think?
The AP quotes, from an article in The New Yorker magazine, President Obama’s views on marijuana smoking. Evidently, the president smoked pot in his younger years. He said, “Middle class kids don’t get locked up for smoking pot, and poor kids do.”
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thompson Road made dangerous
I really appreciate the widening of FM Road 1884 (Bethel Road) to the south. I know a lot of traffic drives this way every day and I realize, unfortunately, we had a fatality a few years back due to the narrowness of the road.
NOW HEAR THIS: Getting the kids to school and home again
When I occasionally venture off the “pore farm,” it is not unusual to be approached by someone with a comment or suggestion about my weekly column. These comments are generally gracious, but more important are suggestions for columns about subjects that need addressing.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: No denying global warming
Mr. Fueilly’s letter disputing the human impact on global weather is not shared by over 95 percent of all global weather scientists.
TISCIONE: So, you expect to be trusted!
Trust is a precious commodity. Once lost it may never be restored. People tend to develop trust in an individual in whom they see character. We’ve seen public figures who were once trusted and are now held at “arm’s length” because of deceptive and weak behavior.
Let the punishment fit the crime
Since the beginning of 2013, the Texas Association of Business has been involved in the movement to reform our criminal justice system. Some might wonder why the business community cares about this issue.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Writer backs candidate Vick
I, Dottie Worthington, confidently recommend Dedra Vick for the position of Parker County treasurer.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Signs of things to come
The season is starting for the “empty lot campaigns.”
NOW HEAR THIS: How do you get a start of cats?
Once, back when I was a youngster, a cousin was visiting us and while he was admiring my new cute little kitten, he asked my mother, “How do you get a start of cats?”
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