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March 2, 2014

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Special Roos make Weatherford proud

Making Weatherford proud

Dear Editor,

The Weatherford Special Roos, composed of special education students, and an equal number of students with no handicap problems, competed in the National Special Olympics Bowling Tournament at Reno, Nev., this past week.

They did their hometown and Weatherford High School proud, winning silver medals Wednesday, and then won the gold medal Thursday. Handicapped kids competed from all over the United States, so this was no small feat.

Although the Special Olympics is not a part of Weatherford High School’s athletics, these special kids still did a great job of representing the school and their hometown, and need recognition for what they accomplished.


Don Johnson, Weatherford

Take part in the process and cast a ballot

Dear Editor,

Election Day is Tuesday, March 4th. On the actual day, you must vote in your precinct, not one of the early voting locations that have been open the last two weeks. 

We live in the best country in the world, the best state in the United States and the best county in Texas!  We have elected officials that fight for conservative values in DC, Austin and right here at home. 

As you consider your vote, remember that in Texas, we have the best economy in the country.  All of us are “taxed enough already,” but we have no state income taxes and the Legislature presented us with the option of using some of our tax dollars to fund transportation and water projects. We voted to fund water planning and projects for Texas in the 2013 election and will consider additional funding for transportation needs in the 2014 general election.

In Parker County, folks are moving here (and staying here) because we have a healthy business environment, great schools, and lower taxes than 82 percent of the counties in Texas. Our tax rate has grown at about the same rate as our population growth.

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