Viewpoints

TALKING POINTS
I want you to know just a few of the things that our staff does "behind the scenes" to help our students succeed, and to let you know in advance that no matter what our...
Burglary victim applauds police
For anyone who has ever come home to find that a stranger forced his way in, walked around, rummaged through your house, and took things special to you, our hearts go out...
Website praised
Thank you so much for putting daddy's picture in the paper. You always find room for him. We really appreciate it and daddy gets a kick out it. I also wanted to tell you...
Easter coverage appreciated
We appreciate that you mentioned the Wells Community Sunrise Easter Service. We had Patricia Sonnier, from the Passion Play in Eureka Springs, Ark., do a full costume...
When did it become illegal to walk on public streets?
I am writing this letter to let the people of Alto know that within the last few weeks two police officers have stopped my 70 year old mother in Alto not once but twice....
TERRIE GONZALEZ COMMENTARY
The mighty are crumbling. At a Culture, Recreation and Tourism Committee hearing by the House of Representatives April 10 in Austin, testimony on...


Will Lake Fastrill flood historic sites?
Are there unique historical sites that would be flooded out if Fastrill Reservoir is built? I know La Salle's grave is around Alto somewhere, but since he followed Indian...
STATE REP.CHUCK HOPSON Education bill isn't perfect, but it's an improvement
I voted for an amendment to increase public school employee pay and an amendment to prohibit the state from using public money to pay for private...


Customer burned by bill for hot water heater
Beware if you are in need of replacing a hot water heater in Rusk, or anywhere else, I suppose. The city has regulations required by the state, which are, in my opinion,...
Palestine mayor responds to Bob Lewis' editorial
The editorial by Bob Lewis on March 28 compared the Texas State Railroad to the Texas toll roads fast track. That is like comparing a pine tree to a pole cat. They are...
Political Cartoon


Kelley Kelton and Neill Holcomb measure space between parking places as Howard King runs a striping machine. City crews recently marked parking spaces on Fifth Street on the east side of the courthouse square. Local stars of stripes


Cartoon


Kudos for new parking spaces
There are now 40 additional parking spaces available now on the southeast corner of the square on 5th Street, between Henderson Street and Lone Oak Street and along Lone...
TXU's rates don't compute
For the past several years, I have been writing letters to the editor, the Texas Public Utility Commission, my state congressmen and various other state officials about the...