Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
  • Klein Animal Shelter ‘will not adopt out pets’

    My family and I tried to adopt one or more shelter cats from the Klein Animal Shelter.  After the application and several visits to the shelter, I was told that my home was not suitable for pets.  Talk about being rendered speechless.

    June 4, 2014

  • Help make the future of beef bright

    I am writing to make mention of the upcoming Texas Beef Checkoff Referendum, June 2 -6, 2014. Cattle producers will have an opportunity to establish a Texas Beef Checkoff of $1 per head.

    May 29, 2014

  • Generation should look up

    As I browsed TODAY’S HISTORY I read that: “In 1948 (May 14) the State of Israel was proclaimed during a ceremony in Tel Aviv.”  It’s just a footnote in history now some seventy one years later.

    May 16, 2014

  • Take time to stop and smell the spring flowers in Jacksonville

    With Spring here, we want to encourage everyone to drive past the Senior Center/Vanishing Texana Museum and take a look. Keep Jacksonville Beautiful has planted about 40 camellias, azaleas and spirea around the building.

    April 24, 2014

  • Kudos to ‘Tomato Republic’ cast, crew

    THE STARS AT NIGHT WERE BIG AND BRIGHT, DEEP IN THE HEART OF TEXAS!  The stars were the brightest the week of April 7, 2014 at the Dallas International Film Festival.

    April 23, 2014

  • Commending ag exemption views

    I have read the recent JDP letters regarding the Ag/Timber Exemptions with great interest and concern. This issue concerns a plan by our county Appraisal District to reevaluate our actual timber or agricultural usage of a property to increase revenue.

    April 19, 2014

  • H.O.P.E event offers chance to help locals in need

    A social worker once said to me “it is not easy to be poor in a small town.” Her reasoning varied but attributed it to a lack of public transportation, accessible healthcare, and employment opportunities. Other reasons were unavailable social service resources, employment training and higher education opportunities.

    April 10, 2014

  • April is Child Abuse Awareness Month

    Child Protective Services investigated more than 160,000 allegations of child abuse or neglect in Texas last year.

    April 9, 2014

  • Ag, timer exemptions a ‘money grab’

    I recently wrote a letter that was critical of the Appraisal District for forcing landowners to jump through hoops and spend money to maintain timber and ag exemptions on rural property.

    April 8, 2014

  • Local veteran: ‘Is that what we fought for?’

    The other night I was sitting at the house feeling alone and feeling down in the dumps. Wishing I was back in Vietnam, wishing I was anywhere but here in Cherokee County

    April 5, 2014