Daily Progress, Jacksonville, TX

Letters to the Editor

Letters to the Editor
  • Crying foul

    What an amazing bit of gerrymandering in the opening lines of an article posted by Fox News this morning. The article: “Critics cry foul as feds place lesser prairie chicken on threatened species list” began with the first line with: “The Obama administration on Thursday announced plans to place the lesser prairie chicken on a list of threatened species...” and was quickly followed with: The Fish and Wildlife Service's decision, set to take effect around May 1 ... ”

    April 3, 2014

  • Appraisal District ‘doing its job’

    The letter to the Editor criticizing the steps being taken by the Appraisal District to verify whether or not owners of 11 acres or less are making legitimate use of their ag exemption exudes naïvete, disingenuousness, ignorance and a failure to understand economics.

    April 2, 2014

  • Clearing up decision to audit property

    It’s rarely advised to engage in a ‘letter to the editor’ debate.  However, in view of our current activities and the recently posted letter to the editor in a local newspaper regarding such, I am writing this response to set the record straight.

    March 29, 2014

  • A plea for politicians to pick up signs

    Just wondering who should pick up the political signs after the elections are over?

    March 28, 2014

  • Pray for the little ones

    My name is Taylor Bagley and I go to West Side.

    March 21, 2014

  • Ag exemptions robbing small land owners

    A recent Daily Progress article noted that local tax districts are requiring increased documentation to justify timber and agricultural exemptions on rural properties.

    March 20, 2014

  • Column on Obamacare reminds reader of story

    We know the story of the eagle and the clam: To obtain food the clam simply opens its shell and lets in nutrient filled water. Its existence never changes.

    February 20, 2014

  • A government should be of the people and by the people

    Well,  “the powers that be” in Cherokee County have been in office for nearly twelve years now, including “the leading good old boy” of them all.

    February 14, 2014

  • Freedom to vote for candidates of my choice is my right

    The other day a brother told me that they are telling us that we can't vote in the Republican Primary if we are Democrats. First of all, the white democrats run to the Republican Party and then tell us we can't vote in their primary! What is up with that?

    February 14, 2014

  • An intellectually honest approach to health crisis

    A few decades ago, when my Dad was the CEO of the largest department store in the south, he and his executive staff made a decision that would have a negative impact on the company's bottom line.

    February 12, 2014