Letters to the Editor 11.05.17

Topics include the upcoming Smith County road and bridge bond issue election and Texas A&M Commerce degree plan. --- I have been a resident of Smith County for most of my life. Through the years I have used many of the 1,200 miles of county roads for work, visiting family, and recreation. Years ago, leaders of the county pursued a course to…

Editorial: Timing, trust issues are reasons to vote against county bond proposal

Early voting begins Monday in the county’s $39.5 million road bond election. It’s expected to see historically low turnouts. And the election comes just a few short months after the idea of a bond package to pay for road repairs was floated. There’s no doubt we need a plan to fix our roads. But this election feels rushed, and the

Editorial: Hypocrisy is the least effective charge to weigh against an opponent

Republicans are both delighted that leftist Hollywood producer Harvey Weinstein has been brought down by accusations of sexual harassment, and outraged at what they see as the left’s hypocrisy. But hypocrisy is a two-edged sword. By pointing out that Democrats and many in the media seem to have covered for Weinstein for many years, Republicans

Editorial: We don't need the Clean Power Plan

President Trump is ready to make good on a promise he made to Texas - and to American consumers - in repealing the Obama administration’s misguided Clean Power Plan. “The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency will propose repealing the Clean Power Plan - the Obama administration’s centerpiece regulation to fight climate change - and plans to

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