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Readers weigh in on Emergency Services District vote

Mon Nov 3, 2014 11:07 am

Voters will be called upon to elect five commissioners for the ESD No. 2 on Nov. 4. This is the first time since the ESD’s inception that it has been a voted position. Previously the Smith County Commissioners Court appointed…


Reader endorses Thiessen for ESD No. 2 board seat

Tue Oct 21, 2014 8:24 pm

Although statewide positions top the ballot for the upcoming November general election, there are also some very important local positions up for consideration. This year marks the first time that Smith County voters will be allowed to choose who represents…


'The rest of the story' on bailiff's comments to potential jurors

Mon Oct 13, 2014 4:42 pm

A recent article in Tyler Morning Telegraph, regarding a Smith County bailiff’s comments to potential jurors, was reported correctly. But as Paul Harvey would say, “here is the rest of the story.” These Smith County Sheriff’s officers report for duty…


Justice Thomas understands the meaning of an oath

Sat Sep 20, 2014 9:37 pm

On Sept. 16, I had the privilege of hearing Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas deliver remarks at the Cowan Center in Tyler. His speech was great and exceeded my expectations. I was especially pleased that he told the audience that…


The 'servant leader' model helps heal relationships

Sun Sep 14, 2014 1:07 am

The merits of the “servant leader” model, brought forth by James C. Hunter in a recent conference sponsored by Leadership LIVE, are commendable, but unfortunately their nemesis is the destructively engaged leader whose daily objective is undoing all the organizational…


Readers take sides on bicycles on public roadways

Sat Sep 6, 2014 10:53 pm

The third Tyler-area cyclist in the past six weeks was hit recently. Fortunately, all three cyclists will recover from their significant injuries. How many more cyclists need to be hit before the idle shoulders of Loop 49 are opened to…


Reader Responses, August 24, 2014

Sat Aug 23, 2014 10:03 pm

BIODIESEL, OTHER BIOFUELS WILL SOLVE ENERGY PROBLEMS Readers shouldn’t be fooled by the Aug. 18 Tyler Paper editorial, “The disappointing reality of biofuels.” For starters, as America’s only fully commercialized and readily available advanced biofuel, biodiesel does not have the…


Reader Responses, August 17, 2014

Sat Aug 16, 2014 9:22 pm

FEDERAL JUDGE IN TYLER GAVE RIGHTS TO ILLEGAL IMMIGRANTS A majority of immigration problems began in 1968 when President Lyndon Johnson appointed Judge William Wayne Justice to the federal bench. In the Plyler v. Doe case, which originated in Tyler,…


Reader Responses, August 10, 2014

Sat Aug 9, 2014 9:26 pm

FEDERAL ‘THOUGHT POLICE’ ARE OUT IN FORCE THESE DAYS I read with great interest your recent editorial regarding “Tolerance.” It reminded me of Orson Welles’ book “1984.” Your comment that “the federal government is setting itself up to enforce the…


Reader Responses, August 6

Tue Aug 5, 2014 11:53 pm

Government has wasted money on ‘renewable’ fuels I was disappointed to read in a recent letter to the editor that fossil fuels contribute to climate change, or global warming, without any supporting evidence. It’s mostly a fantasy perpetrated by individuals…


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