To the editor:
Re Quality of life
In 1999 the City Council of Greenville passed a Smoking Ordinance to restrict smoking in public establishments, strongly endorsed by the Hunt County American Cancer Society. At that time there were only a few municipalities in Texas that had passed such an ordinance. Now there are smoking ordinances that encompass 45 percent of Texas’ population (American Lung Association).
During the formulation and discussion of this ordinance, Dan Perkins was a councilman and a supporter who was instrumental in the adoption of the ordinance. The impact for the citizens of Greenville is a healthier environment for the public and workers in public establishments by eliminating second-hand smoke.
Dan Perkins demonstrated a strong belief that public service also entails initiating measures that contribute to the quality of life for all citizens of Greenville.
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Kill the YMCA project
In addressing the city council on July 8th, YMCA board president Andy Bench made a bold and highly questionable claim that raised a red flag in my mind. He referenced the alleged financial commitment made by The Greenville Independent School District to help pay for his proposed $15 million taxpayer funded YMCA.
Applaud Court’s return to interpretive sanity
I applaud the Supreme Court’s return to Constitutional interpretive sanity in its recent finding in favor of Hobby Lobby and other closely held companies, to decline to pay for certain medications that they believe violate their religious beliefs.
Take care of children crossing over border
The beautiful little Hispanic children coming across the border from Mexico and South America…
Not too late to stop proposed YMCA center
n your Wednesday edition, reporter Brad Kellar briefly touched on the comments of Dr. Jerry Ransom at Tuesday’s city council meeting.
Perkins should abstain from YMCA vote
What if you were a judge? What if you were also Board President of a non profit organization?
Say no to YMCA on Tuesday
An April 28, 2013 ad in the Herald Banner stated that the YMCA/Event Center bond would only add an additional 2.5 cents to the Greenville property tax rate.
When I moved back to Greenville after living 17 years in South Texas, I took the advice of my friend, Dr. Bill Thorn, who advised me to become an expert in some field. It didn’t matter what.
Freedom of religion
Texas Constitution and the YMCA
Thanks to Park & Rec
Thank you Kimber Patterson, Brett Quarles and the staff of Greenville Parks and Recreation for the outstanding job you do for our community.
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