The Herald Banner, Greenville, TX

Letters to the editor

May 1, 2013

Sirens, yes; Y no

GREENVILLE — To the editor:

What is wrong with this mayor and certain members of the city council? They can’t cough over $75,000 to fix the emergency warning sirens, but are asking to raise my property taxes to fund a $15,000,000 YMCA? What is wrong with you people? Do you need it spelled out to you?

The YMCA is a luxury; the emergency warning sirens are a necessity. If it is double the cost to fix the emergency warning sirens, then do it. This is the proper usage of property taxes, not subsidizing a  private business.

This is not hard, folks; it is city government 101. I love kids and senior adults as much as the next person, and having emergency warning sirens will do more to preserve our kids’ and our memaws’ lives. Good grief!


E.B. Johnson



Text Only
Letters to the editor
Featured Ads

What's your favorite spring high school sport?

Swimming and diving
Track and Field
     View Results
Must Read

See more photos and purchase prints here.

AP Video
Raw: Royal Couple Visits Australia Mountains Raw: Pro-Russian Militants Killed on Base Captain of Sunken South Korean Ferry Apologizes Boston Bombing Survivors One Year Later Sister of Slain MIT Officer Reflects on Bombing Raw: Blast at Tennessee Ammunition Plant Kills 1 Hoax Bomb Raises Anxiety in Boston Egypt Clamps Down on Mosques to Control Message After Fukushima, Japan Eyes Solar Power New York Auto Show Highlights Latest in Car Tech Ex-California City Leader Gets 12 Year Sentence Disbanding Muslim Surveillance Draws Praise Hundreds Missing After South Korean Ferry Sinks Passengers Abuzz After Plane Hits Swarm of Bees Town, Victims Remember Texas Blast At Boston Marathon, a Chance to Finally Finish Are School Dress Codes Too Strict?
Hyperlocal Search
Premier Guide
Find a business

Walking Fingers
Maps, Menus, Store hours, Coupons, and more...
Premier Guide