LONE OAK —
To the editor:
The guest opinion page writer Mitch Vaughn in the July 28 newspaper — he took the reader on a “wild wagon ride.”
It was like telling a man how to ride a mule when he had never seen a mule.
One paragraph he was “right on target,” then the next paragraph, “don’t know, maybe.”
How many homeless shelters has he visited? Has he given a coat or blanket to a homeless man?
When I was a small child my grandfather had his homeless shelter, working homeless men in the cotton fields. His motto, “no work, no hot meals.”
In a homeless shelter, a “hand up or a handout”? Give a man a meal, a bed to sleep, then train him to get a job.
The jobs today are “skilled workers.” There must be a program, paid by government grants, in training the homeless in getting a job.
The city should make plans to relocate large companies to Hunt County. Give citizens a job, then make a count of homeless people.
The planning of the local homeless shelter in long-term, not a plan to get a hot meal, a place to sleep for the night.
The homeless will be screened to get those in need. A hand up to help them to get back on the road again with a smile and happiness.
I hope Mr. Vaughn will be at the public meeting Aug. 13 to hear discussing the homeless shelter before the city council. The Christians are saying “get the homeless shelter on go.” The need is great.
LONE OAK —
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Health services kudos
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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
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Take care of children crossing over border
The beautiful little Hispanic children coming across the border from Mexico and South America…
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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
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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
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