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Please clean up the Carnegie Library

Dear Editor, I visited Houston July 1 for Homecoming weekend and on my first outing traveling Highway 8 past privately maintained First Baptist Church, with its attractive landscape of blooming crepe myrtles and caladiums, I approached the public maintained historical Carnegie Library and, my goodness, what a double look I had to do. The grass […]

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LARRY DAVIS: Support Tourism Tax

Dear Editor, Although we are not eligible to vote on the upcoming tourism tax because we reside outside the city limits, we strongly urge city residents to turn out and cast a yes vote for the tourism tax on Tuesday, June 21. We are more than willing to pay a few extra cents added to […]

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JIM HOOD: Mississippi will not join Texas lawsuit

Dear Editor, Last year, the Office of Attorney General joined a lawsuit in the Fourth Circuit Court of Appeals to stop the Department of Justice from interfering with the way in which local schools operate their restrooms. For that reason, I chose not to join the Texas lawsuit. I also have concerns on issues of standing in the Texas suit because no […]

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NANCY LOOME: Flat appropriations hurt schools

Dear Editor, Politicians boast about providing “level funding” to schools, but that term is deceiving. All school districts are going into an ever-deeper budget hole, as flat state appropriations do not cover legislatively mandated cost increases that occur each year, such as the “step” salary increase state law provides teachers for each additional year of service. When each teacher’s salary […]

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JAY HUGHES: Threats and promises from lawmakers

Dear Editor, It ALL starts with education! Myth vs. Reality: Initiative 42 = Threats and Promises THREAT: Vote against Initiative OR ELSE these really bad things will happen: 1. Tax dollars for your schools will go to other districts; 2. Funding will have to be cut for things like mental health and regional centers; 3. […]

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BETTY BROWN: Relay Committee thanks community

Dear Editor, On behalf of all the teams and individuals who worked to make this year’s RELAY FOR LIFE a success, we want to say thanks to our sponsors, donors and helpers who made it all possible. This is truly a team effort, and we had people from all over this area doing their best […]

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CARA CHISM: Let’s work together for community

Dear Editor, Most of us would agree that Houston’s Schools are important and we are concerned about the looming consolidation facing Chickasaw County. It’s up to us as a community to do everything possible to provide the best environment and education for every student. The Time has come in this school year for state testing […]

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TY HARDIN: To the great people of Houston

Dear Editor, I want to express the excitement I have on becoming the new leader of the Houston football program. This is something I have dreamed about since I was a miniature Topper. It is an honor to be an integral part of this community and a contributor to future success in this community. I […]

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JAY HUGHES: Rule of law suffers in bully-run House

Dear Editor, I filed for an emergency restraining order in Hinds County Circuit Court to require the Mississippi Constitution be followed in the Mississippi House of Representatives. Why? Because Article 4, Section 59 of the state constitution requires all bills be read before they are voted upon. Historically, the clerk has read each bill aloud. […]

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TERRY AUSBERN: Mississippi urgently needs to address road issues

Dear Editor, In today’s growing economy, Mississippi has positioned itself as an ideal destination for major advanced manufacturing companies. In order to continue moving Mississippi forward, we must address the issue of our deteriorating roads and bridges. In the last 20 years, miles traveled on Mississippi roads have increased 90 percent, but funding on maintaining […]

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JOHN T. MARTIN: Hometown customer service, please

Dear Editor, Shop Local.  Local Service. 20-plus years in a local business. Know the importance of shopping local. I won’t call names of businesses. I come to you as a former business man. With over 20 years of local customer service, I pride myself on reaching for customer satisfaction. From this experience I know how […]

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JENNIFER PRATT: Where learning is our priority

Dear Editor, Recently, I read an article about a disgruntled waiter/server and thought it was a great share that could be applied to many aspects of life. Thus, being a teacher, I choose to apply my thoughts toward education and educating our students. Tidbits of the article compelled me to reflect upon our very own Mission […]

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LETTER TO EDITOR: Jack Reed

Dear Editor, Lisa and I will be voting FOR Initiative 42 on Tuesday. For these 4 reasons: • We believe Mississippi’s most powerful enemy is poverty. • We believe that a good public education system – pre-K thru 12th grade – is our most valuable resource to help our citizens become self-sufficient Mississippians. • Given their consistent past […]

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LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Sherry Key Prophette

Dear Editor, It is with sincere regret that I feel I must write this letter to inform the community regarding the unprofessional and discourteous treatment I received after my child was turned down for medical care at the Trace Regional After Hours Clinic located here in Houston. On Tuesday July 7, 2015, my husband and […]

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