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New ‘fad’ meters not needed

January 28, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (1)

I’m a 69-year-old retiree and Navy vet. When I moved into town from Midway, the City of Roswell Water Department made me buy my own meter. They DO NOT supply them for anyone free, except city buildings. I had to pay $1,400 for my meter, as does every new construction or mobile home owner. If [&hellip...

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Making the school board great again

January 26, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Three steps to make your school board great again. 1. Don’t vote for candidates who were former school administrators, for they are the problem. Edu-crats advance by the suppression of teacher innovation, and they despise boat rockers. With the exception of...

First step to get involved is to vote

January 26, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

As you know, the school board election takes place Feb. 7. I have talked to quite a few people who live outside the city limits. Some do not know that they are eligible to vote in school board elections. Districts and boundaries for city elections and school...

Mental illness and loving your neighbor

January 26, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Why do good people suffer and die was one of my father’s last questions, knowing that he wouldn’t accept any of the church’s answers. I asked him why Jesus suffered and died. He said he didn’t know. How you answer the question, I asked, will reveal...

GOP women must follow national rules

January 23, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I read your Snippet article in the Jan. 21 RDR criticizing the Chaves County Federated Republican Woman (CCFRW) for failing to invite a Democrat to appear to talk to its membership about his candidacy for the forthcoming RISD election. Your accusation was...

Indoor competitive pool would be better

January 23, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

On Feb. 9, the Roswell City Council will host a public forum on the proposed Gross Receipts Tax (GRT) increase in support of the new Recreation Center and pool(s). This project was initially estimated at $18 million and may be escalated to near $25 million....

Accept the fact that Trump is president

January 21, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Are the Democrats ever going to quit whining over the fact that they lost the election to Republican Donald J. Trump? Their actions are not only deplorable but childish. Let it go and accept it, that Donald J. Trump is our new president as of Friday. Yvonne...

Trump won the U.S., Clinton won California

January 21, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I’ve just read (Tom McDonald’s column published Jan. 18) regarding the unpopular Donald Trump. You are in deep remorse regarding his election, that is obvious. But you are in serious denial regarding the infrastructure of our electoral process. Here’s...

Remember details other writer forgot

January 21, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I read with some interest Mr. Bill Schwartz’s letter of Jan. 20. I remember things that he seems to have forgotten. In 1980, the Republicans bribed the revolutionary government of Iran to keep the American prisoners until after the U.S. election, thereby...

CASA advocates can be trusted

January 19, 2017 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Today, a 12-year-old boy wrote to us, “Thank you for believing and trusting in me. No one has ever done that before. No one ever does what they say they will do, but you did.” Our CASA children know incredible abuse. Even worse, they are let down time and...