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Trump’s leadership long overdue

November 1, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Although presidential candidate Donald Trump’s alleged behavior makes me want to gag, the lack of oxygen in this high altitude of “political correctness” makes me need to gasp. At a time of unparalleled communication, we have come to a point where everyone is a stranger. The all-embracing life-giving mantra of “tolerance” of a few years [&hellip...

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Vets Day parade deserves respect

November 1, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In (the Friday edition of the RDR), an announcement was made regarding the upcoming Veterans Day parade, It will be Saturday at 9:30 a.m. It will start at the courthouse and end at College Boulevard. I would love to have someone explain to me why so few...

Bond defeat would lower property tax

October 29, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

America is a constitutional republic, not a democracy. A constitutional republic is built on a set of rules that limits the government, not the governed. The Constitution is not a list of permissions granted to the subjects by their sovereign. It is quite the...

Outside for others, inside for yourself

October 29, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Thanksgiving is my best time of the year, Easter, Christmas, Veterans Day, New Year’s. Halloween I do not do because of the way drugs are out there. I don’t want kids saying that they got it from my home. Other days are just days off work, Martin Luther...

Hillary Clinton not an ‘impeccable’ choice

October 29, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

In response to John Grogan’s letter in the RDR’s Oct. 19 edition: My dictionary defines “impeccable” as 1. having no flaws, perfect 2. incapable of sin or wrongdoing. My Bible says, “All have sinned and come short of the glory of God. (Romans 3:23)...

Don’t buy into the scaremongering

October 27, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I get it. You were working in your lab out late one night and didn’t remind your youngest vampire to watch his cape near open flames. Accidents happen. That’s why it’s so essential to choose costumes labeled “flame resistant.” Costumes can ignite in...

Halloween decorations getting too gruesome

October 27, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I’m not a Halloween prude: I like Halloween. I like the candy, and seeing the little kids all dressed up in their costumes. I dress up myself. And I like the spooky Halloween decorations, especially when they’re clever. (Someone in my neighborhood has a...

Evaluate Tom Burris just like the teachers

October 27, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I read with interest, in the Oct. 27 RDR, the article about the upcoming evaluation of Roswell Independent School District Superintendent Tom Burris. I noted that he was being evaluated on things that are in his job description, things like “promoting...

Journalism’s dead, ‘NewsGate’ reigns

October 26, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

Journalism is dead. Across the nation and around the world, biased reporting is rampant. In India, there is a political cartoon of Donald Trump groping the Statute of Liberty. In Cleveland, a reporter from France was interviewing a black man and asked...

Thanks for Maze of Life sessions

October 25, 2016 • Dear EditorComments (0)

I would like to take a moment to thank the Department of Health and the many agencies and businesses who participated in the Maze of Life, held at the Roswell Civic Center, for eighth-grade students throughout Chaves County. Students participated in highly...