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This ol’ boy doesn’t care for hominy or grits

August 29, 2015

It is my habit to read a lot every day. That’s part of being a writer.

I’m usually reading a book. I read two or three magazines on a regular basis, even though one or two might be online and you don’t get to grip paper pages. I read two daily newspapers each day and several community weeklies regularly.

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Letters to the Editor

August 29, 2015

Political bullying

Jonathan Swift responded to the Irish potato famine by writing “Dissertation on Roast Child,” suggesting that the Irish sell 1-year-old children to be served up as English delicacy.

The outraged English were challenged to find better solutions, and they did.

This week he might consider a title “Dissertation on Roast Books.”

I can imagine his suggesting that the Tea Party have a book burning in Shanley Park as a threat to the librarians who are guarding books like the once banned “Huckleberry Finn” about a rebellious boy who helped Jim escape.

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Grieving mother plans Suicide Awareness event

August 29, 2015

In April of last year, I wrote a column about Hood County resident Cynthia Duquette and her son, Curtis.

Curtis was a young man just starting out in life when he decided to end his life.

On the morning of June 4, 2013, Curtis – who was living in Waxahachie, where he grew up – acted as if he was leaving for his usual shift at a local grocery store.

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It’ll be a new life a year from now

August 29, 2015

Well, the first week of school is officially over.

I imagine that lots of kids are sleeping in late today.

And probably lots of parents are oversleeping today, as well. No lunches to make, no cranky kids to wake, no rushing to take turns in the bathroom, and no school traffic.

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Cans kicked down the road…

August 22, 2015

There is much to be gained – we’re begged to believe – in exercise engagement, even if it’s simply kicking cans on down the road.

In so doing, however, we’re guilty of more than “messing with Texas.”

Don’t look now – or maybe you should – but the cans are stacking up.

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DMO question should have gone to voters

August 22, 2015

Granbury Mayor Nin Hulett did the right thing Tuesday night when he beseeched the City Council to put the question of creating a Destination Marketing Organization (DMO) on the ballot to let citizens decide.

The Hood County News should have encouraged this well in advance of Tuesday night’s vote, and we regret that we didn’t.

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Letters to the Editor

August 22, 2015

Police more important

I am so saddened that Rose Myers and the other City Council members seem to have their priorities mixed up.

They seem to think a DMO is the most important item to throw tax dollars at.

We have a popular city with good tourism already. When I tell people outside our community that I live in Granbury, they always have praise for our city and the fun things we do here.

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Joe Heller

August 22, 2015
Joe Heller

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We’re a dog-lovin’ household

August 22, 2015

“If there are no dogs in heaven, then, when I die, I want to go where they are.” — Will Rogers

Some don’t understand; dogs are often part of the family.

As I have written before, I grew up always having dogs around. Both my parents had been raised with the dogs as an integral part of the household, so it was natural to follow that pattern.

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Good in Hood

August 15, 2015

To submit a Good in Hood, go to www.hcnews.com and click on Submit a Good in Hood at the very top.

Your full name will be printed along with your Good in Hood submission.

If you want to Sound Off on issues, please submit a Letter to the Editor at [email protected]

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