Letters to the Editor

Posted Wednesday, Oct. 16, 2013  comments  Print Reprints

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Dear Editor,

More than 50 years ago, leaders in North Texas had the foresight and commitment to invest in water infrastructure, which laid the foundation for the growth and economic prosperity we enjoy today and unless the State of Texas fully implements its State Water Plan by 2060, 50 percent of Texans will lack an adequate supply of water during times of drought. Water shortages during drought conditions cost Texas business and workers billions in lost income every year and the losses will grow to $116 billion annually by 2060 without implementation of the State Water Plan.

Following the successful passage of Senate Joint Resolution (SJR) 1 during the 83rd Texas Legislative Session, the East Parker County Chamber of Commerce wishes to recognize the leadership of the members of the North Texas delegation that rightly supported this constitutional amendment. This constitutional amendment creates a water infrastructure bank that uses $2 billion from the Rainy Day Fund to finance water projects around the state.

The East Parker County Chamber of Commerce urgently encourages our members and their employees to actively support Proposition 6 and vote in favor of the proposition on Nov. 5.


Lisa L. Flowers, IOM

President, EPCCOC

Debra T. Minco

2013 EPCC Chairman of the Board

Dear Editor,

Our City Council had to make some tough decisions about the budget for next year because there simply was not enough money to go around. Where can we get more money?

At [last week’s] City Council meeting, Mayor Dennis Hooks had the right idea when he suggested we put more attention and dollars toward encouraging tourism in Weatherford. We each will have a chance to have our vote counted at the next Town Hall meeting on Oct. 28 at 6 p.m. at Cotton-Bratton on the Square.

This is the time to have your voice heard about how we can develop our city as an attraction for people to come to. Let’s say “yes” to the opportunities that are facing us. Give your support!


Kathleen Wildwood


Dear Editor,

On behalf of myself, my beautiful and supportive wife, Beth, and my outstanding staff, Myra, Susan and Sara, I would like to thank the Weatherford Chamber of Commerce and the citizens of Weatherford and Parker County for the honor they have bestowed upon us in selecting Bowie Drive Dental Care as the small business of the year for 2013. The support and encouragement we have received over the years from our friends and neighbors here in Weatherford and Parker County has been overwhelming. This most recent honor was unexpected but wonderful. It has been a pleasure improving smiles and serving the dental needs. We look forward to continuing to help, especially with the opening of our new Migraine Relief Center of Parker County.


Fred H Potter, DDS


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