I support Mark Assaad for in the June 13 runoff election for Place 1 on the Grapevine-Colleyville school board.
He’s the father of two Grapevine-Colleyville middle school students, a successful Colleyville business owner and a longtime resident of Grapevine. He’s an active leader in the community and in his church congregation, and he volunteers in our schools while coaching extracurricular athletics and advocating for academic success.
We need a trustee with a fresh perspective — one who will bring a business-minded, fiscally responsible voice to the table.
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Mark has a servant’s heart for our teachers and for our 13,400 students, and he supports keeping them at their neighborhood schools. He will advocate for fostering our special-needs programs and the continued success of our STEM and ASPIRE programs.
Vote for Mark Assaad for Place 1 on June 13 and let’s build on the success of the Grapevine-Colleyville district.
— Yony Kim, Grapevine
When I was hired as an associate professor of kinesiology at Tarrant County College, I remember being approached by a colleague who wanted to volunteer his time and effort, in any way possible, to aid my program and help my students.
He would not be compensated or paid in any way. He simply wished to give of himself, in hopes of adding to the success of the students I was working with. I will not forget that.
Reed Wainwright no longer teaches at the college with me (although the students would be better off if he did). He has instead focused his heartfelt efforts and energy into helping those in need, here in Weatherford, through his law office.
The college misses him, but I am comforted in knowing that he may again have the opportunity to help me and many, many more through his election to the Weatherford City Council.
Please join me during the June 13 runoffs in casting your vote for Reed Wainwright.
— Joshua Tarbay, Weatherford
Guns against tyranny
A Wednesday letter by Frank Matthews (“Bikers and guns”) asked: “This is what the Founders had in mind when they wrote the Second Amendment?”
My answer is no. The purpose of the Second Amendment is not to protect hunting rights or to enable us to protect ourselves from criminals.
Our Founding Fathers wanted the common citizen to be able to protect themselves from a tyrannical government (Washington, D.C.).
— Eugene Ross, Granbury
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