Editor’s note: This letter is in response to a letter titled, “Drug policy for SPD officers inconsistent with charge,” which appeared on this page on Feb. 23.
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By Michael Hutchins
By Jerrie Whiteley
By Jerrie Whiteley
Have you noticed that when we sit down to watch a television program, nine times out of 10 we are bombarded with advertisements from pharmaceutical companies pushing medications for some ailment? Chances are pretty good that most of these are the high priced pills that our insurance companies will pay little or no part of the cost for the medicine.
“Remember the Alamo!” These three words became a rallying cry after 189 men died in the Battle of the Alamo, which ended 178 years ago today. It was there that men of mixed backgrounds, mixed heritages — several Tejanos, African-Americans, Americans, and other races — died in the fight against Mexico for independence. The ranks of those gave their lives in the battle included some soldiers, many farmers and civilians, lawyers and a congressman.
Sunday I heard someone say “I’ve had a falling out with Mother Nature.” That statement probably is true to many of us living here in North Texas where we usually have only one session with ice and snow during a winter. Here it is March and Sunday and Monday had us shut down again.
Watching election results trickle in last night, it brought back a similar trickle of memories recalling elections gone by. For some of them, I’ve sat on my couch, glued to local news reports. Others, I’ve been at watch parties put on by my political affiliates. And still others, I’ve had a front row seat as a member of campaign staff.
Happy Primary Election Day fellow Texans. No matter what Old Man Winter left on our doorsteps this morning, polling places open at 7 a.m. this morning and will remain open until 7 p.m. today for the Democratic and Republican primary races in Fannin and Grayson County.
By Kimberly Cannon