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Today's Opinions

  • Why can't they make a good cup of coffee?

    This one is for all those out there who make America’s coffee every morning.

    Question. When are you going to learn how to do it right?

    Coffee drinkers would love it if you would just learn the simple basics of delivering a good cup of coffee.

    Tell me, would you drink Pepsi (or whatever you drink), if every bottle tasted different? Or if three out of five bottles were not fit to drink and you had to pour it out?

  • Citizens' group wants accountability for schools

     Who is Grayson Citizens for Better Schools?
    The organization is more than 1,000 strong, and wants accountability in our school division.
    We are students, past and present! We are parents, grandparents, aunts, uncles, neighbors, lawyers, construction workers, farmers, mechanics and business owners.
    We are teachers, coaches, cafeteria workers, bus drivers, maintenance workers, custodians, secretaries, nurses, school resource officers and other staff and faculty.

  • Superintendent explains school budget situation

    Kevin Chalfant is superintendent of Grayson County schools

    As superintendent of Grayson County Public Schools, my focus is on providing the best possible education for our students.

  • Photo from protest gave wrong impression

    I would like to express concern over a picture of myself which was recently published on the front page of The Declaration.
    This picture was taken at my workplace, where a demonstration was taking place. At the moment the picture was taken I happened to be in the doorway, and it would appear as though I might be part of the group who had posted signs outside our office demanding a change in leadership.
    I am very disappointed that this picture was printed, and in fact, had asked the photographer to not submit it since it was misleading and misrepresented my beliefs.

  • School board should take county's offer

    You hear a lot this time of year about the stress students are being put through as they take state tests; about the anxiety and sleepless nights as they worry about their future.

    This year, in Grayson County, the teachers and staff are the ones concerned about their fates as the school system tries to find a way to balance a budget while faced with a funding shortfall.

  • Christians should set example through action

    As Christians, we have had it too easy, too blessed. We sit back on our comfortable pews and say “God won’t let that happen,” but 50 years later what was a sin is now a lifestyle.

    Abortion has killed millions and people are hungry, homeless and jobless. My heart breaks.

    2 Chronicles 7:14 says: “If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways, then will I hear from Heaven and forgive their sin and heal their land.”

  • GCHS principal has community's support

    I write this letter to express support for Brandi Ray, principal at Grayson County High School.
    I have watched Ray for the past few years and have been pleased with her poise, professionalism and her support for every aspect of Grayson County. She has been a positive addition to the administrative staff, and to lose her would be a tragedy.

  • Mexico taking over American schools

    Our entire education and school system has been turned upside down.
    Why is there this drop of enrollment in our schools of American children?
    The short and true answer is these politicians and Mexico.
    Our schoolyards all across our country are turning Mexican.
    All that is going against our American society and a future for our children and their survival in schools are just one more tragedy.