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Today's Opinions

  • Where is anti-zoning faction's evidence?

    Thank you for your comments in your editorial urging some common sense from our three supervisors who want to repeal zoning in Grayson County.
    You are right — only anecdotal evidence from the supervisors regarding all those who oppose zoning.
    Where is the hard evidence of names, emails, letters, phone calls, etc., of those who oppose zoning and why are not the supervisors forthcoming with that information?

  • Truth sought in zoning debate

    My father was an attorney who handled many divorce cases.
    He would say, “There’s his truth, there’s her truth and there’s the truth. It is my job to figure out what is the truth, the whole truth and nothing but the truth.”
    I attended the Grayson County Board of Supervisors meeting Jan. 9 to do just that, about the potential repeal of zoning.

  • Zoning protects county

    I attended the Grayson County Supervisors meeting Jan. 9.
    I am a retired land planner and new county resident, but I had heard that the board had voted to eliminate zoning in the county, a move that can increase property taxes plus negatively impact economic growth and public safety.
    Commercial and industrial enterprises typically have greater infrastructure needs (water, waste disposal, electricity, road use), and these needs are more efficiently and cost effectively met in designated industrial and commercial zones.

  • Pool complaints addressed

    I was one of the early members of Carroll Wellness Center and I’ve never had any reason to regret it.  I’m there six days a week.
    When I read the anonymous comments about the pool in the Jan. 8, I was puzzled as to whether the signage in the women’s area was different from that in the men’s, since there are numerous signs regarding rules for use of the pool in the men’s area.

  • Zoning repeal? Not so fast, Grayson

    The Grayson supervisors’ debate about a proposed repeal of the county’s zoning ordinance has revealed an internal conflict on that board that mirrors the divided nature of citizens’ opinions on the issue.
    Though the anti-zoning faction on the board has claimed — with only anecdotal evidence — that their mission follows the will of a majority of citizens, the more vocal group has been the one defending zoning. More of them have been speaking at meetings, writing letters to the newspaper and voting in a Gazette online poll.

  • Hold ideals above politics

    All Grayson County residents should be very concerned about the recent mis-actions of county supervisors Brewer, Sexton and Rosenbaum, who are making motions out of sheer ignorance.
    Making matters worse, supervisors Sexton and Brewer are backing Rosenbaum’s ill-prepared motions instead of correcting or advising him that as a new, inexperienced member of the board, he should familiarize himself with all of the facts on an issue and find out what his constituents want, before making a legal motion.

  • Entertained by recent events

    Not for anything in the world would I cancel my subscriptions to The Gazette and Declaration. You guys are now my major amusement, as Grayson County becomes the laughing-stock of the state and probably the southeast regional conference.
    Here we have some goofy Grayson County supervisors trying to appoint their relatives to county jobs. Our county administrator actually told the offenders that the law won’t let them do that.

  • Nursing home thanks donors

    Grayson Nursing and Rehabilitation Center thanks all in the community who donated gifts, cards, wreaths, money and a generous amount of their time with our residents during Christmas season.
    It occurred to me while decorating tree after tree in the facility (as well as dealing with lights that do not work, ornaments that break and the occasional tree that falls over), that this is not what it is all about.