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Letters on Elderville Water Supply, sexual harassment, untrue appeals

Jan. 30, 2018 at 11:46 p.m.


This is not right

My family here in Easton has been struggling with having our water shut off by Elderville Water Supply Corp. constantly since June (news stories Jan. 10, 14, 20, 23). Right now we have been without water for two days, but there have been instances where we have been without water for up to a week.

No real explanation has been given to us about why this is occurring, and our bills have gone up. I do not believe this is right and should be investigated and corrected.

Ivonne Cadena, Longview

Bizarre conclusions

This is in response to the letter titled "Just cover it up," which appeared in the Jan. 24 edition of the News-Journal.

Holy smokes. Some of the things printed in this section that have been written by my fellow citizens never fail to astound me. Do you honestly believe that men are so weak-willed and subservient to their base impulses that the mere sight of a woman's "naked skin," as you put it, would compel them to commit a criminal offense? I would certainly hope most people have more faith in the majority of the male gender than that.

I have no way of knowing which moral influences led you to believe all men lack the self-control to keep their hands to themselves when around women, or how you arrived at the bizarre conclusion that somehow women are to blame for the perverse actions of those who don't have that self-control.

Any man who violates the law and the sanctity of another person's body without consent is, in my estimation, no kind of "man" at all.

Lucas Strough, Longview

Wolf in lamb's clothing

This past rainy Saturday, a very neat and well-dressed young man came to our Wildwood home. He said he was soliciting donations for the armed forces.

We invited him in for a cup of coffee and gave him the opportunity to tell us about his project. He said that if he raised a certain amount he would benefit from a scholarship. His aim was to attend Texas A&M University. He stated he was working at Jucys and attending a church nearby.

Unfortunately everything he said was untrue. We would like to make the community aware of this wolf in lamb's clothing.

Sondra Scalco, Longview

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