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able expense for Texas residents. There s a fee of three dollars per
tire now for disposing of used tires when you change the rubber on
vour buggy ..for disposing of them. Landfills wont handle them
any more. And a brand new state law which became effective
September 1 establishes new rules for disposing of lead-acid
automobile batteries You can't do it.
Batteries are no longer permitted in municipal landfills,
and must be recycled. The Texas Board of Health has
adopted emergency rules for public compliance...and will
adopt final rules in a few days. Under this new law anyone
wishing to dispose of a car battery must take it to a
wholesale or retail battery dealer, a secondary lead smel-
ter. or a recycling center authorized to accept it.
The law further requires that all batten- dealers must accept
used batteries offered for recycling. .And wholesalers are required
to accept, and pick up within 90 days, used batteries collected by
their retail customers. But battery purchasers are going to help
pay for the service Businesses selling batteries must collect a fee
or. the wholesale or retail sale of any lead-acid battery $2 for a
6-to-12 volt battery and S3 for batteries of 12-volts or more
Assault & battery charges are going to take on a whole
new meaning. It*s positively re-volting.
ETTER FOR PARENTS to have no child
than for a child to have no parents.
r letters ^
to the editors J
To the Editor
In answer to the City
Manager's Lamenting the loss
of the local radio station in
Canadian: he made some
statements I disagree with.
This article was in the
Globe-News Friday, Septem-
ber 13, by Sonny Bohanan, and
the way I read it we don’t have
any local pipeLine of informa-
tion in Canadian.
Channel 6 has been in
operation in Canadian since
19S2. and we offer
Tumbleweed Smith just like
the radio station did. We have
Hospital Report. School News.
Football games on video, band
programs, and offer free adver-
tising to all local clubs and or-
One other thing we have
the finest severe weather set-
up in the area We can let
people know at once the storm
situation, by scanner, contact
with the weather bureau, and
Dave Oliver of Channel 10, and
this is 24 hours a day. We
would like more local news, but
there’s only one of us to do all
this and we leave the news to
our fine newspaper However,
if anything happens during the
week of local interest, we
I think the City Manager
must have been out to lunch.
Petitions: the People’s right
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would be responsible to the Commissioners
Court 'for the efficient and economical construc-
tion of the county roads' according to the state
law...and 'except for the purpose of inquiry, the
Commissioners Court shall deal with the county
road department’s administrative personnel and
employees through the county road engineer."
This system would not eliminate the jobs of
the precinct employees who do the work, but it
would allow them to work under unified manage-
ment, not at the direction of four separate and
independent Commissioners who operate four
separate little political enclaves. The Commis-
sioners Court would become, as the law provides,
a policy-making body for the whole county, not a
group of self-proclaimed road engineers.
It would, perhaps, open the office of County
Commissioner to citizens who do not feel
qualified to become road engineers, but do have
management abilities which they employ in their
own businesses and professions and would be
willing to share in public service duties for the
public benefit.. just as others do on school boards,
city councils, hospital boards and farm boards in
this and countless other American communities.
It might open the office of County Commissioner
to citizens who would not accept a public office
for inadequate pay but would be willing to devote
some time to public sendee for no salary at
all...and the public would be the big gainer.
The office of County Commissioner as a
policy-maker should demand no more time, and
just as much expertise, as that of school board
members or city council members who employ
qualified management to carry out government
policies at their direction. That plan works well
for other governmental bodies...why should
counties by different?
We believe the option of central road manage-
ment for counties, as provided by Texas law, is
an idea whose time has come in Hemphill Coun-
ty, and we hope county voters will agree on
November 5. But whether or not a majority ap-
proves the change, it is right and proper that the
citizens who petitioned for this election get the
benefit of majority opinion. That is the way our
government is supposed to work, and none has a
right to criticize the petitioners for exercising it.
to the editors
To the Editor
If the unit system is voted in
it is likely to put the 15 road
hands now employed by the
county out of a job Some think
five road hands could do what
it lakes 15 to do now. And there
is no guarantee that the
employees now working would
have a job with a new super-
Yes, this would be cheaper.
But is cheaper always better?
Folks! Taxes don’t ever go
down. We have heard this
Can one road supervisor
drive all the 300-plus miles of
county road daily? We now
have four roa^ foremen check-
ing on the roads and we need to
The road hands pay taxes,
help support the businesses,
the school system, churches
and hospital in Canadian. Can
we afford to lose them?
If unit system is such a good
deal for Tbxas counties, why is
it that only 63 counties out of
254 have it now. That is less
As the saying goes, if it’s not
broke why fix it? Let’s consider
the future of Hemphill County
Here’s what’s next.
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Ezzell, Ben & Ezzell, Nancy. The Canadian Record (Canadian, Tex.), Vol. 101, No. 38, Ed. 1 Thursday, September 19, 1991, newspaper, September 19, 1991; Canadian, Texas. (texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metapth737278/m1/4/: accessed November 15, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, texashistory.unt.edu; crediting Hemphill County Library.