A few afterthoughts
by Chip Latcham
May 21, 2014 | 311 views | 0 0 comments | 7 7 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Titling last weekend’s editorial “Unfinished business” turned out to be more prophetic than we had originally intended.

In our haste to gather recommendations for the May 27 election, we overlooked one race on the Democratic primary runoff ballot: the U.S. Senate nomination between David Alameel and Kesha Rogers.

Although neither is well known statewide, Alameel, a wealthy Dallas dentist who has bankrolled races, is the preferred candidate because Rogers (who has been to Beeville to campaign at least once) is a Lyndon LaRouche follower who wants to impeach President Obama. Her signs feature Obama with the Hitler mustache.

It’s a moot issue anyway because the winner will face incumbent U.S. Sen. John Cornyn, the Republican primary winner, in the general election.

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Also in last weekend’s edition, we featured area law enforcement officers gathering to promote the Click It or Ticket campaign, which began Monday and continues until June 1.

It’s incomprehensible that some people don’t take a second before driving away from home, school or work to buckle their seat belts to protect themselves and their families, particularly small children.

Despite all the warnings and crash survivors’ accounts, these Einsteins ignore this potentially life-saving action, even though it’s state law and could result in fines and court costs totaling $200.

Our police officers, sheriff’s deputies and DPS troopers are not kidding around; their goal is to prevent fatalities and injuries.

So, before going to graduation ceremonies, a Memorial Day service or the beach, reach across and buckle that safety belt. Make it an automatic habit that your kids will imitate.

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On a personal note, we’re heartened to learn that Jay Kimbrough, former Bee County judge, is doing better.

According to friends, his condition was improving Tuesday after several surgeries following a motorcycle accident Friday south of Navasota on Texas 6. He was taken to St. Joseph Regional Health Center in Bryan in critical condition.

His family offers thanks for all the prayers and support offered from his friends here.
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