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Nothing Crazy about festival’s success, support 

Dear Editor,

The Crazy Water Festival Committee would like to take a moment and thank all of those who made the 37th Annual Crazy Water Festival a great success. 

As you may know, all profit centers at the festival are run by non-profit groups that support our community, with the festival committee serving as hosts for the event. Donations received from community groups and businesses mean we can direct more of the funds towards the non-profit groups. 

First, we would like to take a moment and thank God for gracing us with a perfect day for the festival. The weather could not have been better, and we are so thankful and blessed to have the weather we had.

We would like to thank our sponsors who make the Festival possible, including Mineral Wells Area Chamber of Commerce, Titan Bank, Keg 1 O’Neal, First Financial Bank, Palo Pinto General Hospital, Mattress Depot, Adams Fashion Optical, Alpha-Stim and Fuzzy’s Taco Shop. 

We would also like to send a special thank you to those groups that donated materials and time to the festival, including the City of Mineral Wells Street Department, Parks and Recreation Department, Police Department, First Christian Church, Mineral Wells Index, Waste Management, Preston’s Lawn Care, Perri Leavelle Designs, The Masonic Lodge, Strain Service Center, MWHS National Honor Society, Student Council, baseball and softball teams and FFCLA and MWJH National Junior Honor Society and Student Council. 

The Crazy Water Festival was a great success, in part, because of the wonderful venue we have to hold the festival. We would like to thank all of the neighbors of the festival who were affected by having 10,000 people in the area for a day. 

A special thank you goes out to all those who volunteered their day to the festival and to the non-profit groups that make the Crazy Water Festival such a great event. With all your hard work many different groups will benefit from the festival, including the Center for Life, Mineral Wells Backpack Buddies, First United Methodist Church and the Methodist’s Men’s Group, Upward Basketball-First Baptist Church, Mineral Wells Volunteer Fire Department, Hope, Inc., AmVets, the Children’s Advocacy Center, the Knights of Columbus and Palo Pinto 4-H. Additionally, many other churches, non-profit groups and civic groups participated at the Festival with booth spaces, providing information about their groups to the community.

Saturday, Oct. 8, turned out to be a great, cool fall day, and we are very appreciative of all of you who chose to make this year’s Crazy Water Festival a part of your weekend.

Until then – Stay Crazy!

Carol and Scott Elder, and The Crazy Water Festival Committee 

AG Paxton wasting time, money on voter fraud 

Dear Editor,

So Ken Paxton is spending more of our state’s money to investigate what Greg Abbott called, “rampant voter fraud,” in Tarrant County and throughout the state.

There’s money well spent.

In March, Abbott called voter fraud in Texas “rampant” and Ken Paxton described it as an “epidemic.” Not sure where they got their rampant and epidemic information, but it seems that now they are going about spending money just to prove their point.

Part of their plan is to get rid of mail-in ballots, which provide access to voters who cannot make it to the ballot box. Since these are not verifiable by picture ID, they don’t fit into the Abbott/Paxton strategy. There is little evidence to support this action, so why waste taxpayer money for the sake of partisan politics?

Voter fraud is not entirely non-existent, but it doesn’t warrant this kind of misuse of state resources. There have been a total of 18 convictions in this state within the last 10-year reporting period out, of millions of votes. That’s about the equivalent of your chance of a shark attack at Possum Kingdom Lake. 

I know we have better ways to spend taxpayer money, and I’m sure law enforcement has far more important things to do than tilting at this windmill. It’s just the same old scare tactics used to prop up a failing political base. If you can’t beat ’em, start hollering “It’s rigged!” and “voter fraud is rampant!” without providing any real proof. 

Glen Brawley, Mineral Wells

Pray for Israel, and your vote in election 

Dear Editor,

2 Chronicles 7:15: “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 sins, and will heal their land.”

Genesis 12:2-3: God told Abram (Abraham), “I will bless them that bless thee and curse them that curse thee.”

Israel has always supported America, and America has always supported Israel in the past. It seems our leaders now will not support Israel. Also it seems that one candidate supports abortion and same sex marriage and other things. Check it out.

Pray to God about your choice of a president for America and then vote.

Joshua 24:15: Joshua told the people of Israel, “Choose you this day whom you will serve, … but as for me and my house, we will serve the Lord.”

God is real! 

Robert Dee Herring, Mineral Wells

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