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Goen backed for sheriff

Dear Editor,

This year’s election of Palo Pinto County Sheriff is very important to the citizens of this county.

The candidate elected will be responsible for providing security for the residents of Palo Pinto County, as well as other important operations, including preparing a budget and operating within the boundaries of the approved budget, supervision of all the deputies and operation of the county jail and the employees that are assigned to that duty.

I have heard from law enforcement officers that the operation of the county jail complex is one of the most challenging responsibilities that any sheriff will encounter. In his current position as chief deputy, Craig Goen is currently managing these, as well as many other responsibilities.

Craig has been involved with law enforcement for the past 24 years, eight with the Palo Pinto Sheriff’s Office.

I personally think that being involved with the operation of Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Office for the past eight years, Craig is the person with the on the job experience for this position. He is a dedicated officer who will, in my opinion, execute the responsibilities required of this position in a transparent and honest manner.

I have known Craig and his family for many years and I ask the citizens of Palo Pinto County to join me in support for Craig Goen as the next sheriff of Palo Pinto County.

Jim C. Nicklas, Possum Kingdom Lake

Goen draws support

Dear Editor,

I live in Parker County, but if I lived in Palo Pinto County I would vote for Craig Goen as sheriff.

The Goen family is a pioneer family in this area and also in Palo Pinto. Craig attended high school in Millsap, and his brother is our ag teacher.

Craig has 25 years experience in law enforcement and is running the sheriff’s office right now. He has been an investigator and worked in narcotics.

You need him to be your next sheriff.

Helen Parks, Millsap

A longtime fan of Crazy Water

Dear Editor,

I’m glad to read that Crazy Water will now be bottled in glass. It is my drink of choice. And I’ve been fans of the Elders ever since they acquired the Famous Water Company.

We sell Crazy Water at the Learn’n Tree. We’ve been selling and promoting it for 29 years.

The water is the reason for Mineral Wells even being here. I tell the story of our founding to every tourist and new customer.

Wouldn’t it be wonderful if every store in town sold the water and that it was served in every place where people eat or drink? It would be more than selling the water – it would be a wonderful way to show pride in our town and its founding!

Thank you.

Wynelle Catlin, Mineral Wells

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