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March 3, 2014

Letters to the Editor - March 2, 2014


The other project my grandfather designed in Mineral Wells did not occur until 1947. It is listed in a Professional Record he published in late 1947 as Job 758. That job was the design and construction of the First United Methodist Church building at a cost of $200,000.00, a lot of money in 1947.

The following link is to the Mineral Wells page on my web site about my grandfather. http://www.clarksons.org/W%20G%20Clarkson%20Architech/MineralWells.htm


Wiley G. Clarkson III

Walnut Springs, TX


Walk no walk in the park

Dear Editor,

On Thursday afternoon as I was walking along SW 5th Avenue (next to Woodland Park Cemetery) I was stopped by two Palo Pinto County Sheriff’s Deputies who asked what I was doing and to see my ID. After asking whether I was being detained and receiving no answer, the two deputies went off for a conversation before returning and informing me that I wasn’t being detained but they would like to see my ID. After ascertaining that I was free to go I refused their request, wished them a pleasant afternoon, and continued to walk along the street to a small bridge at the end of the road.

As I stopped at the side of the bridge to tie my shoelaces and read a text message, the two deputies returned, stated that I was now “blocking a highway,” informed me I was being detained and demanded my identification. I complied, was involuntarily patted down for weapons, and less than 10 minutes later was on my way after the deputies determined I had no warrants.

Is walking down the road a crime now? If so, then certainly everyone in the country must be guilty. The pretext of the second time I was stopped, for “blocking a highway,” seemed to be a clear excuse just to obtain my ID and run it, as they had wished to earlier.

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