It's 2019 in the Twin Cities and around the world. Lots of folks make resolutions for self-improvement in the new year. They resolve to lose weight, manage their finances better, become better spouses or significant others, do more to help others. There are a lot of different resolutions.
Let's do things a bit differently, though. We want to know what your resolution for Texarkana would be. What do you think is the most important thing that could happen in 2019 for the Twin Cities?
Send your response (50 words maximum) to firstname.lastname@example.org by Wednesday, Jan. 9. You can also mail your response to the Texarkana Gazette Friday Poll, at P.O. Box 621, Texarkana, TX 75504 or drop it off at our office, 101 E. Broad St., Texarkana, Ark. Be sure to include your name, address and phone number. We will print as many responses as we can in next Friday's paper.
Last Week: Fund the Wall?
Last week's question was about the Go Fund Me account asking for donations to build a wall between the U.S. and Mexican border. Have you or will you donate to build the wall. Or are you not going to donate?
No! Why not impose hefty FINES on those companies and employers who HIRE illegal immigrants and then use those proceeds to build a wall? After all, the ones who benefit MOST are the employers who choose to hire illegals. Start with the Trump properties that employ them. Such enforcement might serve as a deterrent to illegal immigration.—B.R., Ashdown, Ark.
If President Trump want to build a wall, let him use his money. I have not donate to build the wall and not going to donate.—E.C., Texarkana, Ark.
NO! Mexico was to pay for "wall." Trump needs to forget "wall" and create jobs for working class voters who elected him!—D.S.B., Texarkana, Ark.
Pelosi, Democrats chosen spokesperson asserts "walls are immoral." They are hypocrites, remaining in their walled estates, with locked doors. While stating $5 billion for a wall is excessive, they support the addition of illegal invaders to the welfare rolls.The cost already far exceeds $5 billion. The wall, I support.—D.H.M., Texarkana, Ark.
Yes, we will donate to the wall. 70,000 killed from drugs and accidents including police, from illegal immigrants. Why aren't the parents of illegal children being arrested for child neglect and abuse? We spend more on food stamps in one month than what is needed for the wall to keep Americans safe. Fund the wall!—J.L.T., Texarkana, Texas