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Big government a bitter experience


December 6, 2016


When I picked up the title of your editorial “Council needs to ensure cure for substandard housing isn’t worse than problem” (Nov. 30), I immediately remembered my years on the City Council of a small town in Texas. No police department – we were dependent on the County Sheriff’s deputies for any policing. A low-income county on the border of a much wealthier county, we were an older established small town plagued with non-law-abiding citizens, drug traffic and substandard housing.

Over the 14 years I served, we supported the County Sheriff’s deputies with a satel...

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