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Sad news from Alamo Today

Original post made by Cathy Sommers, another community, on Mar 5, 2008

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Dear neighbors,

We must read Alamo Today as sad news for our neighborhoods.

SRV YMCA continues their mean-spirited, selfish efforts to invade deep into the Hemme neighborhoods. It can only be seen as very UN-Christian.

Sharon Burke wrote an unkind article to declare an AIM minority's right to command our neighborhoods as "keys to the car!" Sharon is exceptional and her justification of a minority's selfishness simply leaves me cold.

I am deeply saddened today,


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Posted by Hal Bailey
a resident of another community
on Mar 6, 2008 at 11:53 am

Dear neighbors,

Let's continue our discussion of ISSUES and ANSWERS by further discussion of Cathe's concerns.

First, do commercial facilities and operations belong in our neighborhoods and, if so, what criteria should be used for their approval and operations?

Second, does any one group, as a minority, have the right to speak for our regions' neighbors and neighborhoods and, if so, under what limitations and requirements for transparency?

Third, what concerns do neighbors have for any group pursuing activities within their own special interests and interpretations of their purposes for serving our region?

We can all realize that Alamo Today is the tabloid voice for the <1400 Alamo Community organization participants and supporters and will not provide voice to concerns express by our region's majority in neighborhoods. This Town Square Forum has become that voice and invites diverse commentary on ISSUES and ANSWERS.

Join in,


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Posted by Sharon Chase
a resident of another community
on Mar 7, 2008 at 1:37 pm

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Dear neighbors,

In thinking about Alamo Today, I was challenged by the thought, "What if that was our only news source for our region?"

If that were true, I would be quite sure that I live in another community. I seldom recognize anyone featured in the publication or see any major presence in our neighborhoods by any organizations featured.

It left me to wonder where exactly is Alamo as featured in Alamo Today?

An amusing guestion, think about it,

Alamo Business District

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Posted by Oxymo Ron
a resident of another community
on Mar 9, 2008 at 10:02 am

Dear Sharon and all good neighbors,

DLOC will soon produce the musical Brigadoon about a town that mystically appears out of the fog every 100 years. I believe you will better understand the location of the Alamo Community as portrayed in Alamo Today after you see this delightful musical. Clearly, the Alamo Community you seek to understand exists only in the imagination of a handful of neighbors among us.


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