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FWGirl

Irving, TX

#22 Jul 4, 2012
Eventually, the old money folks will get sick of not having any normal folks to serve them a Chicken Fried Steak. And, they will also die eventually. I've witnessed amazing things in my Hometown. Grew up in Fairmount, which was a den of drug dealers and thieves. Today, it is THE place to live. I hope to witness such changes here, too. I haven't had a 'job' since 2003 and will never have one again. There are so many ways to make money w/o a job and I think it's time people started thinking along those lines. Yes, industry is needed but more people need to think 'outside the box', especially these days. Having a job is not necessary to survive. Working, of course, is required. ;)
Noahzark

Euless, TX

#23 Jul 4, 2012
To All:
We cannot allow our visions, dreams, and aspirations to disappear altogether. Never, never, Never, NEVER quit!
If it (building a dream into a reality) were all that easy and simple, we would have achieved our dreams L-O- N-G ago!
WE CAN make "the CAN" become "WE CAN"
We are ALL essentially saying the same thing --- a positive movement forward into a brighter future for Corsicana ---- in a somewhat different way.
The reality of our situation is that It is not going to get any easier for Corsicana particularly given all of the external economic conditions. All of "us" live in this community for a reason. Any one of us could move somewhere (anywhere) else if we really wanted to do so.
So, the next steps that we decide to take as a community will separate the DOERS from the complainers....
What say you?
FWGirl

Irving, TX

#24 Jul 4, 2012
I am a still exhausted person from EFW who doesn't even live in Corsicana proper, non quitter.
The Insider

Corsicana, TX

#25 Jul 5, 2012
Noahzark wrote:
FWGirl and Sheesh:
You both make very good points!
I was doing some work in Waxahachie and Ennis a few weeks back. Therefore I had an opportunity to visit some of the businesses located in each downtown district. I know this will be challenging for 'Insider' to understand, but the business owners were complaining about the loss of other businesses and the decline of their own business volume. Furthermore, the perception of the business owners in these OTHER cities was that the City was somehow responsible. Imagine: it was certainly NOT the downturn in the overall GLOBAL economy, it wasn't RECORD increases in gasoline prices to the point one's gasoline costs virtually equal another car payment, it certainly wasn't the individual business owner's fault. Hmmmmmmm: Seems to be a familiar pattern of behavior here...
As I mentioned before, it is interesting that NOW in Corsicana, several buildings are being purchased and renovated by local residents. I (for one) am excited to see the POSITIVE momentum that is starting to build in the downtown district. Thanks to Jimmy Hale, Glenn and Dawn Stewart, John Yates, Mike and Virginia Greene, and the investors who just purchased the former IOOF building--- just to cite a few specific people who are willing to be part of the SOLUTION! It will not happen overnight, but it is in FACT starting to happen.
At least those business failed because of the economy (Ennis and Wax), in Corsicana many investors weren’t even able to open their business, they were denied permits by the city leaders (specially city manager and city attorney), that made many other ones scare to even try... Do proper research.
The Insider

Corsicana, TX

#26 Jul 5, 2012
Noahzark wrote:
To All:
We cannot allow our visions, dreams, and aspirations to disappear altogether. Never, never, Never, NEVER quit!
If it (building a dream into a reality) were all that easy and simple, we would have achieved our dreams L-O- N-G ago!
WE CAN make "the CAN" become "WE CAN"
We are ALL essentially saying the same thing --- a positive movement forward into a brighter future for Corsicana ---- in a somewhat different way.
The reality of our situation is that It is not going to get any easier for Corsicana particularly given all of the external economic conditions. All of "us" live in this community for a reason. Any one of us could move somewhere (anywhere) else if we really wanted to do so.
So, the next steps that we decide to take as a community will separate the DOERS from the complainers....
What say you?
Whatever!
The Insider

Corsicana, TX

#27 Jul 5, 2012
Keep dreaming people that Corsicana will be different with the same people running the town…
The Insider

Corsicana, TX

#28 Jul 5, 2012
Noahzark wrote:
FWGirl and Sheesh:
You both make very good points!
I was doing some work in Waxahachie and Ennis a few weeks back. Therefore I had an opportunity to visit some of the businesses located in each downtown district. I know this will be challenging for 'Insider' to understand, but the business owners were complaining about the loss of other businesses and the decline of their own business volume. Furthermore, the perception of the business owners in these OTHER cities was that the City was somehow responsible. Imagine: it was certainly NOT the downturn in the overall GLOBAL economy, it wasn't RECORD increases in gasoline prices to the point one's gasoline costs virtually equal another car payment, it certainly wasn't the individual business owner's fault. Hmmmmmmm: Seems to be a familiar pattern of behavior here...
As I mentioned before, it is interesting that NOW in Corsicana, several buildings are being purchased and renovated by local residents. I (for one) am excited to see the POSITIVE momentum that is starting to build in the downtown district. Thanks to Jimmy Hale, Glenn and Dawn Stewart, John Yates, Mike and Virginia Greene, and the investors who just purchased the former IOOF building--- just to cite a few specific people who are willing to be part of the SOLUTION! It will not happen overnight, but it is in FACT starting to happen.
“Thanks to Jimmy Hale, Glenn and Dawn Stewart, John Yates, Mike and Virginia Greene”.
I really hope the buy the rest of the buildings in Cow-town, sorry Downtown...

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