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Saturating the area with colleges won't help if people can't afford tuition. As for those minimum wage jobs, at least they ARE jobs. Some places can't even get those. And businesses closing, that's not exclusive to Henderson. There are many small businesses all over the country that fail due to human error and mismanagement. Not everyone out there is cut out to run their own business.
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Saturating the area with colleges won't help if people can't afford tuition. As for those minimum wage jobs, at least they ARE jobs. Some places can't even get those. And businesses closing, that's not exclusive to Henderson. There are many small businesses all over the country that fail due to human error and mismanagement. Not everyone out there is cut out to run their own business.
We just had a major business leave Henderson that had been here for years. What world are u living in????????
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#106
May 7, 2013
 
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We just had a major business leave Henderson that had been here for years. What world are u living in????????
Which business is that?
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I don't think its a question of whether or not we need a new middle school. I believe everyone would agree we do. The problem is the board that will distribute these funds. They proved in the last bond that they are incapable of providing for the needs of this district. I will not vote yes until we have a new school board that we can trust to not waste our money.
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JosephP wrote:
I don't think its a question of whether or not we need a new middle school. I believe everyone would agree we do. The problem is the board that will distribute these funds. They proved in the last bond that they are incapable of providing for the needs of this district. I will not vote yes until we have a new school board that we can trust to not waste our money.
If that's the case, vote out your current board member or run for the seat. Don't punish children because the actions of seven adults. Furthermore, the bond issue was written more specifically this time so that it will allow only for the construction of a middle school. The majority of the board has actually changed since Wylie was built. Johnston, Wilder, Wolfe, & Holmes were not board members at the time!
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vote NO, NO, NO AND HELL NO!
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I would also like to know which major business quit Henderson. The facts are that our population has grown considerably and is extremely likely to continue growing. Also, the current bond, as its written, only allows for the building of a new middle school, not anything else. And here's another nugget to chew on for those against this. If the current population of primary kids already exceeds the middle school population as it does now, and if you factor in the continuing deterioration of the current middle school, you will find that there is going to be a disastrous problem of placing children in classrooms when the time comes for those primary kids to enter middle school. You will have even less classrooms in which to place a growing number of kids, a number which already far exceeds current occupying population. What is your answer for that problem? No one wants to be taxed more but those with any iota of common sense need to look to the near, and distant, future, and realize that these problems are just going to compound. It's a small sacrifice to make now to prevent a much larger problem later. Again, common sense.
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I would also like to know which major business quit Henderson. The facts are that our population has grown considerably and is extremely likely to continue growing. Also, the current bond, as its written, only allows for the building of a new middle school, not anything else. And here's another nugget to chew on for those against this. If the current population of primary kids already exceeds the middle school population as it does now, and if you factor in the continuing deterioration of the current middle school, you will find that there is going to be a disastrous problem of placing children in classrooms when the time comes for those primary kids to enter middle school. You will have even less classrooms in which to place a growing number of kids, a number which already far exceeds current occupying population. What is your answer for that problem? No one wants to be taxed more but those with any iota of common sense need to look to the near, and distant, future, and realize that these problems are just going to compound. It's a small sacrifice to make now to prevent a much larger problem later. Again, common sense.
Drive by the middle school and there sits a big empty building and as far as I know that company hasn't closed any other stores.
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Steven B wrote:
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If that's the case, vote out your current board member or run for the seat. Don't punish children because the actions of seven adults. Furthermore, the bond issue was written more specifically this time so that it will allow only for the construction of a middle school. The majority of the board has actually changed since Wylie was built. Johnston, Wilder, Wolfe, & Holmes were not board members at the time!
Unfortunately we still lack anything resembling a maintenance department. Instead of blaming the taxpayers of punishing the kids why don't you place blame where it actually belongs. Personally I don't want to spend money on something only to watch it deteriorate due to neglect. Mowing the grass seems to be the total sum of our current maintenance program. We could get some goats to do that.
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If it wasn't for all the illegals kids we wouldn't need a new school. Its their numbers pushing Henderson up in numbers. Henderson is dying. The good point the illegals would feel at home with all the goats.
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#114
May 9, 2013
 
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If it wasn't for all the illegals kids we wouldn't need a new school. Its their numbers pushing Henderson up in numbers. Henderson is dying. The good point the illegals would feel at home with all the goats.
I guess that is also the fault of HISD maintenance too, right? smh
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Steven B wrote:
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I guess that is also the fault of HISD maintenance too, right? smh
I think somebody is mad at the maintenance dept for some reason like maybe a lost job. Sure seems like they have an axe to grind. Everything is the fault of the maintenance department.
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Seeker of truth wrote:
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I think somebody is mad at the maintenance dept for some reason like maybe a lost job. Sure seems like they have an axe to grind. Everything is the fault of the maintenance department.
:-)
I'm trying to remain as positive as possible, but sometimes folks just get the best of me. I have poured MANY MANY MANY hours into this bond issue and truly do believe HMS YES is what is best for our community and children. I just want people to base their decision on what the needs of the district and children are - not based on what they PERCEIVE to be reality.

HMS - YES!!!!!!!!!
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Isn't your opinion of what is best for "Our Community and Children" also somewhat "PERCEIVED"?
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#118
May 10, 2013
 
Interesting wrote:
Isn't your opinion of what is best for "Our Community and Children" also somewhat "PERCEIVED"?
LOL - absolutely!!! No real point in arguing that. However, if you would like a tour of the middle school this afternoon, I would be more than happy to back up my perceptions with visual evidence! ;-)
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#119
May 10, 2013
 
That business was just as much a dinosaur as the middle school is!! It was in a horrible location and the prices were ridiculous!! They put themselves out of business. It seems like some people just think money is more important than kids or education. That's kinda low don't you think.
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Almost as low as demonizing people that are opposed to the bond as "punishing the children" and "thinking money are more important than kids or education".
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I have no misconceptions of the condition the middle school is in. I'm sure it's a combination of age and lack of proper maintenance. I don"t blame the men who do the maintenance. I think that most monies that would be used to sustain the facilities in useable conditions was spent on "wants" not "needs". I went through the Henderson school system and spent four grades in the building used for the Admin. now. That building was in less than sad shape then, yet it still stands. There are newer facilities within the system that sit unoccupied. Just some of my perceived realities.
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MoneyTalks wrote:
That business was just as much a dinosaur as the middle school is!! It was in a horrible location and the prices were ridiculous!! They put themselves out of business. It seems like some people just think money is more important than kids or education. That's kinda low don't you think.
Maybe u misunderstand me. I am 100% for the new school. You just didn't seem to know what business left. However you are correct about the location and incorrect on the pricing. The highest place in Henderson is at the big k. I don't give a rats what business stays or leaves Henderson but I do think we ALL should care about the facility we educate our future generations in. How will we attract any new business or families with a nasty middle school??????
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I don't think it's as much as the voters fault as it is the school boards fault. The school board is punishing the kids by not doing right. It true that much has the board has changed since Wylie, but the board hasn't changed much since the indoor practice facility was built.

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