Letters to the editor concerning candidates should never be damaging to the character of the candidates, and should never be published on the last day before the election.
This last election cycle for the city was extremely vicious and detrimental to two of the candidates. It seems each year it becomes worse. I wasn’t registered to vote, but read the letters to the editor. Very hostile and disturbing.
The most interesting part for me personally was the money spent on campaign signs for positions that do not come with a salary.
Maybe the paper should consider some policies concerning letters to the editor. For example, one letter to the editor that went into the paper the last day or so was written by a city employee, and she gave information on the candidate’s donations, and shed some dark light on a possible character flaw. Should this be printed? Just where should you as a community paper draw the line?
Editor’s note: The Kerrville Daily Times’s policy is that letters to the editor should be courteous and void of curse words, and no criticisms are allowed of private citizens.