Dear Editor: We appreciate so much last week’s lovely article about the HHWC Evening Group’s tenth anniversary, but one important name was inadvertently omitted. Melvalene Cohen was a founding member of the Evening Group and deserves much of the credit for the group’s success. Her contributions range from sewing Victorian Christmas tree ornaments to making 1,000’s of cookies and cucumber sandwiches. But her most valuable contribution has been her unique ability to connect with every member, young or old, and make them feel welcome in both the Heritage Club and the Evening Group. We would not be the club we are without her kindness, generosity, and joyfulness. Thank you Melvalene. Anne Sloan, founder Kelly Caraway, Evening Group President Anna Gay, Heritage Group President Stopping … [Read more...] about Reader: Thanks to founding member Melvalene Cohen
Dear Editor: Just a few suggested corrections: Rick Perry’s plan was called the Trans-Texas Corridor – not the Texas Triangle – which originated with the I&GN railroad in the early 20th Century. Like railroads (and unlike highways), TCR would be subject to property taxes. TCR claims that tax revenue would actually increase. There is a third intercity passenger line, and that’s the “Heartland Flyer” from Fort Worth to Oklahoma City. There are also commuter rail lines between Dallas and Fort Worth, Denton and Trinity Mills, and another under construction between Fort Worth and Grapevine/DFW Airport. Jamie Movie studio funded fake link to Leader Dear Editor: Jonathan, I am so sorry The Leader, which engages in responsible and thoughtful reporting, got dragged into what is a truly … [Read more...] about Reader: Texas on the Fast Track
Dear Editor: Replace movie promotion with political agenda and you now see what is happening every single day in our country. In this case the stories may have been so absurd to believe, but more often such tactics are used to push plausible but false agendas. Even the most intelligent Leader Readers and other intelligent Americans fall prey to such tactics daily and base what they truly in their hearts believe to be their own free-thinking opinions on the information read from such tactics. There are no free-thinkers anymore we are all victims of this type of scam, nothing we read or hear is pure facts anymore, it is all in some form or fashion derived from the intended goals of someone in a power position with financial means. I hope your investigation into this incident has opened … [Read more...] about Reader: Movie studio funded fake link to Leader
Dear Editor: Thanks for exposing this fraudulent article. However, as someone currently trying out a plant-based (“vegan”) diet, I have to admit it’s rather insulting how you treat the concept. I don’t think it’s such an outlandish idea myself, and I bet there are some readers in the North Houston area who agree. (Well, I won’t bet money; perhaps they have to hide their dietary predilections in your area?). I’ve been reading that a plant based diet actually has real health benefits, including a reduced chance of death from most of the major causes of death in America today (heart disease, cancer, diabetes, stroke and more). It may both extend life, and improve the quality of it. You personally may not want to give up your pulled pork, but you could consider increasing the amount of beans … [Read more...] about Reader: We have no stories on mental illness in vegans
Dear Editor: Let me get this straight. The president issues an executive order on Friday January 27 and on Saturday January 28, less than 24 hours later, there are “spontaneous protests” in airports across the country? Spontaneous, come on. Spontaneity is when you decide at 7:30 p.m. to go out for ice cream, or go to a movie, or hop on a plane and go to Vegas for a weekend. It is not showing up at airports across the country with signs in hand to protest a presidential order. Normally, most people, when irritated by a new law, order, or decision complain to their family or friends in casual conversation. I assume these are people who have a life, a job and are going about their daily business, working and caring for their family. Who are these protesters, that show up 24 hours after some … [Read more...] about Reader: Professional protesting now a career?