Dear Editor: The City’s Planning Commission on June 23, 2016 okayed the variance for the northeast corner of Ella and DuBarry. Beside myself there were only three other persons present to protest the variance. Pitiful to have only four protesters at the hearing “again pitiful.” The variance will open up Oak Forest into another Cottage Grove. The home that you were offered … [Read more...] about Where were the protesters at the June 23 Planning Commission meeting?
Dear Editor: Today’s paper had an excellent article written by [Jonathan McElvy]. Thank you for sharing your thoughts. It’s hard to watch the news and read about all these events because they seem to be just as you have written. What I still don’t get is why we are allowing this to happen over and over again. I thought the Sandy Hook killings were just about the worst thing … [Read more...] about Reader: More integrity is needed in mainstream media
Dear Editor: I’ve been searching for something to post that might help change the tone of social media after the recent events in Orlando and the post that followed. My thoughts go to so many places because I’m pushed to consider sides of an argument from the far extremes. If you aren’t participating in social media posts about politics please do your part at the ballot box … [Read more...] about Reader: To my friends on the Left…and the Right
Dear Editor: Congratulations to Hillary Clinton, the first woman to be nominated for U.S. president by a major political party. A colleague of mine once interviewed a 30-something female job applicant. He asked, what have you accomplished where you presently work? She said, I was the first woman ever to be made manager of the department I’m in. Good -- what did you accomplish? … [Read more...] about Reader: The first major party female presidential nominee
Dear Editor: I take some issues with your article. As the person who currently handles much of the “Creek Branding” (full disclosure I’m their Director of Marketing), I’m not sure what is so offensive about having Hill Country themed restaurants in the Bayou City. Can we not celebrate other areas of our great state? Additionally, I would like to invite you to visit our fifth … [Read more...] about A Greater Heights takeover? Seems like it