From last week: Let’s lighten up with a Heights Trivia Challenge. Identify the following (listed in random order, answer next week, no fair using the Internet): M.K. Bercaw, Paul Weber, G.E. Bustin, I.J. McCuller, C.R. Cornish, J.M. Robertson, John T. Cornish, G.E. Groff, P. Wicklund, J.H. Harmon, J.B. Patterson. J. Reynolds The answer: These are just a few of … [Read more...] about Reader: Some Heights Trivia
Dear Editor: When you see an HPD car and a Constable car on the same street at the same time, the right hand doesn’t know what the left hand is doing. The Constable’s Office primary function is civil process and not patrol. The Constable’s Patrol got its start when a former Commissioner and Sheriff got into a budget squabble several decades ago. HPD should close all of its … [Read more...] about Reader: More efficiency for HPD is needed
Dear Editor: It is once again time to subject our children and teachers to the annual standardized testing routine that Texas calls STAAR. With one huge caveat – this process actually began, for most HISD students, at the beginning of the school year. Schools test students the first week of school. Then there are the practice tests. And test prep. And benchmarks. And … [Read more...] about Reader: Parents choose to opt out of STAAR
Dear Editor: As a 60’s graduate of Reagan High, I feel compelled to weigh in on the matter of school name changing and the banishment of the memory of the men who fought for the South in the Civil War. Slavery has been around since biblical times and is not just of one color. Slavery is an abomination but it was legal before the Civil War. The North was more industrialized, … [Read more...] about Reader: Change the name of Washington D.C.?
Dear Editor: I am out of the country on a trip that has been planned since last July. I have never missed a voting business meeting in the six years I’ve served on the board. When I learned Reagan would not be able to host the community meeting before our February board meeting, I asked the board president to hold the time until April, he declined my request. While I … [Read more...] about Reader: HISD Board decision to rename Reagan High School causes outcry