Dear Editor: I agree with you. The media has not picked up on this story. I have followed this project since I first heard of it. I don’t recall hearing how many times a day this train would run (90 minutes one way) but I have heard that it would cost $200 one way. I DO NOT believe that that many people would be riding in middle of day. I certainly can see morning and evening commutes for businesses. In all the meetings I have gone to, majority of private citizens are against but big businesses are for. Duh! One meeting we were told that there would be no eminent domain. That is a lie. But then our government officials were the ones telling us. BEWARE OF POLITICIANS. When I first heard of it, I was ready to ride. Many friends have moved to the Dallas area. But when I heard the … [Read more...] about Reader: Why are big media silent on this train project?
Dear Editor: Houston will flood again. I can’t agree that Turner and Emmett were so heroic and brilliant. I have a constant reminder of Harvey, because the neighbor’s giant tree fell, mostly into my yard and onto my house. The neighbor never removed the giant trunk and limb in my yard, nor has my landlord been too concerned. I would love to see a new law that anyone with a large tree in proximity to buildings must have it inspected annually, have it certified, and pay a fee. The tree that fell was all rotted inside, and should have been taken down. Anyhow, if anyone would like about five tons of red oak, come on by and cut and haul this out of the driveway. Jason Hochman Dear Editor: Good thoughts, Jonathan. Just remember that some of us are still living in homes that are still … [Read more...] about Reader: Grab a broom if another Harvey rolls through town
Dear Editor: News of the sale of the Fitzgerald’s property is fraught with unpropitious portent for the historic vibrancy of the Heights Beer District. Real estate taxes increasingly shape development there: Businesses and land uses must evolve in order to generate adequate revenues for fulfilling the earned-income confiscation demands imposed by our city’s/county’s insatiably greedy governments. Can the old Fitzgerald’s structure be accordingly re-purposed -- or will it simply be razed? The Fitzgerald’s building originally housed the Kosciuszko Lodge, a local Polish social organization. The lower story was a parking facility... for horses. Indeed, the interior first-floor open space and timbers are still reminiscent of a stable. Meetings, parties and other affairs were conducted on … [Read more...] about Reader: Fitzgerald’s like Jimmy’s Ice House ruined by progress
Dear Editor: Lynn Ashby's Aug. 4 invective about Houston's major daily newspaper's failure to figure out his address change following Hurricane Harvey was interesting and indicative. Around mid-July, that paper's business columnist lamented the dying daily print newspaper trade, citing online competition and implying that the people of Houston just aren't fulfilling their obligation to support our daily paper. More than 125 online reader responses, illuminating reasons for the paper's demise, generally fell into three categories: 1) Reportage slant/bias, 2) Poor writing quality and 3) Lousy delivery service/response. While Harvey's disruption for the latter was understandable, the paper's subsequent help-desk incompetence cited by Ashby was inexcusable for a fee-charging enterprise. … [Read more...] about The Reader: Lynn Ashby opened the door for this
Dear Editor: Stephanie and I were married in Coffeyville, KS, famous for the Dalton gang, on Dec. 23, 1967. That’s a long, long time! We have been in NW Houston for about two years. We were looking for a place to celebrate 50 years with a great atmosphere and good food. We were greatly influenced by your ads for Cavatore’s and booked a reservation and thoroughly enjoyed the experience! Highly recommend it! Brian Immovable paper products store? Dear Editor: Regarding “Stationary store coming soon to the Heights” (July 28), I have a question: If the paper products store is stationary, how will it be able to move to the Heights? J. Reynolds Boys of Summer Dear Editor: I was impressed with the way the Team Thunder supported each other. They were very well behaved on and off the … [Read more...] about Reader: Couple celebrate 50 years of marriage at Cavatore