Dear Editor: I enjoyed reading Mr. Cohen’s article about White Linen and it’s origin in New Orleans. I must point out a discrepancy. It was stated “...Hurricane Katrina’s devastation....” In actuality the hurricane was a wind event. What caused the devastation to New Orleans was the flooding that resulted from the failure of the federal flood protection around the city. After Hurricane Betsy in 1965, when there was flooding in New Orleans, congress mandated the U. S. Army Corps of Engineers to provide flood protection. Through the decades that protection was not built well. After Hurricane Katrina, Sandy Rosenthal founded Levees.org to expose the Corps’ poor work. For a while the Corps refused to accept responsibility, but it was proved that the failures were largely the result of the … [Read more...] about Reader: The roots of White Linen Night
Dear Editor: Totally agree with Jeff Przybyla’s “Reader Befuddled over election of School Board” article. This School Board is a definite waste of taxpayer money and education needs. It wasn’t even a week after the famous “Name Change” decision that misplaced several million tax dollars for a non-education political decision that the Leader had to publish an article asking that they had a shortfall and were asking for back pack and tennis shoes donations for the students. Such a farce at students expense. Voters do need to be responsible in researching and use their voting rights on all School Board elections. Thank you Mr. Przybyla. J. Miller Dear Editor: Jeff Przybyla could not have been any more organized, lucid and spot-on with his analysis of our current school board and those … [Read more...] about Reader: Befuddled over election of school board
Dear Editor: I want to express my utter befuddlement with those people who live within the confines of HISD and who are responsible for electing the inept school board members that currently serve their children. Their incompetent or corrupt (or both) decisions have placed the district finances $115 million in the red! This is taxpayer money, people, which means, it is YOURS! Does anyone who makes the plethora of egregious spending decisions on that board have the skill to balance a checkbook? Obviously, these board members are eager to promiscuously spend taxpayer money, as seen by the $2 million spent on changing the names of the district’s schools. Of course, this didn’t enhance student learning; rather, it was meant to placate the caviling adults whose time is spent being offended … [Read more...] about Reader: Befuddled over election of school board
Sinclair Broadcast Group forthright Dear Editor: Lynn Ashby’s Apr. 21 jeremiad about “ultra-conservative” media was certainly rich: Talk about a frog calling somebody ugly. At least Sinclair Broadcast Group was forthright in directing its news anchors, its employees, to read on-air a statement explaining coverage policy -- transparency in the spotlight. Lynn’s leftist mainstream media inadvertently revealed its surreptitious mission after the 2000 election when Christiane Amanpour was taped scolding a “journalist” convention, irately asking how they possibly could have allowed George W. Bush to have been elected president. The reporter’s job, Christiane, is not to allow or disallow anything. It is to excavate and present information as completely and objectively as possible with … [Read more...] about Reader: Sinclair Broadcast Group forthright
Dear Editor: I would consider looking at and shopping on a local online market place. There are a lot of reasons why people shop on Amazon – selection, price, ease of returns, delivery time, reviews, monitoring of their vendors, timely problem resolution, ease of use of the platform, etc. If there is a local online source a lot will need to be considered to be sure it has a chance at success for all involved. It will need more than just a few loyal local customers to be successful. Jan Dear Editor: With two small children at home, and my spouse and I having full-time jobs, online shopping is so much more manageable. I would love a place where I could shop locally online with greater ease. Kallie Benes Dear Editor: Maybe Amazon can help with that. If you can’t beat ‘em, join ‘em. … [Read more...] about Reader: Can we scale online shopping to local?