This is craziness! With all of the flooding, how could anyone in their right mind grant these permits OR allow this development to occur? Thank you Turner for putting this on hold. Watching Eleanor Tinsley Park be under water on July 4th for the first time in 31 years should be a sign that we have a major problem that must be fixed before we allow additional development. Fix the flooding now!
Political reactions fit better on national pages
In the June 28 edition, two letters to the editor indicated the authors think The Leader is liberal. Except for Lynn Ashby’s column, which I will comment on shortly, I don’t see how anyone can see the news or editor’s comments as liberal or conservative. You keep your readers updated on events, businesses, and civic news in the area you cover.
Regarding Lynn Ashby, I see him as a “lovable old curmudgeon” who likes to give Republicans, Democrats, Texans, Houstonians, well anybody, but especially politicians, a poke in their … pride. He is funny in the style of Mark Twain, Will Rogers, and Jonathan Swift, just not quite at their level of historic importance. Political satire is a time honored American tradition and I’m glad The Leader chooses to include a local satirist in the paper. For those who have no sense of humor, or who find his humor objectionable or just not funny, don’t read his column. Lynn Ashby’s column is one small part of a good local paper.
Boots up and hats off to those born in Texas
Willie Ornelas, from the Heights was the drummer for a TV show that starred Jim Belushi, and was the drummer for many albums. He is listed in a book “The Hundred Greatest Drummers of All Time” (or something like that). He went to Reagan High School. After Vietnam and before heading to California he was a local drummer, primarily at the Dome Shadows.