Dear Editor: I’m responding to Lynn Ashby’s recent column, “All the Noose that fits.” Since 2011, over 200,000 illegal immigrants in Texas have been charged with over 600,000 crimes, including over 500 murders and 63,000 sexual assaults. While Ashby accuses Trump of mischaracterizing illegal immigrants, he fails to recognize the immorality of socialism in Central America, where the average worker earns about $4 per day. Ashby routinely mocks conservatives for their fear of socialism and communism, but he is incapable of connecting the dots between the abject poverty and under-educated migrants from socialist Central America to their desire to flee their homeland and enter the U.S. and a largely free enterprise system. And let’s be clear, the very migrants seeking a better life in … [Read more...] about Reader: All the Noose that Fits
Dear Editor: I completely agree! Since my in-depth exposure to HISD in 2003 through Leadership Houston, I’ve thought the District was a complete scam. And it’s just gotten worse and worse. I generally don’t resent paying taxes — HISD is the exception. I hope the state will take over, blow up the Board and staff leadership, and start from scratch. Richard C. Elbein It’s time for the state to take over HISD Dear Editor: While wondering when “our” representative will start yelling “Impeach me! Impeach me!” I noticed your front page photo Oct. 20 tells it all: two HISD instigator skool bored troublemakers in the foreground and the scapegoat way off to their right. I’m glad Abe came to his senses and backed away from being the interim scapegoat. Beyond ramming their name change … [Read more...] about Reader: Stop investing in a worthless company
Dear Editor: I hate the self-checkout. And what’s up with kosher pickles? It’s a cucumber, they don’t need a rabbi to supervise vegetables growing and getting pickled. Your pork shoulder shoved the pickles off the scale, that’s what happened! Mitch Dear Editor: It happens … no big dill. Donald Dear Editor: I refuse to scan and sack my own groceries. You should get a discount for working as a check out person. I say self check out is crappy service as I am a horrible check out girl. I get overwhelmed. BOOOO for the pickle suicide. Carmen Reader glad Ashby exposes self-justifying nature of SBOE Dear Editor: Lynn Ashby’s editorial on the SBOE is a wonderful study on how to avoid the blinkered group think of small self-selected committees, who are there to make sure … [Read more...] about Reader: I’ll take human cashiers over pickle juice
Dear Editor: Your Oct. 6 editorial gave us a choice. Here’s mine: I want the city to keep all of its services...police...firemen...garbage pickup...etc. In fact, some of the services like garbage pickup have suffered in our neighborhood from lack of funding. We need more support from the city for these and other services. And the answer is for us to send in more tax dollars. Houston Mayor Turner knows that. We regularly see complaints about taxes. And, the complaints come, not only from citizens like some of my neighbors, but especially from the well-to-do. The very folks who can most afford to pay more taxes are the ones who are the most vocal when it comes to criticizing a tax increase. August Galiano Dear Editor: It’s time to hold the City’s feet to the fire ... regarding … [Read more...] about There are only losers in Prop B measure
Dear Editor: Great questions. Why isn’t the media doing its job to look after the public? This has already ballooned into a 20 billion construction project excluding right of way when they first estimated it would be 10 billion. They are aggressively seeking our federal taxpayer loans (RRIF, TIFIA) for at least several billion dollars and plan on paying off the initial investors (75 million plus interest) with our tax dollars. This is a developer project folks and they have talked a nice game to get people to buy their story. They still only have 15% of the land acquired in option contracts with only 10% down and most of the remaining property owners will not sell for these people. They continue to mislead the public in order to push forward their development scheme. They told everyone … [Read more...] about Why are big media silent on this train project?