Because the current method of funding public education is overly dependent on local property taxes, the 85th Texas Legislature established the Texas Commission on Public School Finance to find ways to fix it. The Commission, chaired by former Texas Supreme Court Justice Scott Brister, recently released its final report. A few of the recommendations included are: • $100 … [Read more...] about School finance reform – who needs it?
On Sept. 21, 1897, The (New York) Sun received the following letter and made the following reply. In keeping the tradition of the holiday, we present it here for your enjoyment: Dear Editor, I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, "If you see it in The Sun, it’s so." Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus? Virginia … [Read more...] about Yes, Virginia, there is a Santa Claus
Dear Editor, I am completely in agreement with you about the location of reburying the forgotten slaves. They can be remembered better at the Imperial Prison Farm Cemetery. I have been by that location a number of times and am impressed. I am 92 years young and still wonder why we Christians did not realize many years ago that all souls are equal in God’s eyes whether black, … [Read more...] about Forgotten slaves should be buried in prison cemetery
Dear Editor, The piece on the Sugar Land 95 that was posted in last week’s (Nov. 28) Star was very good and, as always, very informative. As a local land surveyor and longtime Sugar Land resident, I have taken particular interest in this matter from the beginning of its publicity. It seems the article was in error in one respect, in stating the Fort Bend ISD purchased the … [Read more...] about Story about Sugar Land 95 contained errors
Dear Editor, Missouri City residents have additional cause to rejoice this Christmas season due to the Dec. 8 election results. The election of Yolanda Ford to the mayoral slot and Chris Preston to the at-large council position, at the very least, shows the people have at last spoken in a city election. Of course, some will say that the election results are no big deal; that … [Read more...] about Missouri City has much to celebrate with election results