Senator Huffman’s ‘yes’ vote saves voucher bill

Dear Editor, Normally, we can look at a legislator’s vote on a bill and easily determine if they were for or against it. Simply put, constituents think a “yes” vote means the legislator supported the legislation and a “no” vote means they opposed it. But, at times our complicated political process is not that transparent. […]

Thank you for editorial about a real hero

Dear Editor, May I add my congratulations to you for a thoughtful and heartfelt editorial following the death and funeral Gene Cernan. With the focus today on so many celebrities who are famous for being celebrities with few if any accomplishments, so many real heroes are forgotten and overlooked. Thank you for reminding us and […]

I am not an ‘educrat,’ Lt. Gov. Patrick; I am a parent and a proud Texas conservative

An open letter to Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick: With all due respect and contrary to what you may believe, not all of us who represent Texas public schools (the children who attend the schools, not the buildings), are liberals or “educrats,” as you referred to us in your speech to the Texas Public Policy Foundation […]

Sugar Land’s new red-light cameras not properly justified

Dear Editor, The traffic engineering study used by the City of Sugar Land to justify two new red light cameras (westbound Hwy. 90 at Eldridge and westbound University at Elkins) was found to be deficient. This study dated Feb. 16, 2016, was performed by Kimley-Horn and Associates, Inc. for the city and reviewed by professional […]

Ticket fees, parking raise costs of shows at Smart Financial Centre

Dear Editor, I just had the displeasure of trying to purchase tickets for the new Smart Financial Centre. It appears that the only options for purchasing tickets are through Ticketmaster. Ticketmaster adds a $13.50 fee to each ticket purchased plus another $5 service charge. If you wish to purchase a parking ticket, there is another […]

A-F accountability ratings don’t make the grade

Dear Editor, During the 83rd Legislative session in 2013, parents, teachers and students made it clear to state legislators that the Texas Education Agency (TEA) needed to reduce the number of high-stakes tests that were being given to high school students. The STAAR assessments went too far and overburdened students and teachers in public schools. […]

Democrats not supporting each other

Dear Editor, The Fort Bend Democratic Chair says, the county “turned blue” because the Democratic top of the ticket won. The Houston Chronicle says, turned “purple because the Dems won the top race and lost the down ballot races. Others argue the county turned “redder” because an incumbent Democratic county commissioner lost. Whatever your take, […]

Letter to the Editor 11/09/16

Why is news negative? Dear Editor: My name is Alex Carothers and I am part of Scout Troop 38. I am writing to ask why is our news filled with primarily sad and violent stories? I know that these kinds of stories are the thing that grabs readers attention and keeps viewers, but in a […]

Letters to the Editor 10/26/16

DWI convict got off too easy Dear Editor, A competitor weekly reported that on Oct. 10, 2016, Fort Bend County Court #4 Judge R.H. “Sandy” Bielstein sentenced a convicted DWI-offender to “three days in jail,” this in spite of the jury returning a conviction for DWI. No previous DWIs reported, however this should at least […]

Is there life before death?

Dear Editor, It seems like there is always some special observance around the corner. There is even a World Day for Farmed Animals. It’s observed fittingly on Oct. 2 (Gandhi’s birthday). It’s intended to memorialize the tens of billions of animals abused and killed for food around the world. My first instinct was to dismiss […]

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