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 […]

Letters to the Editor 08/31/16

How to outsmart red light cameras in Sugar Land Dear Editor, Here are the ways that drivers who are disadvantaged by not being clairvoyant can reliably avoid red light camera tickets. One way is to avoid the RLC enforced intersection. Another is to comply with the following five rules: 1. Approach every RLC as though a […]

Letters to the Editor 08/17/16

We love ’em to death Dear Editor, Today’s 10 highest grossing box office releases are about animals, including: “Finding Dory,” “The Jungle Book,” “Zootopia,” “The Secret Life of Pets,” and “Kung Fu Panda.” Nearly half of our households include a dog and nearly 40 percent have a cat. Two thirds of us view them as […]

Truth no defense in red light camera case

Dear Editor: After two hearings it seems apparent that when it comes to red light camera cases, the City of Sugar Land is not first and foremost interested in truth, but fines; revenues, not justice; money, not safety. A few months ago, I received a $75 ticket in the mail after my vehicle was photographed […]

Schools need better food

Dear Editor, My name is Alexander De Maio and I am a Boy Scout in Troop 441 in Sugar Land. I am writing to you as because I am working on my Boy Scout’s Communications merit badge. During the end of my 8th grade year at First Colony Middle School I started to notice how […]

Scout applauds city council action

Dear Editor, My name is Andrew Sobrinho and I am a Boy Scout in Troop 1631 in Sugar Land. I am contacting you as I am currently working on my Boy Scout’s Communications merit badge. One of the requirements for the merit badge is “writing to the editor of a magazine or your local newspaper […]

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