Governor Abbott, protecting Texas dogs from atrocities is not “micromanagement”


My Catholic must come first

People like her and myself, American citizens and Catholics, in response to Karen Tumarti’s June 23 commentary, “When putting pressure on Biden, the Catholic bishop forgets JFK’s lessons” (17A). I suggest that the latter is infinitely important to us.

I don’t think that documentation of our nationality or citizenship is needed to make a decision. But perfect unity with the church (in other words, fellowship) is certainly important.

Receiving communion is an expression of its perfect union. If not, it is to act without integrity. And this union includes humble obedience to the prestigious teachings of the Church — since the first century abortion has been considered a very serious moral evil.

-Father Alan Hawkins, Fort worth

Almost all don’t wear MAGA gear

June 24 Front Page Story About Parents Expressing Opinions to Fort Worth ISD on Critical Race Theory “The Enemy of Critical Race Theory Speaks at Fort Worth’s Board of Education” Covered by the American Flag I did. Reporters seemed to cast an obsession on it. But anyway, the majority weren’t. Should We Believe in Your Reporter or Our Liar’s Eyes?

-Leslie Phillips, Fort worth

Very simple station solution

Want easy access to Fort Worth T & P stations on the Lancaster side without waiting for a $ 2 million refurbishment? How about unlocking the door? (June 23, 1A, “T & P station entrance set to $ 2 million redo“)

When the Trinity Railway Express went into service a few years ago, its doors were always unlocked and accessible. Why is it locked now? Unlock and stop the frustrating people like me who want to get to the station from the Lancaster side by train.

-Dave Bodden, Fort worth

Matty Parker has what it needs

Luke Ranker’s June 20th home page story, “The roots of a small family town shaped the new mayor of Fort WorthFor Mayor Mattie Parker, it was a professionally written chronicle about her achievements and position in government agencies.

What a resume. Her political training and education will help her. The cheers from Hicko and the big leap to win in Fort Worth are proof that it could happen to someone in a small town in the United States. Parker is calm, confident and charismatic. She is well equipped to tackle inequality and racism and will eventually reconcile our neighborhood with politicians.

Welcome to Mayor Parker, Mayor of our big growing city.

-Delores Cantrell, Fort worth

The dog will suffer, Governor Abbott

Governor Greg Abbott’s veto on the Texas dog atrocities bill is a tragedy for the Texans and their pets. (June 24, 2A, “Response to Abbott veto Quick and sharpIt will set basic standards to prevent dogs from being left outside in heavy chains or losing access to shelters and water.

The bill was popular with lawmakers, law enforcement officers, and members of both parties. It would have saved many outdoor pets from the annual tragedy in Texas, especially in extreme weather.

The governor should use veto cautiously only after making informed decisions. From Abbott’s veto declaration and the characterization of the bill as “micromanagement,” it’s clear that he rarely asked about it before killing the bill.

-Rebecca White House, Little elm

How to fight extreme weather

In the article on the top page on June 23, “Hot Texas Summers May Be Bad For Your HealthHaley Samsel and Ciara McCarthy emphasize the public health implications that all of us suffer as a result of climate change.

When checking the weather forecasts during these Texas summers, air quality warnings are no longer a surprise. Unfortunately, extreme weather is most harmful to those who are the least equipped to protect themselves or who have the authority to speak for their own purposes.

What stood out to me was the explanation of the lost / lost situation we are facing. Air conditioners save lives while producing more pollution through the processes used to power them.

One way to deal with climate change is to encourage lawmakers to support legislation such as the Energy Innovation and Carbon Dividend Act, which has gained widespread support from economists and climate scientists.

-Zyedward, McKinney

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