You don’t have to like Democrats, but you should vote Republican

All Texans Pay for Republican Nonsense

My property taxes have nearly tripled since Governor Greg Abbott took office. His administration has wasted billions on ineffective border initiatives and diverted billions to expand Medicaid. Through our property tax, urban homeowners pay for health care for people. About 18% of uninsured Texans.

Independent Rational Republican: You don’t have to be a Democrat. You don’t have to like the Democrats. But to get Greg Abbott and his saboteurs out of Texas, we’ll have to vote Democrats this fall. They have run Texas for his 22 years.

– KJ Lawrence, Arlington

Both sides need a better offer

Kudos to your insightful August 1st front page article on local Republican politics. (“Will the Tarrant County Republican party be able to unite by November?”) Those who were angry and disappointed in Tim O’Hare and Betsy Price’s battle for county judges now have time to think about the outcome. , the party may not be as divided as others. believe.

Political campaigns are always full of false promises and attacks. We are used to it and remember that whoever wins has to work within a system that dictates the job description.

I am a lifelong Republican and voted for Donald Trump twice. Those weren’t votes for Trump, they were votes against what the other party offered. Neither party has fielded quality candidates in recent elections.

– Wanda Conlin Fort Worth

the democratic plan looks bad to me

The July 29 article “Biden welcomes Democrats anti-inflation package” (12A) is so optimistic about the 2022 Inflation Cuts Act that all should turn around. In particular, we call it an act of controlling inflation. It will accelerate inflation.

Taxing businesses forces them to raise the prices of their goods and pass them on to consumers. Good companies will also look for ways to lower the cost of producing goods, such as moving operations overseas to reduce labor and tax costs. So much for bragging about how many jobs you’ve had since.

– John Boyd Fort Worth

Disable Latina female voice

As a college student and future professional, I realized that Latina women weren’t taken seriously. Dubbed a “big booty Latina,” she was sexually harassed on the steps of the Capitol. More recently, Texas Republican Rep. Myra Flores has been called “Miss Frijoles” and “Miss Enchiladas” simply because she was a Mexican-born woman who diligently and legally served in Congress. I’m here.

Why is it that no matter how hard a Latina woman like me works, society faces sexism, racism, and efforts to nullify our existence in the professional world?

– Maria F. Padilla Pratas Denton

A glimpse into Fort Worth’s past

Thanks to Carol Roark for a great July 31st history lesson on the Commercial Standard Building. (1C, “Why This Iconic Building Reminds Me of Frank Lloyd’s Wright”) Fort Her Worth She lived and practiced for 18 years. Passed by and was always interested. Its history and architect.

As an apprentice under architect E. Fay Jones of Marty Leonard Chapel, a protégé of Frank Lloyd Wright, I always assumed that the Commercial Standard Building must have something to do with Wright’s work. . Roark’s story about its history was fun to read.

– Dwight G. Hartwick Fort Worth

Help develop better teachers

The best way to address the shortage of educators in places like the Fort Worth School District and keep class sizes manageable is to invest in motivated teachers. One way she does this is by ensuring that students complete their degrees in an efficient and cost-effective manner.

At WGU Texas, a non-profit online university, we do our part by enabling prospective educators to earn a teaching degree for about half the cost of other comparable institutions nationwide. WGU’s Teacher’s College has graduated more than 9,187 of her students nationwide between September 2021 and June 2022. We want our teachers to not only become great educators, but also successful professionals with low debt and room for continued growth.

Let’s work together in Texas to ensure an adequate supply of this vital workforce.

– Battle of Linda, Austin

The author is the Regional Vice President and Chancellor of WGU Texas.