LETTERS: AG’s middle name; voter protest; KXAS’ new home

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What’s in a name?

Ken Herman’s Thursday from the Austin American-Statesman, “Texas gubernatorial front-runner bears an infamous middle name,” is your most blatant anti-Abbott article yet.

Just why do your readers “need to know” that Greg(ory) Abbott’s middle name is Wayne? And please don’t try to excuse this lame smear as “satire.” And the question, “Do we want to run the risk of electing a governor with the middle name Wayne?” is an absurd question, but will cast a shadow in some of the voters’ minds.

— David White, Fort Worth

No longer a voter

I am no longer a voter in the state of Texas. After being turned down by election judge Tony Sims at Daggett Elementary in Fort Worth because I would not show my Texas driver’s license. I just tore up my worthless voter registration card and will no longer vote until this unconstitutional infringement is eliminated by the federal courts.

Thanks Greg Abbott and all the Republicans who support voter suppression and kept me from voting for the first time in 52 years.

— Kendall Clay McCook, Fort Worth

A station of firsts

KXAS/Channel 5 has left its historic home on Broadcast Hill, but it is remaining in Cowtown. The station’s new address is apropos, bearing the founder’s name, Amon Carter (Boulevard).

The station started as WBAP-TV (We Bring A Program) and bore the distinction of being the first TV station in the Southwest, the first in broadcasting live coverage of President Harry Truman and the first in Texas to broadcast in color.

Since KXAS has donated the original building and its acreage to the city of Fort worth, it’s history will be preserved. Perhaps a mini-museum is in the offering to commemorate the station’s 65 years of service to its viewers.

— Fred Ream, Fort Worth

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