Historic value

Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

A historic 1889 Cotton Belt railroad yard and turntable pit site was recently discovered on Panther Island while excavations were in process to mitigate contaminated land. The site managers, working for the Union Pacific, came across a circular brick wall buried several feet below the present surface. After carefully excavating around it to remove the contaminants, they made contact with local historical sources to determine what the wall was and when it might have been built.

Economic divide

Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

Your Sunday article on indigent court costs illustrates the sharp economic and social divide in Texas. Assistant District Attorney Chris Ponder said, “These folks are trying to do a process that is complicated, that they’ve chosen to do themselves.”

Reinstate the draft

Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

The consensus is that eventually it will take American boots on the ground to stop the Islamic State.

Better prisoners care

Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

On Sept. 23, the North Texas Civil Rights Project (NTCRP) held a Prisoner’s Civil Rights Clinic in the Dallas Martin Luther King Jr. Library.

Letter correction

Wednesday, Oct. 01, 2014

A letter to the editor in Wednesday’s paper described U.S. Rep. Kay Granger with an inappropriate term not recognized by the editors. The letter should not have been published.

Time for realism

Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Yes, Muslims will always fight among themselves, but the Islamic State war is also for the proclaimed purpose of reaching and destroying the U.S. (David Perkins’ letter Sept. 27)

Fort Worth Arena

Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Thank you for the editorial “Fort Worth arena project looks good.” (Sunday)

Unfair aid

Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Gordon Dickson’s Sept. 24 story, “T will phase out free bus passes for needy” and the Star-Telegram’s Thursday editorial, “Funds needed to provide free transit,” bring to full circle the greed for money and the influence of power it generates.

All Points: How should the U.S. fight climate change?

Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

President Barack Obama recently said at the U.N. Climate Summit that “no nation is immune to climate change.” He detailed an ambitious clean energy agenda to combat the problem. But not all of the world's major economies have similar goals or plans. What can the U.S. realistically do to mitigate any potential damage caused by climate change? How much should the U.S. do, given the possible impact on the nation’s economy and the failure of other countries to act similarly?

More waiting to see a doctor

| |Tuesday, Sep. 30, 2014

Physician shortage is likely to worsen just as boomers age.