Bass Hall security
Paranoid idiocy is the only way to describe the Bass Hall security restrictions (“FWSO conductor, Bass Hall at odds over security,” Tuesday).
It is infuriating. Soon visitors from around the country and the world will encounter the inconveniences, frustration, and intimidation.
What will they say about us? That we’re paranoid and stupid.
If there is concern about our safety, shut the hall down.
We are essentially infinitely more likely to be killed or injured traveling to and from the hall than we have ever been from a terrorist bomb within.
Gerald Thiel, Arlington
Help me understand: No follow-up to the story that Fort Worth Symphony Orchestra conductor Miguel Harth-Bedoya says he was kicked out of Bass Hall because he was carrying his daughter’s violin case in apparent violation of security rules?
Move on, folks — nothing to see here?
No comment yet from the orchestra, the conductor’s employer?
The story demands a follow-up about a highly popular community figure who leads a financially embattled orchestra that pays hefty rent to the Bass Hall landlord.
Michael Myers, Fort Worth
Bass Hall does not belong to Harth-Bedoya, notwithstanding his belief that it does, given his many references to “my,” “mine” and the like, and apparently to the exclusion of everyone else.
Bass Hall was built by the very generous Bass family for everyone to enjoy, with music of all kinds, dance, opera, etc.
It does not surprise me that Harth-Bedoya would say he was just too busy to read security bulletins.
Let me suggest to Harth-Bedoya that he pay attention to security bulletins that are meant to keep all of us safe, including his little girl.
Charles Curry, Fort Worth
Casey should quit
Justice of the Peace Russ Casey called his public reprimand by a state court of review “balderdash” (“Judge in Tarrant County reprimanded for sexual conduct with clerk,” Wednesday).
Not familiar with this term, I looked it up. Definition: something that doesn't make sense.
He is correct.
This young man has embarrassed the court, his family, the community and himself. He needs to resign.
I asked a local Northeast Tarrant County politician if elected officials would ask him to step down. He said Russ was a nice young man and deserved another chance.
I've got to give it to the Republicans both locally and in D.C. They do stick together.
Bill Eden, Southlake
Miller should quit
I am appalled that Agriculture Commissioner Sid Miller is committed to poisoning feral pigs with no regard for danger to persons or animals who eat the meat or carcasses (“In private meeting, Sid Miller says hog poison safeguard ‘not doable,’” Wednesday).
Apparently the maker of the poison is clear about how to use the poison and how to dispose of the pigs' bodies to prevent other poisonings.
Miller's solution is to simply take the manufacturer's warning off the label.
Gov. Greg Abbott should ask Miller for his resignation.
Audrey Remley, Fort Worth