Bathrooms a moral decision?
Why try to fix a situation that’s not broken and has worked for centuries?
My family has worked in and attended public schools in Texas for 75 years, and there have always been a few single-stall or faculty restrooms that are available and offered to special-needs students.
Business and government facilities need only to provide a one-stall “family” restroom to prevent any “mistreatment” of those who may think they are someone other than who they were born to be!
Sam V. Akins,
North Richland Hills
Succeed in business — and life
If you want to make great new friends, open a small business.
My daughter, Hillary, owns a juice bar. A frequent visitor is a man of advanced years and equally advanced accomplishments, and when he comes in she feels she has been visited by royalty.
Which she should, for he is the architect of fine dining in Fort Worth: Chef Walter Kaufmann. He stopped by last week, and during their conversation Hillary remarked on the excessive heat.
“I came to the United States in November 1961,” he said.
“When I got off the plane in Houston, I took off my coat. Then I took off my jacket. Then I took off my sweater. I had never been so hot in my life.
“I came to Fort Worth to work at Ridglea Country Club ... But then, I fell in love — and the heat didn’t bother me anymore.”
Montgomery: What lies beneath?
There’s a spot on northbound Montgomery Street opposite of where the old heat-treating facility stood. It’s been much excavated and repaired countless times. But it always sinks back to a depth that will shake up any vehicle. If the far right lane is partially blocked and you try to dodge it, someone will immediately try to pass on your left. Seems like a competition between the dodgers who know it’s there, and others who keep being surprised.
What lies beneath? Is it a lost Phantom of the Opera from Bass Hall, poling his skiff aimlessly on a subterranean river? Could it be overflowing grease from the corny dog fry vats at Will Rogers?
It seems an insoluble problem as it regularly recurs with certainty. Suggested repair solution if they continue to need to redig there might be to place a big steel plate that can be removed as needed.
Trump’s ‘War on Leaks’ is comical
The Trump administration’s “War on Leaks” is sad and comical. We are told the leaks experienced recently are harmful to national security, but the reality is they highlight our president’s inconsistent and questionable behavior.
Unfortunately, leaks may be the only way for the public to know what’s really going on. The “War on Leaks” is intended to protect the Trump brand, not national security. Once the leaks are under control, the only information we get may be “fake news” and “alternative facts” distributed in no-questions-allowed White House briefings.
James Withaeger, Arlington