Weapons worse than smoking?
Banning smoking is all well and good, but I am more put off by people carrying pistols, rifles and swords in public places (Story on Fort Worth smoking ban, Oct. 20).
Smoking may be hazardous to your health, but untrained and undisciplined people with weapons are far more dangerous to your health than tobacco smoke.
Why not ban both?
Steve Green, Granbury
Willis was an energetic candidate
Libby Willis, the very able 2014 Democratic candidate for State Senate District 10, ran an energetic and professional campaign in what proved to be a disastrous year for Democrats. (Texas Democrats take aim at Fort Worth, Sunday)
The Star-Telegram erred in saying Democrats failed to recruit a credible candidate. Willis raised over $2 million, was supported actively by five former Tarrant County Democratic chairs, and was endorsed by your newspaper in both the primary and the general election.
Libby Willis received a higher margin than Wendy Davis, the former state senator from Fort Worth and 2014 gubernatorial nominee. I’m sorry Libby lost. She was a fantastic candidate, ran a terrific race, and would have represented the district well.
Joe Hansen, Bethesda, Md.
Big drinkers at Jerry World
Thanks for reporting that AT&T Stadium and the Dallas Cowboys are the largest distributor of alcohol in Texas. Billions are spent on this drug, while thousands leave the stadium with blood alcohol content exceeding DWI standard.
Jack O. Lewis, Haltom City
Too much personal info on celebs?
Your readers appreciate the investigative journalism that exposed irregularities in public access to open records in the Tarrant County court system. (“High-profile local divorce cases hidden from public view,” Oct. 22).
We applaud you. However, it is less than acceptable to select three people, make their cases and faces headline news and continue with personal information. We need you to investigate and expose crime, corruption and abuse of power.
Marlene Beckman, Fort Worth
Smoking: Worse than alcohol or not?
What do statistics say about how many people have been killed in accidents due to smokers? Do people really not get the irony of pushing so hard to do away with smoking, while pushing so hard to promote drinking? Society glamorizes drinking at every turn, leading our kids to believe that they can’t be cool without a drink.
Does saying “drink responsibly” really absolve us of our responsibility for all the lives lost to drunken driving? How about families that are destroyed due to alcohol? Will our mayor and City Council officials really be proud of themselves if they get rid of smoking and do nothing about drinking?
Sandra Seyffert, Fort Worth
Your Letters to the Editor are bull. You waste our time and money with unhinged liberals posting things no one wants to read.
Rich Wood, Keller