UNT ‘sold its soul’ for Trump Jr. event
The University of North Texas sold its soul to the devil for scholarship money raised at the Donald Trump Jr. event. UNT Board of Regents Chairman Brint Ryan is a political appointee to a position of public service, who seriously compromised the public trust by blatantly using his position to promote Republican Party politics. He should resign immediately.
I am encouraging new Chancellor Lesa Roe to review the chain of events that led to Trump being invited, and the use of UNT funds and staff for this “private event.”
Ryan was appointed by a Republican governor, as were all current regents in Texas universities. A politically diverse board would never have sanctioned this event. Ultimately, the blame lies at the feet of a complacent electorate that elects public officials from the party that denies facts, science, and academic pursuits. Sign me, “Disappointed Donor.”
Nesha Morey, Arlington
Positive step for Cavile Place
The new city plan for residents of Cavile Place is a positive step after years of neglect. Thanks to Charleston White for updating the serious concerns in the Stop Six Area. The picture of the “near-useless” bus stop is an opportunity to make an immediate change.
The March deadline doesn’t ensure safety for these residents. The lives of our citizens in Cavile Place are equally important as those in troubled areas like Las Vegas Trail. Moving this bus stop to a safer area would be invaluable.
Jan Miller, Fort Worth
Disappointment with cartoon
I am sorry and disappointed to see the Salt Lake Tribune cartoon. President Trump was sending his condolences to a family who lost a brave soldier in combat. Because the president does not use the words that many practiced politicians use, he is criticized for caring as a human being.
Our divided America will never come together with this type of behavior.
Janice Woolnough, Keller
NFL players need to respect flag
I, like many others, am sick of listening to these whining so-called professional football players about rights. Every company has rules to follow to keep your job. Follow the boss’s rules or don’t work there. Respecting the flag is your American duty. Do it or leave.
North Richland Hills
Benbrook bridge backed
As a resident living on the southeast side of the Clear Fork of the Trinity River at Interstate 20, I would like to share a voice on the matter of the frontage road bridge being planned by the city of Benbrook.
We want to express our support for the frontage road and bridge, even if it’s just for emergency vehicles. It is way past time the frontage road was completed to Bryant Irvin Road.
Herb Hollinger, Fort Worth
Flag, anthem not just for military
How and when did the flag and The Star-Spangled Banner equate only with those who served in the military? The flag, anthem and pledge of allegiance represent our country and what it stands for; freedom and equal justice for all. Taking a knee has nothing to do with the military. Kneeling is exercising freedom to say that America is not abiding by its principles.
Reed K. Bilz, Fort Worth