You better pool your funds
The Sigma Swimmers, I’m sure, will find another place instead of Tarrant College Northwest. Prices continue to go up everywhere. If the group would lower the salaries of all the instructors, then maybe they could afford to keep Sigma Swimmers at Tarrant College. Swimming lessons are too costly to begin with.
Kaye Riopelle, Fort Worth
Second thoughts on Props 2 and 4
Concerning the constitutional amendments we will be voting on: I have second thoughts on Propositions 2 and 4.
Prop. 4 is self-explanatory. The attorney general, other than suing the feds, has more difficulty on running the daily work and does not need more on his plate.
Prop. 2 seems to open the door for swindlers and other devious people to take advantage of seniors who have worked long and hard to pay off their mortgages. This is a serious and faulty amendment. One takes a big chance when calling a garage opener, plumber, and some financial planers. They seem to see the seniors as an easy target to embezzle money.
I realize that there are honest people that I have mentioned in these areas. But it only takes one to ruin your future. Owning your house is a lifelong goal one seeks. Let’s keep it that way.
Joe Rodriguez, Arlington
So businessman James Webb donates $100,000 to Attorney General Ken Paxton while he is negotiating with the state on a settlement for Medicare fraud. And that’s not bribery?
Michael Zaunbrecher, Arlington
Bedford may have tax hike
By not listening to the citizens the Bedford City Council will have to increase taxes while home values decrease because of the expansion of apartments. This will have the effect of having citizens moving out of Bedford due to the lower standard of living. History shows that Bedford has not been able to stay within budget on bond issues. The most recent example is the new library, which came in several million dollars over budget.
Current city finances also indicate that we cannot afford the bond issue: The budget has over a million-dollar deficit, and we have a million-dollar deficit in our state emergency fund. The city has a vacant building (the old library) that can be used for senior citizen recreation and On Stage in Bedford. Vote no to apartments and the bond issue and use any funds to improve our streets, police and fire pay, and parks.
Nancy and Ed Henderson, Bedford
An adult and juvenile, all in one
Texas has some of the most asinine laws regarding 17-year-olds. My son received a letter from the Alvarado Municipal Court while he was at school. It said he had received a ticket for speeding and two other charges and had to answer to the charges at a hearing Nov. 16. I called the court. The officer said that he couldn’t tell me what the other charges were because at 17 my son was an adult in the eyes of the law.
When my son came home from school I asked him about the ticket. It was for speeding and minor in possession of tobacco and drug paraphernalia, which was related to vaping. How can he be considered an adult and also get a ticket for minor in possession at the same time?
Pauline Khan, Burleson