It’s FW’s job to enforce laws
Cheers to letter writers supporting our mayor and City Council. The statistics used to support joining the Senate Bill 4 lawsuit are actuarially meaningless.
I submit the vast majority doesn’t believe it should be necessary to petition our leadership to enforce laws and regulations protecting our community. That’s their job!
Joseph Ansley, Fort Worth
The report on the City Council’s SB 4 vote took a small bit of information and blew it up as fact. The council took the correct action based on the desires of the majority of people they communicate with daily.
Bobby Wilson, Fort Worth
Your Sunday report and editorial challenge the integrity of five law-abiding council members who chose to let the courts decide the merits of SB 4.
You cite “87 percent of 400 calls” in favor of joining the lawsuit. That is a miniscule percentage of Fort Worth residents in favor. The courts couldn’t care less about United FW’s opinion and yours!
Cary Moon, you owe no one an explanation of your vote.
Charles Curry, Fort Worth
Considering that there are 800,000-plus people living in Fort Worth l would hope the City Council would not base decisions on the wishes of a few hundred people.
Jean Walker, Benbrook
Bedford residents protest apartments
On Oct. 10, over 200 residents of Bedford showed up to protest the City Council allowing the building of 650 apartments. With only 184 acres of land left to develop, the residents pleaded with the council to allow only the building of homes or townhomes.
Many made it clear that if the City Council voted for the plan that they would campaign to replace the council members. This was not an idle threat. Elections have consequences!
Helen Martin, Bedford
Help students with life choices
It was fascinating to read about the culinary arts program at North Side High. I attended North Side in the mid-’60s and the arts program for girls were cooking and sewing. I learned how to make pink applesauce using red hots! Boys were offered shop, metal or wood, maybe automotive. Girls need not apply.
Congratulations to FWISD for investing in training and skill sets that will serve students in making life choices as they enter adulthood. Now it’s time to go stir my applesauce.
Cheers for lacrosse athletes
The sports section list of college signings was a great honor for most of student athletes. Just because lacrosse is not a UIL sport, it is no less of a Division I sport. When an athlete has spent years honing their ability and receives an athletic scholarship but is not recognized, that is a very disappointing omission for those that have worked so hard.
Janean Carey, Southlake
Red or blue?
Democracy dies when one side refused to abide by election results. These days the undemocratic side “resisting” the results are Democrats
Tamara White, Euless