I think it is wrong that Marlise Muñoz is being kept on life support when her family says doctors have declared her brain-dead.
Regardless of her pregnancy, which was in an early state, her wishes to not be kept “alive” should have been respected. I wish she would have put that in writing; her legal case might have been stronger.
In addition, I think it is rather interesting that one of John Peter Smith’s hired outside lawyers, Neal Adams, is an active member of the pro-life movement.
Surely there are lawyers in Tarrant County with no open affiliation to either pro-life or pro-choice organizations and enough expertise in common litigation issues involving hospitals.
I wonder if such a lawyer might interpret Texas’ law differently and grant Marlise’s wish. I would hope so.
— Lorraine Levine, Arlington
Honoring Bob Hood
The late, great Bob Hood was my favorite outdoor writer since as long as I have read the Star-Telegram and so many other area outdoor publications.
I sent him a note when he retired from the paper, and he responded with a sincere, handwritten letter. I hope the Star-Telegram will honor his memory, and many contributions to the paper, by continuing to provide local coverage of the outdoors.
His articles were always must-reads for me, telling what to expect each hunting season, new techniques or gadgets to try or different wild game recipes to try.
I always hoped I would run into him around a campfire sometime, somewhere, but I never had the pleasure. I still feel like he was a personal friend of mine. I will always remember him.
Happy hunting, Bob Hood.
— Brent Norman, Aleldo
Candidate for judge
I am writing to endorse Carey Walker for judge of County Criminal Court No. 2. I have known Carey for over 20 years, as an employer and a friend.
As an attorney, Carey is very compassionate for his clients, and he works very hard to give them the best representation possible. He is a fair man and gives 110 percent toward his cases.
He has extensive knowledge and background in criminal law that will enable him to make the best accurate decisions as a judge. I can think of no other person more qualified and deserving than Carey to be the next judge for this court.
Vote March 4 for Carey Walker, judge of County Criminal Court No. 2.
— Renee Lewis, Nocona
This letter is to encourage people to elect George Mackey as district attorney. Charlotte and I have known George for 10 years and have had the pleasure of seeing first-hand his abilities in the courtroom. George’s character, desire for justice and tenacity when dealing with criminal activity will serve Tarrant County well in the coming years.
George is not a common politician, but a valued member of the community who has the interest of our families and children first in his mind. We strongly encourage people to vote for your safety, your values and your community by voting for George Mackey for Tarrant County district attorney.
— Ben and Charlotte Bairrington,
Not only did New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie accept his responsibility, he did it immediately and took action to to fire those involved.
He then answered all the reporters questions without any hem and haw. I hope Obama was watching.
— Ron Fischer,
Seismologists say that fan reaction to a Seahawks’ touchdown during the playoff game Saturday generated an earthquake beneath the stadium.
Maybe all those Azle quakes are emanating from Jerry World. Nah, probably not.
Then again, maybe it’s Jerry stomping around in his monument to himself.
— Bob Schultz,
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