I’ve been attending the annual Colonial Golf Tournament since I was a teenager.
It is the observation of this 64-year-old golf enthusiast that the powers-that-be made a colossal error with the one entranceway to the grounds.
It made all patrons (unless you live nearby) enter one primary gate and then force a considerably long walk across the entire course.
If you wanted to be around the clubhouse area you really had to “take a hike.”
I just hope that the PGA of America, Crown Plaza Hotels and Colonial Country Club can put their collective heads together and come up with something better, something convenient to the actual people that attend the event.
— Lynn Miller,
North Richland Hills
The city has spent my tax money on putting up banners announcing the upcoming Republican convention June 5-7.
I don’t mind their advertising the convention, but what I do object to is the saying on the banner, “fight to keep Texas red.”
This is definitely a political statement and does not represent the opinions of thousands of Texans who do not believe in that philosophy.
That’s tacit approval of a political party by the city government, which is inappropriate.
— Helen Talbot, Fort Worth
Our Texas AG has held the belief that the drugs used in the execution off those on death row and the providers of those drugs be public knowledge.
But now that he is a candidate for governor and the pharmaceutical PACs have contributed $350,000 to his campaign his office has stated this information should remain secret.
Do politicians these days really perceive the voters as inept?
— Michael Patterson,
Not a political party
Bud Kennedy continues to show the world who liberals and Democrats fear most — the Tea Party movement. (See: “Faith voters’ blessing was the key for Patrick,” on June 1.)
Liberals still do not understand that the Tea Party is not a political “party.” It is a political and cultural “movement” of common Americans who see the current trajectory of this country as suicidal — fiscally and socially — simply demanding spending limits, strong borders and fidelity to the Constitution (including the Second Amendment).
Liberals keep hoping that the Tea Party is dead, no matter what.
If Republican establishment candidates win their primaries over Tea Party candidates, the Tea Party is dead.
Conversely, if Tea Party candidates win overwhelmingly (i.e. the Republican primary results in Texas), libs say that it was not Tea Party voters, but some other special interest bloc of voters that made the difference. Either way, they say the Tea Party movement is dead.
Keep talking down the Tea Party movement. Keep marginalizing the movement and the message. Keep railing against it.
Like the article said, you “don’t have a prayer.”
— Craig Ward, Euless
Don’t blame creationists
Stephen Kelly, in his May 31 letter, assumes that anyone who doesn’t believe this universe could create itself through purely naturalistic means is a superstitious witch burner.
What an amazing, hysterical, hateful conclusion!
There may be witch burning in the future, but the creationists will not be starting the fires.
They may, indeed, be tied to the stake by naturalists who cannot tolerate opposition.
— Glenn Huebel,
North Richland Hills
Good tuition option
I believe the UTA fixed tuition option is a good idea and students can really benefit from it.
By maintaining a steady tuition, not only will it help students later in life when they are struggling with paying back student loans, but it will also play a big role in encouraging them to try harder.
To qualify for all the benefits of this new plan, they must keep a 2.5 GPA and have a certain amount of hours per academic year.
By maintaining good grades and taking more classes to achieve these requirements, they will benefit in many ways, and in return have to pay less for college by avoiding tuition increases.
— Christine Dian Mantchev,
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