The fact that the woman facing charges in connection with the abuse and killing of a mother dog was able to get out on bond is outrageous.
Just because the alleged victim could not speak doesn’t mean she couldn’t comprehend or feel the excruciating pain of the abuse leading up to her death.
Even though some people think it was only an animal’s life that was lost, that will not justify a lighter sentence at trial.
The woman facing trial was released on only $3,000 bond, and was able to get out the next morning.
Events like this should not be taken lightly.
— Katya Kristina Rasmussen,
Speeding through yellows
The recent discussion about camera red-light violations overlooks a related and perhaps more dangerous problem.
We’ve all been guilty (I know I have been) of floorboarding the gas pedal when we see a yellow signal.
On a typical day as I walk across the intersection of University Drive, Camp Bowie Boulevard and West Seventh Street (Fort Worth’s busiest and most dangerous intersection), I hear and see the loud rev of a Fort Worth ISD school bus trying to beat yellow before it turns red, or the No. 2 city bus lumbering through, the driver urging the natural-gas-powered bomb to beat the red light.
A husband causes his wife’s coffee to drench her clothes as he stomps on the gas. A kids-loaded car pool streaks into the intersection. And about every third driver, while texting, is caught by red at the halfway point.
I sometimes wonder what a radar gun would record as the average speed on yellow.
Weren’t we taught in driver’s ed to slow down on yellow?
I think we need to keep reminding ourselves of this important and life-saving rule.
— Dennis Meals, Fort Worth
As the Dallas Cowboys train and hope to have a season better than continuous 8-8 seasons, a new conflict emerged.
After the heart-breaking DeMarcus Ware free agency, Sean Lee remains critical for Dallas. However, Lee suffered a torn ACL on the first day of organized team activities.
He is said to be out for the rest of the reason. With Lee’s agile and deft footwork, Dallas’ hope for a winning season has diminished.
They say defense wins championships. Sean Lee is the defense.
Without his guidance, the Cowboys defense will be lost. In addition, with a tough division, Dallas needs to find other options.
What’s next for the Cowboys? Another 8-8 season?
— Punit Patel, Arlington
While the June 1 article “Computing history” at least mentioned Fort Worth’s Tandy Corp., to infer that the revolution in personal computers did not begin until 1982 is to miss the important and pioneering role that this Fort Worth company played in the personal computing history beginning in 1975-76.
As one who joined the Tandy R&D design team in 1979, I witnessed first-hand the ground-breaking work these engineers were accomplishing. Their story — an interesting and important part of this history — also matters.
To clarify the record, Tandy introduced the first mass-market personal computer in August 1977 and continued to be a strong presence in personal computing throughout the 1980s.
— Stephen Mosher, Fort Worth
I laud the Metroplex Republicans and Log Cabin Republicans for their more economically conservative values and have long welcomed them for their political support in the Republican Party.
But on the other side of that coin, “gays” should understand that they remain an enigma, long at odds with the predominant Republican view of nature’s physiological intentions for normal sexual conduct.
While the law protects the sexual proclivities of consenting adults in private, their public pronouncement in a fully contrary political setting is another thing.
The Republican Party of Texas is right in not subordinating core values in its convention. Signage on a convention booth that advertises a contrary value shouldn’t be allowed, no matter the issue or who’s in attendance.
For the party, selling values to gain a vote is wrong. “Discriminating” between what’s right and wrong defies political correctness, but it’s the right and honest thing to do.
— Richard M. Holbrook,
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