Letters to the Editor

New ballpark, vote for judge, Trump lurks, Clinton hurts

Texas Rangers Ian Desmond (20) hits a single to score Nomar Mazara in the 4th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of the ALDS at Globe Life Park in Arlington TX Friday October 7, 2016.
Texas Rangers Ian Desmond (20) hits a single to score Nomar Mazara in the 4th inning against the Toronto Blue Jays in Game 2 of the ALDS at Globe Life Park in Arlington TX Friday October 7, 2016. rrodriguez@star-telegram.com

New ballpark

Regarding a new ballpark for Arlington’s Texas Rangers, I will vote “yes” out of loyalty and respect for Tom Vandergriff.

Tom loved baseball and Arlington. He worked diligently for the benefit of both his loves.

Thank you, Tom.

Aretha Walker, Arlington

 

The new proposed ballpark in Arlington will be paid almost 100 percent with taxes.

Arlington’s “half” will be paid by extending a sales tax that was supposed to end (broken promises) and hotel and car rental taxes.

The Rangers’ “half” will be paid with government-imposed seat and parking taxes.

In other words, it’s all being paid for by taxes on people like you and me.

The owners are calling for fewer seats, too. Eliminating seats and raising ticket prices will not improve attendance.

Billionaire owner Ray Davis has a reported current wealth of $2.4 billion (Forbes). He is the 290th richest American.

Davis can build two stadiums without a dime from my family. I don’t believe in subsidizing billionaires or government waste. And I love Globe Life Park!

This election is our chance to veto groundless taxes and save our beautiful (and paid for) stadium.

Robert Fugate, Arlington

Vote for judge

Join me in voting for my high school buddy Joe Drago for judge of the 348th District Court.

Like his father, the late great Judge Joe Drago, Joe has the experience, temperament and sense of fairness necessary to be a great judge.

Joe will give everyone a fair shake in court, not just the rich and powerful.

Join me and many of our high school classmates in supporting Joe Drago.

Jason C.N. Smith,

Fort Worth

Trump lurks

I was appalled at Monday night’s debate when Donald Trump roamed around the stage — and especially when he stopped, lurking behind Hillary Clinton as she spoke, right where he also showed on the TV screen.

That is about the rudest thing I have seen in a long time on television, but then I don’t watch some of the junk that is on TV.

Were Trump a respectable, smart, decent man, he would have remained sitting or standing near his chair.

As it was, he came across as a lurking, petulant, irritable, peevish, uncontrollable caricature of a man.

Heaven help us if he were to become our national representative. What an embarrassment his antics would be at events here and abroad.

Julia Burgen, Arlington

Clinton hurts

Sticks and stones will break my bones, but words will never hurt me.

So Donald Trump said something vulgar 11 years ago. Who did it hurt?

Clinton has been doing things the past 30 years that hurt me to this day.

And for those RINOs (Republicans in Name Only) like John McCain, Paul Ryan and Kay Granger, I am going to vote for Trump and Pence, but I will not vote for the other Republicans on the ballot.

I will not vote for the Democrats either.

If enough conservatives like me would adopt this attitude, we would get rid of some of the RINOs.

I am tired of having my vote taken for granted. I am tired of the people that I help elect lying to me.

If Clinton is elected, we will be in a world of hurt for the next 30 years.

Henry Hawkins, Keller

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