A number of years ago the city of Anaheim, Calif., entered negotiations with the Los Angeles Angels on a stadium renovation project that resulted in the team including “Anaheim” in their name.
Arlington residents have often felt slighted when major networks cover Rangers games and show only the Dallas skyline, failing to note that the ballpark is actually in Arlington.
Perhaps part of the deal with the Rangers for building a new ballpark should be the inclusion of “Arlington” in the team name. The Texas Rangers Of Arlington.
Mike Drudge, Arlington
Arlington voters, who should decide how your hard-earned money is spent?
The big, liberal-spending Arlington City Council and wealthy Texas Rangers’ owners?
Roger Summers, Arlington
I have never voted for the ballpark or AT&T Stadium. I will not vote for the “new” ballpark, either.
One reason, and one reason only: Taxpayer money should not be used to increase the wealth of the team owners.
Owners’ net worth increases, and eventually they will sell it. Even if never sold their increased net worth gives them much more value to increase their wealth through other endeavors.
No matter what is said, this is a new tax. That is what Texas law states, and that is why we are voting.
Dan Mathys, Arlington
One of the major-party presidential candidates is a sexist, bigoted authoritarian with a fear- and hate-mongering platform.
The other is a divisive and deceitful person willing to put self-interest above national security and the American people.
Americans must choose better leadership and a better future. I choose Evan McMullin, an independent conservative and write-in candidate.
Evan served as a CIA undercover operative in the Middle East and risked his life to make America safer. He understands the complexity of the situation.
He worked in the private sector and knows what makes American companies and the economy strong.
He will honor the Constitution and protect our rights.
We need a president who will protect American interests at home and abroad.
Someone with principles. That someone is Evan McMullin.
Katherine E. Hansen,
I am writing in Evan McMullin for president, and I contend that is not a wasted vote as my friends will tell me.
Donald Trump is going to win Texas. Me voting for him is a wasted vote because he doesn’t need my vote to win. Me voting for Hillary is a wasted vote because it won’t make a difference.
Me voting for McMullin is a non-wasted vote because it says something about who I actually support. You can’t distinguish a vote “against” someone from a vote “for” that person, and I can’t be “for” either one of them.
However, McMullin is a true, principled conservative who shares my values. He’s the type that could reach out to the voters the GOP needs to win elections again.
I hope others join me in making their vote count by making their voice heard — and that voice being neither of them.
Linda Webb, Arlington