Letters to the Editor

Keller’s Indian mascot dispute; Thanks, but we need term limits; Whole lotta love for Fort Worth; We want Amazon!; Outsourcing cafeteria services; Trump’s travels.

Society of Native Nations representatives spoke during the public comment portion of the Keller ISD school board meeting Thursday, November 9, 2017, to urge trustees to change the Keller High Indian mascot. They say it's disrespectful and psychologically damaging to Native American and non-Native American children.
Society of Native Nations representatives spoke during the public comment portion of the Keller ISD school board meeting Thursday, November 9, 2017, to urge trustees to change the Keller High Indian mascot. They say it's disrespectful and psychologically damaging to Native American and non-Native American children. jlmarshall@star-telegram.com

Thanks, but we need term limits

Re: Front page story, Friday, Nov. 10, on Rep. Joe Barton is a prime example of why our government needs term limits.

Joe has served, thank you Rep. Barton, for 30 years and plans on seeking another term next year. Regardless of his accomplishments or lack thereof, nice guy or not, the time has come for term limits! I am a conservative Republican, so this is not political.

It just makes no sense when the president can serve only two terms, there is no limit in the U.S. House or Senate.

Chuck Dowling,

Southlake

Trump’s travels

After four student deferments and a diagnosed bone spur, President Donald Trump finally made it to Vietnam, the day before Veterans Day, 2017.

HC Moore, Lipan, Texas

Keller’s Indian mascot dispute

I’m not a Keller resident, but I can see that the Indian mascot is dividing the community, so it probably needs to be changed.

However, I would love to hear why it is not culturally insensitive to have the Highland Park Scots, the Notre Dame Fighting Irish or the Boston Celtics. Most of the Scotch-Irish who arrived on these shores were indentured, poor and oppressed.

Seems that we should focus on real solutions, like equality of education, to help marginalized people regardless of their cultural origins.

Stephen Davidson,

Fort Worth

Members of American Indian tribes are not pleased with the Keller school district. They are trying to impose their tribal beliefs on Keller. I don’t believe that any tribe can or should tell another group they aren’t doing it the “right” way. Keller is not trying to disrespect anyone.

Charlene Wheelock,

Watauga

Your editorial on changing the Keller mascot logo fails to point out that a petition that supports keeping the name as it has been for 70-plus years had more than 9,400 signatures, where the petition wanting the change had almost 1,700 signatures.

I believe we still live in a democracy where the majority rules.

Bob Cosby, Fort Worth

Whole lotta love for Fort Worth

My son and I recently visited Fort Worth for the first time. We were completely overwhelmed by the warmth and hospitality of everyone we met. Not only is Fort Worth an interesting and beautiful city, but also the people there are wonderful. Thank you for your decency and kindness.

What a great place. We can’t wait to come back!

Bradley Hayden,

Half Moon Bay, Calif.

We want Amazon

Dear Amazon: Please ignore the commentary from James C. Harrington (Re: Please Don’t Locate your second headquarters in Texas, Sunday, Nov. 12.)

The business climate in Texas is very welcoming, and I’m sure you would benefit from it, as would up to 50,000 of us regular folks. Thanks for considering us.

Jack Russell,

North Richland Hills

Outsourcing cafeteria services

I am all for outsourcing FWISD’s cafeteria services if it results in my teen getting better meal options at his high school.

As you mentioned in the article, nearby districts Crowley and Keller ISD have already outsourced their food services and are seeing great success.

Why shouldn’t FWISD do the same if there is an immediate quality benefit?

Amy Russell, Fort Worth

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