Fix the FWISD ethics policy mess
The Fort Worth school board continues to wrestle with ethics, specifically conflict-of-interest disclosures.
A robust ethics policy was approved unanimously April 11, but rescinded Aug. 15 at a special meeting when the bond issue was the focus.
Voters who placed their trust in the Fort Worth schools and said yes to an ambitious bond program to improve facilities may now be wondering: Can we trust the entire FWISD board to do the right thing?
Trustees, fix this ethics policy mess and get on with improving student outcomes. FWISD students and families deserve better.
The community is paying attention, and our students are watching.
Kris Savage, Fort Worth
Pruitt’s gutting the EPA
Richard Greene, in his Nov 24 column, finds it “unfathomable” that a former EPA administrator would question the EPA’s current leader, Scott Pruitt. Why is there concern about Pruitt?
Pruitt is systematically gutting the EPA, an agency he is unfit to head. He has sued the EPA many times as attorney general of Oklahoma, acts as a surrogate for the oil and gas industry, and truly is a climate change denier.
In his confirmation hearing to be EPA administrator on Jan. 18, 2017, he said that “the climate is changing, and human activity contributes to that in some manner.”
In March 2017, Pruitt said that he does not believe that human activities are a primary contributor to climate change, a view that directly contradicts the scientific consensus.
Larry Carlton, Bedford
Is something rotten in Kennedale?
We have the funds to fix our 9-11 Memorial Fountain and those funds would not have to be taken from our first responders’ budgets.
I believe we have fraudulently accepted funds from veterans’ organizations. I was elected to the City Council in May of this year. I honestly believe the city is corrupt.
Sandra Lee, Kennedale
Doing the Lord’s work
The Christian Church of Fort Worth has a great record for feeding the multitudes on Thanksgiving and Christmas plus the amenities of free sacks of groceries and clothing. (“Couple drives 27 hours to give thanks,” Nov. 24.)
Pastor Steve Vanzant is a godsend and participates fully in helping his flock and others with their needs.
Cheryl Hammett, director over The Life Center at the Christian Church of Fort Worth, deserves recognition too. She’s responsible for picking up food and clothing for the church’s weekly distribution of groceries and clothing. Many accolades to Cheryl for helping those in need.
Delbert Cantrell, Fort Worth
Sick and tired of the media
Along with millions of other Americans, I am fed up with the news media.
The only thing you print is something you pick up from The New York Times or Washington Post condemning President Trump about something. Not one word about great things he has done.
If Trump were a Democrat, you wouldn’t be able to praise him enough.
The egg is all over the face of the news media. I don’t expect you to print this letter because it doesn’t fit the Democratic Party profile of propaganda.
Tom Williams, Granbury