Regarding the issue of the builder clearing 113 trees more than permitted on the 51.5 acre Trinity Oaks home development site, supposedly due to "miscommunication," is pretty clearly a matter of easier to get forgiveness than permission. I hope Fort Worth's Urban Design Commission does not relent and that the builder is required to replace the trees.
Barbara Johnson, Hurst
A single-parent home is no more a "bad situation" than one that contains two parents, especially if the two parents could care less about their children'seducation. (Letters, “Get your children to school!”)
I raised two children as a single parent and not only did they have a wonderful home life, but they were never late to school.
Paula Quick, Arlington
Are 'Empower Texans' trying to meddle?
Russians aren’t the only outsiders meddling in others’ elections.
The Midland millionaires’ group “Empower Texans” is trying to buy Tarrant County’s Texas House Seat 99. Just google “Empower Texans.” The group is identified as funded by a few Midland-area millionaires who distrust local governments and school districts and want to concentrate power in Austin.
If the meddling Midland millionaires can buy enough House and Senate seats, they can control all local governments from Austin, including our schools. This group is neophyte Bo French’s biggest (and almost only) backer. What do the meddling Midland millionaires expect from French in return for the hundreds of thousands of dollars in campaign cash they are throwing his way?
I’m casting my local vote for conservative Charlie Geren to protect Tarrant County from the meddling Midland millionaires.
Robert Myers, Fort Worth
Questions for Kay Granger
Congresswoman Granger, If you ever hold a town hall meeting (what's it been, 10 years?), here are a few questions I'd ask: Since Columbine, Sandy Hook and Parkland, what have you done as a legislator to ensure the safety of our children?
To preserve your version of the Second Amendment, how many rounds of ammunition should an American be allowed to have - 15 rounds, 1,000 rounds, 10,000 rounds, unlimited? Do you know of anyone in Fort Worth who protected his family with an Uzi, an Armalite, an AK-47? Shoot a deer?
If you yet again sit on your hands when there's another school shooting, will those hands emerge without blood on them?Congresswoman Granger, you can protect children with common sense gun safety laws. Do the right thing.
Barry Shlachter, Fort Worth
All Americans, I am certain, were horrified, and sickened with grief on learning of the slaughter of innocent children at a Florida school. Gun control will be emotionally cried out as the answer to such violent crimes, but I submit that it is people control not gun control that is paramount. The answer is not to take guns away from citizens, but to take dangerous people away from guns. The government must tighten the nuts on the restrictions to gun ownership. We don't have to wait for a felony to do this. There are many possibilities beyond the scope of this letter. Finally, if a person in private sells a gun to another, an act without oversight, I would hold the seller complicit to any crime the buyer might commit in the future.
Bruce K. Jacobson, M.D., Fort Worth