Letters to the Editor

What's up with gas prices & paper car tags? Readers speak out

Gasoline prices are approaching $4 a gallon in many parts of the country, including Texas.  This photo shows prices at a gas station near downtown Los Angeles on Friday, May 18, 2018.
Gasoline prices are approaching $4 a gallon in many parts of the country, including Texas. This photo shows prices at a gas station near downtown Los Angeles on Friday, May 18, 2018. AP

What's up with fuel prices?

Let's face it: The only reason we are being hit at the pumps is that it's the beginning of summer and Memorial Day, so let's gouge the driving public!

Wake up, folks. This has got to stop.

If the working class stopped buying gas for three days nationwide, gas would come down to $1.50 or lower in a heartbeat.

—Dale Allen, Hurst

What's up with paper tags?

What is going on with paper license tags?

I saw where a man in Dallas was selling these tags out of his car trunk.

I know Texas needs the money from the sale of license tags to help keep the roads in good repair, but these paper tags are everywhere you look.

Today I followed a man who had paper tags over metal license tags.

What are police doing to keep these things off the street?

—Glenda Patrick,

Benbrook

What's up with heavy clinic doors?

Most health facilities discriminate against persons with disabilities.

People with canes may not be able to open the heavy outer doors if there is no electric eye or push-button opener.

People with walkers, wheelchairs, or scooters cannot open the doors and maneuver their devices at the same time without help of another person.

Granted, hospitals are usually exceptions. However, the doctors' offices and restrooms may not be accessible without help.

Although medical facilities provide service to many disabled patients, they are not required to provide more access. Even grocery and department stores do better.

How can we correct this discrimination?

—Deana E. Glenn,

Fort Worth

What's up with the loop?

When the Ric Williamson Loop was first proposed, we all strongly opposed it. ("Weatherford: Opposed to loop," Letters, Sunday)

Get ready, We now put up with speeding reckless driving, trash everywhere, illegal dumping of trash, animals and anything else inconsiderate people do.

We feel your concern and are sorry for you too.

—Sandy Hodge,

Weatherford

What's up with beer at TCU baseball?

I’m a TCU graduate and glad we didn’t have alcohol or beer at our functions.

It was a family affair. If you wanted beer, you drank at home before the game.

We were a Christian school with chapel every morning. Now it’s a beer bust.

I’m so sorry it is a school of the world.

—Betty Bragan,

Fort Worth

What's up with sports coverage?

Coverage of women's sports has not improved in 50 years.

There was only a short report on the Volunteers Of America tournament here in the Metroplex and no picture.

We are fortunate to have a LPGA player who is always promoting Fort Worth and TCU. Our women athletes deserve better.

—Joyce Spooner,

North Richland Hills

Letters correction

In my earlier letter regarding Fort Worth schools' staffing, I referred to oversized class loads but also to a shortage of campus monitors.

I overstated the number of unfilled campus monitors. We have 159 positions for campus monitors; 31 of which are unfilled.

I apologize for the error.

—Ann Sutherland,

Fort Worth

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