Letters to the Editor

The Fort Worth Cats should set their sights on the Texas Rangers

Fort Worth Cats fans saddened to see dilapidated state of LaGrave Field

A new group pitches a plan to acquire LaGrave Field through a land swap and put it under the control of a nonprofit foundation that would help maintain it as a public asset. (Video by Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram)
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A new group pitches a plan to acquire LaGrave Field through a land swap and put it under the control of a nonprofit foundation that would help maintain it as a public asset. (Video by Max Faulkner/Star-Telegram)

You help them. I don’t want to

Why is it all right to bus people who break our immigration laws to the Dallas-Fort Worth area while House Speaker Nancy Pelosi won’t take them in California? You would think she’d be thrilled to have them, especially since she has a vineyard and could presumably provide them with jobs.

This is not a retaliation on Democrats, as they protest. This is just good, old common sense that if they approve of sanctuary city or state status, they would be happy to have those immigrants.

If all Americans who want them to enter the country would just open their doors, giving them room and board, clothing, schooling and medical care, then those of us who don’t want open borders wouldn’t have to pay for all of that.

My income is limited, and I don’t want to shell out more for someone who has broken our immigration laws.

Nancy Williams,

Fort Worth

We don’t need bridges to nowhere

Water, water, all around, but not a drop under the three unfinished Tinkertoy bridges built over dry land in the misguided Panther Island Trinity project.

And whose goofy idea of building them over dry land was it in the first place? The Three Blind Mice?

With no more federal money, the “Trinity vision” is blurred and maybe bankrupt.

In a situation similar to the Ancient Mariner, the bridges are an albatross around the necks of the boondogglers.

Don Woodard Sr.,

Fort Worth

A big fix to a very small problem

I am appalled by the irresponsible fear mongering and voter intimidation embedded in Senate Bill 9 and urge state Rep. Bill Zedler and state Sen. Beverly Powell to reject it.

I am in favor of increased security measures, such as a paper trail as back-up to voting machines, but the criminalizing of committing an error is foolish.

I have a Ph.D. and still have to take my time navigating the instructions while I’m voting, so I can’t imagine how someone with less education might feel and worry about taking the risk of casting a ballot. We don’t have a poll tax, so we shouldn’t have a poll test.

As for the “problem” with felons such as Crystal Mason, using this law to deal with that already-overblown situation is, as one League of Women Voters representative suggested, using a sledgehammer to take care of a problem that needs a small hammer.

I urge my elected officials to reject SB 9.

Natalya Cherry,

Fort Worth

Bigger vision for Fort Worth Cats

Fort Worth Cats baseball fans hope that the LaGrave Field land swap between the Tarrant Regional Water District and previous owners will be successfully concluded. (April 10, 1A, “Fort Worth Cats could again be playing in restored LaGrave Field”)

How about the reborn Fort Worth Cats being a rookie team for the major league Texas Rangers? The Rangers own or have working agreements with Nashville (Triple A), Frisco (Double A), Kinston, North Carolina (Advanced A), Hickory, North Carolina (A), and Spokane, Washington (A short season).

What the Rangers need is a local rookie team for additional player development. This would be in addition to their rookie team that plays a short season in Surprise, Arizona, the Rangers’ spring-training home.

The Cats would be extremely successful operating as a Texas Rangers farm team. A wider fan base for the parent team is a win-win, as the Frisco RoughRiders have done.

Charles Wetter,

Fort Worth

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