Letters to the Editor

Donald Trump; FW homeless; stealth dorms

GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Cabarrus Arena on Monday, March 7, 2016 in Concord, N.C.
GOP presidential candidate Donald Trump speaks to supporters during a rally at the Cabarrus Arena on Monday, March 7, 2016 in Concord, N.C. TNS

Donald Trump

History has shown that there has never been a wall that people could not go through, over, under or around.

So how about we ditch an idea that is doomed to fail and instead work on the root causes of our “border crisis” — the extreme poverty, exploitation, drug violence and lack of opportunity for too many of our neighbors to the south?

Mark Metroka,

Fort Worth

 

Trump has already made America great again.

People are voting more than ever; he has put excitement into the election that hasn’t been there for decades.

You go, Trump!

Lavonia Messick,

Fort Worth

FW homeless

Do you think the increase in homelessness in Fort Worth is due to the mayor abolishing the Advisory Commission on Ending Homelessness ?

Or maybe because the city has abandoned Directions Home, its 10-year plan to end homelessness?

Or maybe the increase is because we are building $10 million shelters instead of permanent housing?

All only coincidental, I’m sure.

Douglas Henderson,

Flower Mound

Stealth dorms

Single-family homes in Fort Worth’s Frisco Heights on TCU’s eastern edge are being demolished for construction of stealth dormitories.

We’re overrun with TCU matriculants, disrespectful of their permanent resident neighbors but adroit at drinking, littering, impaired driving and making noise despite limited vocabularies.

Some illegally shoot neighborhood wildlife for sport. Their comportment is insulting to the concept of higher education.

Perhaps developers and their intended tenants, along with families as underwriters and with TCU standing by, bear blame for their lives of privilege, irrelevance and empty excess.

One stealth dormitory landlord recently told us, “I could never live near my tenants.”

We are forced to make a Faustian choice between staying to serve as witnesses to the power of greed and market forces or selling to developers and thus becoming accessories.

Mary Margaret Floyd,

Fort Worth

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