Letters to the Editor

Lake levels, Euless padlocks, voter turnout

High water levels on Eagle Mountain Lake encroach on yards and driveways along Power Squadron Road in Azle, TX, Monday, June 22, 2015.
High water levels on Eagle Mountain Lake encroach on yards and driveways along Power Squadron Road in Azle, TX, Monday, June 22, 2015. Star-Telegram

Lake levels

When I was an engineer for Fort Worth, I frequently got calls from Eagle Mountain Lake property owners who mistakenly called the city instead of the Tarrant Regional Water District.

Eagle Mountain is a water supply lake. Every gallon released in anticipation of rainfall is a gallon that can’t be consumed.

If Cesare Salandra (writer of a March 13 letter) will check his deed, he should find a vertical flowage easement that allows TRWD to store water.

Property owners who build within the storage limits should not expect to be compensated when the easement is exercised.

James R. Anderson,

North Richland Hills

Euless padlocks

I fail to see why it will be so difficult to decide the fate of the padlocks on the pedestrian bridge fencing at Euless Junior High School. (See March 11 story “Demolition threatens mementos left by Euless students on bridge over Texas 183.”)

These locks are a part of the history of the school, the school district and the countless students who have attended there.

Carefully remove all the locks. Remove a section of chain-link fencing.

Give the locks and the fencing to the school’s art department to create a permanent display/memorial.

The chain-link can easily be unwound, and then wound back around all the locks to make the display. Set up the finished display, with an appropriate plaque, somewhere on campus.

Problem solved.

Larry McGuire,

Crowley

Voter turnout

If Americans are is so angry at government, why do we re-elect the same local, state and national leaders?

Nothing will change if you have the same people in charge.

If the American public is so angry, why is voter turnout so low election after election?

Joseph Weber, Fort Worth

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