Ben Hogan back
I was delighted to read about the re-birth of the Ben Hogan brand in Fort Worth and equally happy to see the old Star-Telegram building brought back to life.
Then the real kicker later in the article: The club heads are being manufactured in China.
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Totally destroyed the beauty of the entire effort.
— Dana Nelson, Fort Worth
I am crushed and thoroughly disillusioned to think the Sam Houston Bible used for so many years for Texas inaugurations may not have belonged to Sam Houston.
Next you are probably going to tell me that Jesus didn’t use the King James Bible and the autographed first-edition Bible I own is fake.
— David R. Pearse, Fort Worth
Before the Wayne Pricers (Jan. 16 letter) of the world complain too loudly about how the Dallas Cowboys playoff game was stolen by the Green Bay Packers, they should first consider this.
Had it not been for the Cowboys’ No. 1 fan wearing a black and white striped shirt and picking up a yellow flag thrown for obvious pass interference the week before, the Green Bay Packers would have been playing the Detroit Lions and the Dallas Cowboys would have been at home in Dallas watching the game on TV.
Sorry, “America’s Team,” but what goes around comes around, so stop complaining about it!
— Vernon Greenwood, Fort Worth
More than fundraising
Striking in the coverage of potential Republican presidential candidates is the discussion of their respective ability to raise funds.
Often, only after that discussion is attention devoted to their ideology, policy beliefs and goals for the nation.
How unfortunate that the fundraising is given so much attention.
For those who increasingly believe elections are being “bought,” this is evidence.
It also reinforces the expectation that those who give, particularly large amounts can expect to receive “payback.”
Surely the media can focus more on what the candidates hope to accomplish.
— Alan Abeson, Fort Worth
Just when I think Congressman Louie Gohmert has said or done all the stupid he can, he jumps up and surprises me.
Recently he decided to challenge John Boehner for U.S. House speaker. Gohmert was quoted as saying that he felt he had a good shot at the job.
While I’m not sure what “good shot” means, getting three votes out of the 146 cast is not normally something to brag about.
He said that his presence in the race “shook up” the House.
I shudder to think what he would have said had he gotten six votes.
— Frank Matthews, Fort Worth
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