Letters to the Editor

‘Lonesome Dove’; cigar smoking; football god; disable tag; Trump University

"Among The Led Horses" by Frederick Remington (1909, oil on canvas). A Lonesome Dove Trailhead "Rope" Cutting was held at the Sid Richardsn Museum of Fort Worth in Sundance Square, Friday, January 15, 2015.
"Among The Led Horses" by Frederick Remington (1909, oil on canvas). A Lonesome Dove Trailhead "Rope" Cutting was held at the Sid Richardsn Museum of Fort Worth in Sundance Square, Friday, January 15, 2015. Star-Telegram

‘Lonesome Dove’

The timeless and universal appeal of the Texas cattle drive is alive in the art of Charlie Russell and Frederic Remington as the artists reveal the story in their paintings, too.

The exhibition “Lonesome Dove: The Art of Story” at the Sid Richardson Museum will soon be dismantled.

The exhibition is a wonderful story of the journey of Gus McCrae and Woodrow Call and it is no accident that the last day is June 19, Father’s Day.

What a great way for a father-child to experience the world-class treasures of the Sid Richardson Museum within this exhibit: the art of storytelling in written form, paintings, sculptures and original materials from the Lonesome Dove production.

Throughout our lives, as in the Lonesome Dove book and movie, deep and meaningful relationships occur. The museum captures the struggles and rewards of life’s journey. It is not to be missed.

Cheryl Gray Kimberling, Fort Worth

Cigar smoking

I hate to cast a pall over the enthusiasm for smoking cigars with a charitable objective.

However, cigars do carry a significant risk factor for oral and throat cancers. (See Tuesday Life & Arts story “Branching out with new leaves.”)

If the biopsy of the affected tissue shows dysplasia, even if the patient does not have full-blown cancer (yet), he may require painful and expensive surgery to remove precancerous tissue from the palate, throat, floor of the mouth, tongue, or any or all of the above.

I’d advise anyone in a cigar smoking club to keep in mind moderation and avoid accompanying beverages such as brandy.

Cigars draw a lot of heat and have high nicotine and tar.

The risk is there.

Any dentist, oral surgeon or head and neck cancer surgeon will tell you the outcomes are not pretty and must be carefully borne in mind.

Griffin T. Murphey,

Fort Worth

 

Have you lost your mind? Cigar smoking?

We don’t have enough problems with health menaces and you give strong advertising to what is possibly the most disgusting version of all?

Tim Bennett,

Granbury

Football god

Football is one of our gods. Players are king of the hill and can do no wrong.

It starts prior to them getting to a university, as they never learned to respect women, or others for that matter, at home. That’s where it starts.

The question is: Are we mature/truthful enough to admit our false god that we have placed on the throne?

That’s plain to see when the coach makes $4 million a year.

Admit it or not, “winning at all cost” has become our law, morality, objective and interest above all else.

Wyman Bess,

Roanoke

Disabled tag

I hope you’ll join me in calling for the Texas Legislature to pass a bill requiring a photo of the disabled person on disabled hang tags. If passed, such a law might reduce hang tag abuse.

Ron Eakins,

Haltom City

Trump University

I’ve been reading about the state of Texas investigating Trump University. Instead of prosecuting, it just managed to get Trump U. out of the state.

No action at all. This is pathetic.

If the state had pursued action against Trump U., more would have been learned about the “university’s” business and its actions.

Consumers who felt duped by Trump U. perhaps could have received some restitution.

Yet it seems they were quietly directed to leave town without any consequences.

Gabrielle Gordon,

Keller

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