Opinion - Letters to the Editor
LETTER TO THE EDITOR BSA BAN ON GAYS
In all my 85 years, I have never responded to a newspaper article; butI I must say that I whole-heartedly agree with your take on the Boy Scout controversy.
(Vol. 4, No. 33 – “Opinion - Leave them alone - go start your own”) The LGBT has the right to organize their Gay Boys group, but what is gay about being an “abomination” to God?
In the February 8 - 14, 2013 edition of White Rock Lake Weekly ...
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Mamma wants a 'Slow Ride.' And to 'Take it easy'
OMG! (FYI. If you’re as unhip as I am – that’s 21st Century speak for “Oh, my, God!”) I shudder to think about how, as a teenager, I’d listen to the band Foghat blaring on whoever-was-driving-at-the-time’s car radio while riding without a seatbelt in the backseat. Could we really have been so irresponsible? But, gosh darn it, we had a good time, didn’t we class of ’82? God bless us, everyone! I am so thankful I lived through those teenage time...
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Yes, Virginia, There is a Santa Clause
LETTER TO THE EDITOR
We take pleasure in answering thus prominently the communication below, expressing at the same time our great gratification that its faithful author is numbered among the friends of The Sun:
I am 8 years old. Some of my little friends say there is no Santa Claus. Papa says, “If you see it in The Sun, it’s so.” Please tell me the truth, is there a Santa Claus?
Virginia O’Hanlon 115 W. Ninety-Fifth St.
LETTER FROM THE EDITOR Could’a, Should’a, Would’a!
“Back up! Back up! Back up!”
No, I’m not screaming to another driver. But I am talking about drives.
Silly me. I thought I could fix my minor computer glitch myself. So I set out on Monday to do just that.
I work on a Mac and our computer guy was flying out of town. But I felt brave enough to attempt to finally make an Adobe PDF print on one of our printers, something we haven’t been able to do since a “suggested upgrade” recently. FYI – If I ...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Drunk Driving
Please help save Texans’ lives by spreading this life-saving message – Stop Football Game Day Drinking and Driving. From the first game in August through the Super Bowl finale, watching football is a national pastime, especially in Texas where professional, college and high school teams drive Texans “football crazy.” The results of game day drinking can be seen in the growing number of post-game traffic accidents and fatalities.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Hope for the USO
I enjoyed your letter about the USO and had the good fortune to see Bob Hope and other performers (in person instead of on TV) while in the Army. I also took advantage of some USO organized events while on R&R from Vietnam to Australia in 1969–a trip to the zoo, picnic, boat ride, cook out and horseback riding. Please provide me with a local address near White Rock where I can drop off some travel-sized toiletry items for the USO to...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR Free Enterprises
The White Rock Lake Weekly of August 10 (Vol. 4, No. 9) had a great article on American “exceptionalism.” A small Vietnamese child comes to America and accomplishes the “American Dream” and accepts this in a manner that is without any kind of boasting or bragging. Khanh Nguyen gets a law degree, gets great jobs, learns how to write computer programs and ends up cooking in his own restaurant for a living! He is the classic example...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR HUMBLE HONOR
Congratulations! You have been named a finalist for the 2012 Greater East Dallas Business Awards.
The winners will be announced at the luncheon on Tuesday, Aug. 21 with special guest Congressman Jeb Hensarling at the Dallas Arboretum – Rosine Hall. Registration and networking begins at 11:30 a.m. with lunch and awards program starting at noon.
We encourage you to invite your friends, family and business associates. Tickets are $3...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: LOVES EAST DALLAS, TOO!
Re: Letter from the Managing Editor (Vol. 4, No. 2, June 22-28, 2012)
You hit so much of why I love East Dallas in your op-ed today. I know my neighbors.
Last night, the doorbell rang and Betty was bringing us a bag of home grown tomatoes and cucumbers.
This morning, as I walked one of my dogs, my neighbor Leslie joined me for a mile long lap.
On my next lap, my neighbor Larry pulled up on his bike to say hi and to gossip a b...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: LOVE LIVES ON
Love is Golden – There are years – and then there's THE year, 1962. This is a remembrance and celebration of Rolando and Angie Lozano’s 50th Wedding Anniversary.
The year was 1962 – fifty years ago, which seems like it was yesterday. There were some great events in history, like John Glenn orbiting the Earth. It was also the year of the Beatles, and the mighty Hulk made his debut in 1962. Think about how long 50 years is! Now the t...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: SAVE OUR SCHOOLS
This letter is in response to the recent article titled “Emotions run high over parking plans” [White Rock Lake Weekly, Vol. 3, No 47].
As many readers may be aware, emotions of concern and disappointment also are running high in the Jubilee Park Community, regarding Dallas ISD's plans to remove families and place a parking lot interspersed with homes and open, treeless lots, or in other words, creating a checkerboard community.
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: GORGEOUS GLASS
Perhaps because I am an artist, or just because I’m human, tonight (Thursday, May 17) was a night I will treasure forever in East Dallas!
Ironically it comes just after the battle over Winfrey Point – one, which as a resident of the Lake area, I am so grateful it was settled as it was.
This night brought all senses alive as I came into the gardens from the Northern end. Immediately past the entry, sunlight was catching the dozens ...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: MORE WOES
Every weekend recently it seems we cannot get in or out of our homes or our neighborhood. Last weekend, there was an obstruction getting off Lakeshore.
This weekend it was even worse as the whole neighborhood was restricted. Where is the balance in the public interest for homeowners, who pay higher property taxes because of the proximity to White Rock Lake, to accommodate those from other Metroplex subdivisions and indeed from far ...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Work Together
May 7, 2012
Mr. Brian Shivers
Dallas Arboretum Chairman of the Board
5600 W. Lovers Ln., #227
Dallas, TX 75209
Dear Chairman Shivers:
I am deeply concerned that the Arboretum’s standing in the community is taking a decidedly negative turn. A number of the community leaders in the surrounding neighborhoods have already organized an anti-parking campaign. This effort is likely to cast the Arboretum as the enemy of the White Rock Lake Park ...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: JACKSON'S TOY DRIVE
For my 5th Birthday I will be collecting new, unwrapped toys along with donations until May 12.
You can drop off your donation at either Chamberlain Studios of Self Defense (2144 Kidwell St., Dallas, TX 75214) or at my house (5417 Swiss Avenue, Dallas, Tx 75214). If you have any questions please contact my mommy (Gaye Jackson) at email@example.com or 214 841 4293. (Please make checks out to TSRH Hand Clinic)
Thank you for he...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: SPEAK SLOWLY
Re: Letter from the Editor – “Rewinding Real Life,” Vol. 3, No. 43
Wasted. The people that need to respond to your editorial don't read print, and the ones that do read print don't need the message.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: LICK LETTER
The dog picture on page 11 (Vol. 3, No. 45, April 27 - May 3, 2012) makes us sick. Hope you won't do that anymore! There are some of us who are not dog lovers.
Carl and Linda Sherman
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: WHAT CENTURY IS IT ANYWAY?
The times, they are a'changing–and not for the better. These are perilous times for women in Texas. Due to a political power play, in the last legislative session, 300,000 Texas women lost their access to cancer screenings, mammograms, and preventative care.
The trans-vaginal sonogram, an invasive, expensive, and medically unnecessary procedure is now mandatory before legally terminating a pregnancy. For a woman facing the hardest...
LETTER TO THE EDITOR: ALL OUR CHILDREN ARE STAARS
Dear WRLW: Reading your STAAR Test article (Vol. 3, No. 41, “I pro-test the Lone STAAR State”) brought me back to my younger years. As a student I made above average grades, but worked hard for them. I understand test anxiety. My daily scores on homework assignments, small tests and projects are where I excelled. Major tests for the semester or year were terrifying to me and my test anxiety kicked in. The fear would make my mind go blank and ...
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: A FOND FAREWELL
We want to thank you for your loyalty and support here at Deaton's Salon and Gifts. We have lost our lease; therefore, we are closing our Salon. We appreciate all the wonderful conversations and friendships along the way.
Amber and Jim will both be moving to new locations. It will be awhile until we close, so keep in touch.
Let your friends and family know everything is for sale at huge discounts. Everything must go, so take ad...