You do not have to like the Democrats, however you will have to vote in opposition to the Republicans.

All Texans are paying for GOP nonsense

Since Gov. Greg Abbott took workplace, my assets taxes have just about tripled. His management is spending billions on useless border projects and forgoing billions on increasing Medicaid. Because of our assets taxes, town house owners undergo the price of public well being care. 18% or so of Texans who do not have insurance coverage.

Impartial and Good Republicans: You do not have to be a Democrat. You do not have to love Democrats. However you will have to vote Democratic this autumn to rid Texas of Greg Abbott and his wrecking staff. They dominated Texas for 22 years and taken it to its basis.

— KJ Lawrence, Arlington

Each side want the most productive offers

My compliments to the insightful August 1 entrance web page article on native Republican politics. (“Can the Tarrant County GOP unite earlier than November?”) Those that have been outraged or annoyed through the county race between Tim O’Hara and Betsy Value have had time to replicate at the effects, and the birthday party might not be as divided as some imagine.

Political campaigns are all the time stuffed with false guarantees and assaults. We’re used to it and keep in mind that whoever wins will have to paintings inside the framework of a device that dictates activity obligations. They’ll by no means be capable of do what they believe and promise they may be able to do.

I’m a lifelong Republican who voted for Donald Trump two times. The ones have been votes in opposition to what the opposite birthday party was once proposing, now not a vote for Trump. In fresh elections, not one of the events introduced worthy applicants.

— Wanda Conlin, Castle Value

Democrat plan appears unhealthy to me

Within the July 29 op-ed “Biden Welcomes Democrats’ Anti-Inflation Bundle” (12A), the 2022 Inflation Relief Act sounds so rosy that it must exchange the whole lot. That is entire nonsense, particularly to name it an motion to cut back inflation. In the long run, this will likely result in sooner inflation.

Expanding taxes on companies will pressure them to boost the cost of items, passing them directly to the patron. Any just right corporate may also search for techniques to cut back the price of generating items, equivalent to transferring operations in a foreign country to decrease exertions prices and taxes. Such a lot for appearing off activity numbers after that.

— John Boyd, Castle Value

Hispanic girls’s votes declared invalid

As a faculty pupil and long term skilled, I’ve spotted that Hispanic girls don’t seem to be taken critically. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez was once sexually careworn at the steps of the Capitol, classified a “Giant Booty Latina” who “kills young children” merely for representing her political birthday party and her political affairs. Extra not too long ago, Texas Republican Maira Flores has been known as “Leave out Frijoles” and “Leave out Enchilada” merely for being a Mexican girl who zealously and legitimately made her approach into Congress.

Why, regardless of how laborious Latinos like me paintings, society greets us with sexism, racism, and makes an attempt to devalue our presence within the skilled international?

– Maria F. Padilla-Platas, Denton

A glance into Castle Value’s previous

I need to thank Carol Roark for an ideal July thirty first historical past lesson in regards to the Business Usual Construction. (1C, “Why this iconic construction may remind you of Frank Lloyd Wright”) As a non-native architect who lived and labored in Castle Value for 18 years, I have pushed previous this construction repeatedly and feature all the time been curious that its historical past and its architect.

As a pupil of E. Fay Jones, architect of the Marty Leonard Chapel, who was once a pupil of Frank Lloyd Wright, I all the time idea {that a} industrial same old construction will have to have some affinity with Wright’s paintings. Roarke’s account of this tale was once a excitement to learn.

— Dwight G. Hartwick, Castle Value

We lend a hand educate the most productive lecturers

One of the simplest ways to handle the lack of educators within the Castle Value Faculty District and somewhere else and stay elegance sizes at a suitable degree is to spend money on aspiring lecturers. A technique to do that is to lend a hand them get their degree successfully and cost-effectively.

At WGU Texas, a non-profit on-line college, we do our phase through making sure that our long term college can earn their instructing levels at about part the price of different related establishments national. The WGU Faculty of Schooling graduated over 9,187 scholars national between September 2021 and June 2022. We would like lecturers to be now not most effective just right educators, but in addition a success pros with little debt and room for additional expansion.

Let’s paintings in combination in Texas to verify we’ve sufficient of this vital staff.

— Linda Battles, Austin

The creator is Regional Vice President and Chancellor of WGU Texas.

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