Letters

Clowns and Flags

John Q. Reader
To the editor: In his article, “Bigots’ Last Stand,” writer E. R. Bills obviously implies that the Confederate flag is a symbol of racism. He groups it with the Nazi swastika and white pride.


Bringing the Pearl to Life

John Q. Reader
To the editor: Thank you for publishing the story about the Dorothy Lane Courts (“The Pearl of Dorothy Lane,” July 21, 2010), based in part on material from Juliet George’s new book on Arlington Heights. Friends who staye...



Posting Propaganda

John Q. Reader
To the editor: Justine Sharrock, in “Keyboard Commandos” (June 30, 2010), gave us all a closer look at the workings of radical and militia groups and others intent on usurping the government. A coup d’etat is a better wor...


Life, Death, and Truth at Carswell

John Q. Reader
To the editor: Thanks to Betty Brink and Fort Worth Weekly for their persistence in covering the plight of female inmates at Carswell Federal Medical Center  (“Carswell Loses in Court,” June 23, 2010). I’ve been invo...



The People Are Listening

John Q. Public
To the editor: The Weekly staff did a fantastic overview (“Who’s Listening at City Hall?” June 16, 2010) of our esteemed city hall leaders and their collusionary tactics to have things “their way,” no matter the conse...


Breaking Families, Hearts

John Q. Public
To the editor: I feel compelled to write to you on behalf of the parents whose parental rights have been removed (“Rethinking Guardianship,” May 19, 2010). A dear friend of mine is one such parent. There is an extreme need ...



It’s Beautiful, Man

John Q. Public
Editor’s note: This week’s letters aged a bit in our inbox but were too interesting to keep to ourselves any longer. To the editor: So I’ve had a few beers, but I’m gonna tell this story. I just spent the day with the b...


Unhealthy Costs

John Q. Public
To the editor: Fort Worth Weekly’s recent cover story, “The Cost of Staying Alive” (May 5, 2010),  showed the true picture of the healthcare reform and really hit home for me.



Tea Parties and Racism

John Q. Public
To the editor: After reflecting on his article (On Second Thought, March 31, 2010), I strongly urge Eddie Griffin to take a long look at himself in the mirror. He also needs to reaffirm just exactly what his responsibilities ar...


Wins for the Weekly

John Q. Public
To the editor: Congratulations to the “Weekleteers” at Fort Worth Weekly for the numerous first-place honors they recently amassed in the Society of Professional Journalists’ First Amendment Awards.