Letters to the Editor – Rowlett bar, leaving Texas, overdevelopment in Dallas, teenage birth rate

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only went halfway

Re: “Couple asked to leave the bar where the owner says masks are not allowed – Wife, husband asked to drop face covers or leave. Can the owner do this? Tuesday Metro & Business story.

A Rowlett bar and grill prohibits entry to people wearing masks. The next logical step: To be served, the client must provide proof that he has not been vaccinated.

William Corporon, Dallas

Move? Certainly not

Re: “A Simple Fix, Here,” by Steve Gandy, Tuesday Letters.

Gandy suggests that anyone who doesn’t like the situation in Texas move out. Big luck.

I am a sixth generation Texan who will not put a listing for sale in my backyard, but will put up a sign supporting any candidate who defies the shameful politicians who have turned this once proud state into the laughing stock of the nation. .

The utter hypocrisy of the current leadership of this state is more than despicable. Pass draconian abortion laws, but don’t hesitate to spread a deadly disease. No evidence of voter fraud, but pass some of the toughest laws governing a non-existent voting problem. A failed grid system that has contributed to over 200 deaths, but does not provide any meaningful solution to the problem.

Mr. Gandy, I would suggest that if you enjoy living in a police state environment so much, you can consider Russia or China as your new home. Have a good trip.

Dee Wilson, Plano

Who, exactly, should perhaps go?

After reading Gandy’s letter. I searched the internet and found out that this isn’t the first time he has advised people to leave if there is something they don’t like about what’s going on in their city or state. As far as I know, expressing an opinion on a concern is okay and moving is not a real solution.

But if he really believes him, maybe he should move because another letter from him says he’s unhappy with the biking and hiking trails in Dallas. Another city would surely suit his needs.

Peggy Tucker, Richardson

Just head west

Amen to Gandy’s advice to people who think Texas is so bad – put up a sign for sale and move to another state. As a follow-up, I would suggest California!

By Lyla Alexander-Spaid, Dallas

Why ruin the old quarters?

Re: “Planned Residential Project for West Dallas – Prosperous Neighborhood to See 146 Additional Units, Parks and Green Space,” Tuesday Metro & Business article.

Are we over-expanding and pricing another area of ​​Dallas beyond the reach of ordinary people? Yes, that is exactly what is happening. There is already an apartment monstrosity that is clogging up this old quarter. When is this city going to wake up and prevent developers from setting up nice neighborhoods? He never appears.

Passer Broussard, Far North Dallas

We must empower young people

Everything is bigger in Texas, including teenage birth rates. Nationally, Texas ranks 9th for birth rates among 15-19 year olds. This trend is a by-product of appalling Comprehensive Sexuality Education (CSE) and access to contraceptives – they are virtually non-existent – leaving our future generations with little support.

We send our kids for driving lessons and make sure they wear their seat belts so they feel safe and prepared when they hit the road. So why wouldn’t we give these people the opportunity to feel the same way about their reproductive health? CSE and accessible contraceptives lead to later sexual activity, healthier relationships, more and more effective contraceptive use, and lower rates of teenage pregnancy and sexually transmitted infections.

Not having access to contraceptives does not reduce an adolescent’s engagement in sexual activity, it simply makes them vulnerable to life-changing consequences for generations – teenage mothers are less likely to obtain their high school diploma and their children are more likely to have health problems. Urge your representatives to support legislation that allows young people to wear all of their seat belts, such as Texas House Bill 3369.

Laura Kade, Dallas

Several questions raised

Re: “A disturbing trend – Teens, guns mix for another deadly night in Deep Ellum,” Tuesday’s editorial.

Everything about this editorial is disturbing. Can a follow-up story be written to include answers to my questions?

I would like to know if there is a curfew that has been violated by any of these teenagers.

I would like to know who got the guns and to whom the guns are registered.

I would like to know if 18 and 19 year olds are registered for the selective service.

And I would like to know where the parents of the youngest teenagers are.

When my kids were 15, I knew where they were at all times and hanging out the streets of downtown Dallas was out of the question. In my opinion, the parents / legal guardians of all these children should also be held accountable and punished. Please follow up and let citizens know the rest of the story.

Lisa Hays, Mesquite

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