THUNDER / ENLIGHTNING
I read in The Republican-herald newspaper that it’s shocking that the greater Houston area, the fourth largest city in the country, doesn’t even have a working drainage system in its roadways as do other major cities. Texas is notorious for not instituting zoning regulations to prevent homes from being built on flood-prone plains. What’s up with that?
Regarding the letter to the editor, “Tearing down statues won’t alter our history.” Thank you very much, Willam C. Wagner of Frackville, for your pointed and lucid commentary on tearing down statues. I agree with everything that you say and I like your sarcasm because it is lunacy. People who damage public property should be in jail.
Regarding the letter from William Wagner: like President Trump, Mr. Wagner makes a false equivalency between the likes of Robert E. Lee and Jeb Stuart and George Washington and Thomas Jefferson. The difference is that one group built a nation and the other group tried to destroy it.
I know Pottsville wants to move into the 21st century with an app for parking in Garfield Square, but what are senior citizens supposed to do if they don’t have a smartphone or even a cellphone to call an 800 number to park? I think the committee should think again about the app, because I know these tickets are costly, about $30.
While on the road to suppressing history, let’s not forget to plow under the plantations and tear down the mansions that remind us of that awful period.
I think it’s a wonderful thing the way the country is helping out the state of Texas in such a tragedy. People donating their time, food, supplies and money. Too bad the gas and oil companies aren’t doing the same thing. They have to raise the price of gas 30 cents a gallon. They really chipped in.