DAR CARES

Dear Editor:
Our mayor, Norman Funderburk, proclaimed Oct. 11 as the 100th anniversary of NSDAR’s National Day of Service and Prayer. Our local Humble chapter, James Tull, is very active in promoting DAR’s missions. In the area of historic preservation, we have cleaned headstones, reset flat headstones and set out flags on Memorial and Flag Day at the old Humble Cemetery on North Houston St. In the area of education, we give an annual scholarship to a local student and donate school supplies to two local schools. In the area of patriotism, we do numerous acts of service and giving, such as putting out wreaths at Christmas and flags on Memorial Day at the Houston National Cemetery. We also provide luncheons for the city firemen and policemen. 

Jane Thomas, regent

STAY INFORMED

Dear Editor:

The decisions of commissioners court directly affect the lives of almost every resident in Harris County. You entrust us to build and maintain your roads and parks, ensure peaceful and fair elections, protect the environment for the health of all and provide safety and security. Unfortunately, recent campaigns against the Harris County constables’ offices threaten our ability to serve the community. As crime rates rise, I want you to know that I remain dedicated to protecting our officers from the chopping block so they may continue to protect you. The most recent attack came in a May 2021 report by PFM Group Consulting that recommended phasing out or reducing personnel at our constables’ offices to improve efficiency. I disagreed with this report and fought to educate residents about its recommendations. I am thankful that public pressure, fueled by dramatically increasing crime rates, stopped the plan from moving forward. Commissioners court members voted unanimously last month to support our eight Harris County constables’ offices, putting the issue to rest — for now. I applaud everyone who spoke out against defunding our law enforcement agencies. I now look to the future with a mixture of hope and caution. Although our constables’ offices are now safe, that could change in the future. I encourage you to stay updated and informed by tuning into commissioners court on our Facebook page or by monitoring Precinct 4 social media. We regularly post updates on important Harris County issues and information on how to make your voice heard.

Jack Cagle, Commissioner
Harris County Precinct 4

UNITE?

Dear Editor:

Greg Hendrickson says “Time To Unite.” Yet he compares the Jan. 6 storming of the capital with the 9/11 attack which killed over 3,000 people. That comparison is an insult to those (and their families) who lost their lives during 9/11. Another insult is when Democrats compare Jan. 6 to the bombing of Pearl Harbor. He also stated that the Jan. 6 “attack” was “by predominantly American Christian terrorists.” Where’s the proof that they were predominantly Christian? And just who do we “unite” against? And how do you suggest we “go after” these “terrorists?” You said “by voting elected GOP officeholders out of office.” The attack on Jan. 6 was condemned by the GOP. Please name the Republicans that supported the attack. The FBI found that there was scant evidence (Reuters) that this was a coordinated event and they do not consider it an insurrection. During the riots of last year, BLM and Antifa rioted, looted and destroyed not only private property and businesses but also federal buildings. I challenged Democrats / liberals to condemn those riots. Since we are a sovereign nation, why is the invasion of the hundreds of thousands of people coming across our southern border not an attack on our country? This is supported by the Democratic Party. Should we vote all the Democrats out of office? President Obama said conservatives “cling to their guns and religion.” Hillary called conservatives deplorables. President Biden called conservatives Neanderthals. Kathy Griffin held up a bloody severed head of President Trump. Greg, maybe you should start with those individuals in trying to unite the country. And do you think calling those who stormed the Capitol on Jan. 6 as Christians helps to unite? We cannot say Muslim terrorists, nor can we call it the Chinese virus. But you can call them Christian terrorists? As far as uniting, your letter does just the opposite.

Charlton Robertson
Kingwood 

GRAMMAR COUNTS!

Dear Editor:

I enjoy reading the eTribune each time that I receive the email which gives me the link to read it. In this edition, I noticed a grammatical error which news media continually make. On the front page, you have the article, “I’ve got a friend,” which tells the story of the hurricane relief which was provided to the city of Golden Meadow, Louisiana. In the article, you state, “Mayor Norman Funderburk, left, and City Manager Jason Stuebe [DROVE] to Louisiana Sunday, Sept. 19 to [BRING] a truck load of donations to the beleaguered city.” If you drive somewhere, you take items with you. If you come to a place, you bring items with you. The verbs used need to match and should indicate the correct action of the people involved. Please, when editing your stories, pay more attention to the way the story is written.

Eula McKown
McGregor, Texas

BELIEFS

Dear Editor:

Believing false statements can have dire consequences. Case in point: The Christian Bible’s James 5:15 says, “And the prayer offered in faith will make the sick person well; the Lord will raise them up. If they have sinned, they will be forgiven” [Bible Gateway]. Believing that Biblical statement led the parents of Kara Neumann, Ava Worthington, Neil Beagley, Brendon Schaible, David Hickman and others to shun doctors and medicine in favor of prayer. Result: All of those children died despite their parents’ prayers! Eight-month-old Brendon Schaible died in 2013. He was Herbert and Catherine Schaible’s 2nd child to die from their foolish belief in the power of prayer. In 2009, the Schaibles’ 2-year-old son, Kent, died from pneumonia. Kent’s death led his parents to be convicted of involuntary manslaughter and child endangerment, put on probation for 10 years, and ordered to get their children medical care. So when Brendon died, prosecutors found the parents had violated probation. “You’ve killed two of your children … not God, not your church, not religious devotion — you,” Philadelphia Common Pleas Judge B. Lerne told Brendon’s parents before sentencing them to 3.5 to 7 years in prison! These sad cases provide strong evidence of prayer’s futility. Many folks have not gotten even one shot of the Coronavirus vaccine. I’m sure that some of them haven’t because of the same stupid belief in the power of prayer that killed the aforesaid children!

Bill Bailey

Kingwood

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