Beto O’Rourke’s AR-15 heckler was a plant? Bud Kennedy must be smoking a different one
No, Beto's outburst was not staged
Bud Kennedy suggested that Beto O'Rourke may have staged his response to a heckler, with no evidence. (12 Aug, 6A, "Bad word or bad action? Beto O'Rourke turns 180 degrees, yells at Abbott signer via AR-15")
Gov. Greg Abbott told his volunteers not to go in so no one would attend an O'Rourke rally? Were the heckling Abbott supporters at other events actors?
Kennedy says O'Rourke turned 180 degrees to identify the heckler as if that was an amazing feat? It was a small room, and it's entirely plausible that it wasn't the heckler's first comment - and when O'Rourke turned, he saw that people were already looking at the guy, putting two and two together.
The fact that he said something similar to another heckler at another event is no proof or indication that this guy or the others were plants.
- Katie Martinez, Fort Worth
Follow Nancy Pelosi's husband
The FBI should have had an explanation ready for its unprecedented raid on Donald Trump's home. It's like living in a communist country where the secret police are pursuing political enemies. And House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says no one is above the law? If that were true, her husband would be in prison with his DUIs.
- Kathleen Penak, Grapevine
Back to the blue, but not this time
Why are Republicans so willing to look the other way and allow Donald Trump to commit crimes?
Can you imagine how they would have reacted if someone had found top secret documents in Hillary Clinton's home?
Now Republicans are complaining about the FBI, which is run by a Trump appointee. The GOP completely respects and disregards the law.
- Darrel Palmer, Fort Worth
Trump always right
Ryan Rusak is right when he jumps to conclusions about the FBI's search of Donald Trump's Florida home. (10 Aug 13A, "Neither Trump nor the FBI deserve an advantage of doubt in the raid") But given all the allegations against Trump over the past six years, it's worth keeping in mind how often he was right. And I'm not talking about his frequent exaggerations, like, "It was a perfect call." Contrast that with the Democrats' argument that we're not really in a recession or that the border isn't really a problem.
- Mark Carter, Benbrook
Priced out of the market
As the Poet Laureate of my youth once said, "The Times They Are A-Changin." Eagles tickets start at more than $300? In the late 1960s, I saw Jimi Hendrix three times in Dallas for a little over $20 total. The third show's warm-up band was Chicago. Talk about baby boomer inflation.
-Jeff Cooper, Fort Worth
Keep feeding Texas kids at school
All over America, children are going back to school. Unfortunately, many will struggle with hunger when they re-enter the classroom, making it harder to start the school year ready to study.
With inflation at a 40-year high, many families are finding it harder to buy groceries and pay the bills. School feeding programs play a critical role in ensuring children receive the nutrition they need to thrive in and out of the classroom.
But this school year, school meals are not free for all students. Parents and carers must submit an application to determine if their children are eligible for free or discounted meals.
Be sure to fill out a school lunch application. Nutritious school meals are just as important to student learning as notebooks and pencils.
- Stacie Sanchez Hare, Director, No Kid Hungry Texas, San Antonio
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