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Response to last week’s shootings

Dear Editor:

As people of faith, we are sad and disheartened at the events in Baton Rouge, St. Paul, Dallas and elsewhere this past week. At our Unitarian Universalist worship service last Sunday, we recognized all the lives lost, and many tears were shed.

We acknowledge the fear that Black people feel, particularly young Black men, when confronted by the police. We also acknowledge the fear that police officers feel in the same situations. Steps must be taken to change the systems of oppression and culture of violence, which allow these conditions to persist.

Congressman Roger Williams disappoints us

Your section entitled “Reactions to Dallas tragedy” contains sensitive, caring, positive letters and condolences from a number of our local and statewide leaders and politicians. Except, disappointingly from District 25 Congressman Roger Williams. In this note he is practicing exactly what he is criticizing. Reminds me of the lesson our mothers taught us. “When you pointed someone, three fingers are pointing back at you” it is sad that he has exploited this occasion to promulgate his political bias.

 

Ray Jacobson

Protect our people, and protect our investment

By a unanimous vote last week, the San Marcos city council voted to reaffirm our support for the Lone Star Rail initiative to develop passenger and freight rail improvements between Austin and San Antonio.

As the city perhaps most affected by Union Pacific’s recent withdrawal from a planning study agreement with Lone Star, we thought other residents of the Corridor might be interested in our reasoning.

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