Wait before canceling

I do not understand why the leaders of the school districts don’t get up at 4 a.m. to drive the roads when the forecast calls for inclement weather the night before. That’s what superintendents, principals, and transportation people do in other districts in Texas. I’m sure they don’t like it, but it definitely beats having to make up a bad weather day when there is no bad weather, other than the cold.

We live in Texas where the forecast can change in a matter of minutes, so calling off school the night before when absolutely nothing is happening at that time is asinine.

The district leaders need to wake up early to see how the weather is. If it’s decided the roads are bad enough, they immediately start contacting all employees. Don’t have everyone use a weather day based on the forecast the night before.

Melody Lee, McGregor

Work it out

As someone with a record of voting not for a particular party, but for the candidate and the stated platform, I wonder what the Democrats are doing. An all-out, knuckles-bared attack on the elected president is strange.

Personal animosity and repulsion is not much of a viable platform. The public has been barraged so often with cries of “wolf,” it’s losing its impact. I fail to see how one additional vote could be gained with this strategy.

If they were to ask, I have several suggestions:

1. Call off the media hounds. Report all news fairly and in nonpartisan terms. Criticizing Fox News speaks volumes. It is trashed, basically, for being the only major news outlet not rabidly anti Trump.

2. Elected officials from both parties should work together, compromising and passing legislation to benefit all constituents. Not doing so because the one proposing the idea is seen as repulsive doesn’t get us anywhere.

3. Present better candidates and ideas. Tell us what you’re for and why, rather than monotonously rehashing who you are against.

To borrow a phrase, can’t we all work together?

Juanita Case, Hewitt

So what are they?

When Donald Trump called Haiti, El Salvador, and some African counties the scatological equivalent of hellholes, the howls of feigned outrage were heard around the world. Some foreign governments even summoned American ambassadors to complain.

The government of Haiti was particularly incensed, which is ironic considering there are 300,000 Haitians living in Florida, many of whom risked their lives to flee Haiti in leaky boats.

About 200,000 fled El Salvador a few years ago and were allowed to come here temporarily. Now they are fighting like crazy to stay. If President Trump was wrong, they should be begging to go back. If these places are not third-world hellholes, why are their people so eager to flee, and why are we so eager to take them in?

David B. Anderson, Waco