On March 29 I read Mr. Roger Hyer’s letter (“Joe Biden is no bully”) with great interest. The last paragraph
In a recent letter to the editor, Hank Shiver referenced a study from 2001 linking crime and abortion. He states that “banning abortions increases crime.”
In October 1962, at age 19, I slept next to the planes with the paratroopers of the famed 82nd Airborne Division. We were waiting to jump into Havana in what would have been World War III, if for President John F. Kennedy.
We get it. More waves of immigrants are headed to our southern border, including Rio GrandeValley ports of entry. And we’re not ready.
Once government officials began to lift pandemic-related mask regulations, many environmentalists warned about a landscape littered with masks and other debris. After U.S. District Judge Kathryn Kimball Mizelle of Florida invalidated mask mandates on public transportation, airlines and other carriers reported planes, buses and other vehicles littered with the items. Flight attendants and airline officials said people almost ceremoniously tossed the masks onto seats or into the air.
After reading The Monitor’s staff article on Filemon Vela’s premature departure from congress, it mentioned the congressman’s lackluster list of accomplishments. Ten years in congress and his two major bills according to Govtrac, he initiated two major bills:
We wish a blessed Easter to all who celebrate the victory of their savior over earthly death. The story caps off a three-day story in which the man who came to save the world ultimately was betrayed, tortured and executed by government officials who saw him as a threat. The Scripture readings of the day recount how even his closest and most devoted followers didn’t understand the events of the previous few days:
On March 29, 1973, the last remaining members of the U.S. Armed Forces withdrew from Vietnam and returned home. To commemorate this day, in 2009, I passed legislation to designate March 29 as Texas Vietnam Veterans Day. Eight years ago on this day, we dedicated the TexasCapitolVietnamVeteransMonument to welcome home our Texas Vietnam veterans. This beautiful monument on the northeast grounds of the Capitol honors the loyalty and the courage of those Texans who served in Vietnam.
Each year the National Institute on Drug Abuse sponsors and dedicates a week to observe National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week. This year March 21-27 gave the public a chance to collaborate with scientists and doctors from around the nation to help tear down social stigmas and the myths that surround substance abuse and mental health.
One of my favorite science fiction movies is Forbidden Planet. This 1956 sci-fi stars Walter Pidgeon, Leslie Nielson, Anne Francis and Robbie the Robot. It was nominated for an Academy Award for best visual effects and is considered one of the best sci-fi movies ever made, frequently referred to as a modern version of Shakespeare’s The Tempest.