Jarratt Applewhite

It's way too early to tell how this is going to turn out. It's a miracle on the order of the loaves & fishes that this Commission even exists. Importantly, it it guided by excellent & commonly accepted boundary setting principles (such as communities of interest, contiguity, natur…

I'm very glad the statue is off its pedestal. The cutting up part, I'm less sure about. Humans have committed despicable acts since forever. They are as much a part of history as noble ones. The trend of trashing our history out of indignation worries me. The reason some Holocaust death c…

I SO love Zozo‼️ Thanks Kiwanis peeps ad many others. Pretty sure we've ever needed a gloom exorcism more.

Thanks for the great column, Mr. Martinez.

People interested in this history might enjoy the highly readable new book: Forget the Alamo - The Rise and Fall of an American Myth

https://www.amazon.com/Forget-Alamo-Rise-Fall-American/dp/1984880098

Such a no brainer -- the $300k annual cost is a drop in the bucket. The City should lead on the living wage issue . Indeed, I think it should consider offering supplemental compensation to employees now living outside its high cost of living jurisdiction who move inside the City limits. T…

I am incensed by this incident. Those criminals had no right to destroy an important part of local history just because they were incensed by their interpretation of its legacy. I'm just as infuriated by the attempt to politicize this issue in some of these comments. We need justice which…

FWIW, I am positively ecstatic about the new housing. It is wonderful that fewer of our residents will have to commute here from afar. In addition to saving time and gas, most of these people will develop stronger attachments to our community than would if they lived elsewhere. Almost eve…

Nice to see the City and its Fire Dept providing these timely services. 80%+ of 911 calls are medical -- the vast majority are not emergencies. In the old days the FD would roll heavy/equipment to these calls unnecessarily. Nice to see money being saved and, more importantly, people getti…

The rationale for not paying legislators is that people wont seek the office for financial reasons. That's an idea whose time has passed. Way passed.

At statehood, only elites considered seeking public office. The gente seldom thought they could be considered and, in fact, they were…

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