Letters

Posted on 04 Jan 2007 at 6:10pm

Thanks for story on TCC

Just a quick note of thanks to David Webb and Dallas Voice for the terrific article in Sept. 28 issue of the Voice (“TCC prepares to enter the next “‘Generation’”).

I appreciate David’s time, his writing and his interest in the Turtle Creek Chorale.

Dr. Jonathan Palant, artistic director,
Turtle Creek Chorale

Thanks for story on Vi Johnson

Thank you for Dallas Voice’s coverage of the Vi Johnson Library and its inclusion at this year’s Beyond Vanilla event (“Queen of Kink,” Dallas Voice, Sept. 28). The National Leather Association-Dallas spent a lot of time and money to bring this exhibit to our community and your article helped spread the word.

A big part of our mission is education, and this extensive collection of rare material was a perfect fit for our organization. Without the publicity we received, many people might not have known of the existence of this valuable resource. We had several people using the library during the week it was on display at the John Thomas Center and at Beyond Vanilla for research projects that could not have happened without access to such material.

Thank you on behalf of the leather community and NLA-Dallas.

Hardy Haberman, co-chair,
NLA-Dallas

What a mess

Wow. What a mess in Dallas. I heard about the indictments of state and former city officials all the way in D.C.

I was stunned as I waited in a doctor’s lounge for my appointment. It was a personal embarrassment to see my beloved Texas on the newscast about Terri Hodge and former city council people being indicted.

It will be a personal letdown if Terri is found guilty. She has been a longtime community leader and friend.

All people are innocent until proven guilty in court. However, I am firm believer that we have to hold public officials to a higher calling or standard.

I am well aware that some will paint this whole issue as a race issue. Whether you are black, white, Republican or Democrat, dirty politicians and corrupt business dealings have to be investigated and dealt with in the light of day. Greed and corruption will tear any community apart if allowed to prosper.

Dallas has a new mayor and the majority of the council is new. The best is yet to come for the city. The majority of Dallas business people and politicians are good honest people.

It is my prayer and hope that this messy incident is a sign of the past. It is a new day in Dallas. I know that Dallas will be healthier and stronger on the other side of this messy issue.

Pete Webb
Washington, D.C.

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This article appeared in the Dallas Voice print edition October 5, 2007

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