Fresh local news in paper
How refreshing to open the paper today(Friday) to read a story on the front page reporting an incident that happened late in the afternoon the previous day. Really current news. I hope others are noticing that since publisher Rita Haldeman has been on the job, Lisa Trow is able to report local news! Thank you.
Patsy Ann Reed
Lawyers on film too lengthy
We have lived in Huntsville for over 16 years and one of the things we really liked was all the local news in the newspaper. It was very interesting and gave us a refreshing glimpse into living in a small town after our many years in Houston. Lately, Huntsville doesn’t seem to have much going on in the way of worthy local news in the Item. By the time I read the headline articles, ‘Best Bets’, comics, obits, glance through the sale items and the ‘Dear Mitchell and Sugar‘ questions and answers, there isn’t much left to read about. I read the first lengthy article about the lawyers and their favorite films. The second was even longer and I wondered how this was news. We can get a lot of legal speak on TV from all the mayhem in the rest of the world.
Now, I know much more than I ever thought possible about what Hollywood films our local lawyers like, and being good lawyers, they know the terminology and how court cases are won and lost. How that gives a reader local news of Huntsville leaves me wondering why we are still getting The Item! Surely, there is something happening in Huntsville that will fill up a column or two in the newspaper instead of rehashing the contents of Hollywood films with more than half a page two days in a row! We all know Hollywood puts its spin on plots and actors, and movies seem to always end right. Really, wouldn’t a local news item be more interesting to the majority of your readers?
Transmission deal good for Texas
Chambers and businesses fight hard for economic development and investment in our community — especially in Southeast Texas where we have a great track record. The Public Utility Commission of Texas is considering a proposal by Entergy Texas to unbundle its high-voltage transmission business and put it in the hands of the transmission-only utility ITC Holdings Corp. Inc. would invest hundreds of millions of dollars bringing the Texas electricity backbone up to the top of industry standards. We need to do all we can to stay competitive in our region. The ITC transmission deal would be good for Texas.
Dale and Donna Story
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