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November 2017 Letters

TCP Talk

Letters and comments from our readers

Special Ranch Hand

The August 2017 issue said that President Lyndon B. Johnson flew to his LBJ Ranch 74 times during his five years in office [Currents, Smoke-Filled Shindigs]. My uncle, Marine Corps Maj. Kenneth Evans Sr., was one of Johnson’s helicopter pilots.

Marcy Evans-Cole | Hempstead
San Bernard EC

Workshop Remedy

Tame the Flame [Recipes, August 2017] recommended wearing rubber gloves when chopping hot peppers. I simply chop them and then go to the garage. I spray my fingers liberally with WD-40 and wipe them down with a paper towel. Then I wash my hands as I normally would. The WD-40 dissolves the oil in the peppers, and soap removes the WD-40. No problem.

Roger Werchan | Conroe
Former Mid-South Synergy

Memories of Fort Hood

The Dawn of Fort Hood [Currents, January 2017] brought back fond memories for my mom. She and my dad married in June 1942 and moved to Killeen, where my dad (Bob Foster) worked at Fort Hood. He was a timekeeper, and because of the size of the property, he was given a horse to ride to ensure that the men who clocked in to work were still working and did not wander off.

Sharon Horine | Brown County
Comanche EC

New London Lesson

A very important result of the tragedy [The New London School Explosion, January 2017] was the establishment of the Texas Engineering Practice Act. The act requires those who engineer public projects (roads, bridges, dams, schools, water supply systems, etc.) to be duly licensed by the state as having the education, experience and ability to design such projects in a way that protects the health, safety and welfare of the public.

Eric Ratzman | Leander
Pedernales EC

Familiar Face

I loved Outlaw Healers [September 2016], about the Milling brothers. My great-grandfather lived in Cisco about that time, and I am sure that they probably met.

The photo of the man is a dead ringer for (a younger) James Keach!

Anita Kemper via Facebook | Coleman
Coleman County EC