LETTERS: LNG in the Valley; national security; bikes in the park

Making a move to the Valley for LNG

My wife and I are setting our sights on moving our family from Central Texas to the lower Rio Grande Valley. We’re drawn to the public schools, the relaxed lifestyle, the outdoors and the water. We support the proposed Rio Grande LNG project because we recognize the economic benefits and job opportunities it will generate for our family and many others.

Currently, I manage a construction materials manufacturing facility in the Hill Country and would like to do similar work on the construction of this $17 billion LNG facility. My wife dreams of opening a small restaurant, which would benefit from the influx of new residents and workers drawn to the area.

We’re planning to put down roots, buy a home and enroll our young children in the local public schools. We’re looking forward to joining the community and to being among the local residents who will benefit from the economic growth that Rio Grande LNG will bring.

Kieth and Maygensin Witt, Georgetown, Texas

Not in national security advisors’ DNA to leak info

Jake Longoria’s letter, “Country better off with Brennan security clearance revoked,” troubles me a lot.

Former national security advisors do not leak classified information! This is not in their DNA! Generally, a current administration reaches out for their input/expertise making this so vital for the good of our country.

Security clearances should not be revoked based on one’s politics. President Trump exercises his freedom of speech through Twitter, why shouldn’t anybody else also use it?

Less sarcasm and rudeness should be a good practice in one’s daily life!

Mary Martinez, McAllen

Kudos to refuge for allowing bikes in the park

We are “Winter Texans” and appreciate the Santa Ana National Wildlife Refuge’s efforts and plan to allow bicycles within the park again. We have been leaders for a seniors bicycle group in Mission for more than 10 years, and Santa Ana was always one of the best of our weekly rides.

I’m sure this also was the case for all the other bicycle groups in the area. Our group includes senior riders from all parts of the U.S. and also Canada, who are trying their best to stay active and at the same time support and enjoy the area.

Many of our members with their friends also revisit the refuge on their own several times each winter. On our organized rides we are always respectful of other people, wildlife and their environment. Although, few Winter Texans can attend the scheduled public meetings in August, when we return to the Valley, we will be in contact with the staff at the refuge in November to learn more about this.

Again, thanks to the park organization for their plans to reinstate bicycles in the park.

Doug Scoville, Lunenburg, Nova Scotia

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