LETTERS: Saudi scrutiny; Pharr thee well

Saudi scrutiny better late than never

It’s too bad an alleged political assassination finally brought attention and questions to and about the Saudi Arabia regime.

Better late than never.

A better reason would have been its campaign against Yemen, and also its isolation of Qatar. But when countries, especially the United States and the United Kingdom, gain hundreds of millions in arms sales from the Saudis, plus oil and investment, it is difficult to condemn bombing civilians — as in Yemen — or even note the Saudi’s little-examined connection with 9-11.

Eugene “Gene” Novogrodsky, Brownsville

Pharr thee well

I read with the greatest of interest that Mr. Juan Guerra, our Pharr city manager of less than three years, yearned to separate from his at least $250,000 earned annual salary, which this reader of The Monitor confirmed by reading page one, Saturday, Oct. 13, 2018. The city of Pharr’s department of rumor control “chismed” me moments after the Friday Edinburg luncheon, lauding the loss of our Pharr city employees’ boss.

Thank you, Mr. Guerra, for implementing your MBA and CPA prowess, leaving our city finances in fantastic order, but no thank you for condoning conditions causing this elderly citizen to feel officially oppressed and subjected to a very stressed quality of life.

Citizens of Edinburg, please consider enrollment of your newest city manager in one of your state of Texas, Blue Ribbon middle school civics classes to perhaps review and relearn the First, Fifth and 14th Amendments to the Constitution of the United States of America, which will surely reduce the Edinburg citizens just swearing at the possible and probably short tenure as he endeavors to, “look forward to work with the mayor, city council as well as the city employees.”

My last piece of elderly wisdom from my really old, wrinkled mind to Mr. Guerra is to perhaps peruse the Edinburg city organizational chart to please learn who you really work for and are paid by wherever you drift off to.

Kenneth “K.C.” Fletcher, Pharr

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