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Your Turn: Dec. 8

December 8, 2018

Local control?Re: “Lawsuit targets release of migrants,” front page, Dec. 1:Here we go again. Our Republican leaders in Austin are once again telling local communities how we should govern ourselves. They are certain they can do a better job of governing our community than we unsophisticated taxpayers.And to add insult to injury, this person, Attorney General Ken Paxton, has pending felonious charges of his own and is being so pious in chastising San Antonio for not following the letter of the law.Jesse OrtizRules brokenRe: “Bush was more,” Your Turn, Wednesday:Bill Kriz states that the editorial staff “dislikes Republicans,” and he is critical of the paper’s coverage of former President George H.W. Bush’s death.I challenge Mr. Kriz to read the Editorial Board’s recommendations for the 2018 midterm elections, where he will find a number of Republican endorsements.Mr. Kriz feels that the paper isn’t allowed to “break the rules.” Look no further than the endorsement of Greg Abbott for governor and Beto O’Rourke for senator — is that not “breaking the rules”?Mark Angel SmithA real leaderAt this time in our nation’s history, we should all take a moment to reflect on what it looks like when a leader puts faith, family and service to others first. We should reaffirm our beliefs as individuals, and as a people, that our true success in life will be measured not by our accumulation of personal wealth and power but rather by our care for others.God bless you, George H.W. Bush.Roy E. Elizondo, Fair Oaks RanchFund this needCan anyone explain to me why they have spent millions on San Pedro Creek, to make it another River Walk, and we can’t get money to fix Live Oak Slough, which actually does flood Von Ormy when it rains?Might be time to sue Bexar County.Charlie Brown,Von Ormy

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