By Chris Lane
By Jeff Balke
By Aaron Reiss
By Angelica Leicht
By Dianna Wray
By Aaron Reiss
By Camilo Smith
By Craig Malisow
I have the utmost respect for each and every one of those ladies. I am sure that their feelings where [sic] hurt when the cover of your magazine stated in big, bold letters: "A Little FLESH, A Little DANCE, Little SEQUINS on Your Pants." That is degrading to say the least. How about a headline like, "ROLE MODELS, PRO DANCERS AND HARD WORKING LADIES WITH MORE THAN ONE JOB." I'm sure each of those ladies has a career, along with spending all of their free time practicing and dancing at games. I danced as a WORLD FAMOUS KILGORE COLLEGE RANGERETTE, and I know how time consuming and demanding something like this must be. It takes self-discipline and initiative, qualities that many people in today's world are unfamiliar with.
I believe that those dancers deserve a public apology for leading your readers to believe that they are trashy and sleezy [sic]. If they are good enough to dance for the Rockets, they are good enough to dance professionally anywhere their heart desires ... it's surely not a "last chance to dance professionally."
Please consider writing more positive and uplifting articles when the group your [sic] covering is so deserving. I know that several of those ladies are public school teachers, trying to service the public in a positive and productive manner, unlike this article would lead people to believe. I wouldn't doubt that Megan Halverson wished she could be in their place. This article gave you four pages to help fill your paper at 14 ladies' expense.
Editor's reply: Just one question, Annette. Did they teach spelling at WORLD FAMOUS KILGORE COLLEGE?
But Now Lanier Will Confiscate Their Cole-Haans
I read with great interest Jim Simmon's putdown of Kingwood residents and their fight to stave off annexation ["Nature's Call," December 19]. Put yourself in their Cole-Haans, Jimbo: higher taxes for fewer and less extensive city services. What a deal! I can't believe they tried to pass that up. A local car dealer can charge them for an El Dorado, promise them an Impala and give them a Geo. Bet they'll be knocking down the dealership door once they find out.
What does the word "overprivileged" mean (Word Perfect 7.0 doesn't recognize it)? Is it a synonym for "working hard to achieve"? Not likely. Sounds to me your word more likely means "inherited too much money."
If there are more than a handful of "overprivileged" people in Kingwood, I'd be surprised. Most of them are (were) living the American Dream and paid the price for it: a lot of hard work ... and a long daily commute.
Maybe You Should Run for Mayor, Too
The name for Rob Mosbacher's band is quite similar to that of our band, Hot Flash, for which we have a DBA ["Straight Outta West U," The Insider, by Tim Fleck, December 12]. Depending on the quality of his band, it could bring us business, or take it away. In any event, it is likely to cause confusion.