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How Can They?

RECEIVED Tue., Nov. 29, 2016

Dear Editor,
    Texas state law, notably the Revised Uniform Anatomical Gift Act, allows for the gifting of fetal tissue or stillborns to science. How can Texas Health and Human Services violate state law with their new rules? [See "State Health Department Makes Fetal Tissue Rule Final," News, Nov. 28.]
All the best,
Jennifer Banister

Pretty Creepy

RECEIVED Mon., Nov. 28, 2016

Dear Editor,
    I read with interest about Sheri Gallo's alleged misuse of her city email address ["Sheri Gallo's Darned Emails," News, Nov. 25]. I contributed a whopping $50 to a PAC that opposes Sheri Gallo, and my name and physical address, along with those of others who contributed to the PAC, are listed in an email (which I have seen) that she sent to supporters. While she's well within her rights to disagree with our PAC, and this information is public, it feels pretty creepy to be targeted in this way.
Mary Closmann Kahle

No Thanks for COA

RECEIVED Mon., Nov. 28, 2016

Dear Editor,
    The day before Thanksgiving, I got off the #17 Cap Metro bus at Cesar Chavez and Red River on my way to visit the Travis County Health and Human Services offices in the old Palm School Building at 100 N. I-35. This is the only bus stop which serves this office. I discovered that a multistory high-rise under construction on that corner has the only sidewalk to the building closed. I had to walk at great peril in the gutter of Cesar Chavez to get there. No person with a physical disability could do so. On my return trip I took a chance that there would be a sidewalk on Driskill Street, one block south of Cesar Chavez. There was, along with many visible signs directing the partygoers from Rainey Street on how to get around the blocked sidewalk. But there are no signs directing poor, sick, and disabled people on how to get from the bus stop to the Health and Human Services building! And on a street named for Cesar Chavez! Shame on you City of Austin!
Philip Drexler
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