Practicing 'Civic Pride'

RECEIVED Wed., Jan. 17, 2007

Dear Editor:
    Houston's Josh Krause [“Postmarks,” Jan. 12] needs to stop making assumptions and start asking those of us in neighborhood associations surrounding Northcross to discover exactly why we are campaigning vividly and vociferously against Wal-Mart. If he had spent time wandering around our neighborhoods, he would have noticed countless anti-Wal-Mart signs in spite of someone's cowardly efforts to remove them. We campaign because we don't want our local business enterprises to disappear under Wal-Mart's cynical practices, we don't want hundreds of delivery trucks thundering through our already congested cross sections at Burnet and West Anderson, we don't want 24-hour traffic crowding our dense neighborhoods. And we are working house by house, street by street, and business by business, to encourage everyone to get involved. Josh mentioned the need for "devout civic pride.” Well, that's exactly what we're practicing here, Josh!
Pamela Ellen Ferguson
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