Congratulations to Pettit

Congratulations to my friend Burle Pettit for receiving the Mary Ann Edwards Professional Communicator Award from the Lubbock chapter of the Association for Women in Communication. Burle entertained and informed readers from the South Plains and beyond with his writings and has been influencing journalism and journalists for decades.

I am delighted to see him honored. Kudos also to The Lubbock Avalanche-Journal for honoring Burle for this latest recognition in a large ad in Sunday’s newspaper.

-- Randy Sanders, North Las Vegas, Nev.


Celebrate the right way

I’m a Tech graduate from 1965 and I heard about the “car and burning incidents in Lubbock.” As a past President of Saddle Tramps, our organization was formed to stop this kind of nonsense. Celebration is good. Destruction is bad. I hope all of you under-graduate and graduate students realize we are an excellent institution which has values and behavior above and beyond the norm. Behave yourselves as civil and gentle persons should. Go Tech!

-- Mike Horridge, San Antonio


City's gates guarded

A letter writer in your April 8 edition criticized a preacher at First Baptist Church in Dallas for stating that "even Heaven has walls" during an interview on Fox news. The pastor was referring to our southern border wall The letter writer goes on to say "Apparently some parts of Mr. Jeffress' Bible have been redacted", and she added that the wall that surrounds the New Jerusalem has 12 gates (Rev 21:12). What she fails to mention is that there is an angel at each gate, also Rev 21:12. The reason any city had gates around it was to allow entrance to those who either belonged to the city or those who would be beneficial to the city. Those cities also had guards at those gates to restrict who would enter, just as the angels at the gates of the New Jerusalem guard the gates so that "Nothing impure will ever enter it, nor will anyone who does what is shameful or deceitful, but only those whose names are written in the Lamb’s book of life" (Rev 21:27). As Jesus states in Matthew 22:14, "Many are called, but few are chosen".

-- Buzz Barton, Lubbock