Dear editor:

On January 20, Associated Press, via the Corpus Christi Caller Times, published the names of some companies with local stores which have announced that they will no longer carry products made or distributed by Republicans – most recently any My Pillow products. Bed Bath & Beyond, Kohl’s, Wayfair online, and HEB and more have adopted this corporate policy. I spoke with HEB corporate offices and was told their attorneys are “working on a response.” The Rockport HEB store manager told me his location does not and has not carried My Pillow products anyway.

Cancel/censor are the opposite of freedom. It seems to me that if these stores don’t want Republican suppliers, then they wouldn’t want any Republican customers either. Maybe there should be signs at the store entrances.

Linda Rodino

Dear editor:

I want to add my voice to William page’s letter of Jan. 23, 2021. As an elderly person with a severe respiratory ailment, I am increasingly frustrated and annoyed by the lack of information about the local availability of vaccines and I have been actively searching since mid-December.

Nobody knows anything; HEB never gets the vaccine. Then we learn, after the fact, that a Family Planning Clinic got it for their patients, and there was a drive-thru event at the (Fulton) Convention Center.

Really? And I’ll bet Judge Mills and mayor Rios got theirs!

Meanwhile, folks in Nueces County are gearing up for their second shot. Only a chance encounter with my Ward 3 representative got me the information about the county’s waitlist. We should not have to have political connections or psychic powers to get this vaccine.

Thank you for printing this letter.

Louise Herrmann

Dear editor:

On Saturday; 1/15/21, I invited a lovely lady friend from Mandeville, La. to tour The History Center of Aransas County and Piecemakers by the Bay Quilt Guild’s latest exhibit with me for a change of pace activity.

“Quilting During a Pandemic” was indeed an excellent title for this functional, historical, colorful and fun showing. Some of the quilts brought to mind my Mississippi grandmother’s handmade treasures made for warmth while Ms. Jane said her Mother’s keepsakes were represented. The “artwork” of the modern day quilters are the colorful and fun part which could be frame-able in my humble opinion!

Turn off Net Flicks, the housework can wait; treat yourself and friends to This playful outing!! Did I mention the quilt to be raffled is too wonderful??

Stay well and cozy everyone!

Rita Gilbert

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