Regarding "Texas isn't worth braggin' about" (Feb. 7, Editorial): You indicated that Texas is last in mental health and workers compensation coverage and first in executions, the number of uninsured residents, toxic releases, weather.
I would like to comment on your examples. California spends more per pupil than Texas but still has a poor rating. California has spent billions keeping convicted killers alive since 1978; would actually executing the killers be a bad thing?
California has bad drought conditions and they will only get worse. And earthquakes. And, lest, we forget, California has been under liberal Democratic control for decades and is billions in debt. Texas is not.