Cities and the county need to continue licensing plumbers

The Texas Legislature has voted no longer to require plumbers to be licensed. However, cities and counties still can require and track licensing of plumbers.

Bryan-College Station and Brazos County must continue the licensing requirement to ensure the safety of residents in our area. I also recommend that plumbers' trucks be required to display the license number.

Since the new no-license requirement takes effect Sept. 1, the city councils need to deal with this problem ASAP.

ELIZABETH TEBEAUX

College Station

Appreciated all the articles highlighting area educators

Throughout the month of May, I thoroughly enjoyed reading the daily articles called "Teacher Appreciation" on The Eagle's front page. They profiled teachers in recognition of National Teacher Appreciation Month.

What an informative, delightful, series to feature talented, dedicated and diverse educators throughout our community. We are indeed blessed!

This series provided a refreshingly positive glimpse of the daily news while highlighting well deserved individuals.

Kudos to The Eagle.

ANN BUSCH

College Station

It is a wonderful service law enforcement does at funerals

Each time I am in, or see, a funeral procession, I cannot help but be grateful to our law enforcement officers for providing the funeral escort. This is a wonderful service that they provide and I thank them for it.

CATHERINE BARZAK

Bryan

support for the Longhorn bicyclists was appreciated

On behalf of the Brazos Valley Texas Exes and the Texas 4000 (Ozarks Route) bicyclists, I want to express our appreciation to Fuddruckers, the Bryan Kettle staff, KAGS, KBTX, Constable Donald Lampo and his deputy constables, The Eagle, and many others for their recent, annual, generous and continued assistance in making once again Bryan-College Station as one of these cyclists' more memorable stops on their 70-day, 4,000-mile ride to Alaska this summer.

Thanks for playing your part in helping these wonderful, dedicated and sacrificing young people's fight against cancer "every mile of the way."

O.E. "Ed" ELMORE

College Station