LETTER TO THE EDITOR September 18, 2019 - 00:00 Posted in: OpinionsLetters to the Editor Confederate float stirs outrage While standing on the courthouse steps on Saturday (Aug. 31), I was appalled to see that the Sons of the Confederacy had a float in the Labor Day parade. This may have been acceptable prior to 1865, but it is not in 2019. Since when did the United States start honoring losers? More importantly, how would our black brothers and sisters feel seeing this symbol of bigotry and hatred? Whoever was responsible for this atrocity should resign or be fired. – Richard E. Redmond Bandera ...PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!