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Nothing wrong with loving your country

Just as many of you did, I enjoyed the July 4 celebration at Lake Madison. Having grown up the son of an Air Force enlistee, the Fourth of July always was a serious, special time, given that … more

Supreme Court takes small steps toward liberty

I’ve always enjoyed reading social media posts of my friends and family. It helps me keep up, keep grounded, and touch on things like the political mindset of those in my circle. Last week was a … more

Border angst the problem, not a solution

No child, regardless of race, color, creed, etc., will EVER want to be ripped from its parents, and any sane person would never want to be in the position to make that call. The collective outrage … more

Looking ahead requires special lens

I was having a discussion with a coworker the other day, who was of the younger persuasion, and was unfamiliar with the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the involvement of Lee Harvey … more

Change in attitudes reflect societal ills

I’m like a lot of people these days, getting vicarious kicks reading some of the bizarre and fringe takes on the items of the day that show up on the Internet. One of my favorite sites is … more

Letters to the Editor June 6, 2018

Letter to the Editor: I am profoundly saddened by the election of Tony Leago because, according to his campaign statements, he represents exactly the big city and big government ideas I moved to … more

Level of discourse continues to fall

I only was able to attend circuses when I was older, mostly as escort for my young nieces or for my younger children. The things I would take away from the events is that everything is more … more

Losing a little of our outrage

It was 1974, and I was a boy of 11, living in another country while my father served our country in the U.S. Air Force. Since there was little else to do in the summer months, with baseball … more

Looking ahead while honoring the journey

It’s an adage that has been around pretty much since adages were invented (which was a long time ago, probably): It’s not the destination, but the journey. No journey to my mind is more … more

No options left but to take our lumps

Running a newspaper is a pretty intense business. There’s always a happening, or a piece of information, or a sale, or a great photo, or something of a similar nature that needs to be seen, … more

Letters to the Editor May 9, 2018

Dear Editor: As cofounder and an active participant in Rufus Refuge, a local animal rescue that has rescued 941 cats and dogs in the last two and a half years, I want to address the issue of … more

Cultural appropriation a pointless charge

My heritage is one I’m super proud of, and I’m sure that most of you are, too. As I began a closer inspection of it, I learned what it meant to be Hungarian, and about the past of course. … more

Letters to the Editor May 2, 2018

Dear Editor: I live on the corner of FM 1452 and Highway 21. During the last month, three dogs have shown up here. The first dog appeared around March 31 — a tiny Chihuahua running around on … more

Plenty of political syndromes around

There’s a thing that’s going and growing in the country that you may have heard of — Trump Derangement Syndrome. It’s had other names, such as Bush DS, Palin DS, etc. — pretty much … more

Taxes getting more out of hand

If I hadn’t know the definition before, the phrase “from the ridiculous to the sublime” took on new meaning last week. You probably remember the very serious date last Tuesday, which is … more

Spring in Texas means flowers, taxes

There's something special about springtime in Texas. From ballparks and bluebonnets, to the smell of freshly cut grass just before an April shower; the tug on a line from a spawning largemouth, or … more

Chipping away at the liberty foundation

Here’s another couple of unrelated events that will further erode what little liberty we have left — see if they don’t. In this corner, we have a questionable search warrant served on … more

Both sides wrong in debate approach

Here’s a couple of tales illustrating the shift in discourse in this country, and why I feel that unless we start acting like adults (even the kids), we’re headed for civil unrest the likes … more

Money put in the wrong wishing well

I never could quite understand the phrase, “I just can’t even,” as I always felt it might be incomplete. An event occurred last week that made me keenly aware of what is meant by it, and … more

Fairs teach skills, ways to live

Walking around pretty much anywhere today, the things that used to be seen frequently have changed. Gone are groups of two or three people talking, no kids playing tag or some imaginary … more
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