The American education system is flawed, and it’s not doing for students what it should. But there are other areas of it we should fix — funding, infrastructure, unnecessary testing — before we scrap the A-F grade system.
When Texas advertisers spend their money with Facebook and Google, they’re propping up California’s economy. But when they spend their money with local companies, their dollars support local jobs.
The 2020 elections are a test of whether Democratic hopes and Republican fears — borne of the close finishes in the 2018 elections — are justified. The UT/TT Poll results on that question offer some clues.
Now, as Barr seeks to shine a light on how the investigation machine revved up, we suddenly hear concerns about the costs of such probes.
I remember being intrigued as a boy by the idea that there might be other worlds out there, including some with intelligent life.
Alton Brown says if you sub in more than two ingredients in a recipe, then you’re not cooking the dish you’re supposed to. You’re cooking something else and shouldn’t be surprised if it turns out wrong.
Back in the days when American dads were building fallout shelters in their basements and backyards, I always wondered where we would put our garbage during a thermonuclear war.
Sadly, I missed the Monday deadline. So here’s the supplemental weekly (Thursday news dump) update from campaign headquarters here at The Paper Radio.
Roads, not politics, will likely be the influencing factor that sway local voters, and candidates would be wise to listen to them.
I have been reading a book that has fit right in with the chill in the air and the lack of sunshine. I picked up “The Big Book of Texas Ghost Stories” a few months ago, and added it to my stack of books to be read.
If a Rockwall-sized municipal edifice wants to bring business — and therefore tax revenue — into their communities, they need to be prepared to offer the businesses in question a good reason to do so.
Well, folks, this week marks my final column in The Paris News. Much to my family’s happiness, I am moving home to North Carolina next week to start a new gig as a crime reporter.
The collapse occurred after I’d been coming only a couple of weeks. While I have not always been a regular churchgoer, I thought this was kind of an over-the-top response to my unexpected appearance in church.
As for “fiasco,” it comes from an Italian word for “bottle,” a cousin of the English word “flask” descended from the medieval Latin flasco. How exactly bottles relate to dramatic failures remains a bit of a mystery, however.
The mission — which is basically a retreat over a few days — came just weeks before the start of the 40-day season of Lent, which prepares hearts for the celebration of Easter.
Some American schools are ditching the letter grade system — that is A through F — in favor of a system where students are either "exceeding, meeting, developing or emerging," according to a recent iHeartRadio-Houston report. Proponents say traditional report cards are ineffective in communi…
The community can’t fully address a problem it doesn’t know exists, and it’s going to take a lot of effort to find the right solutions. Fortunately, the discussion has already begun. Won’t you join in?
Anytime a news report gets a lot of attention, especially online, there are questions about it. Following such a report this past week, I’m going to share the process behind the story in hopes of answering those questions.
A longstanding economic development incentive tied to local sales taxes has run into a hurdle, as voters find out some of their local dollars are ending up in faraway localities. Blame the internet.
One in four children in Lamar County lives in poverty, a statistic shared this week at a gathering of business people and educators dedicated to helping those children in our local schools.
The Democrats who impeached President Donald Trump knew they did not have a prayer of removing him from office. But they also knew impeachment might have another effect — to weaken the president and reduce his chances of winning reelection in November.