Unless you’ve been there, you cannot know how challenging poverty can be or what decisions you’d make.
Public employees and the newspapers that cover them have a love-hate relationship. If I’ve learned anything in this job, it’s that public officials, newspapers and their communities are never stronger than when they work together.
Repeated mass shootings can change officials' minds about their policy stances. After recent massacres, Texas politicians and officeholders are talking about guns in new ways.
I heard the front door close, opened it to look out, and saw footprints in the sand, leaves surrounding there about.
Business leaders, gathered in support of the economic engine’s need for autonomy over industrial incentives of less than $400,000, gave a big round of applause when directors voted, without discussion, to name the park in Stalling’s honor.
Who is setting this standard for which the board is demanding the students follow? The board wants at least 55% of Clarksville graduates to have an associate’s degree.
Americans need to know the lengths to which the nation’s law enforcement and intelligence agencies went in pursuit of the theory that Russia and the Trump campaign conspired to fix the presidential election.
Why should I let 18-year-olds who still have plenty of hair make all the money?
There’s been too much going on this week for me to make one cohesive column, so I offer some random thoughts.
I believe this bylaw issue will eventually end up in front of the City Council. Please contact your City Council person and ask them to not change the PEDC bylaws.
I understand some veterans’ frustration with the VA services now. VA facilities need to work with local medical facilities to assist veterans that have trouble traveling to VA medical facilities.
County and Paris Fire Department officials should reach a one-year agreement, call it a test run, so county residents don’t have to hope that should their house catch fire, it will do so at night when the most number of volunteers will be available.
Today is the 18th day of September, a month in which we here in Paris see, on average, about 4 and a half inches of rain. So far this month, we have had no measurable rain — zero, zip, nada, squat.
In any deal with the devil, no matter what was said during the negotiations, you will always be the junior partner, and as soon as you become inconvenient, you will inevitably discover what the last batch — in the last century — learned the hard way.
Mr. O’Connor has 100 college professors that think President Donald Trump is corrupt. I can find 100 professors that are against motherhood and apple pie.
Just read where the City Council gave Atmos Energy the right to raise its rate. When will the people get a break?
Well, folks, I decided to make things official and sign up for a race. I’m running a half marathon in December, and I’m happy (?) about it.
Peter put coffee in the coffeemaker, pressed the “start” button and only then did he take a good look at the bag. “DECAF” it read. “Oh no!”
Mr. O’Rourke, who would have you believe his name is Beto, has laid out in the open what the Democrats will take away from you first.
If Trump wanted to “profit” from his position as president, he could simply accept the $400,000 presidential salary he has refused rather than concerning himself with $136 per night hotel stays.
On paper, the Dallas Cowboys have one of the best offenses in the entire NFL. And though the season is still young, the team’s offense has performed up to those expectations thus far.
AURIESVILLE, New York — "This ... is a cri de coeur, a cry from the heart,” writes Bishop Robert Barron in his “Letter to a Suffering Church.” “I am a lifelong Catholic, and I’ve been a priest for 33 years and a bishop for four years. I have dedicated my life to the Church. The sexual abuse …
Health insurance does not equal health care. How care is paid for is the challenge, not access to care.
Universal health care is in the best interest of Texas. Affordable health care is a top priority for voters.
As vaping falls under a federal spotlight while health authorities look into hundreds of breathing illnesses reported in people who have used e-cigarettes and other vaping devices, states have or are considering enacting statewide bans of flavored vaping products. Do you support bans, such a…
As a father of five, I appreciate the desire to protect children from the ways of the world, but I view in-game purchases as an opportunity to teach my children how to be financially responsible.
There are many people this week deserving of a thumbs up...
Add a word to the Republican vocabulary in Texas: November. After two decades of GOP dominance, the party's candidates are still winning, but they can't safely assume that they've got an election in the bag after they win the GOP's March primaries.
There’s not a more fun way to contribute than by helping decide who gives the most entertaining karaoke performance Saturday afternoon. See you at Paris Ford Mercury and join me for a corn dog.
A Trump defeat, should there be one, would be the result of Trump himself, and not his GOP opponents. Separately or as a whole, today’s challengers are simply not on the level of the Kennedys, Reagan or Buchanan.
It is no coincidence that six sitting Republican representatives from Texas are retiring rather than having to defend their support of Trump.
"Unsexy” as local government stories are, they are part of what the founding fathers had in mind when they discussed an “educated electorate."
The AP report also would have you believe that you might go to a gun show and that some dealers could sell you a firearm without the required paperwork and attendant background check. Wrong.
It seems to be taking an awfully long time to remodel the guest bathroom, but that’s partly my fault. Apparently you can’t just put a shower anywhere you want because they have to move the pipes. And moving the pipes is very expensive.
It’s been 18 years since an act of violence changed this nation forever. Nineteen men hijacked airplanes in our skies, and then terrorized a nation while claiming the lives of 2,977 others.
It’s been 19 years since the 9/11 attacks on America, and I for one am still drawn to the subject as I am to very few others.
The San Francisco Board of Supervisors has voted to declare the National Rifle Association a terrorist organization. Wow!
I suggest that we go to school vouchers and let the parents pick the school for their children. Then and only then will we have true accountability and competition.
Ex-White House press secretary Sarah Sanders made her debut on Fox News this week, another person through the revolving door between journalism and politics.
I told my husband, Peter, that our marriage was like stew — and that’s a good thing.
As human nature has it, we like to complain but sometimes forget to compliment.
I was not too thrilled after draft night concluded with my usual Fantasy Football group from college. We changed the draft from a traditional snake style to an auction style draft. The draft was held in Dallas last Tuesday at 7:30 p.m. per my request because I was out covering a volleyball m…
Though there will technically be 10 teams with a shot at winning the World Series when the season ends later this month, there are realistically only three teams that could hoist the trophy in October.
"Honor Your (Foster) Mothers and Fathers” is a new report by Naomi Schaefer Riley, published by the American Enterprise Institute. Riley has made it her business over the past few years to become an expert in foster care and adoption.
I would like to take the time to publicly thank Chris Dux, Jerry Dudley, Rod McCoy and others that have responded to the statements of Gary O’Connor, chairperson of the local Democrat party.
School officials, city leaders and entities like the Paris Economic Development Corp. work to create a bright future for Paris, Lamar County and the surrounding area. How confident or pessimistic are you about the likelihood that Paris will be a great place to live, work and raise children i…
The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention is now investigating. Until it can determine what’s causing the illnesses, the consensus is people should stay away from vaping.
No matter what the day brings — complaint or compliment — I feel fortunate to have found my purpose, my why. I’m fortunate to have a family that supports me in answering this calling.
Gov. Greg Abbott’s declaration that words are inadequate and must be met with action signals a turn from politics to policy. He’s better, historically speaking, at the former.
It didn’t take long to realize the impact this man is having as he assists Paris Fire Chief Michael Vogel and Fire Marshal Clyde Crews, along with city building department official John Ankrum, in taking code enforcement to a new level.
Tucked within the little book of Ephesians in the New Testament, there is a little picture painted: People of faith suited up in our protective gear against “the cosmic powers of darkness.”