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Not in my wildest dreams did I realize what a treat was in store for me when I received a call from Dr. A.J. Hashmi inviting me to come by his office to listen to a couple of young men from Pakistan play Christian music.

The Major League Baseball regular season ended last week, and with the Texas Rangers on the outside of the playoffs looking in, the team has played its final game in Globe Life Park, its home for more than 20 years.

I was perusing social media last weekend when I stumbled across a friend’s post making disparaging remarks about Greta Thunberg, the 16-year-old Swiss environmental activist who’s been vocal in the global climate change conversation. The post, I’m assuming, was meant to be humorous, and the …

I usually read at least a couple of books at a time, in addition to browsing around the internet. I have a book on my bedside table and a book in my purse, almost always.

It was a mixed bag for the Dallas Cowboys on Sunday night. Between miscues by seemingly every member of the Cowboys’ offense, coupled with some truly stalwart defense from the New Orleans Saints, it seemed like absolutely nothing went right for the team on offense.

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Payless ShoeSource. GameStop. Family Dollar. With Forever 21 now joining the growing list of closing brick-and-mortar retail stores, global research firm Coresight Research warns the nation is on course to see 12,000 store closures by the end of 2019 as a result of changing consumer tastes, …

Lunchtime discussion Tuesday with my fellow Kiwanians took a political turn as we talked about today’s youth and their perceived acceptance and misunderstanding of socialism. Amid the usual head shaking of an older generation’s disapproval of a younger generation’s point of view, I chimed in…

I am ready for fall already, I am ready for cooler days, I am ready to walk out of the house in the morning and stop for a moment in the doorway to wonder if maybe I should duck back in and grab a jacket.

What do Saudi drone strikes have to do with Paris, Texas? Well, Lamar County — along with the rest of the country — is seeing a spike in gas prices largely due to “mounting tensions and violence in the Middle East.”

The availability of gainful employment is a major factor for area growth, and industrial diversity can help a community weather economic ups and downs. Although pay, stability and company size differ from industry to industry, it takes a mixture to service the needs of an area's population. …

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.

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 …

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…