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Spiders have assumed functional command of the front porch, most of the yard, the car port and the vehicles within it. The orb weavers have the high ground, the garden weavers own the eaves spaces, the funnel webbers are the default masters of anything left too long on ground or bench, and the wandering wolfs patrol the rest.

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"When you speak Spanish, people tell you ‘Wow, that’s so good. Congratulations.’ When I speak Spanish, I’m told ‘Speak English.’ The only difference is the color of my skin,” a friend of mine told me last week.

Plenty of professional athletes can be divas or draw attention to themselves unnecessarily with some being more obnoxious than others. However, one pro athlete in particular takes the cake in the annoying department with his recent antics.

In the wake of the shootings, while at a premiere of a new project of hers, Oprah Winfrey suggested we need to explore a “new religion” of storytelling. The Knights have the right idea though: Celebrate saintly living. 

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It's never been easier getting your food delivered or groceries prepared. Among local services are DoorDash for food delivery, Instacart for grocery delivery, and Walmart's and Kroger's grocery pickup services. The services are meant to free up time otherwise spent waiting in lines or shoppi…

Pastor Lonny Parson will be missed by those left behind, including the many touched by his ministry, first at Powderly Baptist Church, then Faithway Country Church in Rufe, Oklahoma, Victory Baptist Church in Paris and lastly Honey Grove Cowboy Church.

I’m often asked why it is I love newspapers? In more than a decade of meeting print schedules, covering city councils and writing features on every-day people, my answer has never changed: I love building a community.

Recently, I took a fresh look at this subject when my youngest sister, Margie, born when I was 17, celebrated her 60th birthday, complete with reminiscences of her birth from all four siblings plus some other members of the extended family.

Someone told me I have misophonia, a condition defined by an aversion to certain sounds. Maybe that’s true, but that person was a very loud eater, so I tried not to listen to her all that often.

In reviving the rarely used federal death penalty, the U.S. Department of Justice announced Thursday it would use the same lethal drug Texas uses in its executions. Ordering five executions in December and January, U.S. Attorney General William Barr told the federal prisons bureau to adopt a…

"When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news,” Mr. Rogers said to his television neighbors, “my mother would say to me, ‘Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.’” Well, Friday after work, I found a lot of helpers.

This week, I was looking through some images I have in the form of color slides, film negatives, prints and digital images. As I was tackling the daunting task of organizing these pictorial records of my outdoor adventures, I often paused and reflected upon the day I snapped the shutter and …

I just bought a new printer for $29 on Amazon. I ordered it yesterday afternoon, and it arrived before noon today. First, how can they sell a wireless printer and copier for only $29? And second, how can they get it to my home in less than 24 hours?

On Pat Mayse we have falling water levels, clearing water, low water temps for this time of the year,  and with the heat index in the triple figures, it makes fishing uncomfortable for us fishermen. Most of our area lakes have about the same conditions, so early and late fishing is more comf…

 I’m not real comfortable driving in Colorado anymore. Simple observation connects affected drivers with their cars, and their driving technique — or lack thereof. Driving while under the influence of any drug, be it pot or alcohol, is by definition impaired judgment.