As generous as the people are in our community, I am confident the Starks family will soon have running water in their home.
Here are the ages that the top presidential candidates will be on Inauguration Day, 2021: Bernie Sanders, 79; Joe Biden, 78; Donald Trump, 74; and Elizabeth Warren, 71.
After my car wreck three weeks ago, I had to replace my phone with, lets say, a lesser model. I need a workhorse for my smartphone, otherwise I’m sunk at my job.
No matter what you do, you would change professions if it wasn’t fun for you on some level.
A good journalist reports the news as it happens, and works to provide the answers to the questions readers want to know about the incident in question. We call it “The Five Ws.”
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.
"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.
It is often said that a person’s worth can be measured not in how much they have, but in how much they give of themselves. And if this is the case, the people of Lamar County are worth a whole lot.
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.
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…
It’s hard to believe it’s already been 14 years together, but I still find myself marveling at my wife Krystle, her strength and her determination not to multiple sclerosis determine what she can and cannot do.
If the members of the Texas House are still on Speaker Dennis Bonnen's side after they know just what he said to a political activist in a secretly recorded meeting, he'll keep his job. It comes down to trust.
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.
The fact is, barring some extraordinary event that no one can predict, the 2020 presidential race will be between President Trump and a Democratic challenger.
Animal Farm was right, the hogs are taking over, well, on Twitter at least.
Get your checkbooks out — it’s bargain time. The average price of a Manhattan apartment has dropped from $1.2 million to $1.1 million.
It is far beyond semantics that we the people of this wonderful republic have been entangled in a modifier — a modifier that has once again claimed one of the highest tolls of life and injury in our history.
It is far past time for our public officials to stop sending their “thoughts and prayers” to the victims and survivors of these kinds of gun violence. It is time for them to do the jobs they were elected to do.
If you do the math yourself, and still find yourself agreeing with those who would compromise any of the 10 amendments in the Bill of Rights, you’d better be fully prepared to soon lose all the rest.
I grieve with others across Texas this week. I hope that our leaders can pull together, not apart. And I hope Congress makes strides in bipartisan cooperation and leads our nation forward in the aftermath of another tragedy.
My heart hurt, reading this 40-year-old letter. I wondered if I wrote back. I hoped he was doing well.
If the Cowboys can stay healthy and live up to their potential, they are certainly on the short list of teams who can realistically make it that far.
The antidote is not in a political ticket, but the way we live our lives.
President Donald Trump on Monday suggested the "marrying" of immigration reform to background check legislation in response to the mass shootings in El Paso and Dayton, Ohio, during the weekend. Would you support this action?
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.
Republicans believe employees are capable of exercising their freedom to choose employment knowing full well what benefits may be offered.
Republicans claim to favor local control, except when local control somehow limits the profit of big business.
Hopefully, others in the community will become excited about this new adventure and join me in helping the Paris, Texas Film Office get off the ground with a donation of any size.
Byron York is chief political correspondent for The Washington Examiner.Twenty Democratic presidential candidates debated Tuesday and Wednesday night. It was the last time voters will see some of them on a debate stage.
We have all learned that the division of labor in a modern marriage (or any kind of relationship) is a touchy issue. The work/life balance has to be worked out at home, too, not just at the office.
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.
I hate to admit it, but I did listen to recent congressional hearings, and no matter how much lipstick you try to smear on it, the take-away was quite clear. There is a predetermined, nefarious action afoot, desperately seeking a justification.
This deal could be of assistance in addressing the migrant flow. However, it’s still unclear if Guatemala can handle such an agreement, or if they’re even willing to.
Was mother wren gone while her three children were hauled down to the workshop? Did she return to the tree and find her house and offspring missing?
Writing about science interests me when it is done well, and that is why Bernd Heinrich’s book “Mind of the Raven” has proved fascinating.
Can you imagine losing count of your kids? It could be quite easy if your home was as open as Karen Quinn’s.
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…
Allow me to start with a blunt observation: Social media is to society what cigarettes are to the human body — a cancer. And even though we know it’s killing us, we just can’t — or worse, won’t — stop.
We’ve got some pretty fantastic young people in this area, and last week was their week for recognition.
A political activist accused Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen of trying to undermine the campaigns of 10 members of his own party, an allegation that — true or not — could ruin the goodwill Bonnen built up in a successful legislative session earlier this year.
Some people have a burning desire to leave this world better than they found it. Such is the case with Richard Manning.
Al Franken, the Minnesota Democrat and former “Saturday Night Live” star forced out of the Senate in late 2017 by #MeToo allegations, is back in the news.
"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…
Summer is still with us, but looking at the calendar, idly counting the days until we can all reasonably expect the advent of cooler weather, I realized I was looking at a notation for the opening of Paris Community Theatre’s first show of the 2019-20 season.
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.
Diplomacy with a backbone could make all the difference in ending the “chicken-or-the-egg” cycle we seem to be stuck in with Iran. Perhaps we have the opportunity to define the U.S. time slot in Iran’s millennia.