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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…

Honey Grove ISD's Board of Trustees is considering a new policy that would require students to turn their cellphones off during class and meal times. Honey Grove High School Principal Tammy Mariani favors the measure, saying as hard as teachers try to monitor what students are doing, student…

Everything has to be paid for by somebody, some way. In the case of the free tuition, the money comes from publicly owned lands leased out for oil and gas production and grazing of livestock.

Texas remains one of the few states that maintains a system of partisan judicial selection. A tweet by Gov. Greg Abbott earlier this year signaled his willingness to support "an independent judiciary free from politics." Although Republicans continue to dominate the state's judiciary, Democr…

The Region C water board argues the growing Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex needs water, and it has continued to keep the controversial proposed Marvin Nichols reservoir in its 2022 water plan. Region D water board is steadfast in its opposition of the proposed reservoir that would cover parts o…

The Transportation Department is moving to relax federal regulations that require truckers to pull over, a long sought goal of the trucking industry. Interest groups that represent motor carriers and truck drivers have lobbied for revisions they say would make the rigid “hours of service” ru…

Iran on June 20 shot down an unmanned $100 million U.S. drone it said invaded its airspace. The U.S. government said the drone was over international airspace. President Donald Trump said the U.S. was "cocked and loaded" to strike back, but upon learning 150 people would likely die he called…

A Federal Reserve survey in late May found that 40% of American adults wouldn't be able to cover a $400 emergency. A large portion, 27%, said they would need to borrow money or sell something to come up with the $400; 12% said they couldn't cover it all. The study also found 17% of adults ar…

Too many drivers seem to ignore speed limit signs when they're present, let alone when they're not. There are differing default speed limits on Texas roadways lacking a sign, and some Lamar County residents say those limits are too high. According to state law, the speed limit on a state-num…

As Texas' electric demands continue to rise, Northeast Texas is attracting companies looking to set up solar energy farms. Several are currently working with school districts and local governments to reach payment in lieu of taxes, or PILOT, agreements (a tax break in exchange for guaranteed…

Given that the state allows bingo under certain circumstances it defines, video gaming under certain circumstances it defines and the pure game-of-chance lottery it defines, its problem with online fantasy gaming could very well be the government does not get to set the rules or obtain a cut.

I am Isabella Theye. I am 14 years old, and I’m an eighth-grade student at Roxton ISD. I’m sure all of you know by now that next school year Roxton ISD will be history. The plan that is hoped for is for Roxton to be consolidated with Chisum. The only thing with that though, is that both, the Roxton, and the Chisum District, have to vote yes.

Gov. Greg Abbott is calling for the state's first sales tax increase in nearly 30 years, pushing it to 7.25%. That will tie Texas with California for the highest U.S. sales tax. Abbott hopes the new sales tax will help the Legislature deliver on promises of greater public education funding a…

An obscure 1924 statute provides Rep. Richard Neal authority to ask the Treasury Department for President Donald Trump’s tax returns, which must be reviewed in closed session if they are provided without Trump’s consent. White House chief of staff Mick Mulvaney on Sunday said Democrats will …

Income inequality is the measurement of the distribution gap of income between individuals making most of the income in a given population and those making very little. The U.S. census bureau reported that in 2017 those in the top quintile (20 percent) of the population received 51.5 percent…

If it were up to Jesus, the Old Testament and most other sacred sources, serious wealth inequality would not exist. Devout Muslims are required to give 2.5 percent of their accumulated wealth every year. Devout Christians give 10 percent of their income to charity every year.

Women who experience leakage from their bladders or have the “got to go” feeling at inconvenient times are not alone. The problem, though embarrassing for some, is more common — and treatable — than many women realize.

I discovered a few things today. The first being the foam rubber mounting bushings on my grinder motor aren’t supposed to be foam rubber. According to those in the know, those are supposed to be solid rubber and fairly dense. These are not. 

Let’s fund and finish these trails and put them into our state parks system so we can make them all they can be under the aegis of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department, the capable guardian of our natural recreational resources.

There are two diametrically opposed lines of thinking about Trump-Russia special counsel Robert Mueller’s investigation. Which is correct? No one outside the Mueller office knows. There are data points, or at least tea leaves, pointing in all directions. 

I read Charlotte Coyle’s op-ed “Divisive words do not incite unity” in which she called out Republicans asking if they were OK with what she perceived as Robert Black’s equating the Republican Party with God’s will on earth and a call for lock-step unity.

Every June, my brother-in-law Dave, who lives near the river, is in a fishing contest sponsored by a local bar. Dave and his partner, Tim, compete against other teams to see who can catch the most flathead catfish in 15 days.

On Tuesday, Association of Lamar County Republicans President Robert Black published an op-ed in The Paris News. This isn’t the first time he has said some outrageous things in the association’s name; so many twisted statements in fact, I scarcely know where to begin.