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Germany, a large world black coal producer, has closed all black coal mines. They planned this in 2008 with arrangements for cultural upgrades in communities affected; the U.S. government could have been prepared for mine closures like Germany.

Several facts seem evident in Bill Collin’s letter in response to mine criticizing Republican response to the Mueller report: He has obviously not read even the heavily redacted report, nor did he listen to any of the hearings on the report. 

The safety and protection of the children we serve is always our number one priority. Boys & Girls Club of Red River Valley is aware of a serious incident that occurred outside one of our locations while the facility was being rented by a third party for an adult basketball tournament.Th…

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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…

Many people who dislike President Donald Trump think he is racist, while those who like him claim he isn’t. They contend he gets angry, and his tirades are against white people as well as minorities.

Despite Republican representatives’ best efforts to discredit Robert Mueller or his report, as well as the FBI and the CIA, the fact remains none of them questioned either the truth of a single line of Mueller’s report or any of the conclusions. 

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…

A big thank you to the coaches, parents and players of the Paris All Stars 9U team that just won their World Series tournament in Brookhaven, Mississippi, last weekend.

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…

Texas A&M University System regents set aside $30 million additional dollars in 2018 to provide help for students of families who earn $100,000 or less, or who are stricken with financial hardships such as losses during natural disasters, death of a breadwinner or some other calamity.

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…

Some people think they can use logic and convince Trump voters that President Donald Trump is dangerous to democracy and will damage the Constitution. It is unlikely they will be successful in convincing Trump advocates of anything.

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…

I want to thank you for the articles by local people about health and science. It’s so nice to read about something more than who was arrested, who died and Dear Abby.

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…

The subject of voting as addressed by Texas SB-9 should be of interest to all. I have served as an election judge several times, and it was an eye opener each time.

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…

I’m wondering if I’m the only Walmart customer who has a problem with the fact that I pay for my merchandise after waiting in line only to get stopped at the door for the person there to go through the items again and check the receipt after she watched me go through the line and check out.