‘It is now time to open Texas 100%,” Gov. Greg Abbott said Tuesday from a Mexican restaurant in Lubbock.
It would appear, though, that the lower the temperatures fell outside, the higher Red River Valley residents set the thermostats on their hearts.
Gov. Greg Abbott in a press conference Tuesday in Lubbock announced the end of pandemic measures including limitations on business capacity and a statewide mask mandate. With only about 12% of Texans vaccinated, some argue the move is political while others who decried the measures as govern…
More than 1.4 million Texans continued to face water disruptions Wednesday afternoon as they worked on recovering from one of the worst winter storms in the state’s history.
The price of Paris sewer and water service is about to go up, and residents may have little say in the matter. Now’s the time to contact council members and let them know your thoughts.
There’s plenty to be angry about after suffering through the past week’s winter storms. The Electric Reliability Council of Texas made promises it couldn’t keep, and one of our senators abandoned ship just as it was taking on water.
This latest bout of winter will remain a challenge through the early part of the weekend, but we have seen that we are in good hands. Our sincerest gratitude has been earned by those who served throughout this storm.
Our local linemen have earned our gratitude. Without their dedication and willingness to face the elements, we’d be in the dark for a lot longer. Thank you, linemen.
The damage to roads is done, and it’s up to County Judge Brandon Bell and the commissioners to fix it. Call them, let them know how you’d like them to solve the problem, and hold them to it.
Taxpayer-funded lobbying is once again a hot topic under the Gold Dome in Austin, and if you’re wondering what that has to do with the Red River Valley, local government officials would say “a lot.”
Virtual though it may be, the Childrens Advocacy Center's Sweetheart Soiree is a win-win for all those who participate. Not only do you get a chance to snag a great item, you’ll be helping local children.
Services like Horizon House can keep the homeless off the street, and therefore out of the public eye, but just because you can’t see it doesn’t mean it isn’t there. Fortunately, Horizon House is here, and its work is appreciated.
The purpose of an opinion page is to spur community discussion. There can be no community newspaper without the community. Please, join the discussion.
North Lamar taxpayers, now is the time to contact your trustees to let them know what you will and won’t support. In doing so, keep a few things in mind...
Lt. Col. Allen West’s opportune message will hopefully spur anyone on the fence to file their candidacy for open seats on city councils and school boards. The filing period is open now through Feb. 12.
While $15 an hour may be needed to cover living costs in metropolitan areas, it won’t take as much here. If the federal government sets a new minimum wage, it should pro-rate it to the costs of living in rural areas.
The U.S. is in the last mile of this fight. Fatigue has set in, but we can overcome. Following guidelines may save lives. We’ve lost enough already.
While the public is used to having the ultimate say-so in who holds elected seats, rarely do residents have a say in who is hired to appointed municipal positions.