Opinions

Thu
10
Dec

Letter to the Editor

With the Christmas season here once again I want to wish you a "Merry Christmas" and share my views of Jesus despite those who would diminish their true meanings. I begin my admiration of Jesus by pointing out that Christ was not his last name as some have come to believe . In his time people had only one name along with the designation of where you were from, i.e. Jesus of Nazareth. Christ is actually the English translation of "Christi" which can mean either "Prophet" of "Savior"

 

Thu
10
Dec

Commentary

His name was Wayne Peveto and he was a state representative from Orange back in the dark ages. In those days, the late 1970s and early 1980s, folks could pretty much render their properties for any amount they might choose. Their were mansions right in this area that were valued for less than a new trailer house - and the same was true all over Texas.

 

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Thu
03
Dec

DEAN'S DRIVING SCHOOL

by Baxfer Black, DVM

Dean was in his eighties and still drove his pickup. This concerned his best friend Jack, who questioned the wisdom of riding with him. Dean based his self-confidence on the fact that he lived in western Kansas where you could drive from Hugoton to Bird City and never see a person wearing a suit and a tie!

 

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Thu
03
Dec

Bloody Murder In A Small Town Bank

by Bartee Haile

On their third ballot of the busy morning of Dec. 2, 1916, the Waco jurors unanimously agreed on what to do with the small-town banker with the blood of a state official on his hands. For years T.R. Watson and two of his sons, Ed the vice-president and W.R. the cashier, had run the Fanners & Merchants State Bank in Teague like their own private piggy bank.

 

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Wed
25
Nov

THE NATIONAL INSECT

by Baxfer Black, DVM

Thanksgiving is a time for reflection. Warn memories, overstuffed afternoons and family. Yet rising from this cornucopia of good feelings, like a rubber chicken from a shopping cart full of cut-up fryers, is that runner-up for national bird ... The Turkey. Despite its cinder block-like intelligence, gurgling vocals and dangling snood, there is nothing absurd about the turkey being nominated as our national bird.

 

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Wed
25
Nov

BROTHERS OPEN STAGECOACH SERVICE TO CALIFORNIA

by Bartee Haile

The first load of U.S. Mail left San Antonio on Nov. 27,1857 on a mule-drawn stage bound for San Diego, California. At the reins were George and James Giddings, old hands at hauling freight and the occasional paying customer through lndian infested West Texas. Undeterred by the fate of their brother Giles, one of the few Anglo Americans killed at the Battle of San Jacinto, they headed for Texas in 1845.

 

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Fri
20
Nov

Oklahoma Policy Institute

Oklahoma Supreme Court hands down landmark ruling on same-sex parenting: The decision acknowledged the rights of a non-biological parent in a same-sex relationship who has acted as a parent. The state’s high court ruled that an Oklahoma County judge improperly dismissed the case of Oklahoma City resident Charlene Ramey, who was in a same-sex relationship with Kimberly Sutton. The couple agreed to have a child, born by Sutton with a donor. When the couple separated after almost 10 years of co-parenting, Sutton denied Ramey’s status as a parent and sought to end all interaction between Ramey and the child.

Fri
20
Nov

Tourism Advertising Effect is Far Reaching

by Gean B. Atkinson

Tourism officials have long preached that tourism advertising brings in millions of dollars to our state in visitor cash. Now we know it’s more than that. A recent groundbreaking study by a national research firm, Longwood’s International USA, Inc surveying 18,000 consumers, and as noted in a Forbes article, has shown that tourism advertising brings in millions of un-tracked income from ancillary activities… not just tourism dollars. In fact, it demonstrated a consistent, strong lift across the board on economic development by tourism campaigns.  

Wed
18
Nov

FAMOUS HEART SURGEONS FEUDED FOR 40 YEARS

by Bartee Haile

Dr. Michael DeBakey added another "first" to his list of accomplishments with a sucessful coronary artery bypass in a Houston hospital on Nov. 23, 1964.

 

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Wed
18
Nov

THE FARMER AND THE SALESMAN

"Don't be leanin' on my fender," said the farmer to the rep. "TAKE A LOOK AT THIS NEW SEED CORN," "Git your foot offa my step!" "ANDT'VE GOT A LINE OF CLEANERS TO REDUCE YOUR BAC-T COUNT,"

 

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