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In the wild, some dominant males of certain species kill or eat the younger members of the group — gorillas, lions and polar bears come to mind.

If businesses only knew how much it means to their customers when a follow up call is made the following day to the patient. There is more than one profession in our town that provides such a service, the one in particular that I am thinking of is a medical type service and I know of no one …

The story of Gideon is found in the Old Testament book of Judges (chapters 6-8). Gideon became Israel’s hero, saving his people from the Midianites. Gideon and a small group of 300 faithful followers, each carrying a trumpet and a jar with a burning torch inside, surrounded the Midianites ar…

WASHINGTON — In the hierarchy of pleasures, schadenfreude ranks second only to dry martinis at dusk, so conservatives are enjoying Harvard’s entanglement with two things it has not sufficiently questioned — regulatory government and progressive sentiment. The trial that recently ended in Bos…

AUSTIN — More than 8.3 million of Texas’ 15.8 million registered voters cast ballots in the Nov. 6 general election, as shown in results posted by the secretary of state.

There are two issues I’d like to address. First, I’d like to express my gratitude to our Elections Administrator Mike McMurry for his stellar service. Mike works tirelessly to provide fair, smooth elections and is to be commended for graciously taking harsh and undeserved criticism from quar…

There are a lot of things to consider when culling your herd, emotion is not one of them. I was brought up by a father that believed the best way to save money, was not to spend it, and never keep a female (regardless of age) if she missed a calf. It is difficult to “update” some of your lea…

For some people, there is great danger in thinking. They don’t like to strain themselves intellectually or emotionally. Politics have been much on people’s minds lately for a number of reasons. Obviously, people have been thinking about the political trends in the country, and they have spok…

With the exciting 40-30 win over Jacksonville, the Bobcats evened their record at 4-4. It was our 10th win over the Indians in 24 games, including two forfeits in 2005 and 2006. The win helped us in the playoffs both of those years.

As this is being written (in part) late Monday afternoon, we have enjoyed another beautiful cool but not cold, clear day. The water is going into the soil if we can keep more rain from falling next Wednesday, but you will know that by the time this is being read.

The misery manifest across the globe in Honduras, Argentina, Greece, North Korea, many parts of Africa should cause us to think about the reasoning of Marxian Socialists. We must think about what is being advocated and the persistence of those who are leading us. What should be done? Marx ar…

The civil rights movement gave millions of people a new share in the American Dream. Tragically, many violent crimes committed against black families struggling for equality during this time remain unsolved.

Halloween is just around the corner, but that doesn’t mean you have to be spooked by the sweets your child will be consuming. With preparation and help from Healthy Texas’ Dinner Tonight, you can ensure that your child makes smart, healthy choices this Halloween.

Texas State Technical College went out on a limb a few years ago in a joint venture with the state to implement a new funding formula unique from all other public colleges and universities in the state.

With the weather more settled and the moisture situation taken care of, we can get along toward Thanksgiving. A lot of cattleman and hay producers would like to get either winter grazing seed planted or standing hay baled. We can accomplish that by mid to late November in most years here in …

It may seem only weeks ago we voted in the May elections, but the time has come once again for Harrison County residents to stand up, be counted and let their voices be heard.

Wise, old, honest Abe famously said of the United States, “A house divided against itself cannot stand.” At the time, our 16th president was speaking of the Civil War, the great conflict that was turning father against son and brother against brother, slowly killing our great nation from the…

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I am writing this in response to a recent column by George Smith, in the 9/16/18 edition.

Restless legs syndrome, periodic limb movement disorder, and rapid eye movement sleep behavior disorder are common in older adults. These movement disorders can rob you of needed sleep.

Everyone struggles with sleeping well from time to time. If you’re always sleepy or you find it hard to get enough sleep at night, it may be time to see a doctor. Waking up every day feeling tired is a sign that you are not getting the rest you need.

Some folks ... make that many folks ... believe I am a liberal, a left-leaning pinko with no tolerance for conservative viewpoints.

I wanted to write this letter to recount the amazing events of Saturday, August 18 from a bystander’s perspective. Driving home from Marshall, Texas to Longview down 1-20, a route we rarely take, my husband received a call from the Hallsville Police Officer on duty. The officer explained the…

Towns are known for their traditions. Just like Philadelphia has its cheesesteaks and Roswell its aliens, so too Marshall has its own tradition, which it slowly gains more notoriety for every year: Boogie Woogie.

Scene: First meeting of the U.S Space Force, recently renamed the United States Elite Legion of Effective Space Strategy (USELESS).

Due to the hard work and dedication of a multitude of individuals, Harrison County’s collective dreams of seeing Memorial City Hall started to truly materialize recently as the first pieces of the Harrison County Historical Museum were installed.

Each year, thousands of books are published, marketed and read. Each year there are between 600,000 and 1,000,000 books published dealing with politics, history, government, memoirs, fiction and many other topics. I read many of books each year and sometimes recommend those that impress me a…

AUSTIN — The Texas Education Agency on Aug. 15 released 2018 campus accountability ratings and, for the first time ever, A-F district accountability ratings.

An international search for a Dallas priest accused of molesting three teenage boys is a reminder that Texas should be as concerned as other states about the child sexual abuse allegations that have shaken the Catholic Church.

NASHVILLE — The easternmost bit of Tennessee is east of Atlanta, the westernmost bit is west of New Orleans, and all of this horizontal state is the epicenter of 2018 politics. Its U.S. Senate race will reveal whether, for Republicans, fealty to the president is not only necessary but suffic…

As parents, it is very tempting to reward children by letting them sit up front in the vehicle just like grown-ups do. But, the fact is that the front seat is engineered with safety features to protect adults, and children are not small adults. Even children, whom when we observe them from t…

Interim Marshall City Manager Jack Redmon made a brilliant move at Thursday night’s commission meeting, saving the city and taxpayers a lot of money. He recommended for the animal shelter and infrastructure projects not to be put on the November ballot, anticipating one if not both would hav…

“Time to tell how the cow ate the cabbage.”

Through the recent petition to place both the proposed new Animal Shelter and city infrastructure improvements on the ballot for an election this November, Marshall has witnessed firsthand one of the more beautiful privileges that exist in our government.

Remember those illegal immigrant kids, the ones that were separated from their parents, the ones affected by the policy that the Trump Administration said would cut back on the those seeking asylum or work?

Traditions, good traditions, the ones that make us smile, that give our kids and grandkids pleasure, that bring back fond memories should be cherished and protected and embraced, revered even. Marshall has such a tradition, one that is more than 30 years old and has brought more people to th…