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Many Texas small businesses are already feeling the impact from the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and its disruption of the American way of life. Today, small businesses statewide are eligible to apply for U.S. Small Business Administration (SBA) Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL).…

Our beloved County Fair known as Farm City Week has always been a favorite time of the year for many in our community. This year as with many other things it has screeched to a halt.

WASHINGTON — “Worrying,” wrote Lewis Thomas, “is the most natural and spontaneous of all human functions.” Thomas — physician, philosopher, essayist, administrator (dean of the Yale and New York University medical schools, head of Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center) — thought we worry to…

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I wish I was writing this from the perspective of a person who had just lived through a traumatic event. That way I would have more peace of mind. Unfortunately, I am writing at the beginning of such an event. It gives me peace, though, to look back at the history of our country, our communi…

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Seriously, have you ever seen anything like this? That is a rhetorical question, because we have never seen anything like this in the United States. As this highly contagious virus spreads rapidly, fear is spreading even more rapidly.

The following article was written by Suzanne Asaff Blankenship, author of How To Take Care of Old People Without Losing Your Marbles – A Practical Guide to Eldercare. Suzanne speaks nationally on the topic of eldercare and is a passionate advocate for those responsible for the care of aging …

Fertilize: Apply fertilizer recommendations from your soil test to blooming shrubs, annuals, and the vegetable garden. Pull back mulch before applying, water in well, then replace mulch to help protect from freeze. Hold off on fertilizing the lawn until April.

The 152 comments, 5,238 people reached and numerous angry faces let us know that we had a problem. A column by Nicholas Kristof, who took issue with how President Trump is responding to the recent coronavirus pandemic, had drawn a lot of attention on social media. First of all, let us just s…

Texans have something to celebrate during Sunshine Week this year. But we also have more work to do to protect the public’s right to know about our government.

Long-term homeless people in East Baton Rouge Parish may eventually be living in tiny homes ranging between 100 and 200 square feet. City-Parish officials there presented a $250,000 grant to the Capital Area Alliance for the Homeless to get the project going.

Kevin Euceda, a 17-year-old Honduran boy, arrived at the U.S.-Mexico border three years ago and was turned over to the custody of the Department of Health and Human Services until his request for asylum could be decided by immigration courts. During that interim period, he was required, as a…

The price you pay when you lose a beloved animal is so steep that every time I lose one, I always say, “Never again.”

All things are pointing toward the Spring of the Year, warm temperatures now hitting 80 degrees, the early blooming trees and shrubs that grow in the wood are in near full bloom and the fire ants are out in force, we even had a few flies on Tuesday of this week…yes, springtime is near if not here.

Our forefathers joined together to separate from the oppressive government, high taxes and intrusive/abusive authorities of Imperial England in 1776. We are living in a day when it has become more obvious how intrusive and abusive our government has become. Our former president, Barack Obama…

Walmart, the nation’s largest private employer, set a standard for the rest of the private sector this week by announcing that, in addition to its existing paid sick leave policy, it would provide up to two weeks of paid leave for employees who fall ill or are quarantined because of a confir…

If Joe Biden wins the Democratic nomination, I’ll worry that his candidacy might be doomed. Doomed by Sanders supporters who, out of pique, will sit out the election; doomed by a throwback messenger with no particularly stirring message; doomed by hints of infirmity that many voters find wor…

Joe Biden was sworn into the United States Senate on Jan. 3, 1973. He remained in the Senate until Jan. 15, 2009 — a span of 36 years. If history is any guide, that alone is a disqualifier in Biden’s quest for the White House.

Many will welcome the United States-Taliban peace deal signed last weekend in Qatar. They see a war that has lasted nearly 19 years, taken the lives of nearly 3,600, wounded tens of thousands more, and cost trillions of dollars. They see a Taliban force that remains strong, with significant …

As Christians, we have no trouble accepting that Jesus is the only way to Heaven. The Bible says in John 14:6, “I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.” What we do have trouble accepting is that the only way to have real fellowship with God is confess…

If you want to oust President Trump this fall and then achieve far-reaching changes such as universal health care, whom should you vote for?

The rumblings from the Beltway are ominous, my fellow Americans. As the U.S Supreme Court prepares to rule on President Donald Trump’s termination of the Obama administration amnesty and work permits for 800,000 young illegal immigrants sometime between now and June 2020, all the usual open-…

Springtime is coming and we need to do a few things before time runs out. Matt Garrett Harrison County Agriculture Agent has a most informative and beneficial program coming our way; however we need some immediate response from those the event is planned for. Keep in mind a fact of 2020 and …

The issue known by the term “Separation of Church and State” has led to multitudes assuming that the Church and the State are exclusive entities, neither influencing the other and a wall that prevents any significant communication between the two. For the most part this has led to Christians…

The devil is in the details, and there is scientific disagreement about solutions, but we hope that people can agree as we do with Marylee Orr, executive director of the Louisiana Environmental Action Network: ‘’Our drinking water is a precious but finite resource that the people feel must b…

I recently wrote an article for his column about a lesser known influence on the Founding Fathers, a man named James Harrington. I think, with the recent acquittal of President Trump and, more specifically, the vote of Senator Mitt Romney, it is worth examining another influence on the Found…

Editor’s note: Our Feb. 26 editorial is based on our stories printed in the Dec. 11, 2019 edition and the Feb. 7, 2020 edition and reflects a different narrative and comments made by the commissioners at that time. The piece appeared on the opinion page as an editorial and written by the Edi…

Of all the buildings on my high school campus, there was only one in which I’d never entered. That was home economics.

With two days of rodeo ahead of us, let us get in a positive mood and be on hand for both performances. The Marshall Police Officers Association will sponsor rodeo at its best (top performers from the bucking stock and the cowboys and barrel racers) in two nights under the direction of Scott…

There is a very common perspective by which a lot of people live their lives—“I’ll believe it when I see it.” This was the perspective that one of Jesus’ disciples took to heart when he heard about Jesus’ return from the grave, alive and well. You can read the story in the New Testament in t…