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to Marshall ISD students and teachers, who, for the first time in 11 years, had no campuses receive an “improvement required” rating from the Texas Education Agency. Districts and campuses are rated either “met standard” or “improvement required” each year and the news this year for Marshall…

President Trump talks a good game about helping American workers but has pursued arguably the most anti-labor agenda of any modern president. Now he has doubled down by choosing for secretary of labor a corporate lawyer who has spent his career battling workers.

All the gun control zealots out in full force last week have apparently gone to the beach. An alarming shooting took place at a U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement offices in San Antonio on Tuesday. Local media reported that “multiple shots were fired on two floors targeting ICE officia…

Given its surplus of violence and scarcity of resources, Chicago surely has bigger things to worry about than the menace, as the city sees it, of Laura Pekarik’s cupcakes. Herewith redundant evidence of regulatory government’s unsleeping solicitousness for the strong.

The weather has especially dominated most of our lives during the past week. The weather can be described as HOT and we should avoid being in this heat as much as possible. I have had two doctor appointments this week and hopefully we can change the return visits to a more pleasant time of t…

There were two horrifying mass shootings recently, but our media are fixated on only one — the one in El Paso — because the shooter, Patrick Crusius, issued a “manifesto” that contained some of the same arguments made by Trump about illegal immigration.

Regimes, however intellectually disreputable, rarely are unable to attract intellectuals eager to rationalize the regimes’ behavior. America’s current administration has “national conservatives.” They advocate unprecedented expansion of government in order to purge America of excessive respe…

The way we produce, consume and discard food is no longer sustainable. That much is clear from the newly released UN climate change report which warns that we must rethink how we produce our food — and quickly — to avoid the most devastating impacts of global food production, including massi…

to the Marshall Lions Club for their donation to the Harrison County Sheriff’s Office K9 campaign. The club presented Sheriff Tom McCool with a $5,000 donation at their meeting on Tuesday and were introduced to two of the dogs and their handlers. The goal of the HCSO is to have a dog for eac…

Gun-grabbing crisis vultures just can’t let the latest mass shootings go to waste. “Red flag” laws are now all the rage in the Beltway as the magic pill to prevent homicidal maniacs from wreaking havoc on the nation. Even President Donald Trump has endorsed the idea of preemptively confiscat…

SEATTLE — Jackie Rath says she was sexually assaulted by four different men, including a stepfather and a stepbrother, by the time she was 16. That is also when her mom went to prison for murdering a boyfriend’s lover.

One of the most important skills to learn in school is reading. Reading opens many doors in life, not just intellectual doors, but many other doors. Think of the joys that reading brings to life.

Recently, U.S. District Court Judge William O. Bertelsman dismissed Nick Sandmann’s $250 million defamation suit against The Washington Post for its stories about a mythical racist hate-crime allegedly committed by Sandmann, a Catholic schoolboy, against fake war hero and “Indigenous Person”…

The Texas economy, vast and powerful, has for more than 150 years been closely connected to private freight railroads. In 2017 alone, the Lone Star State was home to more than 50 railroad companies, 10,000 some railroad miles and more than 17,000 railroad workers.

Winnow: verb. To expose (grain or other substances) to the wind or to a current of air so that the lighter particles (as chaff or other refuse matter) are separated or blown away.

to the Marshall ISD Board of Trustees for their recent approval of an increased teacher pay scale and raises for district employees ahead of the upcoming school year. Under the new pay scale, teacher, librarians, counselors, facilitators, coaches, interventionists, speech interns and athleti…

Do law-abiding American citizens still have the right to gather peacefully to discuss their ideas without fear of government censorship and retribution?

John’s book, Write of Passage: A Southerner’s View of Then and Now, is available on Amazon and Barnes and Noble. You can reach John through his website at www.TheCountryWriter.com.

Summer is a special time for most people — vacations, trips, postponed chores, family visits and other special activities. One of the very important things in my past summers has been reading.

Watching Democratic presidential aspirants is like watching, a century ago, the 1919 World Series, when discerning spectators thought: Some of the White Sox are trying to lose. Michael Boskin, chairman of President George H.W. Bush’s Council of Economic Advisers and currently at Stanford’s H…

Friedrich Hayek, whose thoughts used to count for something among well-educated conservatives, made short work of nationalism as a guiding principle in politics. “It is this nationalistic bias which frequently provides the bridge from conservatism to collectivism,” he wrote in “The Constitut…

Although it is not yet the law in Texas to keep children rear-facing until at least age two, it is best practice to follow the recommendations of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) to keep children rear-facing as long as possible to the maximum weight and height of the rear-facing conv…

It is apparently part of Robert Mueller’s contract with the media that he must always be described as “honorable” and a “lifelong Republican.” (After this week, we can add “dazed and confused” to his appellation.)