Easter has always been a special time to me. If I’m honest, it’s probably my second favorite holiday after Christmas. As a journalist, nothing brings me more pleasure than get to see cute kids hunting for eggs, some in their Easter finery as we capture their images to share with our readers.

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When the after-action report on the current pandemic is being prepared, I’m going to ask the guy with the notepad to write down: “China” and “globalists.”

Easter has always been a special time to me. If I’m honest, it’s probably my second favorite holiday after Christmas. As a journalist, nothing brings me more pleasure than get to see cute kids hunting for eggs, some in their Easter finery as we capture their images to share with our readers.

In moments of crisis, decisive and lifesaving leadership requires prudence, yet leadership at times can find you in isolation and criticized for your decisions. Ron Carucci (Harvard Business Review, 2018) writes that too many leaders avoid making tough calls in an effort not to upset others …

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…

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…

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.

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.

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…

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.

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…

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…

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…

Tomorrow (February 23) is Outdoorsman Sunday at Heritage Baptist Church in Jefferson. You can learn more about this event at HopeAtHeritage.com. We have over 60 amazing door prizes to give away, and everyone that attends receives a free shirt. Our speaker is Darren Barnett, and the following…

The Old Farmer’s Almanac said it was time for me to plant my potatoes and corn. But the weather forecast called for a gullywasher. That’s a fancy weather term for a lot of rain.

As I sit at my Royal manual typewriter and look out the window while the weather tries to work-up some rain and a sparrow goes into my Purple Martin House (the sparrow has to go…the Purple Martin Scouts should come any day), a week of sunshine would be welcomed to our area.

The solution to economic problems is not government taxing or spending. Now there are those who think that government money can reverse economic decline and put people back to work. Actually, we have over eighty years to show that this Keynesian approach to depression does not work. In fact,…