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It must be a blessing to have the foreknowledge to criticize Governor Abbott for opening Texas businesses and approve not wearing masks. The state’s most active in requiring lock downs, social distancing, and masks seem to be experiencing some of the highest levels of infection. Maybe we sho…

Merry Christmas, Marshall, Texas! I owe my deepest gratitude to friends and family here and throughout East Texas for their outpouring of support as I’ve dealt with recovery from a serious bout with COVID-19 pneumonia. It has brought me extreme comfort during this very difficult time to hear…

Some claim the Civil War was over taxation. The only true tax levied prior to the War was an excise tax during the Washington administration that did not affect cotton, rice, tobacco, or most products grown and distributed by the hands of the enslaved in the southern states.