On Tuesday, President Barack Obama gave his final State of the Union address to a joint session of Congress. He touted his successes over the past seven years and acknowledged a failure — his inability to bring a politically divided Washington together for civil debate.
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Just a week into the year and it’s already been a chaotic one. The New York Times explains it best in a front-page article Friday:
The new year is a time when many set goals toward a new self — skinnier, smarter, neater, more productive, less anxious, they’re all admirable pursuits. But one thing that sometimes gets overlooked is the opportunity to be retrospective. It’s not just to rehash what happened, but to fit all the pieces of the year together, step back and see the completed puzzle — in life there is no picture on the box to guide you.
The Herald Democrat offices in Sherman and Denison are back to regular hours today, though there is no issue of the Herald Democrat on Monday so employees had more time with their families.
The Herald Democrat, and Texoma in general, lost a friend on Monday. Jerry Day, 78, died at his home in Pottsboro.
A favorite time of year has arrived for many. It’s a time for family, cheerful spirits and, well, thanksgiving. I suspect I’m like many of you who find yourself a little bit more patient with your fellow man this time of year, and, considering the events of recent weeks, the arrival of the holiday season couldn’t be more welcomed.
It has been surreal to watch as France tries to cope with the horrific terrorist attack that happened in Paris earlier this month. I imagine that what we’re experiencing is similar to the feelings the rest of the world had as they watched the aftermath of Sept. 11, 2001, looking on with feelings of disbelief and fear.
At was Thursday evening before the Herald Democrat reported on the
Aost of the time, it seems, forward progress for a city is slow and uninteresting. Small, smart policy changes and consistency gradually create forward momentum. Those things — such as
We’ve written about TAPS Public Transit a lot lately. For anyone who doesn’t know, the area’s public transportation provider is in a severe financial crunch that arose, at least in part, because of “gross financial mismanagement,” as Grayson County Judge Bill Magers told us in September when we began to crack open this egg .
Texas Comptroller Glenn Hegar made a stop in Sherman Thursday to tout the state’s growing economy . He was also upfront, however, about the recent loss of jobs.
The world is full of bad news. Sometimes, it seems, the planet is just bursting at the seams with stories of pain, suffering, desperation and hate. It’s enough to make you feel a little hopeless.
Us print journalists tend to rag on the broadcast folks, especially cable news, a lot. Our biggest beef is usually the fact that 24-hour news is essentially on a loop. It’s most noticeable on days that nothing new is developing in the biggest stories.
Wow, what a show, right? If you didn’t catch the GOP debate Thursday night it was something to behold. This debate is aptly being described as the least boring presidential debate perhaps ever. And TV ratings from Thursday night proved it.
Beginning Sunday, Aug. 9, single-copy customers may notice a few changes. First after several years with no increase to the stand prices, the cost of the Herald Democrat will be $1 on weekdays and $2.25 on Sundays. With memberships as low as $13 a month for EZPay, now is a good time to sign up for a subscription.
Last week we tried something new with video on our Facebook page . Video on FB is very hot right now. People just can’t get enough of it. We wanted to capitalize on that and get online readers excited about a planned story. We decided to try it with the first installment in our Face of Faith series , which meant Future Brown got to be the guinea pig.
Tomorrow we will begin a new series in our Faith section. It’s one that I’m very excited about. “Faces of Faith,” as the series is titled, will profile local individuals of several faiths and religions. They’ll talk about what they believe, why they believe it and how it impacts their lives.
Several weeks ago, we started a weekly list feature called “Weekend FIVE.” It’s a list of five activities — some weeks more — that are happening in the area.
Say what you will about the Supreme Court’s decision on gay marriage Friday, but the derelict responses from Texas’ state leaders were simply ridiculous. I’m looking at you, Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton. Instead of figuring out what the state needed to do to comply with the high court’s ruling, these two took the opportunity to score cheap political points.
A large vortex formed when officials opened the Denison Dam’s flood gates to drain the overflowing lake near the Oklahoma-Texas border.
There’s nothing like a good myth-busting article — or in this case video. From only using 10 percent of your brain to the shelf life of Twinkies, check it out.
Update: The Supreme Court has denied Bower’s request for a stay.
In conjunction with the launch of the Herald Democrat’s improved, daily e-Edition, the paper is offering a free week of access to everyone. With the look and feel of the paper’s print copy and the added convenience of anywhere-access from your phone, tablet or desktop computer, the e-Edition is a smart way for Texomans to get in-depth coverage of the news they care about.
With the price of tickets averaging over $5,700 it certainly cheaper to stay home and watch the Super Bowl, even if you go out and buy a new big screen to do. But even saying home isn’t exactly cheap.
Most days, in addition to local news, our world here at the newspaper is filled with politics in Washington and Austin, the latest happenings in the Middle East, or the most recent crime or disaster here in the U.S. But every once in a while stories pop up that make you raise an eyebrow.
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