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.
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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.
On Friday’s opinion page, Texas A&M University School of Law Professor Meg Penrose, and David B. Muhlhausen, a research fellow at the Heritage Foundation’s Institute for Economic Freedom and Opportunity, debated the question: “Has the death penalty become too costly to administer in America?”
Next time you’re with a group of friends, try this for me: Stand in a circle and hold hands tightly. Now lean back all together until the only thing holding you up are the people on either side of you. If one of you lets go, you all fall. For a long time, before modern building codes insisted on a less precarious system, that principle held up some structures.
Each day millions of news articles are produced by the countless news organizations across the globe. With those odds, it’s easy to see how local folks could show up in other places besides local news source. Sometimes it might be as a single sources for a larger article; sometimes they’re the focus of a profile.
Mistakes happen. It’s a fact of life. Sometimes they’re little mistakes: The chicken cooked too long and now it’s dry. Sometimes they’re huge mistakes that make us want to crawl back under the covers and stay there until a week or two has passed.
It was a big, important, monumental — finding the right word to describe the significance of Friday’s dedication of the new Denison High School, along with an almost new Munson Stadium, is a tough thing. Still, it’s something the people of Denison seem to understand, judging by the hundreds who attended a wet dedication ceremony.
Often in life it is easy to become complacent with the way things are going. I find that it happens most often, not when things are hard, but when they’re fairly easy. Not when you are on a mountain top or in a valley, but when you’re walking along the plain and have convinced yourself that you have a good handle on your life and say, “Fine,” when people ask you how you are.
In less than two weeks, the Herald Democrat will honor more than 200 high school athletes and coaches who excelled over the past year. It’s the second year for the All-Texomaland Sports Celebration.
In yesterday’s paper, you may have noticed something a new — a graphic directing you to our website for more in-depth coverage. In the case of these two stories, it was to let you know there was a video on our website that went along with these articles.
There’s a saying in this business: “There’s always tomorrow’s edition.” Often times it’s recounted when we’re trying to shrug off a boneheaded mistake that makes us wish we hadn’t gotten out of bed that morning. It’s a way to remind ourselves that, while we deeply regret that mistake and will be beating ourselves up about it for days, weeks and years, in some cases, we’ve got to move on to the next day’s edition where we hope to do better.