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If modern society is going to have a debate about something silly, it’s going to happen on social media. The back and forth memes between Pokemon GO players and their critics is a good example.
As you celebrate Independence Day today, take a minute to marvel at how successful the American experiment has been and its ability to stand the test of time.
Some users have reported having trouble accessing our online obituaries page. The problem seems to be related to a recent update to the page. Since the problem was reported, the system has been updated to prevent future problems, but some users who have already run into the roadblock — a page that says “Legacy is currently under construction.” — may continue to see that message until you force your web browser to reload the page from the server instead of the cache.
A cartoon from French artist Jean Plantureux, who signs his drawings as Plantu, has so perfectly captured what we’re all struggling to convey. We often describe it as solidity, but as they say a picture is worth a thousand words.
Politics in the United States over the past several years has been a roller coaster. We go up. We go down. Then we end up where we started. The ride may look fun, but it doesn’t take us anywhere.
A large portion of most journalists’ time is spent writing about the terrible — crime and corruption, tragedy and the heartbreaking. It can be wearing and skew our view of the world. So it is particularly uplifting when we get to write about something positive and great.
Though Election Day is getting very close, I suspect there may be some of you out there who haven’t made up your minds about who you want to vote for, especially in the race for Grayson County Sheriff.
The likely demolition of the historic Central Ward school building in Denison is a sad affair. It should be mourned by sharing memories of the place where the education of so many began. Community members should honor the building’s legacy, say their goodbyes and then lay Central Ward to rest.
Grayson County Sheriff Keith Gary seemed to put the final nail in the coffin of David Russell’s campaign for sheriff on Thursday, when he poured out details about what precipitated Russell’s abrupt departure from the sheriff’s office in January. But to be fair, Russell had previously hammered most of those nails himself.
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.
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.
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