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EDITOR’S NOTE: Putting 2015 in perspective

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.

No Monday edition

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.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Give thanks

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.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Reacting to terrorism

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.


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 .

EDITOR’S NOTE: Yes, but how?

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.

Changes coming for single-copy customers

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.

EDITOR’S NOTE: Playing politics

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.

Access the Herald Democrat’s redesigned e-Edition free this week

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.