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Today’s youth not so bad after all

Last night we were negotiating the dangerous, poorly planned intersection of U.S. Highway 82 and U.S. Highway 75 South when, from out of nowhere a car whizzed passed and darted in front of us in order to make the turn. If I had not reacted quickly and let off the accelerator we might have collided. It so happened that we were headed for the same restaurant and this car zipped into a parking place two cars down from the place we chose.

State of the Union left out creator

As I watched Obama’s State of the Union speech I was extremely impressed because it was full of a sense of improvement that has been produced by hard work, diligence, overcoming tremendous obstacles and it reflected such an encouraging and promising vision for America.

The Super Bowl

The relationship between sports teams and their host cities almost defies explanation. Why should millions of geographically co-located people consider a for-profit business emblematic of their relative worth as a state or city? Mark Cuban doesn’t consider spending money on the Mavericks just so the state will be well represented among its peers. And yet people in North Texas feel like the successes of the Mavs and Cowboys and Rangers and Stars represent some sort of regional validation.

Memories of growing up in the 1930s

When you want to get the full story, the best thing to do when possible is to go to the people who were there or involved. This was the case Monday when a group of Colbert residents, my age and older, got together for a very interesting history session arranged by Wyota Hannan.

LETTER: Country missing its Christian principles

This letter comes in regard to the Aug. 14, opinion page article headlined, “Iowa summit serves as reminder of why religion and politics don’t mix,” in which the author bitterly criticizes this year’s Iowa Family Leadership Summit that brought together Mike Huckabee, Bobby Jindal, Rick Santorum, Ted Cruz and Rick Perry, among others, who met with their concern for the state of ungodliness to which our nation has become as a result of immorality and liberal leadership that promotes it.

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LETTER: America needs to return to Christian roots

If the Bible is not true why are we seeing prophecies written thousands of years ago being fulfilled every day? It tells of troubled times before the Lord’s return for his church. We are seeing earthquakes, tornadoes, fires, floods, drought, tsunamis, hurricanes more than usual. We’re seeing school children killing children. We have grown people killing each other, bombings, terror attacks.

LETTER: States should have control of highway funds

I have lived in Sherman for close to 70 years, and I have never seen the current fiasco that our streets and highways are in along U.S. Highway 75 and the control roads that feed these intersections. On Wednesday, I sat at the same intersection headed westbound on the North U.S. 82 control road and the East control road of U.S. 75. This intersection was backed for blocks due to the off ramp for westbound 82 traffic trying to get across two lanes of traffic trying to get across intersection to proceed westbound.

LETTER: A solution for immigration challenges

Regarding the problem of the thousands of children crossing the border into the United States, I am appalled at the reaction of so many Americans who show no regard for the plight of these children. Our law states that they should have a hearing to determine if they are refugees from a dangerous country and if they should be granted asylum in the United States.

LETTER: Regarding the Hobby Lobby decision

The Democratic senator of Massachusetts responded to last month’s Supreme Court decision by saying: “I cannot believe that we live in a world where (we) would even consider letting some big corporation deny the women who work for it access to the basic medical treatments or prescriptions that they need based on vague moral objections.”

LETTER: Who’s the AG protecting?

If you haven’t been alarmed by Attorney General Greg Abbott’s rulings and lawsuits that outlandishly favor corporations and his political donors, surely his actions in regards to the storage of dangerous chemicals in Texas towns should scare everyone.