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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.

OPINIONS FROM THE WEB: Vaccines and student-teacher relationships

Sandra Adams Benavides via HeraldDemocrat.com: Your article is definitely one-sided (go with the herd). I suggest you investigate: 1) why parents choose not to have their children vaccinated; 2) those who contracted the disease, what percentage were vaccinated; 3) concerning sunscreen, aside from merit, are there side effects to children and adolescents regarding hormones.

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LETTER: Cable viewers should have a choice

Cable ONE has announced that it will no longer broadcast WFAA-ABC, thereby eliminating the last DFW station from their broadcast to Grayson/Cooke/Fannin county customers. They apparently think their Texas customers are more interested in and have more in common with the Oklahoma news, weather, sports and advertisers that we see frequently on KTEN and KXII.

LETTER: Missile defenses need attention

It’s impossible to know if negotiations will end Iran’s quest for nuclear weapons, or if a deal would actually lead to a nuclear free Iran. According to UN reports, Iran has already processed enough uranium for seven rudimentary bombs and has launched multiple satellites into space, a gateway to a working ICBM. (The Soviet Sputnik was also launched on a rocket that doubled as a military ICBM.)

LETTER: Tired of all the trash

I suppose there are many Sherman-Denison residents like myself, that are ashamed at the sheer amount of trash that lines almost every intersection, roadside and gully. I get disgusted that there are not any posted fines for littering. Or public information commercials informing the public where to report abuses.

LETTER: Keystone job numbers exaggerated

The column pleads that we “finally” begin construction on the Keystone Pipeline that will create “42,000” new jobs. The truth is that Phases 1, 2, and 3, which is a 36-inch pipeline running 2,934 miles from Alberta, Canada to Houston, was completed a year ago.