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.
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Editor’s note: This is the first in a two-part series regarding climate change.
Editor’s note: A Texas Department of Transportation spokeswoman told the Herald Democrat recently, as part of a cost-saving initiative, TxDOT will not be replacing damaged cemetery signs and will be replacing damaged county road signs with smaller signs.
Editor’s note: This letter is regarding another letter to the editor entitled “Was SHS Coach Gary Kinne forced out?” which appeared on this page on Jan. 26.
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 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.
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.
Water is the new oil. Admittedly it’s a bit trite, but it’s fitting. Water is key to growth. It’s something we’ve known locally for a long time and why so many local leaders have worked so hard to secure an abundance of water storage in Lake Texoma.
The defenders of unfettered access and use of guns constantly claim it’s their constitutional right. Does it matter? We have no constitutional right to drive cars or fly airplanes, but we recognize the necessity of regulations for public safety. Over 70 percent of Americans support stronger gun regulations, but no congressional action comes from politicians who fear retribution at the ballot box by gun extremists. Extremists cheered on by the NRA, an organization that has come to be recognized for their radical opposition to any safety regulations placed on guns.
Another senseless shooting spree followed by the political tripe from both sides seems to be the standard that we’re to expect.