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.
Religious liberty is a fundamental right of all Americans, but the first duty of Texas state officials is to uphold the law. By telling county clerks, judges, and justices of the peace that they can opt out of their own sworn duties, Gov. Greg Abbott and Attonery General Ken Paxton are encouraging them to break the law. This will have disastrous consequences for Texas’ reputation as well as for Texas taxpayers, who will have to foot the bill for the civil rights lawsuits these officials will inevitably lose.
I just heard some newsmen talking about the object of terrorism. They said it is to make people afraid — to make them afraid to go out in public, to go to the movies, to go out to eat, to shop. Well, if this is the case, then this new law regarding guns — the right to wear guns out in the open — is an act of terrorism.