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Ebola Overload-a

Oct 24, 2014 1:01am

Ignoring the appearance of this rather flippant column title, I realize how serious and deadly the Ebola virus is and the death tolls it has racked up in countries such as Guinea, Sierra Leone and...

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Libraries Aren’t Just About Books

Sep 07, 2013 1:01am

It struck me recently that libraries, especially in small communities such as ours, aren’t given their proper due.

I thought about this as I was writing a budget story as cities prepare...

Riding Shotgun

Aug 30, 2013 1:01am

“Be careful tonight.”

My lovely wife said those words to me in the morning and they were suddenly rattling around in my head as I drove to the Van Alstyne Police Department on Saturday night...

The Valencian Community

Aug 23, 2013 1:01am

The other morning, as is my usual routine, I got on our home computer for my early morning checks — email, some work related web sites and whatever else looked worthwhile to waste a few minutes or...

The Dumbing Down of Society

Aug 23, 2013 1:01am

When I studied journalism in college, one of the main things preached throughout my course plan was “responsibility.” According to these idealistic professors, the main job of a journalist was to...

The Stuffing of the Editor

Aug 16, 2013 1:02am

I am a simple man in terms of my excesses. I don’t overindulge in anything, really. I spend within my limits and generally live and operate within my means.

Occasionally, however, I do...

Johnny Be Bad

Aug 09, 2013 1:02am

I don’t normally write sports-related columns in this space as it’s been oh-so-many years since my days as a sports writer. I manage to pass over steroid abuse in the bigs, the latest stupid thing...

What’s Up Doc?

Aug 09, 2013 1:02am

Well, what’s up is that I missed the big birthday bash last week of a long-ago childhood friend. No doubt the invitation got lost in the mail, but maybe, just maybe not, since my friend is now...

Tourists and Travelers

Aug 02, 2013 1:01am

On our recent vacation in New York’s Hudson valley visiting our son and daughter-in-law, I spent a good part of a Sunday with The New York Times. Diligently working my way through at least a dozen...

The Death of a Familiar Voice

Aug 02, 2013 1:01am

My wife woke me up Sunday morning with the news.

“Did you hear about Kidd Kraddick?”

Whenever someone starts of with the phrase “Did you hear about…” it’s never good. My heart sank...

Councilwoman Fighting for Veterans’ Benefits

Jul 26, 2013 1:01am

Van Alstyne City Councilwoman Kaaren Teuber is on a mission. This one, however, has nothing to do with her town; this one is even more personal.

More than four decades ago, Teuber served her...

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