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The Death of the Mall

Mar 26, 2015 12:01am

No matter how you cut it, that symbol of 1980s optimism — the American shopping mall — is not what it used to be. Malls across the country are suffering, and even many of those that have managed...

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Savoring the Season

Dec 05, 2013 1:01am

The holidays are upon us and there is much to celebrate, much to be thankful for and much to do. There is also much about the holidays that is overrated or underrated. Following is my personal...

The Unknown Guard

Dec 02, 2013 11:37am

Van Alstyne Middle School put on a Veteran’s Day presentation on Monday and it was definitely worth an hour of my time. Any chance we get as a community to honor our veterans we need to make the...

Backing Down the Bullies

Dec 02, 2013 11:37am

We the Media may not always do the right thing or do it at the right time, but occasionally we get it right. And sometimes occasionally we’re just good for getting the word out.

Take the...

The Art of Halloween

Nov 08, 2013 1:01am

So, Jack, my nephew by marriage, has gained a bit of notoriety as of late. You see, Jack is a huge fan of Tow Mater from Cars. You know Mater – the buck-toothed tow truck from Disney’s Cars as...

The Brotherhood

Nov 01, 2013 12:01am

As I wrapped up my interview with Anna Fire Chief Tim Gothard on Monday concerning the passing of AFD firefighter Andrew Fassett (you can read about it elsewhere in this paper) it struck me how...

The Agony of Defeat

Oct 25, 2013 1:01am

I don’t like losing. In that, I am not much different than anybody else who plays in any kind of sport. I’ve certainly experienced my fair share of defeat, but it never gets any easier.


To Fair or Not to Fair

Oct 18, 2013 1:02am

As it always does, the end of the Texas State Fair’s run has caught me unawares. I sincerely thought I had more time, but then I always do.

The plan was (and maybe still is) to hit the fair...

Warhawks, FiFi and Youth Revisited

Oct 11, 2013 1:03am

I read a lot as a kid, which should come as no surprise, I guess, considering what I do for a living. I got started early, and one of the first things to grab me were historical books — fiction...

My Person of the Year (so far)

Oct 04, 2013 1:01am

If I awarded a Person of the Year (and I don’t, so don’t ask) I would have to seriously consider the following gentleman for the honor.

In Utah, a high school football coach suspended his...

Life in the Corridor

Sep 27, 2013 1:01am

Some weeks in and around the area from Melissa to Howe (affectionately known as the corridor) are busier than others. Count this past week among the busiest of busy times.

It is my distinct...

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