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Stolen Valor

Nov 20, 2014 1:01am

I don’t know if it’s truly a normal thing or not, but I’ve known a few people who have “embellished” their service records from their time spent in the U.S. military. And while I never paid too...

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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...

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...

Presidential Visit

Jul 26, 2013 1:01am

We visited a president couple of weeks ago. And no, we didn’t travel to the White House. Instead, my wife Marge and I, with our son as the able and willing tour guide, spent a day in historic Hyde...

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...

Fleamarketstock ‘13

Jul 20, 2013 1:01am

I’ve detailed in this space previously about my hobby of collecting and restoring vintage men’s razors. It’s a hobby that leaves me fulfilled and at peace when I’m running my hands over...

Partying for the Greater Good

Jul 13, 2013 1:02am

In today’s economic climate and financial watchdog state, it’s amazing that cities still have money at the ready to spend on the simple things. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for government financial...

A City Rises to the Challenge

Jul 05, 2013 1:01am

You can read the nuts and bolts of what happened to the City of Anna last week in Ken Gaidziunas’ excellent chronicling of events on Page 1A. Here, I want to take a look behind the scenes at a...

We, the Media

Jun 29, 2013 1:01am

Whenever I listen to the radio, in the background in the office, in the car, etc., much of it is turned to sports radio. We all love to hear others spout off their opinions and then vehemently...

Summer Travels

Jun 23, 2013 1:01am

The wife and I hit that magical one-year mark (one year of marriage, we’ve been together a lot longer than that) and decided the best thing to do would be to leave town. We are not of the world-...

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