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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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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-...

Hanging with Bubba

Jun 09, 2013 1:02am

A local and national celebrity visited Van Alstyne Middle School recently, and I was really sorry I missed him. Burton “Bubba” Gilliam is well-known in these parts; some of the younger crowd might...

The Shock of Age

Jun 03, 2013 1:01am

I hear all the time about how people had that “Oh!” moment when they realized they were getting old. Or had just arrived at old. Or were just plain old.

Me, I think I realized this on a...

An Innocent Man

May 27, 2013 1:01am

I was born and bred in Texas, and Texas was born and bred into me. Maybe that’s why I’ve always bristled when our state’s justice system is mocked around the rest of the country. Try ‘em and hang...

Elections Are Done, Now its Down to Business

May 22, 2013 1:02am

As you might imagine, local elections are a very busy time for community newspapers. Candidate forums, questionnaires, photos and results are the name of the game during May each year. As such, it...

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