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A Test of Mettle

Feb 27, 2015 1:01am

Facebook can be a wonderful thing if you follow the right people. We don’t always do that — me especially — and so get constant updates from narcissistic souls who truly believe we care that they...

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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.

The...

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...

Forgetting 9/11?

Sep 20, 2013 1:01am

September 11 marks a dark day in our nation’s history, that much is obvious and probably never needs to be said again. Or does it?

I was somewhat surprised at the lack of 9/11 remembrance...

As Time Goes By

Sep 13, 2013 1:01am

Not to sound cliché`but time has a way of catching up with you. I guess I would be old to some and young to others, but time is really catching up with me. For a lot of people, this is manifested...

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...

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