NOW HEAR THIS: The fox and the hound, plus Max
Almost without exception, most farms are protected to some degree by guard animals. Dogs and cats are most commonly used to defend against intruders and nuisance pests around the farmstead. In recent years with the proliferation of coyotes, many folks are using guard donkeys or llamas to protect their livestock.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Laws can’t be ignored
Senator Harry Reid said, “We just can’t let people ignore the law.”
KELLY: What do you think?
Not much is known about this Joseph’s life. The one thing I know for sure is that he was a very brave man.
HAMILTON: Government as innovator? You bet!
Five years ago, the federal government spent $169 billion to fund basic research and development. This fiscal year, it’s down to $134 billion.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Showing respect
My sister Robbie Benton’s funeral was Friday afternoon at White’s Funeral Home. The gravesite was outside of Mineral Wells. The respect shown by the good folks of Parker County and the surrounding area was overwhelming.
NOW HEAR THIS: Going on a wild goose chase
In recent years I’ve written quite a bit about the introduction and negative consequences of non-native or invasive species. Fire ants, killer bees, English sparrows, Asian carp, feral hogs and others too numerous to list have forever changed our local ecosystem.
LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: TV offers
Have you seen those TV offers where they give a price for one product and then offer a second like items for-free? All you have to do is pay a separate shipping and handling charge for the “free” items.
NOTES FROM THE JOURNEY: What’s in a name?
Names are important. When my son, Rush, (who’s named after my father) and his wife, Vanessa, were expecting their third daughter, I gave up on having a male namesake and suggested, in jest, they call her “Johnnie Pauline.”
TISCIONE: The Christian and the government
The church in the Old Testament lived under a theocracy. That is, both the church and state were one. God anointed kings. Civil laws and religious laws were one and the same.
NOW HEAR THIS: Getting in the chicken business
Anyone who is my age or older has heard the famous quote, “A chicken in every pot.” It is normally attributed to Herbert Hoover during his 1928 presidential bid.
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