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Do you ever take a look around when you’re commuting or running errands? So often, our busy routine can leave us overwhelmed, annoyed, frustrated and rushed. Perhaps you feel a combination of all of these. Or maybe you’re simply amazed. A few weeks back, I was part of a conversation about gr…

WASHINGTON — That the Democrats’ two evenings of dueling oratory snippets this week are called “debates” validates Finley Peter Dunne’s prediction that “when we Americans are through with the English language, it will look as if it had been run over by a musical comedy.” Already a linguistic…

The Bible is the breathed out word of God. God has revealed what He wants us to know about Him and His plan of redemption. God has told us that all men are creatures. He is the Creator. The Bible reveals His only Son, Jesus, through whom we know God personally. This unique and precious book …

Howard Hughes was a man who once commanded the world’s attention, sometimes for all the wrong reasons. His story is one of wealth, power, fame, and the dangers of obsession.

The worry last week was that the Trump administration was ginning up fake intelligence about Iran blowing up oil tankers in the Strait of Hormuz to justify a war against Iran. Then, this week, President Donald Trump said the Iranian attacks weren’t a big deal.

There times that you want to make more home cooked meals for your family or yourself, but sometimes after a long day at work, it is easier to pick up something at a restaurant for takeout. Sometimes we just need motivation and tips to help better optimize time for making meals at home.

Attention drawn to “red light cameras” has a broadened focus in Dallas. Some “Big D” traffic signals — designed to be effective for 25 years — have been in service since 1940, with almost all in use since 1980.

On the back-side of life, the further we go, the fewer “companions of the long road” are by our side. Because of death, failing health, geographical separation, and our own limitations, they no longer accompany us on our journey. And if we’re to go on — who knows how far — we must let go and…

Last week, we reviewed the evidence of “innocence” of the “Central Park 5” presented in the court of Hollywood. This week, we’ll review the evidence of their guilt — presented in courts of law and ruled on by actual judges and juries. 

In our dining room, I have a charcoal pencil drawing of what appears to be a section of Town Creek. It is one of only a couple of pieces of art that my grandfather, W. C. Jones, did. He had two daughters, Gladys and Ruby, who were quite accomplished in the field of painting. In fact, Ruby ta…

True, polls have very limited value at this stage of a presidential campaign. Yes, Democrats are far from choosing their nominee to oppose President Trump. Of course, a great deal can change between now and Election Day.

Well it’s final: the results are in, and those of us over 50 who watch more than 3.5 hours of TV a day show twice the decline in verbal memory over six years. A recently released study, in Britain’s Scientific Reports, looks at nearly 3,600 adults and confirms it.

This month, President Donald J. Trump — the great innovator, the great instigator, above all the great disrupter — conjured up a new tool of tumult: Take one highly incendiary issue and employ it as a battering ram to win concessions on an even more contentious matter.

Why haven’t efforts to impeach President Trump gained Watergate-style momentum? The lack of energy has created a sense of bafflement and disappointment among some of the president’s most determined adversaries. But there are some simple reasons for it. Here are three:

If there is one thing you learn about at Oberlin College, the notoriously progressive liberal arts college, it is surely privilege: white privilege, hetero privilege, gender privilege, you name it. 

WASHINGTON, D.C. — Integrity. Encouragement. Confidence. Accountability. These are some of the words I’ve been hearing from millennials involved in a relatively new effort called GIVEN. It’s a leadership network for Catholic women, with the goal of helping them “Discover the gift that only y…

Texas has been known for producing colorful, larger-than-life business figures. That has been found in a variety of industries. Perhaps one of the most unusual was hotel magnate Conrad Hilton, whose multi-billion dollar hotel chain began in Texas by accident.

There is a rising tide in Parker County. We have a new mayor in Weatherford, Paul Paschall, a new Parker County Economic Development Council director, Allison Baker, and a relatively new county judge, Pat Deen. Each of these dynamic individuals is bringing fresh ideas, a spirit of collaborat…

Our editorial board was pleased to see Gov. Greg Abbott sign into law a bill making it easier for church representatives to warn other houses of worship about predatory pastors.

There is no peace without God’s pardon. These are strong words if they are true. They are true irrespective of who says them or believes them. No one will find true peace unless God pardons his sin. Peace is not simply the absence of conflict. Peace is having a right relationship with God th…

The African folktale version of the 1989 Central Park gang-rape has swept the populace! The mob thirsts for vengeance against evil spirits, like Linda Fairstein.

A goal of most fathers and mothers is to help their children grow into responsible adults. This may include other goals such as helping them to have the skills necessary to be productive members of society and helping them be happy, healthy and able to care for themselves. To encourage and h…

What can we as father’s do with our remaining years? 

Uncle Mort, who attains age 107 come July 4, issues requests for “no talking” and “no chore assignments” about this time every year.

Soon, some of you will try to make “better babies.”

President Trump has declared victory in his confrontation with Mexico. After he threatened to impose crippling tariffs on $350 billion worth of goods Mexico exports annually to the U.S., that country’s leaders agreed to measures aimed at impeding asylum-seekers from Central America that flow…

You probably missed it, because some of the major papers missed its significance, too: the death of former U.S. Rep. Don Fraser. In fact, you may never have heard of Fraser, who also served a record four terms as mayor of Minneapolis. But he shaped the politics of the last half-century of Am…

Is there any doubt that many Democrats agree with House Speaker Nancy Pelosi when she says she wants to see President Trump “in prison”? After the Mueller report, House Democrats seem to believe almost unanimously that the president is guilty of obstruction of justice. Their increasingly hea…

Clarity of thought and expression about moral issues is not a core competency of CEOs.

“When you are told all your life you’re dumb, unworthy, you start believing it. God changed that for me.” 

WASHINGTON — The earnest improvers at the College Board, which administers the SAT, should ponder Abraham Maslow’s law of the instrument. In 1966, Maslow, a psychologist, said essentially this: If the only tool you have is a hammer, every problem looks like a nail. The College Board wants to…

This is a term faced by almost every writer at some time or another. Then there are those who never seem to have a problem and the words flow out or better yet spew out in great quantities.

New York City public school teachers recently revealed that they have been instructed to reject “objectivity,” “written documentation” and “perfectionism” by Schools Chancellor Richard Carranza, as part of his effort to “dismantle racism.” Carranza identified these values as tools of the “wh…

Success sometimes comes from the most unlikely places. Those intrepid souls willing to take a chance are the ones who change the course of their own lives and sometimes their own communities. Sarah Cockrell, an early Dallas settler, was one of those figures, who went from living in a tent on…

A retired school superintendent — weary of the sameness of approaching his job in the traditional manner — dreamed of serving in an unlikely place.

The feast of Pentecost, sometimes called Whitsunday, was rooted in in the Old Testament. The Bible refers to it as the Feast of Weeks. It was ordained by God to be one of the three mandatory celebrations in Israel along with Passover and the Feast of Booths. It was on the occasion of this fe…

Many of us are enjoying the summer with time at the lake, by the pool or on vacation. Keep in mind the importance of safety. Safety knows no season, but summer has its own set of concerns. Here are some tips to make sure you have a safe summer.

Gerrymandering has always been part of American politics. After all, the term was coined in 1812 after Massachusetts governor and Founding Father Elbridge Gerry endorsed a state senate district that resembled a salamander.

One of the more unfortunate effects of the Trump-Russia investigation — and there have been many — is the weakening of traditional standards of argument and proof in the public debate over allegations that the Trump campaign conspired with Russia to fix the 2016 election. (Just for the recor…

OMAHA BEACH, Normandy — On a bluff above the sand and a half-mile from the ocean’s edge at low tide, which was the condition when the first Allied soldiers left their landing craft, a round circle of concrete 5 feet in diameter provides a collar for a hole in the ground. On the morning of Ju…