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The alarm bell is sounding for America’s wildlife. Once common, monarch butterflies have declined to the point where they are considered at real risk of extinction. We’ve lost nearly three billion birds that once filled our skies. And more than one-third of America’s wildlife are facing an e…

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Today in Texas, many of us are dealing with diseases and disabilities, ranging from asthma to cancer, and from diabetes to mental illness. What may not be as evident is the impact of research, clinical trials, and investment in new treatments that are happening right here in our own backyard…

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…

My old Uncle Mort is nothing if not analytical, even when he’s not even looking for ways to make easy bucks. He called recently to provide his analysis of members of the Thicket Community Church whose pastor called for a special mid-week prayer session appealing for rain. It would be at high…

We are already five months in to 2022 and many of you had probably planned to make changes such as losing weight, get organized, save money, spend more time with family, quit drinking, exercise more, read more or just to be a better person overall. While we often make these plans, they are e…

May be a little hot this past week! Saturday started out so nice and it was a wonderful day for the fire/rescue event at the log cabins. Thank you so much volunteers. Your event was well planned. Jacey Drost did amazing job on painting those little faces! Each one was a work of art. The chil…

It is simply impossible to raise cattle without developing a deep connection to the land that nourishes our livestock and families.

To accomplish great things, one must be willing to perform great work over a great span of time. Rice University in Houston, which has come to exemplify such glory, has in its century of life become one of the most respected universities in the nation. The college started from nothing, excep…

The Apostle Paul commanded Titus, a pastor, to “teach what accords with sound doctrine” (Titus 2:1). Paul gave the same command to another pastor, Timothy, “… preach the word; be ready in season and out of season…” (2 Timothy 4:2) Sound doctrine is biblical teaching. The preaching of the wor…

There are many memories and many, many changes for Weatherford. Growing up in the 30s, 40s and 50s, everything took place on the square. Many of the old landmarks are gone, and the square is not as active as it once was in earlier years. Changes started taking place and now those of us who g…

The leaked first draft opinion of the Supreme Court’s majority view to overturn Roe v. Wade may or may not be the justices’ final decision.

2022 is an election year, a chance for Texas voters to tell the people who represent them what the state needs and what it doesn’t need, to bear down on the biggest problems we face together and to ignore the distractions that keep us from that important work.

The next thing we know is that three out of five New York doctors agree that watching television may be hazardous to our health.

Many of us relish a hot cup of coffee in the morning. While the taste of the coffee is pleasurable to countless, it is more than just the taste that draws us to coffee. The simple aroma of fresh brewed, oven roasted coffee can cause the truly addicted to salivate like Pavlov’s dogs. The rich…

The American Heart Association recommends eating two servings of fatty fish per week. A 3.5 Ounce cooked or ¾ cup flaked fish. Are high in omega 3 fatty acids.

To answer a question, especially one that concerns the issue of man’s free will, it is necessary to clearly understand the words used. Man’s will is the faculty of the mind by which choices or decisions concerning a course of action are made. The word free means unencumbered, not enslaved, o…

It has been said that heroism is defined as holding on for one moment longer. A moment can save a life or change the destiny of a nation. Travis Watkins, a native Texas resident, was one such hero who took charge and held on against overwhelming odds, saving the lives of his men in the proce…

The bodily resurrection of Christ is an historic fact. Jesus completed everything necessary for redemption. He completed God’s plan of redemption established in eternity. The resurrection of Jesus Christ is the proof that everything Jesus said is true, that his atoning sacrifice was accepted…

Craig Murphy, a well-known Fort Worth country music vocalist, has found his niche after trying several other pursuits that turned out to be short-lived. He’s certified in both law enforcement and auto mechanics, but his interest in both fields flagged quickly.

The 1880s and 1890s saw the rise of some of the most notorious criminals in American History, mostly riding the dusty trails of the West. One of the most infamous was the Dalton Gang, made up of outlaws from Kansas, Oklahoma, and Arkansas. The Dalton Gang terrorized the frontier, with a stri…

Physical activity is important for health, but not only is it good for your heart and muscles. It is also good for your cognitive health as well. Regular physical activity can help you think, learn, problem-solve, and enjoy and emotional balance as well. It can improve and reduce anxiety and…

Where can the United States and its allies fight Putin’s murderous rampage in Ukraine? The answer is everywhere, with every weapon available. 

Most Americans are spectators in today’s most critical struggle for democratic values — being battled at every hour of every day in Ukraine. But in another vital struggle for democracy, a third of Americans are spectators. 

WASHINGTON (AP) — Americans are deeply divided over how much children in K-12 schools should be taught about racism and sexuality, according to a new poll released as Republicans across the country aim to make parental involvement in education a central campaign theme this election year.

Texas has been home to many imaginative scientists, artists, and writers. Because of their dreams and determination, they changed how people saw the world. One Texas writer in particular, Gene Roddenberry, created one of the most successful science fiction stories today, Star Trek.

To vote by mail in Texas, you must qualify under one of the following categories: 65 years of age or older, disability, expected to give birth within three weeks before or after Election Day, expected absence from county or confined in jail or involuntary civil commitment.

April is Stress Awareness Month. Everyone from young children to older adults experiences stress at some point. Stress can result from issues with work, school, family, or finances. Stress not only affects our mood, but our health as well. Muscle or body aches, inadequate sleep, and unintend…

With spring winds blowing pollens across our area, we’re experiencing an overlap of seasonal allergies, COVID-19, influenza and other respiratory conditions. With many common symptoms among these respiratory conditions, it may be hard to tell them apart. Here are a few symptoms to look for w…

We are buoyed annually by hopes that spring eternal when dogwoods and azaleas lead nature’s spring parade.

When I joined the local Lions Club some sevenish years ago, part of my motive was to open a gateway for me to better serve the community.

“Kiss the Son” (Psalm 2:12) is a solemn warning to all leaders, especially in the church. The Psalmist issued this directive considering the sovereignty of God. He asked a question, which is as relevant today as it was when the Psalmist wrote it. “Why do the nations rage and the peoples plot…

The Easter bunny found his bunny trail in Millsap and left over 3,000 candy filled eggs at the log cabins. The empty Easter baskets did not stay empty! The Garden Club raffled a colorful hanging plant, and Millsap Church, FBC, gave away a family season pass to Six Flags. Everyone had photo o…

Once upon a time, folks caused others to smile by telling — and re-telling — stories to each other. Some have been funnier than others, and some people have told said stories better than others.

“The supreme quality for leadership is unquestionably integrity. Without it, no real success is possible,” said Gen. Dwight D. Eisenhower. Such words describe the life of Gen. William O. Darby, a hero of World War II. The integrity and courage of Darby was an important contribution to the Am…

When you are decorating, cooking, or hiding Easter eggs, extra care is needed to enjoy them without the risk of getting sick. Here are a dozen tips to help make your Easter egg decorating and hunt safe.

The Christian Church is both an organism and an organization. She is an organism. The Bible defines her as the body of Christ. (Colossians 1:18) The Church is an organization. The Apostle Paul wrote that Jesus gave gifts to men as the conquering commanders of the ancient world divided the pl…

There is armed conflict in many parts of the world. The atrocities of Ukraine caused by Russia are unspeakable! There is racial and religious discrimination, hate crimes, terrorist attacks, a political swing to the far right fueling demonstrations and protests that all too often become violent. 

Reminiscing through the years of my life, it’s hard to believe these past 90 years have gone so fast. 

Texas voters don’t like the way things are going in the U.S. and most don’t think their kids will have it better than they do, according to a Texas Lyceum poll framed around voters’ outlook for the rest of the decade.

Will Smith smacked Chris Rock at the Oscars — you could live in a cave and still know about this, and be subject to the blizzard of opinions about it. This incident exposed the depths of my phone addiction as I clicked on link after link to articles that had just about zero impact on anyone’…

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