A Texas governor’s power to call a special legislative session includes setting its agenda. That list of issues tells legislators and the rest of us what the governor thinks is important enough to demand extra time from lawmakers.
Two leading House Republicans, Reps. Steve Scalise and James Comer, are asking the Food and Drug Administration for documents that might relate to GOP suspicions that President Joe Biden has politicized the process of administering vaccines during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Blackie Sherrod — arguably the best sportswriter this side of the ancient Olympic Games begun in Greece seven centuries before the birth of Christ — had a name for us. He classified us as drones and worker bees, mostly “9-to-5’ers” with little hope of ever getting ahead.
“An ounce of prevention is worth a ton of cure,” is a popular English proverb. It has also become an important idea in medicine, to avoid major health crises by preventing them. As part of this, vaccinations have been part of health in the state for many years, with very successful results.
National Cholesterol Education Month is observed during the month of September to increase awareness of our cholesterol levels and to educate on ways to achieve healthy cholesterol levels. Education is important as high blood cholesterol is asymptomatic and is one of the major risk factors f…
As COVID-19 cases surge once again, our hard-working healthcare colleagues continue to make tremendous sacrifices to help keep our community healthy and safe. After 18 months and counting of battling this virus, I’m asking everyone in our community to join me in expressing our gratitude for …
Merriam-Webster defines community as “a unified body of individuals.” We live in an amazing community. I can imagine no greater place on Earth than our community to work and raise a family.
Many avid hunters are already planning for deer season, which begins Oct. 2 for bowhunters and Nov. 7 for general firearms season. Landowners who participate in special management programs within the Texas Parks and Wildlife Department can begin harvesting deer Oct. 2 with a firearm, as well.
Gov. Jimmy Allred became governor of Texas in a desperate time for Texas. The Great Depression created many hardships for families and crippled state finances. Though he had met with several defeats and reverses in his life, Allred’s persistence guided Texas in a difficult time and cemented …
Preachers, bless ‘em, don’t have to look hard for reasons to laugh. Some are able to put laughter “on hold,” restraining guffaws until sermons end; others can only surrender to the humor of the moment.
“But the hour is coming, and is now here, when the true worshipers will worship the Father in spirit and truth, for the Father is seeking such people to worship him.” (John 4:23)
Walk Across Texas, a community-based program helping Texans of all ages adopt a physically active lifestyle, just turned 25 years old and it is still going strong.
If you’re painting the side of a house or a wall, you need a broad brush, a roller, or a paint sprayer. Otherwise, the job will take forever. However, if you are painting your kitchen or bathroom, you’re going to need smaller brushes for the nooks and crannies. If your brush is too large, yo…
Now we are settled in Tin Top and getting on with going to school, farming and activities of the community. Even in a small farm community, there was plenty of activity. Leaving the small four-room farmhouse to the two-story, seven-room house with a windmill, water hand pump and storage wate…
The Apostle Paul wrote to believers in Rome and said that suffering is not the last word for those who belong to Jesus. God has given us hope that “does not put us to shame, because God’s love has been poured into our hearts through the Holy Spirit who has been given to us.” (Romans 5:5)
He was the first chief justice of the state supreme court in Texas, and as such, he made Texas law into an instrument to be used by all people. John Hemphill was one of the first great legal minds to preside over a Texas court.
Along with the new school year comes daily challenges for preparing a healthy lunch for your child and even yourself. With a little preparation, you can pack lunches that your family will eat and enjoy.
Seminary professors, bless ‘em, are saddled with expectations that run the gamut, and they forge on, day after day, knowing that the likelihood of having “another Billy Graham” in their classes is beyond remote.
On the eve of the 111th birthday of Mother Teresa of Calcutta, five nuns from Missionaries of Charity arrived in Rome from Kabul with 14 disabled Afghan youths, most of them children. The sisters, members of the religious community that Mother Teresa founded in 1950 and lived with until her …
Remember that old saying, “you are what you eat,” which is the basis of good skin color and overall health. Our choice of food and beverages affects all major body systems including the heart, brain and skin. Going to the grocery store or visiting the farmer’s market there are plenty of heal…
Many historians have called Stephen F. Austin the “father of Texas” for his efforts to bring the first settlers from the United States into Texas. But the story begins with his own father, businessman and visionary Moses Austin, who in his own way became the “grandfather of Texas.”
“Mom, what’s for dinner?” is one of those phrases that has been asked and will continue to be asked until the end of time. Afterall, food is the language of love, and for a mom, food equals love!
Stories of gasoline price wars were common in Texas around 1960, when regular gas sold sometimes for 10.9 cents per gallon. Competition for college biology teachers, however, wasn’t all that common.
Texas has long been a football state. One of the most successful Texas football dynasties, the Dallas Cowboys of the 1990s, stems from three players for the University of Arkansas and their 1964 championship season: Jerry Jones, Barry Switzer, and Jimmy Johnson.
Texas is warring with cities, counties and school districts over local COVID-19 responses that go above and beyond what the state wants. That’s a template for state-local fights in other states, like Florida, and the legal grappling is already pending before the Texas Supreme Court.
Perhaps the most current evidence that August falls into the “dog days” category appeared in “neighborhood news” the other day. Most of us “slog” through these stifling days, and media folks scrounge around for news stories when little seems to be happening.
As school starts, I am reminded of the pivotal role that teachers have played and continue to play in our lives and the lives of our children. They teach lessons that are far beyond the subject matter and perhaps even more vital. And this year, they have the added challenge of keeping their …
American history is filled with stories of men and women who stepped in at the right time. U. S. Rep. Wright Patman was one such figure. He represented Texas in Congress through some of the most difficult times the nation had faced. Through his work in Congress, Patman left an indelible mark…
Does the morning bring chaos to your household? For families heading back to school a routine is essential if you want to avoid hectic mornings and evenings getting ready for school.
Our people are our greatest asset! Whether you are talking about the success of our businesses, civic groups, churches, or large organizations, our people make the magic happen. The citizens of Parker County and the surrounding areas are unique … even among Texans. Beyond the rugged independ…
Weatherford is home to great schools, from our wonderful public and private schools to Weatherford College. It may surprise some in our community to learn that Medical City Weatherford is also an outstanding teaching facility, dedicated to training the next generation of physicians.
In response to the pandemic, the Biden Administration created a special enrollment period for Americans that started on July 1 and runs through Aug. 15. This gives consumers additional time to shop for coverage and to take advantage of new savings through the American Rescue Plan.
My aged Uncle Mort said more than a mouthful the other day about shenanigans dictated in the name of intercollegiate athletics by high rollers in the world of televised sports. "The almighty dollar is even mightier than I thought."
I've lost count of how many times I've heard a leader say, "I commit to do what I think is right." Such a declaration is often followed by accolades. Each time I hear it, my amazement increases. I'm astounded that so many people think that what they "think is right" is somehow representative…
Getting settled in a new community and on the Milmo Property, Dad began preparing the land for planting and meeting our new neighbors and getting involved in community events.
This Week's Circulars
- Benbrook man killed in Wednesday night accident on I-20
- Bank robbery suspect arrested after chase
- Springtown motorcyclist killed in wreck
- Seller and advocate say FDA ban on e-cigarette flavors won't put out vape use
- Overcoming obstacles: Senior Center sets its sights on future growth
- FOOTBALL RECAPS: Week 4
- Mineral Wells authorizes firearm use to help with feral hogs
- Commissioners settle road and bridge funding debate
- CLEANING UP: Parker County Camera Club nabs 23 awards at state fair
- KANGAROOS FOR LIFE: Kindergartener makes fourth generation to walk WISD hallways