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Parker County Judge Mark Riley owes county residents unequivocal answers to the lingering questions about his hiring, preferential treatment of and relationship with his ex-employee Brandy Bissland.

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Parker County Judge Mark Riley owes county residents unequivocal answers to the lingering questions about his hiring, preferential treatment of and relationship with his ex-employee Brandy Bissland.

News and information consumers, what we called readers in another long-ago time, nowadays have a dizzying array of sources from which to get what they want.

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It goes without saying that the Texas Rangers, who often are charged with investigating alleged or possible wrongdoing by fellow members of the law enforcement community, should be allowed to proceed in a manner that is consistent with good police work.

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What to make of the spectacle that was Texas Sen. Ted Cruz within the spectacle that was Donald Trump’s Republican presidential nominating convention in Cleveland?

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The continuing saga of Texas Neighborhood Services’ actions that caused the nonprofit organization to lose its role as provider of local Head Start programs culminated last week with the news that 229 employees no longer have jobs.

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In trying to understand the seriously questionable behavior by Texas Neighborhood Services leaders in administering the Head Start and Early Head Start programs in Parker County and eight neighboring counties, it is advisable to step back and consider the basic premise of the iconic Great So…

We pause now to take a break from the antics and misbehavior of people — leaders? — in places of trust and leadership to celebrate Christian McPherson and Casey Jennings and to offer a belated thanks to Laura Pamplin.

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By many accounts, Dr. Kevin Eaton has had a successful tenure as president of Weatherford College since 2009, but reporting by the Weatherford Democrat shows he has not been truthful about his job history and criminal background before getting the job.

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Uglier, more damning words may have never been written about an institution of higher learning than those regarding Baylor, the world’s largest Baptist-affiliated college, in the past few days.

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Above the worry and stress of everyday life and the divisiveness and often-ugly and debilitating discourse that seems to threaten to engulf us, every now and then a day or a setting or an occasion presents itself in a way that allows all of that to slide away.

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By now it is no surprise to anyone that Donald Trump and Bernie Sanders, especially and spectacularly Trump, have tapped into a significant vein of unhappiness and dissatisfaction among Americans.

The executive director and board of directors of the Texas Neighborhood Services, which is charged with combatting poverty in Parker County and eight other rural North Texas counties, continue to display a stunning degree of arrogance and unwillingness to communicate and offer assurance that…

Parker County citizens begin voting  Monday in municipal and school board elections and in Willow Park and the Annettas on important initiatives that could significantly affect the futures of those communities that are in the path of the unerring and relentless growth projected for the easte…

Mississippi took a regrettable turn into the past Tuesday when Gov. Phil Bryant signed into law the Protecting Freedom of Conscience from Government Discrimination Act – a red herring title for the right to refuse service to the GLBT community on religious grounds.

As it has for months, Ben Carson’s campaign is raising a lot of money. The Republican presidential candidate raised $23 million in the last quarter of 2015 — ahead of red-hot Ted Cruz and, likely, all other rivals in the Republican field.

The Nov. 3 Constitutional Amendment Election ballot will have seven propositions for voters to consider. All but one of the amendments affects a specified group of citizens. The one amendment that affects the lives of all Texans is Proposition 7.

Almost everyone has something to say about social issues and the ideology of politics. That’s the nature of the digital era’s instant access to the World Wide Web’s bullhorn. 

“I don’t believe in exploiting vulnerable people at their weakest moments and pushing them to choose death.”

We don’t believe State Rep. Jonathan Strickland’s House Bill 139, filed in the current Texas legislative session, truly intends to throw the citizens of Texas into the dark when it comes to informing people about important business government agencies conduct. But if passed, that is what wil…

The public’s need for transparency has never been more important as government becomes more complex. Yet an effort is underway in Texas to lessen the ways of informing the public about what government at all levels is up to.

It was hot, over 100 degrees, and there was no breeze, but plenty of humidity in the field of mesquite and cactus in the Rio Grande Valley that August. But, considering that I was with a man whose name is historic, I just didn’t care, I was thrilled to be there.