You’ve heard that old cliché: “Don’t tax you. Don’t tax me. Tax that guy behind the tree.”
Salvation Army of Palo Pinto County would like to thank all our volunteers who selflessly contributed their time and joy in giving back to our community through their efforts during this Christmas Red Kettle season.
Now that we’ve all had a chance to read The Memo, it seems like the most obvious question from both sides of the canyon divide in U.S. politics should be: What’s the big deal?
I keep hearing that the large majority of the “American people” (the term our dear leaders use when schmoozing for our votes) just want members of Congress and the president to “work together.”
Mamaw’s House would like to thank the Perrin community for all the support in the effort to give Perrin’s Elementary school children comfort and joy this Christmas.
Never have I seen so many “progressives” have so many faux fainting spells or faux temper tantrums over a scatological term. Not even a real obscenity — just coarse language that would have seemed mild in the Clinton White House.
A month ago today, my husband had a bad accident. This is not really what this letter is about, it’s about the kinds of people who did not know me or us and their kindness to us “In the Holidays.”
Oprah for president? Really? Apparently so, since the official NBC network Twitter account posted (although later deleted) a tweet anointing her as “OUR future president” after her impassioned speech at the Golden Globes about sexual harassment.
I am in a darkened movie theatre in Washington D.C.’s Georgetown neighborhood. It’s a long way from the Ioka in Exeter, New Hampshire, where the upholstery had seen better days and the screen was little more than a mottled suggestion. Everything here is plush: fully reclining assigned seats, liquor in the lobby, a virtual First Class fantasy flight to compete with all the comforts of home and Netflix.
I write with regards to the comments on immigration our beloved president is reported to have uttered on Thursday, namely why the U.S. should take in immigrants from “****hole countries” like Haiti.
January is School Board Recognition Month in the State of Texas. Santo ISD, like other public schools across the state, says thank you to the leaders of our communities who are willing to serve the young people and taxpayers of our respective districts without compensation.
WASHINGTON – Today’s political discord is less durable and dangerous than a consensus, one that unites the political class more than ideology divides it. The consensus is that, year in and year out, in good times and bad, Americans should be given substantially more government goods and serv…
It’s a bit hard to argue, once you strip away all the partisan hyperventilating, that the Republican tax reform plan is a colossally good, or colossally bad, deal for Americans.
I’m mystified by the level of the freakout over the Federal Communications Commission’s recent vote to roll back internet regulations adopted under President Obama known as net neutrality.
The Republican majority in the Senate dropped from a marginal 52-48 seats to a dangerously thin 51-49 this week, after Democrat Doug Jones beat former judge Roy Moore in deep red Alabama.
Political sage that I am, I have a bit of obvious advice for both parties about double standards: You tend to get away with them more easily if they are at least somewhat subtle.
It’s hard to keep score in the sexual harassment/assault derby. No, not of the women who have come forward to say they have been victims of (usually) famous, powerful men who forcibly kissed, groped or even raped them.
Hopefully you were among the thousands who attended in person, or among the thousands of others who watched our video broadcast online, Saturday night’s first Merry Wells event downtown featuring the lighted Christmas parade.
A great big thanks to Commander Jim Bransom, VFW Post 2399, and AmVets Post 133 Commander Clay Roundtree for all the camaraderie and assistance for my 50th Reunion of Vietnam-era Navy VQ2 Squadron.
Statistics show that 46.5 million Americans don’t have enough food to eat. A portion of those people are our neighbors right here in Palo Pinto County.
It’s a colossal irony, but President Donald Trump, in his own ham-handed and frequently toxic way, is actually doing the nation a favor with his attacks on the media. He’s raising awareness of the rights spelled out in the First Amendment.
The latest meltdown over Obamacare – President Trump’s recent executive order to eliminate so-called “cost-sharing reduction payments” to insurance companies – is yet another illustration of how selective our allegiance is to the allegedly hallowed “rule of law.”
The owner of a successful Palo Pinto County business was in our office recently, talking with advertising rep Mary Gray about a promotional campaign for his expansion plans.
Palo Pinto County Judge David Nicklas’ open letter published Saturday was curious on a couple of levels and deserving of a response.
At one level, what is happening to disgraced Hollywood mogul Harvey Weinstein reminds me of one of the more chilling scenes in Jack London’s “Call of the Wild.” If two huskies got into a fight, the rest would gather in a circle and watch. Whichever dog went down first – even if it was just a fall – was doomed. The entire pack would pounce and tear it to pieces.
Wanted to take some space to, one, try and make clear what voters in Mineral Wells will see on their No. 7 ballots and what it means, and two, offer some other thoughts on local taxes.
It is very difficult to explain how disappointed and concerned we are with the city council’s decision to no longer provide EMS to the portions of Palo Pinto County outside their area of assigned responsibility.
One of the things that has made America a beacon to the rest of the world is that at times of immense tragedy, its people pull together.
I write with regards to the recent city council meeting (Oct. 3) where Mineral Wells’ EMS service running into the county was discussed.
Apparently what makes America great is our ferocious capacity to focus on what is essentially trivial and ignore what is much more important.
United Way of Palo Pinto County wishes to thank everyone in our wonderful community that helped make our Seventh Annual Penny Auction the best one ever!
On behalf of the Palo Pinto General Hospital Auxiliary, I want to thank those who attended our 13th annual dinner and fashion show.
I guess we can thank Jimmy Kimmel for the health care debate getting some “oxygen” this week amid nonstop headlines about President Trump at the United Nations, North Korea’s nuclear program, the lousy audience for the lousy, self-absorbed TV stars awards show, and the continuing string of hurricanes.
During the past year, there have been remarkable changes at Child Protective Services (CPS). With Governor Greg Abbott’s vision of CPS becoming the best child welfare program in the country, the inspirational leadership of Commissioner Hank Whitman, and the generous support of the Texas Legislature, CPS is making real, measurable improvements.
Charlottesville? So last month. Hurricane Harvey? So last week. This week’s crisis that is shaking the foundations of the republic – at least until it gets bumped for something else next week – is DACA. All DACA, all the time.
At the end of his life, his flowing black hair having thinned and gone white, Joseph Orville Shelby no longer looked the part of the dashing Confederate cavalry commander he had once been. And as the 19th century drew to a close, he no longer gave voice to that part, either.
Disappointed is a mild word for my reaction to the article “Council calls for bond vote” in the Saturday, Aug. 19, Index. This article left me with the impression that here again us folks out here paying taxes are being subjected to another round of smoke and mirrors in the description of what we are being led into for the proposed bond election.
The Texas Senate voted again (21-10) to pass a “bathroom bill.” It would prevent men and boys, masquerading as “transgenders,” from accessing girls’ and women’s restrooms, showers and locker rooms in schools and municipalities.