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Simply Speaking: Remember the Alamo!

Remember the Alamo! Remember Goliad! Well, what about Gonzales? There was a time when Texans were more cognizant of our heritage back in the day, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2014 01:07:00

The 'unCivil War' - Afterthoughts

Having re-read my original four-part series on the “unCivil War” it seemed some of the information should be filled out to a greater extent so ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/26/2014 01:05:00

Letters to the Editor: Thanking local voters

I am writing to thank you, the voters of Ellis County and Henderson County, for your support and friendship. I am especially thankful for the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/18/2014 22:18:00

Personal Finance: Make sure your family has a disaster plan

June 1 marked the beginning of hurricane season. Meanwhile, across much of the Western U.S., major droughts have greatly increased the danger for summer wildfires.  And ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/18/2014 22:17:00

Guest Editorial: When government runs health care

By Tom Purcell No wonder I am so cynical about government health care. Unless you live under a rock, you probably know that the Department of Veterans ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/18/2014 22:17:00

Snooping on Ellis County in 2014

When Eric Snowden spilled the beans on NSA’s scooping up of information – so-called metadata – on people’s phone calls most were rightfully outraged.  The very ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/18/2014 22:14:00

Simply Speaking: The Whole Truth

Though our formative education, even for those of us in the senior ranks, may have been somewhat slanted, tainted, pulled away from the whole truth, ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2014 02:33:00

Tyrades! Father's Day: Juicier headlines needed

By Danny Tyree Almost every day, as I plod through a world dominated by Murphy’s Law, I am haunted by one of my late father’s favorite ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2014 02:33:00

Personal Finance: Avoid these home-seller mistakes

Now that the housing market has finally begun to stabilize and interest rates remain at historically low levels, more and more homebuyers and sellers are ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2014 02:33:00

Nullification is a necessary tool

Sadly, not many state legislators know about nullification, nor do they fully believe in its principles. Thomas Jefferson and James Madison, both of whom opposed the ... Full story

Last Updated: 06/12/2014 02:32:00

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