Columnists
  • Gen. William Jenkins Worth was a distinguished officer and war hero who fought for Texas and the nation.
  • Who was Saint Valentine? Was he a postal employee who worked on commission? Did he operate a chocolate factory? Actually, he was a martyred saint in ancient Rome. Legend has it that St. Valentine fell in love with the jailer's daughter while he was imprisoned. Before he was put to death, he sent her a letter and signed it, ďFrom your Valentine.Ē And, you know what they say about the rest---it's history.
  • It often takes courage to stand up for a principle. Because of people who do, the world starts to change. One Texas dentist, Dr. Lonnie Smith, changed the way Americans vote.
  • Frederick Douglas
    Frederick Douglass was born in Maryland (February 14, 1817) where he escaped from slavery and played a key role in the abolition movement.
  • A political primary is a preliminary election in which the registered voters of a political party nominate candidates for office. The key word here is preliminary.
  • Thank you to everyone who participated in the 22nd Annual Krewe of Barkus Parade Ė Barkus Salutes the Lone Star State - celebrating the history, culture, cuisine, and crazy characters of Texas. What a day! The weather was crazy (from cold to sunny to pouring rain), the crowd was huge, and the costumes were off the hook!
  • It's not that I hate the Beatles; I just don't think they deserve the pedestal where most people put them. 2024 is the 60th anniversary of their first U.S. appearance Ė a good time to reevaluate their popularity and appeal.
  • Our current Fannin County Judge and Commissioners are the most transparent, accountable, and proactive court in the sixteen years my wife and I have lived in the county.
  • A young man escaping the poverty of a foreign land, dreaming of a better life, and becoming a hero for his adopted nation may seem too fantastic for a jaded age, but it is the true story of Medal of Honor recipient Macario Garcia, an immigrant and World War II veteran.
  • Did you know that kindness is not only a virtue, but it is also good for your personal health? ItĀ's true!
  • Naming February as Black History Month did not happen overnight but was a process with historical roots.
  • Not everyone is destined to win all the races they race or the fights that they fight. One of those figures is one-time Amarillo mayor Ernest O. Thompson.