Future of Texas public school children rests in Legislature's hands
We are pleased with the recent ruling made by State District Judge John Dietz, declaring that the way Texas is funding public schools is unconstitutional.
Higher education needs more funding from state
With the 83rd session of the Texas Legislature well under way, there will be lots of lively discussion about how to stretch limited state dollars to meet rapidly expanding needs. While tax revenues are up – encouraging news by any measure – the needs of a growing state continue to outstrip available resources.
Keeping our eyes on the prize
We are excited about the fact that reconstruction of key Commerce roads will begin soon. Repair work on Stonewall, Washington, Monroe, West Neal and Bois d’Arc is necessary to provide a smoother and safer driving surface, improve the physical appearance of our city, and encourage new residents and businesses to move in.
Tough road ahead for AD
We were impressed with Texas A&M University-Commerce’s new athletic director, Ryan Ivey, in his press conference Monday. He emphasized supporting the school’s athletic programs and student-athletes while embracing the community. Good words.
America’s Team becomes annual disappointment for fans
The Dallas Cowboys are the most storied franchise in the history of football. Their eight Super Bowls are unrivaled, and their five Super Bowl victories have placed them in the NFL stratosphere. They are America’s Team, recording winning season after winning season en route to becoming the most dominant team of the 1990s. They have produced an almost unending string of hall of fame players, including The Triplets: Troy Aikman, Michael Irvin and Emmitt Smith.
Focusing the gun control debate: our illusion of control
Newspapers from coast to coast have already spent a lot of ink reporting, discussing, examining and analyzing the horrific shootings at Sandy Hook Elementary School in Connecticut earlier this month.
Tumultuous offseason leaves Rangers fans scratching their heads
The Texas Rangers have firmly wedged themselves in the conscious of Dallas-area sports fans, thanks to two straight World Series appearences and a steady stream of high profile free agent acquisitions and big name trades.
Staff writer finds enjoyment in C.S. Lewis reading odyssey
I fancy myself somewhat of a Christian thinker, (at least I think I do) that I am able to hold my own in an argument and can make a valid argument of my own that you can be both intillectual and a Christian, they are not mutually exclusive.
Taking time to take some time off
My dad saved an article for me recently that he showed me when he was cleaning off the coffee table in our living room. I can’t remember the name of the author, but she was advocating unplugging from the day-to-day stress of the world on Sundays in the nature of the traditional “Sabbath.”
Rice’s autobiography fascinating, even for modern readers
I started a new book earlier this week. I’m a pretty voracious reader– it’s one of the main reasons I became a journalist. I often juggle two to three books at a time for variety. This process helps me complete longer books, since I refuse to leave a book unfinished after I begin reading it. In the past five years or so, the only books I can remember starting and not finishing are Aldous Huxley’s “A Brave New World” and Gregory Maguire’s “Wicked.” I intend to finish Huxley. “Wicked,” on the other hand, has no redeemable qualities in my opinion.
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