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Lawmakers resist allowing casinos By Ross Ramsey It’s going to take an extraordinary sales pitch to get the Texas Legislature to say yes to casinos. It’s been attempted several times — … more
Costs Must Be Weighed Against Benefits One of the first lessons in an economics class is every action has a cost. That is in stark contrast to lessons in the political arena where politicians … more
Trials of online uke buying Sing along with me: “My dog has fleas.” If you know the little four-word ditty, you’ve probably tuned a ukulele – or at least tried. My mother taught me the tune … more
Investment lessons from 2020 As the year draws to a close, it’s fair to say that we’ve all learned something about the social, political, physical and environmental forces that have affected … more
Potential holiday hazards The holiday season is a favorite time of year for many to transform their homes with festive decorations, bake winter treats and open their doors to guests. Because these … more
Black education tragedy is new Several years ago, Project Baltimore began an investigation of Baltimore’s school system. What they found was an utter disgrace. In 19 of Baltimore’s 39 high … more
Discourage cats from hunting rodents College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, Texas A&M University— The image of a cat hunting mice is as classic as their love of milk … more
Deadly family feud in Knox James McAfee/The Knox County New-CourierNew marker in Knox City Cemetery for Joseph “Red” Mitchell.[/caption] I discovered recently that Knox County had a “Hatfield … more
Difference between argument and rant By Barbara Peters Smith— Recently a reader objected to some Herald-Tribune coverage by giving his own personal perspective in a long and heartfelt … more
It’s time to be thankful While 2020 has been an unusual stressful year with the current pandemic, it’s time for everyone to be thankful for what we do have. Having a big festival meal with family … more
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