Tax veto distracts from bigger issue
For all the Legislature has to deal with in balancing the budget amidst a historic revenue decline, the growing political test of wills over renewing four cents of the tobacco tax makes little real...
Obama’s Fern Hill Policy
I have always been a fan of the poetry of the iconoclastic Welshman, Dylan Thomas.
One of my favorites by him was the poem “Fern Hill.” The poem is a kaleidoscopic rush of vibrant imagery that cap...
Sports eligibility bill important
A bill moving through the legislature this year to require high school students to maintain a “C” average to participate in sports programs is long overdue and should provide the impetus for improv...
Daddy Hit the Long Ball
Dike is a little piece of Texas in Hopkins County sitting six miles north of I-30 on Texas Farm to Market Highway 69. Right after World War II and into the early 50’s, Dike fielded a team in the Ho...
Surfing the Internet
In looking for interesting things to talk about besides dogs, I decided to surf the Net.
I started with the Mississippi River. Hernando De Soto discovered the Mississippi River in 1541. This se...