Columnists
  • The death of former Secretary of State Madeleine Albright in April brought reflections of praise from many who knew her; and some criticism from those who believed she was too hawkish in some instances.
  • My mother has never backed down from an opportunity to support someone in need, so I’m asking you to please consider supporting her in this critical time of need.
  • Photo shows landscaping with natives. According to scientists, the earth is in trouble. Because of human intervention through the use of fossil fuel, deforestation, and chemical pesticides, climate change has been accelerated, and water and soil has been overused or abused.
  • Boeing was a well-known pioneer in US aviation, but his two contemporaries in the Soviet Union — Mikoyan and Gurevich - are not so well known in the West.
  • The Russian invasion of Ukraine and the attendant destruction, deaths and war crimes against humanity has dramatically changed the status of our world, and It is a wakeup call for Europe to be ready to confront Russia.
  • I received a Mother's Day card from my daughter Lizann a few years back that said she loved me. When I opened it up, it continued: "But I never forgave you for cleaning my face with spit." In truth, I thought the sentiment was rather ironic, coming from a kid who drank from the water jug in the refrigerator and deposited enough crumbs in it to make it look like a Christmas paperweight.
  • Let's take a few minutes to peel back the curtains of history, however, to also think about the 19th century origins of Mother's Day and the meaning imbued in the proclamation by founder Julia Ward Howe, abolitionist and author of Battle Hymn of the Republic.
  • When the word "genocide" was first used in 1943, it described the Nazi's attempt to eliminate Jews in Germany and in lands that Hitler conquered.*
  • Joe Kobylka, an authority on constitutional law and politics at SMU (Southern Methodist University) cites two other moments in history when the inner workings of the Supreme Court were "leaked."
  • A recent town hall meeting regarding the Bonham VA, and potential changes to services available to our veterans, was held on April 12. The presentation of the facts revealed that a recommendation has been made to move several components of the Bonham VA (Domiciliary and Nursing Home) to the Garland area.
  • What does it take to construct one of the newest reservoirs in Texas? Turns out it's a lot more than just building a dam. Keeping everything on schedule—from roads and bridges to laying pipeline—requires someone who can oversee the process as a whole. At Lake Ralph Hall, that "someone" is Randy Sliger. As construction manager for the project, he is the linchpin connecting each of the program's contractors. Right now, that requires consistent communication with Flatiron Construction as they work on the roads/bridges, and Granite Construction as they build the Leon Hurse dam.
  • Realize the full potential of the benefits available to you. Don't wait. Access the VA benefits that you've earned. Contact the Veteran Services Officer in your county and discuss the benefits that you may be entitled to. There is a Veteran Service Officer in almost every county in the State of Texas. We are here to help you pursue the benefits that you may be entitled to. The Fannin County Veteran Services Officer is currently located in the Bonham VA.