Columnists
  • Our relationship to animals is not fully understood. Some domesticated animals need humans to survive; but humans need some wild animals for our survival: in medicine, science, and much more.
  • Iran and Israel are conducting direct military attacks which could escalate into a major regional war and potentially impact U.S. military forces in the Middle East.
  • Sam Houston needed a miracle. Thousands of troops were charging into Texas from Mexico, threatening all that Texas settlers had built and all that they attempted to defend.
  • A local couple was selling their truck (posted on FB Marketplace and Craig’s List), and a man contacted them saying he was interested in buying it. A meeting was set-up at a local bank.
  • We're wired to want to connect with each other. It makes us feel safe and rewarded, especially necessary in our time of polarization.
  • Erastus "Deaf" Smith was perhaps one of the most unique figures to emerge from the early years of Texas History. In spite of a nearly total hearing loss, "Deaf" Smith still served Texas with courage and distinction.
  • The United Nations Security Council Resolution 242 of 1967 (The USA voted for it ) set the stage for “land for peace” after Israel seized the West Bank, Gaza, the Syrian Golan Heights, and parts of Sinai (returned after Camp David for peace with Egypt).
  • On Monday, April 8, viewers in the continental United States will be witness to a rare, spectacular event: the total eclipse of the Sun by the Moon.

  • How would you rate our county roads? Are they adequate? If they are inadequate what can be done to improve them? Simple Questions. Hard Answers.
  • The Fannin County Commissioners are the only people who can solve the problem - they must see to it that a “Plan” is formed and timely executed.
  • Mark your calendars for April 8, 2024, when parts of Texas are set to experience a total solar eclipse. This rare celestial phenomenon occurs when the moon passes between the sun and the Earth, completely blocking the face of the sun. For just a few minutes, folks who are in the "path of totality" will experience darkness as the moon casts its shadow on the Earth.
  • In anticipation of the upcoming total solar eclipse on April 8, Total Eclipse DFW has provided thousands of ISO-compliant and American Astronomical Society-approved eclipse glasses to North Texas residents and those who plan to visit the area.