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County judge reviews packed bad smell meeting

The Texas Commission on Enviromental Quality (TCEQ) public meeting held August 13 in Springtown was well attended by residents from Parker and Wise Counties....

Abbott explains airline merger opposition

Attorneys general of Texas, Arizona, Tennessee, Florida, Virginia, Pennsylvania and the District of Columbia joined in the U.S. Justice Department’s Aug. 13 anti-trust lawsuit...

The History of Food Trucks in three playlets

Some things you just don’t see coming. I never imagined tattoos. On girls. Or facial piercings. On anyone. Bottled water. Five dollar coffees. People now pay big money to...

A new look for an old barn

The old joke goes like this: The uptight spinster was offended by the appearance of some of the younger women at church. They were a...

Continuing the story of the life of Ida Sellers Kile, Part 3

My half-sisters, Hassey, Louisa, and Martha all married brothers, named Arnold. Hassey married the youngest one of the boys whose name was Tom...

Road-funding legislation finally passes in Austin

A third called session of the Texas Legislature began July 30 and ended Aug. 5 with the task completed: passage of legislation to create...

North Texas Giving Day set for Sept. 19

The fifth annual North Texas Giving Day seeks to break records. The event seeks to exceed the 37,800 single-day donations made in 2012. Last year, all...

Goo goo goo joob! Hey, wait, I’m in a bag…

I love the Beatles. They did not bring about the end of the world as my Dad prophesied. Nor did Elvis – Presley or Costello....

Move on to save Olympic wrestling

International organizations have not taken kindly to the Olympic committee pinning wrestling to the mat and excluding it from future worldwide gatherings of the...

On ‘tickle cheese,’ sippy cups, and fingerprints

Life is good. No, really. I’m not kidding. With all its challenges and frustrations, it is good. I’m not sure why I started with that...