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EISD is easing doubts

No news is not necessarily good news, nor does it imply bad news is awaiting. The difference, however, can be unsettling. The unknown often makes us uncomfortable.

Development efforts welcome

Thinking outside the box makes some people in small towns uncomfortable. Of course, that’s why those towns often remain small.

Poor decisions based on fear

It’s not everyday I get to see science play a direct role in how a news story works out, so I savor every opportunity I get to write about it. Unfortunately, Monday’s meeting of the Zoning Board of Appeals ended up being a good example of what happens when scientific ignorance rules the day.

Border calls for order

The wave of people, particularly families and unattached children landing on the banks of North American soil after crossing the Rio Grand is heart-rending.

Working together to help kids

There isn’t much the two parties agree on in Washington these days, but I recently found common ground with a bipartisan group of my colleagues.

Three times we grow

Lessons in life introduce us to ourselves. Sometimes I’m not an enthusiastic learner, if at all.

Air Evac’s decision concerning

Private businesses are not held to the same scrutiny as public entities.

Barton on VA scandal

As your Congressman one of my top priorities has been, and will remain, ensuring that the brave Americans who have served this country are treated properly.

Loss of Air Evac yet another blow

Last Friday marks the end of an era in Ennis with the loss of Air Evac.

D-Day earns its place in military history

The Allied invasion of eastern France in 1944, better known as D-Day is being celebrated as today marks 70th anniversary of the largest seaborne military invasion in history. This day, though dwarfed in importance the numerous historical military dates we honor in America, may be the most important of all. The massive onslaught of Allied […]

No drones for you or me

This column was originally going to be about new laws going into effect Sunday about the civilian use of drones, but I’ve decided to flip the script a little.

Graduation marks special time for local families

Tomorrow marks a key point in the lives of more than 300 people in Ennis.

School year’s end is bittersweet

  This momma is very glad school is coming to a close. I have four kids that are definitely showing signs of being “over it”. It has been a great school year. We’ve had some rocky moments but we come across that every year. If you happen to have a smooth ride with your kids […]

Congratulations on a great season

Saturday’s bitter loss to Aledo High should not tarnish what has been a record-setting and thrilling season for our Ennis High Lady Lions.

Sentencing provides some closure

Two years ago, one of the most gruesome crimes to hit the eastern Ellis County area shocked residents from all walks of life.

Honoring outgoing politicians

The guard is changing here in Ellis County.

Welcome to the National Polka Festival

Small towns love their festivals.

Tax idea a regressive one

I wish there was a word for the feeling of disappointment combined with an utter lack of surprise.

Election vital for Ellis County

Early voting starts on Monday and it’s essential that voters get out to the polls and vote.

Today marks turning point for Ennis

Many of us woke up a year ago awestruck over the damage levied upon downtown Ennis in the early morning hours of May 16, 2013.

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