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Do you really want to click on that icon?

If there is a way to get money without working, people will find it. From the time people were first excited about being to surf the world wide web and get information about far away people, places, and things, others were figuring out ways to monetize the web through illicit means. They could only hope […]

Not to be trusted

It’s 30 weeks to the Iowa caucuses, the line from which the dash to nab the Republican and Democrat nominations for president begins. The de facto front runner is Hillary Clinton, a former Arkansas and United States first lady, former U.S. Senator from New York, and former U.S. Secretary of State. That’s a pretty good […]

Bitten by Shark Week

Believe it or not, Shark Week has been an annual, week-long list of shark-themed movies, programs and documentaries that began in 1988. The Discovery Channel gets pretty good ratings and is now broadcasting the real and fictional shows on sharks in over 72 countries. The week premiers on Sunday, July 5, and fins will be protruding […]

So, is it really the law…?

It came as no surprise to me the U.S. Supreme Court approved, by the slimmest of margins, the concept that people of the same gender can marry legally across the United States. It’s hard to argue against the equal protection clause of the U.S. Constitution when it comes to protecting the rights of two consenting […]

Math doesn’t lie, but the jobless report does

Unemployment isn’t down when employment is at a 38-year low. It can’t be. The math doesn’t work. And isn’t that one of the problems with our federal government? No one seems to understand mathematics. See the editorial in the Ennis Daily News! Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of […]

Bitten by Shark Week

Believe it or not, Shark Week has been an annual, week-long list of shark-themed movies, programs and documentaries that began in 1988. The Discovery Channel gets pretty good ratings and is now broadcasting the real and fictional shows on sharks in over 72 countries. The week premiers on Sunday, July 5, and fins will be protruding […]

Hope for the Hopeless

Once again I’m taking a break from my normal daily activities to look out my office window. As I am looking out my new window, there are rows of children following leaders around the SAGU campus. It is not unusual to see children on the campus during the summer. This camp is unique from all […]

Church closed in loving way

No one wants to talk about a church closing its doors. That happened last Sunday in Ennis, when the First Christian Church held its last service after being a family here since 1878. Those of us now walking the Earth tend to think in selfish terms – that things ought to be, or will always […]

Recognition of racism

The last half of 2014 and the first half of 2015 may go down in history as the time when America’s discussion of race escalated to a post-Civil Rights Era high. See the editorial in the Daily News. Click here to sign up for our E-Edition and read the rest of the story!

Fireworks are fun – but know the laws

It’s not the Fourth of July without fireworks and there’ll be more than a few people who will also want to shoot off their own fireworks. What we’re asking is that you do so in a safe, responsible and courteous manner. And, legally… See Sheriff Johnny Brown’s column in the Ennis Daily News! Click here […]

Contrary to popular belief

Recently I got together in Las Colinas with a few Christian couples, all strong conservatives. All were from the South and all tend to vote Republican. We ate and talked for hours while something amazing happened. Despite a dialogue that ranged from family to business to culture and politics, there was an amazing absence of […]

Words with friends

I feel like Barbara Kelly every time somebody stops me and says, “There was a word in your column last week that I didn’t know.” Really. Was there? “Yeah, what did that mean?” they often ask, and I ponder the question appropriately even though I often have no idea which word, or even which column, […]

My life was spared by a hero

I have gone public with the acts of heroism played by my stepson, Ryan Thomson, who has spared my life on more than one occasion. While I am a huge backer of America’s need for the world’s strongest military, there are other defenders we must have to ensure law and order in our nation; local […]

Study closely cost of EMS

When people need an ambulance service, they want it to perform in two ways – a quick response to the scene, and an effective treatment en route to a trauma or medical center. Few folks stop to consider the cost when they summon that type of help. CareFlite currently provides emergency medical services to Ennis. […]

Well, whose fault is that?

So, I walked into the room. The television was tuned to CNN, which was airing a speech by Hillary Clinton, who was making comments in the wake of the heinous murder of nine people in a South Carolina church last week. I heard a few of the words and phrases while I was busy doing […]

Baltimore should pay for its own

On June 12, the administrator for the Federal Emergency Management Agency, W. Craig Fugate, rejected the requests of both Maryland and the City of Baltimore for repayment for the cleanup costs related to rioting earlier this year. Good call. Baltimore citizens made the decision to trash their own town. Why should taxpayers across the nation […]

‘Look before you lock’

With all of the rain we’ve had this spring, everyone should know “Turn Around Don’t Drown” by now. Here’s another saying you need to put to good use: “Look Before You Lock.” We’re already into the hot weather and your doing a “Look Before You Lock” every time you get out of your car will […]

I scream for Blue Bell

I scream, you scream, we all scream for ice cream! Yes, I know they did the right thing by voluntarily recalling their products. Their website says it is because they had the potential of being contaminated with Listeria monocytogenes, an organism which can cause serious and sometimes fatal infections in young children, frail or elderly […]

Take an hour, learn to save a life

Ever been thrown into something and decide just to run with it? That’s what happened to me on Tuesday when I visited the Ennis Care Center for local school nurse, Lindsey Barak’s CPR class. I originally showed up to take some photos, interview the instructor of the class and write up a nice story about […]

Postal service is vital – to future

You probably didn’t notice, but last week, the United States Postal Service raised a whole bunch of rates. Since the basic stamp cost of 49 cents didn’t change, there wasn’t much publicity about it. That’s unfortunate because your expense in mailing a letter is only a fraction of what it costs you for postage. For […]

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