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Autumn has finally arrived in the South. As in the past, it came with a flurry of activities that will lead right on into the new year. Last week, in the midst of that flurry, a lone bird soaring … more
This week’s mailbag has some great questions about spacing around dashes, capitalization after a colon, dangling modifiers and the dizzying forms of “wake” and “awake.” We’ll start … more
October is Fire Prevention month. To celebrate, the Kilgore Fire Department will make a stop next week at Chandler Elementary. They will bring their simulation trailer to the school to let the second … more
Have you ever questioned a name to find out it makes perfectly good sense? Well, The Purple Hulls (aka Penny and Katy Clark) get their share of questions. Growing up in Kilgore they were known as the … more
In the premiere of the HBO series “Westworld,” two programmers at a high-tech amusement park are talking about a colleague. “No one respects him more than me,” one says, “but … more
A lot of the questions I get are of the “Which is right?” variety. A co-worker will come to my desk and ask, “Which is right: ‘the man that helped me’ or ‘the man who helped me’?” A … more
Jumping Jehoshaphats! They were after her and she had to get someone’s attention! “There are hundreds, maybe a million or two,” the voice at the end of the phone line exclaimed. “Come … more
National Punctuation Day, cooked up by Northern California punctuation enthusiast Jeff Rubin, aims to help kids get a better grasp of punctuation. But the Sept. 24 holiday is a good excuse for adults … more
A “black mark” seemingly hovered over Liberty City, a community near the outskirts of Kilgore and one that has gained the reputation of fighting first over a fire department and next over their … more
Another school year is underway and things are off to a great start. Our school district welcomed many new incoming teachers to the KISD family. Welcome!At Chandler Elementary, students are … more
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