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The innocent look cats give us when they misbehave may melt our hearts, but like any pet, cats need to be properly trained. For both the first-time cat owner and a “kitty veteran,” Dr. Sarah … more
On Friday, the Republican House of Representatives failed to fulfill its long held and oft repeated promise to repeal the flawed Affordable Care Act, widely known as ObamaCare. In 2016, voters … more
Imagine waking up in a world without newspapers. “Ha!” You say, “I haven’t gotten a newspaper in years.” But I’m not talking about just the paper delivered by … more
I went fishing the other day and spotted these fish. When I posted the photo, you can imagine the comments. “Wow!” “I’ve never seen that before.” “Looks like he bit off more than … more
Last month I stood in the middle of the circle of desks at the State Board of Education taking the oath of office. As I was standing there, repeating my oath being administered by Senator Larry … more
With the garden season upon us there has been an increase in food preservation questions at the Rusk County Extension Office. Many callers have expressed their hesitance about using a pressure canner … more
Five of the most frightening words to hear from elected officials from all levels of government are these: “I’m all for transparency, but….” The phrase following the “but” is usually … more
Oh, What Memories. It seems just like yesterday when I was growing up in the community of Liberty City in the 1940’s and 1950’s. How we looked forward to the Christmas Holidays with such a … more
The summer of 2015 was a tricky one for Texas school officials – whether elected or employed -- involved in building a school budget. • In much of Texas, including Kilgore, the drop in oil and … more
I don’t like to complain about typos. Mistakes happen. Even the best writers and editors can let them slip by. And lord knows I’ve made my share.  Nor do I like to point to typos and say, … more
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