Columns/Opinions

Wed
27
Jul

Who’s That Monkey in the Mirror?

By Cathy Ledbetter 

Last week my daughter was telling me a story and said something about people who are not very “self-aware.” I kept thinking about that phrase the rest of the day, then the next morning while I was on my walkabout, “self-aware” was still rattling around in my head. So, once I got back to my porch with a glass of water in one hand and my phone in the other, I started researching self-awareness.

 

Wed
20
Jul

Coyote Pride

By Don Fowler, RSISD Superintendent

Reading is a learned process. Reading is something we will all do for the rest of our lives. There are no shortcuts to becoming a better reader. Students are more successful when a partnership is formed between students, parents and school staff. Working together improves student success. Your child’s education is important! Learning to read begins at home. Read aloud to your child every day. A child's likelihood for success in kindergarten and the first grade depends on how much he/she has learned about reading before entering school. A child's early experiences with books and language lay the foundation for success in learning to read. 

 

Wed
20
Jul

On Matters of Reflection and Prayer…

By Dr. Don Newbury

May artists of the world be tender--brushes poised to capture on canvas their impressions of a troubled world. For the rest of us, though, perhaps the closest we can come to artistry is to spin life’s color wheel, praying its arrow will land on blue, remaining there for a while. People of goodwill are of like mind: With all that is being sorted out--in Dallas and throughout the land-- law enforcement personnel are on the front line. They forge ever forward, working extra hours when many of us would prefer going back to bed, pulling the covers over our heads, wishing the world to go away…. 

 

Wed
13
Jul

Poor Bill, Bless His Heart

By Cathy Ledbetter

 

A few days ago I was reading through some tips on drawing the human face. I read that the width of the eye is usually the same as the space between the eyes and the length of the nose from bridge to tip. Also, the forehead is generally two nose lengths high. Of course I measured the width of my eye and the length of my nose so I could try all of this out—and it works on my face. There are many other similar proportions a person can use to draw the human body. It is almost magical.

 

Wed
06
Jul

Humor In Real Life

By Dr. Don Newbury

 

Wed
06
Jul

Helen Walker loves to scream . . . BINGO!

By Kevin slimp´s

 

Wed
29
Jun

Seeds From The Sower

By Michael A. Guido Metter, Georgia
 
One day a musician walked into a drug store and poured out his heartache. "But everything will be all right in the sweet by and by," said the druggist, and he started writing.
 

 

Wed
22
Jun

Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Adopts Amended Deer Movement Rules

After extensive public testimony, the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission Monday approved an amended set of regulations for artificial movement of deer by permit as part of the state’s chronic wasting disease (CWD) management plan.
 
Wed
22
Jun

Texas food prices on steady decline

Texas shoppers slide into summer with savings as retail food prices continue to drop, according to the latest Texas Farm Bureau (TFB) Grocery Price Watch survey. The second quarter survey results recorded a total balance of $45.94 for a 16-staple item basket, including produce, meat, grain and dairy products. It’s a one percent decrease from last quarter and a 3.54 percent decrease compared to this time last year.
 
Wed
15
Jun

The Richland Springs Report

by Sue Ransom 

I’m starting the column a little early because I know this weekend is going to be hectic, and I leave for Canada on Monday. I’m a little concerned about the weather. It seems they are cooler than normal in Ontario as well as here in the Deep South. I will take my swim suit, but there is a good chance it will stay on the beach and not get wet. I know from previous experience that Canada cold water is COLD! I don’t mind though, it will be a nice relaxing time visiting with my family.

 

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