Not much is more frightening than a home invasion. Over the last several years, the Better Business Bureau has seen an increase in the volume of inquiries into door-to-door alarm sales companies. These calls have particularly spiked in late spring into the summer months, as this is when door…

Sen. Doug Jones, D-Ala., tweeted in response to anti-abortion legislation passed by the Alabama legislature: "I refuse to believe that these Republican men represent the views of most Alabamians. Their action is both unconstitutional and shameful. The people of Alabama deserve to be on the #…

June is right around the corner, and while June is best known for its scorching temperatures and the beginning of summer, did you know that June is also National Fresh Fruit and Vegetable Month? Fruits and vegetables are not only a great way to incorporate beautiful colors into our meals but…

The left is starting to take aim at Democratic front-runner Joe Biden. At a conference this week, liberal activists repeatedly booed when told that Biden wanted to find "middle ground" on climate policy. When an audience member shouted "No middle ground!" Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, D-N.Y…

President Donald Trump and his supporters often tell us that he is fundamentally a free trader. The current trade war with China, they say, is simply the small price we must pay now for a world of much freer trade tomorrow, when all governments lower their trade barriers in fear of Trump's h…

Briefly suspending their warnings about the rising tide of socialism, a large majority of Senate Republicans recently joined with almost all their Democratic colleagues in affirming the essence of socialism, which is government allocation of capital. The Senate's revival of the Export-Import…

This week, representatives from Facebook, Google and Twitter will join with European leaders and the prime minister of New Zealand to launch a chilling proposal to curb free speech across the internet. Americans should be alarmed. Internet freedom is being extinguished fast in Europe. How lo…

It’s been another typical East Texas spring; the ground is warming up and nature is awakening. Finally, we are blessed with timely spring storms, providing needed water for landscapes and gardens. But, regrettably, the welcoming rain storms have brought on an unwelcome eruption of new fire a…

The 4th annual East Texas Giving Day is in the books and it was a huge success. East Texans rallied to raise more than $1.3 million in 18 hours on April 30 to support 183 local charities. On the outside, I am thrilled that so many area nonprofits received a healthy dose of contributions to s…

A man who worked in a boxer's corner in a 1962 match against Cassius Clay, as he still was known, explained why the referee stopped the fight in the fourth round: "Things just went sour gradually all at once." It can be like that when government dabbles in protectionism.

The Better Business Bureau serving Central East Texas cautions consumers to be wary of phony calls from individuals posing as employees of local utility companies.

Many Democratic voters are worried that a female candidate cannot win the presidency in 2020. "I don't think they're strong enough to carry it for themselves," an Iowa voter told The Washington Post. Amber Phillips reports that "female politicians are held by voters to a much higher standard…

Several letters are spread across your desk or dining room table. Return envelopes lay close by. The decision you face is which one or two will receive your donation check. You like all these nonprofit organizations. You have friends who volunteer or sit on the board of directors. You’ve att…

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