There’s still a debate over whether we spelled it “TRAX” or “TRAXX.” What’s not in doubt is that it was a high school rock band that five friends from the Texarkana area played in during the late 1970s.

That the Democrats’ two evenings of dueling oratory snippets this week are called “debates” validates Finley Peter Dunne’s prediction that “when we Americans are through with the English language, it will look as if it had been run over by a musical comedy.” Already a linguistic casualty of …

Summer officially began on Friday, and temperatures will be hitting triple digits before you know it. A warmer-than-normal summer is expected for much of the country. The Better Business Bureau reminds consumers now is the time to prepare your home for hot temperatures.

Each year, Independence Day explodes with festive fireworks, tasty backyard barbecues and American pride. Unfortunately, the merrymaking can create dangerous road conditions, as some drivers hit the streets after drinking alcoholic beverages. This Independence Day, Texas A&M AgriLife Ext…

“The more things change, the more they stay the same” is the best way to describe the lack of original thinking that is prevalent in politics. Take the recent resurgence of calls from politicians on both sides of the aisle to implement industrial policy.

A morning walk triggered a fond memory in early June, mid ‘60s. The water was cold as I jumped into the shallow end of the pool. My grandmother, slowly walking down the pool steps, declared it unusually cold for an early June morning. We were up early for her morning swim so we could beat th…

Oberlin College has an admirable liberal past and a contemptible progressive present that will devalue its degrees far into the future. This is condign punishment for the college’s mendacity about helping to incite a mob mentality and collective bullying in response to “racist” behavior that…

Who can help loving butterflies? They are nothing less than flying flowers. Would you believe that there are more than 400 species in Texas? Even most non-gardeners love to see butterflies. Many know about the magical transformation from a homely caterpillar to a striking butterfly, but many…

Coleus, popular for brightly colored, variegated leaves, can be an excellent addition to an indoor or outdoor garden. They come in varied yellows, greens, reds and some even in pinks or purples. The foliage usually shows a variegated leaf with contrasting shades and shapes. The ornamental na…

Nine Democratic presidential hopefuls, including front-runners Joe Biden, Bernie Sanders and Elizabeth Warren, flocked to the Poor People’s Moral Action Congress on Monday, each trying to outpander their rivals and promise the most government handouts.

New York Mayor Bill de Blasio says that the city’s specialized high schools have a diversity problem. He’s joined by New York City Schools Chancellor Richard A. Carranza, educators, students and community leaders who want to fix the diversity problem. I bet you can easily guess what they wil…

“It is a great advantage to a president,” said the 30th of them, “and a major source of safety to the country, for him to know he is not a great man.” Or, Calvin Coolidge would say today, a great woman. While today’s incumbent advertises himself as an “extremely stable genius” and those who …

Bringing a new puppy into the home can be fun and rewarding, but without proper research and consideration, the process can be frustrating, expensive and heartbreaking. With the recent local incidents of pet breeders and sellers exercising questionable business practices, the Better Business…

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