It’s a good thing women are in charge of decorating.

The kid might have been 14. It was around 8 a.m. on a Saturday, and he was sweating and dirty — the byproduct of what I feel certain had already been a busy morning out drumming up business with his lawnmower.

Since our birth nearly 100 years ago, we have had different names, different owners, different publishers, different sizes, different platforms, different editors and different reporters. But from the first day we published a newspaper in 1929, though, the one constant has been our commitmen…

Malls were the beginning of the end. Although, in the 1970s when Texarkana welcomed its mall, those of us who lived in the area were all too busy being excited about having a mall to see that by shopping there we were hurting our neighbors.

One of my grandsons has Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder (DMDD). It’s a mood disorder that causes explosive behavior and is tough to deal with at its worst. Thankfully we haven’t had the daily, multiple meltdowns like we used to in years. His identical twin is autistic and also had man…

Pet Milk was a kitchen staple in most Southern homes in mid-20th Century America. It had as many uses as a coffee can full of bacon drippings.

I am extremely happy to be alive. My wife and I have four beautiful children and four grandchildren. God has blessed me with a life that has been exceptional in many ways. From 20 years in commercial broadcasting, 12 years as a U.S. congressman, and 13 years as vice president of a firearms ballistic company helping build their technology into the leading ballistics identification methodology in the world, it has been a fantastic ride.

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