Commentary

Thu
27
Jul

What’s not being said in commissioners court

by Jeff Hurt

When you work for a newspaper, one of the many duties is attending public meetings. A lot of meetings. They are not always fun. Sometimes they aren’t even terribly informative. But this week’s meeting of the Fisher County Commissioners was in a word: Painful.

I had to sit, voiceless—as I had already used mine when I cast my vote—and listen while the court simply threw money, tax money, at issues instead of addressing them. They burned through almost $80,000 of unnecessary spending in about 30 seconds. And guess what? There’s more on the way.

Thu
20
Jul

“US”

by Scotty Daniel

I’m noticing that a lot of people are not accepting the fact that their candidate lost. In fact, you seem to be posting more hateful things, causing riots instead of staging peaceful demonstrations, destroying property and disrupting our American way of life, forgetting that “those who trade liberty for security will have neither!”

How did all this happen? Here’s how.

You created “us” when you attacked our freedom of speech.

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Thu
20
Jul

What’s in a name?

by Jeff Hurt

“What’s in a name? That which we call a rose, by any other name, would smell as sweet.”

William Shakespeare wrote those words into the second act of his famous play Romeo and Juliet.

What the hell did he know? He was British. There is a reason we kicked those guys out of our country. If it was an American play, those two kids would have packed their bags and moved out from under their rich parents’ wings and started a new life with the person they loved, struggled against all odds, and achieve a level of greatness that would surpass their parents’ greatest expectations.

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Thu
13
Jul

2 Cents Worth

By Carol Greenway- Holland

Rain wonderful rain, we got 7 tenths and it was wonderful, Joe and Lance went to the farm north of Aspermont and looked like he got an half inch out there on the little cotton, the Lord blessed us all, not hail lots of thunder and lighting, but wonderful rain. Talked to Jay this morning and he said he had an inch so maybe he got rain where his little cotton needed it. Well Joe and I finally got that huge deep freeze cleaned out, he took the John Deere riding mower he has, tied a rope around it and drug it out in the yard.

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Thu
13
Jul

Things are getting dicey with North Korea

By Scotty Daniel

AWhile the world laughingly watches, Japanese residents prepare for the possibility of a confrontation with North Korea by buying nuclear shelters and air purifiers. We may soon realize that their efforts to acquire protective gear and equipment was a very wise move. Remember, Japan knows the horrors of nuclear devastation.

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Thu
06
Jul

Brainwashed to ignore hypocrisy

By Boyd Spence Cates

Am I the only one who sees the blatant hypocrisy by the entertainment industry?

There was a story on the internet recently, about Jeff Bridges being the spokesperson for the NoKidHungry campaign. And of course the liberal media, knowing that he was a Hillary supporter, put a microphone in his face to try for more disparaging comments about conservatives. It was not his refusal to ridicule conservatives that stood out to me, but the part of the story that said Bridges splits his time between homes in Southern California and Montana.

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Thu
06
Jul

THE PARIS ACCORD

By Scotty Daniel

American citizen’s weren’t able to read the Paris Accord ..... so let’s review. Those of you who are complaining about dropping out of the Paris Accord are actually supporting an agreement that does the following:

1) America must drastically reduce its emissions now, but China and India, the largest polluters in the world, can continually increase their emissions to 2030 at which time they may or may not agree to comply with the agreement.

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Thu
29
Jun

First Gulf storm of season elbows Texas

by Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — State emergency responders geared up for the first time this hurricane season in response to Tropical Storm Cindy, which came ashore just east of the Texas-Louisiana border on June 22.

Two deaths were attributed to the storm — one of them an elderly man found in a sand-mired pickup truck on Texas’ Bolivar Peninsula.

The storm dropped most of its rainfall east of its center — up to 18 inches in some places far to the east — and much less in Texas. But as a precaution two days before landfall, Gov. Greg Abbott ordered an increase in readiness from level four, normal conditions, to level three, increased readiness.

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Thu
29
Jun

I’ll buy that for a dollar

by Jeff Hurt

I’ve been thinking lately about the purpose of this newspaper and my role as its editor. The way I see it is a newspaper’s first job is to be informative. 52 weeks out of each year, you can read stories about what is going on in your community, right in your own backyard. And take a peek over the fence into your neighbors’ backyard too.

Someone once said that there is nothing in life that is certain except death and taxes.

The water we drink, the road we take to work, the place we send our kids to school, the doctor we take them to when they get sick. All those things: Tax dollars at work. And we let other people be in charge of all the money.

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Thu
22
Jun

2 Cents Worth

By Carol Greenway-Holland

Great day, what a week Joe and I have had, our heating and cooling unit went out, Joe called the air conditioner people and they came Friday and told us we were going to have to have a whole new unit., he would order it when he got back to Anson but it would be Wednesday at the earliest to get it. Well we were without any cooling in the house for a week. So I told Joe okay how do we open these windows, he finally found the crank that opens them, he said, “Carol I don’t have the least idea where it is, had to hide it from the kids because they thought it was fun to open the windows out.”

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