Columns

Guest Column, Ginger Wilson

Save a child with correct seat CHILDRESS – Did you know? Motor vehicle crashes are the leading cause of death among children and an estimated 59% of all car seats are misused. The Texas Department of Transportation (TxDOT) “Save Me With A Seat” campaign looks to reduce the number of child injuries and fatalities sustained…

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Opinion: Walter Williams

The Devil and Karl Marx Paul Kengor is a professor of political science at Grove City College in Grove City, Pennsylvania. He has just published “The Devil and Karl Marx,” a careful look at the diabolical side of Karl Marx. The book has come out during an important time in our history since so many…

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The 501 by Hannaba Munn Welch

Make it rhyme with brewski I’m a great poet, but the world don’t know it. That rhyme I learned from my mother. The truth outweighs the faulty grammar. So many great poets go unrecognized. Me and others. It’s no surprise a scammer of some stripe has targeted unrecognized poets. He (or She) is asking Facebookers…

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Chiropractic Corner

Treating chronic low back pain With millions upon millions of Americans experiencing back pain every year, there must be a problem we’re not fixing. Most people think that chronic low back pain is caused by tight muscles, so a common solution involves drugs (muscle relaxers) combined with stretching. It may be true that our muscles…

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Round About Adventures By Ann King

The Easter Bunny’s hideout There are thousands of hiking trails around here, and I’ve explored a good many of them. My initial favorite was the canyon area a mile down the road, just past the Virgin River until I discovered the chunk of wilds a mile and a half uphill on Highway 9. There are…

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Financial Focus by Mark Keys

Financial moves for widows and widowers If you’ve recently become a widow or widower, you’re obviously dealing with an enormous emotional burden, and coping with your grief can seem like a full-time struggle. Unfortunately, the business of life must go on – and the financial moves you make at this time can have a big…

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Capital Highlights

Pandemic messes with Texas, prompts new message Even during a pandemic, it’s best to not mess with Texas. Texas Department of Transportation officials noticed more personal protective equipment — face masks, wipes and gloves — on the side of roads and highways, so they called in the big guns for a new round of “Don’t…

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Rodeo Insider

ARLINGTON–Globe Life Field will be the host site for pro rodeo’s equivalent of the World Series. The 2020 Wrangler National Finals Rodeo is scheduled for Dec. 3-12 at the venue, which is best known for being the new home field for Texas Rangers baseball. The National Finals traditionally features the top 15 in each event…

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Guest Column, Kevin Hodges

Storm sirens an investment in safety of community TORNADO ALLEY! As a fourth-generation West Texan, the expression tornado alley left an indelible mark on my inquisitive mind. Growing up in Childress, I learned quickly what Tornado Alley truly means when I heard a storm siren for the first time. When the storm sirens sounded their…

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Opinion: Walter Williams

Examining today and yesterday In matters of race and other social phenomena, there is a tendency to believe that what is seen today has always been. For black people, the socioeconomic progress achieved during my lifetime, which started in 1936, exceeded anyone’s wildest dreams. In 1936, most black people lived in gross material poverty and…

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