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Missing the boat on soccer

The 2022 FIFA World Cup starts Nov. 20 from Qatar, with the final being played Dec. 18. Past World Cups have not been played at this time, which coincides with NFL football and NCAA college football …

As Hispanic Heritage Month draws to a close, it is time to discuss Hispanic immigration from a practical and humanitarian point of view. There have been a lot of Hispanics crossing the border …

Hispanic Heritage Month runs from Sept. 15 — Oct. 15. Costa Rica’s Independence Day is celebrated Sept. 15, when their independence from Spain occurred in 1821. The history and the …

A recent Dallas Morning News article titled “ Water Woes — a Deepening Crisis” by Annette Nivens, special contributor, addresses the water problems facing citizens of Parker County. …

This is the third column I have written about the food crisis that exists for many of our fellow citizens. There is an old adage that says people need to hear something three times for it to be …

As we endure this seemingly unending hot dry summer, I was thinking that, for now, we are not being bombarded with negative political attack ads. They are coming as sure as September. I imagine …

The excessive Texas heat this summer of 2022 is causing a multitude of problems, especially for Parker County. Drought and water issues have been especially difficult for those of us in …

Tarrant courthouse shooting was 30 years ago

July 1 marks the 30th anniversary of when former attorney, George Lott, began shooting in the Court of Appeals courtroom in Tarrant County on July 1, 1992. On that day I was inside the family …

Helping feed the hungry

We are hearing more and more these days that many of our fellow citizens are facing hunger. Food pantries have long lines. Some people interviewed for news reports state that they are coming to get …

Water is key to the future

Water is key to the future It is spring 2022 in North Texas and we are experiencing drought again. Water is the key to sustainable development for all of the DFW Metroplex, both cities and …

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