Today's Opinions

  • Why did Jacksboro candidates fail to make views known?

    Elected officials and those vying for office should not hesitate to answer questions from the public and the media.

    But last week that is what Jackboro’s mayor and some of the board of aldermen, along with one of the challengers competing for office, did.

    Earlier this month sitting board members Avery Burden, Mattie Lou Nance and June Forstner were hand delivered candidate questionnaires from the Press at the town’s monthly meeting. Mayor Jack Cannon was not there but a questionnaire was left for him.

  • Amateur Hour in Washington While America Hurts

    As news about the AIG fiasco began to break late last week, it proved yet again how unprepared Barack Obama is to lead America out of this current economic conundrum.  

  • Priceless treasures

    Author Anthony J. D'Angelo once said, “Treasure your relationships, not your possessions.”

    Have you ever seen that credit card commercial on television that says, “shrimp, $50; a night on the town, $75; having a good time with those you love, priceless.”

    Isn’t it amazing how we take so many important things for granted yet value something that only lasts for a few years and feel we’ve conquered the world?

  • What I learned by doing nothing

    This past weekend, I was in really bad shape.

    I threw my back out due to heavy lifting. It was one of those situations where I didn’t realized I lifted with my back until it was too late. I soon realized I had to meet my deadline for my column. To be honest, I was in so much pain that I wasn’t necessarily in the mood to write another story that would encourage readers to “keep on keeping on,” especially since I was lucky if I could even bend over to touch my shoes without feeling pain.

  • Political Promises Made, Political Promises Broken

    A politician running for a state office once made the statement, “Tell the voters anything they want to hear to get elected and after you get elected, then you can do anything you want.”  

    Isn’t this typical of what it is going on in Washington today?

    Take our Speaker of the House, Nancy Pelosi, a Democrat from California, for example, or as Rodney Dangerfield would say, “take her, please.”  

    I remember her words in January 2007 after the Democrats took the majority and pushed through the pay-as-you-go budget rule.

  • Let The Praying Begin

    I love springtime. It brings forth new birth in creation all around us.

    A time of resurrection for nature to come alive. This brings my thoughts to the meaning of Easter.  A time for us humans to come alive out of our slumber and sleep, and accept the reality of what Easter really means- new life.

    Jesus Christ said; “I have come that they may have life, and that they may, have it more abundantly.” (John 10:10)