Giving workers freedom

February 3, 2015 Unemployment has been falling but the number of Americans not working, or working fewer hours, has remained stubbornly high since 2008. The Affordable …

Why Texas can’t promise tax cuts

February 3, 2015 What would happen if we ran Texas like a business? A big chunk of our core revenue stream — oil and gas taxes — …

Letter to the Editor

February 2, 2015 Dear editor: To the citizens of Batesville and Independence County — At the Batesville Area Chamber of Commerce awards banquet on Tuesday evening, …

Boom(s) heard ’round the world

January 30, 2015 Donetta Hubbard“Say Anything” It’s not an earthquake, sonic boom or fracking but thousands of people are reporting …

Not all sugar plums

January 30, 2015 Camille Nesler “Outside the Box” Does everyone remember the first R-rated movie you ever got to watch? I sure do.

Entertainment industry enabled Cosby

January 30, 2015 Tina Dupuy “SoapBlox” Hollywood is rumored to be a liberal bastion. Why exactly? Because a couple of actors raised some …

Junkin’ and bondin’

January 29, 2015 Andrea Bruner “Hear Here” Sometimes, it’s nice to get away for a mother-daughter trip. Kaylee and I recently went …

Letter to the Editor

January 29, 2015 A little hero Dear editor: My little hero — this little girl named Alissabeth Leeanne Garcia, age 16 months, probably had a …