No easy way out

February 8, 2006 My mother’s thin, frantic voice came quickly through the receiver — “Dad’s at Wal-Mart. He said to come get him; he said he was in bad shape.”

Letters to the Editor

February 1, 2006 Problems with hydro Dear editor: This is an open letter to the county judge, members of the quorum court and citizens of Independence County.

Weep-Irish somewhere else

January 24, 2006 “I’m so unky I could cry.” Doesn’t have quite the same ring as Hank Williams’ ballad, but come to find out, unky means the same thing as lonesome.


January 20, 2006 Back when Dr. Martin Luther King was in the middle of his campaign to transform America, he was not the only black leader trying to do that.


January 20, 2006 Tossing Cedar Ridge Superintendent Guy Santucci overboard has been in the planning stages for some time. Thursday night, the school board did just that.