Quote of the week:

“I find the regular guy can make it just fine if government will leave him alone, let him keep more of his money—and not take away his belief that it is up to him.”

— Dave Ramsey

Archive for January, 2018

  • Fear of lose on civic coverage and watchdog reporting

    By Editor on January 23, 2018
    By Steve Gray Vice President of Strategy and Innovation Morris Communications Augusta, Georgia, USA   As the relentless decline in ad revenues empties more and more newsroom desks, there’s been a little-noted side effect: Waning commitment to locally written editorials. Nobody seems to be noticing, and that’s a shame. In this and probably a future post, I intend to make the […]
  • Bass Hall – EMS ISD’s Fine Arts Showcase

    By Editor on January 22, 2018
    Tickets for EMS ISD’s Fine Arts Showcase at Bass Performance Hall will go on sale Monday, January 22 at the Bass Hall box office. The show features five elementary choirs, the high school dance programs, and the middle school & high school bands. Details: http://ow.ly/2pON30hQlOV 
  • In Old Lake Worth – Jack Shaddy: Storyteller

    By Editor on January 22, 2018
          By Joe McDaniel………… Jack Shaddy’s writings were few, but the things he wrote showed that he might have missed his calling as a writer. Shaddy had a career in mechanical engineering. But he wrote stories about Lake Worth occasionally throughout his life. He wrote as often as he could and as late in his life as he […]
  • THE IDLE AMERICAN – Challenges of Childhood…

    By Editor on January 9, 2018
      Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury —    Childhood illnesses in the mid-20th Century were rarely treated by physicians who practiced medicine. Instead, mothers practiced home remedies with abandon. Many among us can remember times when the treatment was worse than the illness, as well as accompanying psychological damage that won’t let go. Youngsters cringed at hearing parental diagnoses. What […]
  • THE IDLE AMERICAN — Year-End Mort Musings…

    By Editor on January 2, 2018
       Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury  —  Rarely is “pensive” used as a descriptive for my 105-year-old Uncle Mort. In the hours unfolding from an old year to a new one, however, he grows silent. This is the claim of his bride, Maude, who repeated wedding vows with him 80-something years ago. And, when Maude makes a claim, it is […]