Texas stands to gain two seats in the U.S. House of Representatives after results of the 2020 census released last week show the state had the largest numerical gain of any state since the 2010 census
Your firm survived 2020. Now you may be asking yourself when will the economy return to pre-pandemic levels? Will it be this fall? A year from now? Longer?
I just want to take a few minutes to congratulate Ellie Galan as she is preparing to run the 800-meter race on Thursday at the UIL UIL State Track and Field Meet at the University of Texas.
A bid to expand health coverage for low-income Texans failed in the Texas House last week, 80-68.
Transparency bills are moving forward in the Texas Legislature with bipartisan support to promote open government and correct public information access problems that arose amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
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To the editor:
Have you considered cross-training your employees to ensure more than one person knows all key functions? Cross-training can be a win-win situation for you and your employees. Large companies often use it to prepare managers for future promotions. But in small companies, it can be the differ…
Early voting began Monday for May 1 elections in county, city and school district elections.
April marks the turning point on every school year. If we were running a mile, we are now on the last lap. Our enrollment now stands at 3,974 students.
Setting on a hillside in Palo Pinto County last week on the Dale River Ranch, I overlooked a little valley that led down to a creek that joined the Brazos River a half mile or so to the north. My goal was to use my trusty old box call to entice a gobbler out of the heavy cover. On my way dri…
The garden center is packed with table after table of wonderful plants. The impulse to buy them all, or at least as many as will fit in the car, is strong.
Editor’s note: This is a copy of a letter sent to Rep. Jeff Leach and members of the Texas House State Affairs Committee in response to House Bill 2578, which would publish all public notices on a website administered by the state.
Gov. Greg Abbott issued an executive order last week banning state agencies, cities or counties from creating a “vaccine passport” requirement.
The City of Kaufman held a public meeting on the evening of April 6 at Shannon Park, encouraging citizens to give input on potential park improvements.
One day this past week my wife saw me out behind the house at my little cabin, working around the cooking fire pit. “What you up to?" she called out from the house.
There aren’t many things I find myself counting down the days for each year. But Opening Day of Major League Baseball is one of them.
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As guide Chris Moody eased the throttle back on his big guide boat last week, I could make out the mouth of a wide feeder creek entering Richland Chambers Reservoir. Once inside the creek, we were in a totally different world; a world I expect few people experience. No other fishermen had ve…
I’m always on the outlook for anything new to make my outdoor lifestyle more fun and enjoyable and through this column, I have the opportunity to pass along these tidbits of information. Such is the case this week. Have you even heard or “peameal bacon?” I’m betting many of you have not. A g…
As a small business owner, you may face the issue of whether to classify workers as employees or as independent contractors.
Arthur D’Andrea, the chair and sole remaining member of the Public Utility Commission, resigned late last week at the request of Gov. Gregg Abbott. D’Andrea pledged to remain on the PUC until Abbott names a replacement. In the announcement Abbott said in part, “Texans deserve to have trust a…
A lot of lawns look pretty dismal right now. The only green creeping through may be dandelions and henbit.
With state lawmakers immersed in the COVID-19 pandemic response and Texas’ electricity failures, the public’s access to information must be at the forefront of the Legislature’s actions. Information allows citizens to watch over their government, to speak out and to ask questions.
If you ever had the slightest inkling that the outdoor lifestyle might be slipping away, you should have been at our second Outdoor Ron-de-Voux in Greenville last Saturday.
When government fails, it’s the rare public official who says, “Oops. My fault.”
Here’s a look at the new world of bank reconciliations and some ideas to use to ensure your bank account is accurate.
Spring turkey hunting at its core seems pretty basic; the hunter goes to the woods or fields where turkeys live, mimics the sounds of a lovesick hen with his call, and ultimately shoots a big gobbler. While this is textbook turkey hunting, I can tell you from almost 40 past springs hunting t…
Texas’ rivers are iconic. But the groundwater that sustains them is invisible.
To the editor:
“Are y’all thawed out yet?”
Following the severe freezing weather in February, assistance from the U.S. Federal Emergency Management Association is available in Kaufman County, according the county officials.
It is common for teenagers to experiment with drugs and alcohol, but if they are not careful, this can be the first step down the dark road of addiction. Although many parents say they don’t want their children using theses substances, few parents actually sit down and talk to their kids about it.
There is real beauty in seeing a community come together in time of need.
Many folks share my inherent feelings about predator; we dislike them because of their nature but know they are an intricate part of the natural world. They are genetically programmed to kill to survive.
One of the most valuable things you own is YOU. Your identity includes the basics - where you live, your age, and your gender. But it also includes your interests, who you know, and what you buy. So, do you know who has your identity? Here’s the life cycle of your identity and what to do to …
What a wild winter week it has been! From school being cancelled to ice on the roads to sub-freezing temperatures, I'm tempted to ask if there's anything else we have to deal with!
Along with receiving roses on Sunday, think of pruning roses. And that potato to go along with a steak dinner is best planted now.
Today I want to ask you to consider giving generously to a great cause in our community: the Children’s Advocacy Center for Kaufman County.
Here are four ways to make sure the preparation of your tax return keeps humming along until it gets filed.
Bold steps nearly 50 years ago created a landmark protection for the people’s right to know in Texas.
Don’t get shocked by a high tax bill! Be prepared for these pandemic-related tax surprises when you file your 2020 tax return.
For one who spends time outdoors through all the seasons in pursuit of fish and game, I must admit I love the dead of winter best of all.
If these words sound familiar, yes, they are words from the Holy Bible - the book of Micah to be exact. These three commands were given to the people of the nation of Israel by God Himself. God was demanding that His people would turn from evil and towards what is good; to act justly, love m…
The American Red Cross typically has a toughtime keeping the blood supply strong during the winter months when inclement weatherand seasonal illnesses can impact donors. This year the pandemic adds in anotherchallenge in keeping the blood supply strong. The Red Cross is urging healthy indivi…
Common New Year’s resolutions are to lose weight or become more active. Perhaps 2021 is the year to shift focus. Here are seven tips to help you become more financially fit.
The Texas Legislature opened quietly, which delighted everyone after the violenceinside the U.S. Capitol the previous week.
As a lifelong hunter and shooter, I’ve been purchasing ammunition since I was a teenager. I’ve never seen the need to stockpile ammo. Through the years, I’ve usually bought no more than six or eight boxes of centerfire rounds and maybe twice that many shotgun shells. This has always sufficed…
A big congratulations to the Crandall High School spirit squad for another state championship!
Standing on the side of a mountain on the Eason Ranch, way out in Pecos County, I found myself somehow caught up in a time warp as I glanced across the vastness of distant mountains, just as the morning sun began to light them up. The day before, during the middle of the day after the mornin…
The Texas Alcoholic Beverage Commission joins the state and nations around the world to mark Human Trafficking Prevention Month and is renewing its call for everyday Texans to do their part in fighting organized crime in the Lone Star State.By reporting suspicious activity and promoting huma…
If you or your business received funds from the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP), the recently passed Emergency Coronavirus Relief Act of 2020 will help to dramatically cut your tax bill. Here’s what you need to know.