Opinion


Walter Wendler
The 24-hour news circuitry is alive with concerns about COVID-19, its impact on people and the economic crater left in its wake. No segment of the American economy or enterprise, the faith life of Americans, or any other aspect of our lives is untouched. Various outcomes are predicted and...
Hi Taylor - I’m wondering how this pandemic and the shutdown might affect real estate. Is it still a solid investment strategy, or should I stay away for a while? - StanHey Stan - This is a great question as it’s pretty likely there will be some impact on real estate, but it’s not clear how hard we...
Dear Readers: If you’ve been to your local grocery store lately, you may have noticed bare shelves in the meat section. There is less meat in the supply chain these days; in particular, there is less beef, pork, and poultry. The reduced supply has been brought about by two factors. First, many who...
I’ve always been a sucker for the sappy, plot-easily-followed kind of “flick” that ends happily. Take Mr. Holland’s Opus--and others like it--where movie-goers had best take multiple hankies. Richard Dreyfuss starred in this tear-jerker a full quarter-century ago. Opus is a great story to watch--or...
Toni: My Medicare begins June 1st and I have received my first bill which is $578.40 with the premium due by May 25th. I do not see this Medicare cost anywhere on the Medicare site or in any information I received when I came into the Toni Says office for my Medicare consultation. Am I being...
In the 1994 Jim Carrey movie “The Mask,” Carrey’s character, mild-mannered bank clerk Stanley Ipkiss, is transformed into a hyper-hyped-up superhero when he dons a vivid green mask. Fortunately, wearing a protective nonmedical mask doesn’t make you manic, but it does make you a hero. That’s because...
On February 2, 2017, I visited Canyon High School. A group of 600 students attended. Canyon ISD covers over 700 square miles of ground. With the onslaught of the COVID-19 virus, many people believe smaller college towns and the universities and the allied schools they serve will become extinct....
Hi Taylor - I’m a high school sophomore and thinking about the best ways to make money over the summer, so I can start saving for college. Everyone I know wants to be a camp counselor, but I was wondering if you had any other ideas. - Thomas Hey Thomas - I’m glad you’re looking for summer work, you...
Dear Dietitian,Can you settle a bet between my sister and me? She says apple cider vinegar has many health benefits and that it even can help with weight loss. I say that’s bologna. What do you say?Thank you,JennyDear Jenny,If you check out apple cider vinegar (ACV) on the internet, you will find...

Don Newbury
A few days ago, my wife and I enjoyed a short road trip. Typically an hour’s drive to Stephenville, this day it was twice that. It took 40 minutes to make it through Granbury, where folks--weary of “sheltering”--seemed happy to be in their cars again, perhaps looking for “essential places.”...

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