Opinion

The passing of T. Booke Pickens, with his colorful relationship to West Texas A&M University, affords consideration of two great Panhandle pioneers. J. A. Hill became president of West Texas State Teachers College in 1918, having joined the campus in 1910 as one of the first faculty. The Normal...
In January 2010, two players for the New York Knicks came up with a very complicated excuse for lousy play. After they lost to the Oklahoma City Thunder 106 to 88, Jared Jeffries and Eddy Curry claimed they were off their game because they were staying in a genuinely haunted hotel and had had only...
I am very proud of my parents. I cannot thank them enough. I was most abundantly blessed to be born into their family. They have been married 66 years and they have been great models for me. I was able to spend a week with them recently and time together with them is always time I treasure. I had...

Toni King
• Three Weeks until Tuesday, October 15-Medicare Annual Enrollment. Dear Toni: When should someone apply for Medicare when enrolling in COBRA? Is it wrong to wait until you are no longer on COBRA to enroll in Medicare Part B? Thanks, George from Kerrville, TX George:  The answer is very simple. You...

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
In the1960s sitcom “Green Acres,” Fred Ziffel and his wife Doris have a son named Arnold. Only problem is, Arnold is a pig (a Chester White breed). But everyone in Hooterville treats him as Fred and Doris’ son, inviting him to town meetings and understanding him when he grunts and squeals. In fact...
Coaches who take their teams on the road to face storied football opponents usually tip-toe into town, feeling that the less said, the better. This is particularly true when they’re fortunate enough to win, and doubly so if they’re scheduled to meet the same foes the next year at “their place.” A...
Taylor Kovar
Hi Taylor - How does the attack on the oil facilities in Saudi Arabia affect global prices? Should I be budgeting extra money for gas for a while? - Susan Hey Susan - This situation has people rightly rattled, though it’s a little hard to predict how drastic or long-term the effects will be. Short...
Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
In season four of “The Simpsons,” Homer gets fired and that sends him into cardiac arrest. But the strain probably wouldn’t have triggered a heart attack if he didn’t live on a steady diet of doughnuts, pork chops and beer.  D’oh! Even the least healthy folks know what’s good and what’s bad (that...
Letter to the editor
Dear Pampa Daily News Editor: If you ever happen to be besieged with car trouble—Pampa, Texas, is the place to be! If you ever thought superb customer service was a thing of the past; again, Pampa, Texas, is the place to be! Specifically, in reference to the superb customer service, Country II, Inc...
Greetings in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, Have you ever thought you had everything figured out and you knew just what you needed to do? There are times when I do and then God comes along and changes it all up. Don’t get me wrong, I love it because I know He is still working on me. I thought I...

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