Opinion


Toni King
  Toni:  Last fall, I was diagnosed with a serious illness and began taking Humira which is very expensive costing over $5,000 per month. I was told that the Medicare Part D “Donut Hole” was vanishing in 2020 and I would not have to more than I did in 2019. This did not happen when I went to pick...
Dear Readers, Now that we are getting settled into the new year, many of us are working on getting healthier. There is so much information about diets, sometimes it’s hard to know what is really good for you. U.S. News rated 35 diets, and coming in first for overall health (not just weight loss)...
Hey Taylor - Is it worth taking out a loan for some home renovations? I don’t want to take on more debt but I’ve been thinking I could go with a home equity loan and get the work done without paying too much interest. - Kylie Hey Kylie - Those loans can look pretty tempting, can’t they? I always...
My ancient Uncle Mort claims only fuzzy memories of Texas’ first hockey games. He said something about chipmunks competing on 50-pound ice blocks, or something equally absurd.  Suffice it to say that the sport has fully arrived. When 86,000 fans showed up at Dallas’ Cotton Bowl for the “hockey...
This from the Department of Over-the-Top: In 2015, Sen. Thom Tillis, R-N.C., suggested that restaurants be allowed to “opt out” of certain regulations, such as employees washing their hands. “I don’t have any problem with Starbucks if they choose to opt out of this policy [of employees washing...
 Everybody has one. As a matter of fact, everyone has many. They drive your life. They drive my life.  Opinions! At the very heart of each of us is a collection of opinions. Our world view begins from within and it is driven by opinions. As you read, you’re already forming one about this column.  ...

Toni King
Toni: Yesterday, my wife was ambulanced to the hospital after falling and breaking her leg. Now the hospital billing department had me sign a form that I knew she was an outpatient and not an inpatient. I am a little confused because I thought when you went in the hospital you were always an...

Leanne McCrate
Dear Readers,  Another year is behind us, and now it’s time to get back to our normal routines. Many of us, including myself, have overeaten during the holidays; it’s just part of it. It’s a great time with family, close friends, and homemade desserts. Every year a family friend bakes a homemade...
There are many games scheduled to be released in 2020 for us to look forward to, and many more titles we are hoping will be announced soon. Here’s a list of games that are scheduled to be released this year. Yakuza: Like a Dragon This upcoming role-playing game was developed and published by Sega...
Hey Taylor - Wondering if you can explain 529 plans to me. One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to put aside college savings for my kid but I’m getting a little confused about the best way to do it. - Scott Hey Scott - Happy to break down 529 plans. And, for a more detailed answer, you can head to...

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