Opinion

We promised our two bears we would show them the Statue of Liberty. And we delivered on our promise! Sixteen hundred miles away on the Baylor University campus in Waco, Texas we told the two bear mascots we were taking them to New York. They got excited when we guaranteed them they would see Lady...
The term “charley horse” has been around since the 1880s, when players on the Chicago White Stockings went to the racetrack and everyone bet on a horse named Charley -- except for one player named Joe Quest. When the horse the others bet on came up lame after the last turn, Quest is alleged to have...
Dear Readers, Last week we discussed U.S. News’ rankings of the top 3 diets for overall health, so it seems only balanced to discuss the bottom 3 this week. A panel of nutrition experts evaluated the diets based on seven categories: how easy it is to follow, its ability to produce short-term and...

Taylor Kovar
Hey Taylor - There’s always talk about financial impact with these conflicts in the Middle East. Any insight as to what might happen with things being so shaky in Iran? - Freddie Hey Freddie - A lot of financial webs cross through Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia and the rest of the region. Oil is the...

Toni King
Hello Toni: I turned 65 in December and have not received my Medicare card. I am working full- time with company benefits and not taking my social security check. A co-worker said I should have already received my card because her parents did at 65. Do I call Medicare or what to enroll? Do I have...
  When Skyrim first came out, I spent a considerable amount of time playing the game, logging over 600 hours in my first play-through alone. Since then, I have logged at least 1,000 more hours worth of play-throughs, and I still cannot confidently say that I have explored the whole of Skyrim. When...

Don Newbury
‘Tis not the first time an error of my own doing has diverted me from the tedious freeways of everyday life to side roads with uncharted curves adorned by snagging brambles that seemed to warn, “Go back.” I stumble forward, discovering yet another column topic, one that likely should remain at...

Tanya Larkin
Did you know that January is School Board Appreciation month? All across the state of Texas, public schools are celebrating the men and women who serve selflessly to make tough decisions every day for the students and staff in more than 1,100 districts. Pampa ISD is blessed to have seven servant...
I want to publicly thank the fine men at Fire Station No. 1 for their wonderful assistance Friday in those awful icy conditions.  My friend Bill slipped on the ice and I was unable to pull him up and unsuccessful in flagging down anyone to assist me, so I ran to the firehouse and rang their buzzer...

Rick Kraft
  Behind my desk at home is a print of a man standing in front of a desk with his arms crossed. I’ll come back to him. On the wall behind the man is a portrait of another man. The portrait of the man on the wall is Mahatma Gandhi. Mr. Gandhi was a major political and spiritual leader during India’s...

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