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Tenth and final in a series on the reopening of West Texas A&M University in the midst of COVID-19. Universities propel students, families and communities toward economic prosperity and intellectual liberty. WT has pursued this mission since 1910; training teachers was our genesis. Today, three...
Life is not an exact science. It keeps coming at you. Just when you think you may have it figured out, something happens that changes the direction of everything. We can call it the color of life. You go to bed one night at peace with the universe because everything in your world seems to be under...
Toni, I am a financial planner with a client who just received a bill for her mother’s Medicaid Long Term Care that was cared for at her mother’s house instead of a nursing home. Sue is now stuck with a $67,500 bill that Medicaid says must be paid in full. Her mother died at least 8 months ago. She...

Kovar, Taylor
Hi Taylor: I’ve got about $2,000 set aside for home improvements and I’m trying to figure out the best way to spend it. I want all sorts of things like a new TV and a new couch, but I wonder if something like new windows or some sort of structural work could be a better choice in the long run. Any...

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
Singer Jessica Simpson acknowledges that she gained 50 pounds when she was pregnant with her daughter Maxwell in 2012. Years later, while going through old photos of her pregnant self, she recalls asking her husband, “Babe, why didn’t you tell me to put the brownie down?”  So what should you do if...

Leanne McCrate
Dear Dietitian, We hear so much about omega-3 fatty-acids being good for us, but we don’t hear as much about omega-6 fatty acids. Are they healthy? Also, I read that grass-fed beef is better for us than grain-fed beef because it has more omega-3 fats. Is that true? Thank you, Thomas Dear Thomas,...

Don Newbury
It quickly became the perfect storm, powerful enough to make strong men cry. The same goes for strong women, too, but Kim Peacock, president of GNS Foods in Arlington, is doing her best to keep her family-owned specialty premium nut company afloat despite “blows to the bow” that might cause others...

Dr. Mehmet Oz and Dr. Mike Roizen
In the animated film “Tarzan II,” young Tarzan (voiced by Harrison Chad) has to come to terms with his place in the family of apes that has adopted him and with his life in the jungle. After travels and tribulations, he does just that, thriving because of his happy relationship with the nature...
Ninth in a series on the reopening of West Texas A&M University in the midst of COVID-19. The COVID-19 pandemic has intensified college cost discussions as unemployment has increased, family financial security decreased and college costs with accumulated debt have skyrocketed. These realities...
WE are BACK in SCHOOL and we could not be more excited! Who knew that we would be so thankful for getting to return to our classrooms and be together as a community to begin our 20-21 school year. I think we may have all taken many things for granted before COVID-19 entered our lives…..a mistake...

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