The Way I See It

Sharing a week

Not only is it National Fire Prevention Week – and a time to give our gratitude to those who fight fires and rescue injured parties from wrecks…it is also National Newspaper Week. If you think about it…they go hand in hand. But before I get ahead of myself…. We people of community newspapers – purveyors of words in ink on […]


Foreign Policy

Watching, hearing, and reading the news lately has been a very depressing and sobering act. Internationally the economy is still down and several nations are threatened with bankruptcy. Also screaming across the ether is tensions between nations, faiths, and people let’s hear it for elections. So if all of this is the lead in why is the column titled foreign […]

Dear Eagle Fans,

I have to say, over the last couple of years, it has been extremely disappointing to sit in the stands, and be surrounded by people who have little interest in the game. I wish I could sit in the parents section, because that is the section with the most spirit. It’s time for us, as a community, to come out […]

Committed Christian lifestyle

God loves all of us, no matter what our lifestyle, but that doesn’t mean He wants us to continue in a lifestyle that does not honor Him. All through the Bible God reveals His desire to have a close relationship with each of us. Sin in our lives keeps us from having this. So Jesus came to die in our […]

State Capital Highlights

State revises methods of purging voter rolls

The State of Texas last week agreed to drop its recently adopted practice of using “weak matches” of Social Security Administration data in purging names from voter rolls as required by a 2011 state law. What precipitated the agreement was a lawsuit filed Sept. 20 in a Travis County district court by Austin attorneys Buck Wood and David Richards on […]

Texas Politics

Senators cheaper in Montana than Texas

Texas Democrats often complain that Texas’ main role in presidential and U.S. Senate races is as an ATM machine – for money to be spent in other states. Barack Obama and Mitt Romney come to Texas for high-dollar fundraisers, but most of the money will be spent in “swing” states, where the presidential race is tight. Texas is way off […]

Writer’s Roost

There’s nothing like a small town school homecoming

Most Texans who grew up in small towns can identify with and appreciate how meaningful their high school’s homecoming festivities can be to an ex-student. And, that meaning can grow exponentially as one approaches becoming an octogenarian. My high school alma mater, Teague celebrates homecoming biennially rather than annually, as is the case with most Texas school districts. Teague exes […]

On the Edge of Common Sense

Hunting the wiley hog

So there I was in the early morning haze between the hours of dawn and daylight, stealthily walking across a mowed field in search of the wily feral hog. Actually the first half-mile was not as stealthy, it was more like trudging, since my packer whom we’ll call Newt, had partied the night before and failed to gas up the […]

A creative carve could make you a winner

Express holds pumpkin carving contest

The Express crew will be carving their little pumpkin hearts out this week in our own inner competition. We will be posting our pumpkin pics on our Facebook page on Friday. One of the lucky carvers will gain bragging rights over the whole office for winning the contest. Make sure to check them out. Wanna win a prize and have […]

Rep. Guillen receives support from powerful pro-drilling, pro-commerce groups

AUSTIN — The Texas Oil & Gas Association (TxOGA) and the Business and Commerce Political Action Committee (BACPAC), the political arm of the Texas Association of Business (TAB), both announced their endorsement of State Rep. Ryan Guillen, a 6th generation South Texas rancher, businessman, family man, State Guardsman, and former ag. teacher, for reelection to the Texas House of Representatives, […]

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