Warren Domke

Ideas with which we disagree



Have you ever read or heard something and simply dismissed it as “I don’t agree with that,” without reading any further? Okay. Don’t be afraid to admit it. I have, too. We don’t like disagreement, but disagreement can be healthy. How do we decide what to believe and what not to believe? A first step is to recognize the difference […]

Your newspaper—how it came to be



Sometime around 1950 I first saw a full-size newspaper printing press. Chicago’s Museum of Science and Industry had—probably still has—a rotary letterpress unit about the size of a multi-story house on display- -formerly it was used by the Chicago Tribune. I didn’t really know much about newspaper printing until I became a newspaper carrier in the 1950s. The Montrose Daily […]

Voting, a privilege and a duty



A s this is published we are beginning early voting in Texas for the November 6 General Election. I expect I’ll have already voted by this time. Many of us will take advantage of early voting and many others will wait until election day to cast their ballots. I’ve been interested in elections ever since I first began to understand […]

Southbound in Arkansas and…



Winding up a family vacation, we were driving home on an interstate highway in Arkansas, southbound, coming back to Texas. It was a typical summer afternoon with lots of 18-wheelers, and people in cars, pickup trucks and even a few motorcycles. But, then there was a problem ahead. Cars were pulled over and obviously someone was in trouble. So, I […]

I was a teenage radio personality

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I have been asked how I wound up in radio broadcasting, so I guess I should tell the story. Back in 1957 in high school in Grants, NM, I was in my junior class play and my English teacher, who was also the director, gave me a leading part. (I think I was something of a teacher’s pet, but don’t […]


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