Editorial | Opinion
Shuffle at DME anything but routine
We are not sure what to make of the turmoil. 1) Denton City Manager Todd Hileman is attempting to get managerial control of DME, a division of city government that had become too independent under Williams' leadership. 2) The Denton City Council is having second thoughts about spending $200 million-plus to construct the Denton Energy Center near the Denton Airport.
Just say no to old DARE program
Bogus special session could harm Texas
New STAAR report card easier to read
Parents, don't miss this valuable document tucked within your snail mail: your child's STAAR report card.
Time to fix state Democratic Party
During the 23 years between then and now, Republicans have won exactly 100 percent of the contests for U. S. senator, governor, lieutenant governor, attorney general, agriculture commissioner, land commissioner, railroad commissioner, state comptroller, Texas Supreme Court and Texas Court of Criminal Appeals.
We must increase our civic involvement
When is the last time you tweeted or posted a political comment on social media? It might have made you feel better, but did it do any good? Or did it quickly evaporate into the ever-present cacophony of noise on your smart phone, accomplishing nothing?
Governor gives lesson in unfunded mandates
For many years, we've watched our state lawmakers indulge locally elected officials by hearing out the latter's concerns and complaints at least once or twice a biennium. Topping the list of grievances: unfunded mandates by the Texas Legislature — laws requiring that cities, counties and school districts undertake some particular course of action without the Legislature's providing the money to fund it.
Feral hog hunting gets new avenue
Our obsession with feral hogs provides more evidence that Texans are a breed apart. The rest of the nation loves to watch us because a little bit of crazy goes a long way.
May freedom always reign supreme
As we ponder the state of our republic on this Fourth of July, we should remember that President Donald Trump did not invent the idea of attacking the media as a strategy to control public opinion.