Have you ever noticed how truly important people shun the limelight, display humility and don’t seek credit for the good they do. They might be the busiest person in the county on any given day, but they still have time to stop and chat with you.
We understand the concerns that President Barack Obama is trying to address by ending long-running federal transfers of some combat-style equipment to local law enforcement agencies, but we hope the move doesn’t signal the start of a trend that winds up putting our police officers and the public at risk.
We’re giving the Texas Legislature and Gov. Greg Abbott failing grades for helping to lower the state’s education standards. The governor signed legislation Monday that will soon make graduating from high school in Texas as easy as passing three freshman-level tests.
Lucky is not a word one should use to describe a county hit by a tornado and flooding. Families with water-logged homes and vehicles and businesses in northwest Denton County probably don’t feel lucky. And the Denton families who suffered tornado damage to their homes, businesses, fences, signage, trees and cars aren’t feeling too lucky this week.
All Americans should be concerned about what’s happening to rural hospitals. In a nation that prides itself on the quality of its medical facilities, physicians and cutting-edge technology, more and more people are being left without a nearby source of basic care.
Thank God for Todd Smith. Who, you may ask, is Todd Smith? Well, he is the only Republican in Texas who had the temerity to call out Gov. Greg Abbott for pandering to right-wing nuts spreading conspiracy theories about a military training exercise scheduled for this summer in Texas and six other Southwestern states.