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Remembering Joshua C. Johnson

Joshua C. Johnson 1982-2019 How does a wordsmith run out of words? No, I’m not speechless, I could talk about our friend and editor’s merits...
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End of the Road for Driver Responsibility Program?

COMMENTARY—The Texas Driver's Responsibility Program (DRP), criticized for its overly-complex structure and the fact that funds collected are often diverted to other state needs,...
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Momma Vs The Rooster

After Mother passed a few years ago, I packed away her personal things in an upstairs closet. On occasion I would visit the closet and...
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The Gospel Truth: Jowanda E. Jordan

Longtime Educator Leaves Legacy Of Culture, Pride, Musicianship COMMENTARY—It was my second trip to the campus of the oldest Historically Black College west of the...

Devil, You Can’t Steal My Joy

By Donald Lee - Special to Focus Daily News I believe there’s a big misperception generally that the devil is out to rob people of...
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NYT Op Ed: How Major Newspapers Once Handled Anonymous Sources

Our Publisher Marlon Hanson provides some insight on how newsrooms and publishers once handled anonymous sources It has been many years since I was with...
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The Trouble With Towing Companies

DALLAS — Ok - honesty check. I was a bit late to the office Wednesday morning. Not because I overslept, traffic or even let...
Roof, Whitman and Johnson: Terrorists Or Just Simply Deranged Young Men?

Roof, Whitman and Johnson: Terrorists Or Just Simply Deranged Young Men?

COMMENTARY—Remember Dylann Roof? Well you should. Roof, who is white, could face the death penalty if convicted of his heinous June 2015, crime, causing...
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A Premium Mess In The Lone Star State

Insurance Premiums Are On The Rise COMMENTARY—Usually it’s a good thing that everything’s bigger in Texas, but that isn’t true when it comes to health-insurance...
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The Inexplicable Stairs – Chapel Of Our Lady Of Light

COMMENTARY—Albuquerque sits like an arid jewel on the fringe of the Sandia Mountains at the base of the Turquoise Trail. The city is one...