Our Inaction Is Killing Us!

By Congresswoman Eddie B. Johnson - Special to Focus Daily News COMMENTARY—Our inaction is killing us! Our inaction has allowed mass shootings to become unacceptably...
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Celebrating Special Education Professionals

DESOTO—During the month of December, many are focused on the joy and cheer of the holidays and the hope and excitement of the new...
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Angel In Corduroy: Part 2

The flight was called and I boarded quickly and got comfortable. Since I was first class and plagued by a limp, I was first...
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No School Lunches: Food For Thought

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Women In The House

By Representative Eddie Bernice Johnson, D-Texas COMMENTARY—The newly-elected House of Representatives has 102 women among its 435 members. Many of them hold significant positions of...
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No State Title For Coach Reginald Samples Is No Disgrace

COMMENTARY—Saturday night was heartbreaking, not only for the Duncanville Panthers fans but for the supporters of Head Coach Reginald Samples. After battling back to regain...
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The Best Teacher I Ever Had

Sometimes all teachers ask themselves the question of whether what they do really makes a difference or not. Many times I’ve wondered if I...
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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...

Better Hurry If You Are Coming!

There is not a comparative place like Texas in July and August unless it is Libya or Saudi Arabia. Intense heat causes images to...
Dallas Police Shooting restores faith in humanity

Dallas Police Shooting Restores Faith In Humanity

First Person Account Shows Race Relations Are More Than Just Black and White By Ebony N. Smith, In Her Own Words After last Thursday I will...