grandfather

Sports And Life Lessons From My Grandfather

Father’s day is a holiday that is often underappreciated by the mainstream media. Television commercials, advertisements, flower companies and Hallmark cards are dedicated to...
Boot Hill-Tombstone Territory “A town too tough to die”

A Visit To Boot Hill: Tombstone Territory

Tombstone "A Town Too Tough To Die" They fought during life, now they rest peacefully beside each other for eternity. There was a Boot Hill...
texas

In the Blink of an Eye

In June I celebrated my 70th birthday. A life that encompasses more than 25,550 days. Yet for people of faith this is no more...
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...

How Texas Became Smart On Crime

Special to Focus Daily News by John Cornyn WASHINGTON—Thanks to a conservative, common sense approach to criminal justice reform, Texas has seen a dramatic drop...
Pigeon

Billy – The Boy Who Loved Pigeons

My teaching career was broad and expansive. The first decade was spent teaching in small districts the size of Benjamin (97 students) and as...
Father's Day

Grateful For The Things That Matter

My Dad Is Special To Me CEDAR HILL—What separates my dad, Clarence Black, from others is his sensitivity and compassion. My dad always shows me...
troops at DFW airport

Boots On The Ground Provided Inspirational Opportunities At DFW

Friends & Family Meeting Troops at DFW Airport Experience Happy Reunions They originated from all over our country, and other countries such as Mexico, Poland,...
The Best Teacher I Ever Had

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...
leprechaun in captivity

Catching Danny Boy-Leprechaun In Captivity

The Irish have always been known for their storytelling. The following story is true. Well, at least it's as true as any other typical...