From The Cool Side Of The Pillow

COMMENTARY—Historians tell us that in his later years American forefather Benjamin Franklin indicated he had trouble sleeping. In the summer, Philadelphia must have been...
Momma VS The Rooster Seymour TX

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...
US Border Patrol

South of the Border – Down Mexico Way

It started off with a trip along and near the Rio Grande, with stops in El Paso, Presidio, Marfa, Fort Stockton, Alpine, Lajitas, Sonora,...
Senator West: What all motorists need to know

Senator West: What All Motorists Need To Know

By Senator Royce West DALLAS—Some months ago, in the aftermath of the events that would result in the untimely and needless death of Sandra Bland,...
Joshua C. Johnson Editor

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...

The Indomitable American Spirit

It is raining as I write this. It isn’t heavy, more of a gentleness rather than angry drops. The house is warm and lite...
angel in corduroy

Angel In Corduroy Part 1

The sun had long set over the desert city of Phoenix, as the driver dropped me off at the airport. The last three days...
women in political life

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...
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...
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...