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...

DeSoto East Middle School Students Thrive Through Daily Mentoring

DESOTO—Today I’d like to take this moment to send a shout out to a few very special young men. These young gentlemen, of their...
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,...

Never Trust a Man Who Doesn’t Limp!

The pain started before the Christmas holidays. At first, it was tolerable, but as weeks bled into anguishing months, the pain became unbearable. I could...

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...
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...

Sitting In The Tub Of Luxury

From Durhl Caussey archives The day had been long and the night promised a cold, blanket darkness. Because of the numerous small crises and approaching...
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...
MOM

A Trip to Mother’s House

(Writer's Note: My mom died several years ago. To commemorate her December birthday, here is a column written while she was still living in...
black bull towing

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...