Tuesday, December 10, 2019
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...
Josh Focus Daily News

Joshua Johnson: I Already Miss You!

How do you say goodbye to someone who you can’t believe is gone? Thirty-six years old and way too young to die. Joshua Johnson, my editor...

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...

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...
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...

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...
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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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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...
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,...
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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...