Commentary

Sat
18
Apr

Golf King Feeds the Hungry?...

Norm Hitzges, a pioneer in sports radio, is to Dallas airwaves what colorful writer Blackie Sherrod was to newspapers. He’s  a beloved icon respected by athletes,coaches and fans alike. Deeply analytical and as hardworking as they come, he has a  track record of excellence that sets  him apart in a field dominated by younger broadcasters. At age 70, Norm is the dean of Metroplex  ports broadcasters with a big following  during his two-hour talk show each weekday at 10 a.m. on KTCK, 1310, The Ticket 

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Fri
10
Apr

Life’s Ups and Downs…

Dr. Don Newbury
 
I have reached that place in life that virtually all that I see, hear or do reminds me of something that’s already happened, often decades ago. As an example, when whisked to the top of a skyscraper recently by state-of-the-art elevator, I thought of its association with music we liked to joke about in another century.
 

 

Sat
04
Apr

House, Senate continue with primary task: adopting budget

The House Appropriations Committee on March 24 unanimously approved the General Appropriations Act (House Bill 1) — the first hurdle toward passing a state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017. The committee’s chair, state Rep. John Otto, R-Dayton, and the 27-member committee’s work earned the praise of House Speaker Joe Straus, who said HB 1 is “a responsible, disciplined plan that sets the right priorities for a growing state. It addresses education and transportation, it increases transparency and it will allow the House to provide meaningful tax relief.” 

 

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Sat
04
Apr

Marching On….

Who among us has not participated  in shenanigans associatedwith April Fool’s Day, either as a perpetrator or an unwitting victim?  I sense only “ayes” in response. Remembrances of long ago foolishness typically are warm and welcome, even if we were “pie-inthe- face” victims, perhaps responding with lip-quivering—or maybe even tears—during realtime “pranking.

 

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Wed
01
Apr

Takin’ A Timeout

By Joe Gonzales
 
“Did you see that,” Jessica asked me as we were driving home from Lubbock this past Sunday night. It was around 3 a.m. and we were headed back to Littlefield after a date night that included a nice dinner and movie.
 
Sat
28
Mar

School Board sets special meet March 30

The Littlefield ISD’s Board of Trustees will hold a special meeting Monday, March 30 at 7 p.m. in the Central Administration Office, located at 1207 East 14th Street in Littlefield. Following the invocation, they  ill conduct a discussion of superintendent pplicants.  

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Sat
28
Mar

Dements to Timid Texans . . .

Dr. Don Newbury

Concern shouldn’t rise to the  level of secession from the union, but adopted Texan Tony Romo— as well as home grown luminaries Willie Nelson and Matt McConaughey—failed us miserably. The trio squandered opportunities to shore up Old West images on Jimmy Kimmel’s TV show aired nationally for an entire week from Austin during its South by Southwest Festival. I mean there were “slam dunk” chances for these guys—and others— to “slather up” all things Texan. In retrospect, it was mostly Kimmel and his crew leading the “up whooping” at the movie/music/ technology SXSW event that brought beaucoup visitors to Austin. 

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Wed
25
Mar

House passes human trafficking, border security bills

By Ed Sterling
 
Bills to address the illegal importation and exploitation of persons and to protect the state’s border with Mexico moved through the Texas House last week. They were the first major statewide legislation to be approved by the body since Jan. 13, the opening day of the 140-day session.
 

 

Sat
21
Mar

Differences Between Men and Woman .

You really have to give this guy an A+ for effort.  George was a thoughtful husband. He wanted to give his wife something special for her birthday which was coming up soon. As he sat on the edge of the bed, he watched his wife turning back and  forth and looking at herself in the mirror. “Reta,” he said, “What would you like for your birthday?” His wife continued to look at herself and said, “I’d like to be six again.” 

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Sat
21
Mar

Pull Up a Chair . . .

Ask any chiropractor, masseur or masseuse, and answers will be similar. Most Americans are tense,  on the wrong side of the frazzle equation. They are sheep—“goalongers,” if you will— figuring if the finish line is reached without indebtedness, so be it. To live positively is considered wishful  thinking, perhaps attainable only with medication or something stronger. 

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