Commentary

Wed
18
Mar

Lawmakers seek to control elements of state spending

By Ed Sterling
 
Debates over the Texas House and Senate versions of the state budget lie ahead, and movement toward setting budget controls to blend into a final, agreed-upon budget for 2016-2017 emerged in low-numbered bills filed last week.
 
Sat
14
Mar

Celebrate Spring!!! Cooking with Slow Cookers

The Texas A&M AgriLife Extension Service, Lamb County, Bailey County, Castro County, and Parmer County will be hosting the program “Celebrate Spring” on Tuesday, March 24, 2015 at 12 p.m. (noon) at the Christian Activity Center, 720 E. Waylon Jennings Blvd., in Littlefield. This will be a great opportunity to come learn more about using a slow cooker and sampling slow cooker recipes and delicious spring inspired foods. There will also be information shared on some fun, and interesting Spring crafts and organizational ideas. The cost to attend is $15. You will receive a delicious and healthy lunch prepared in a slow cooker, savory side dishes, and a recipe book of the dishes prepared, as well as, craft and organizational idea instructions.

Sat
14
Mar

Circus Elephants Out to Pasture...

There’s a certain irony concerning the Ringling Bros. and Barnum & Bailey circus owners’ bombshell announcement. It began news rounds as a brief piece, seemingly no more than an afterthought. Effective in 2018, there’ll be no elephants under the “big top,” or in any other RBB&B venue. The impact of “no more circus elephants” grew by the hour, becoming a lead story before day’s end. Conversations of “elephantless” circuses blanketed the nation. (On one of winter’s coldest days—when thousands of motorists and truckers were victims of iced-over roads—elephants would have been in high demand to pull them free.)

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Sat
07
Mar

CHARACTER COUNTS AWARDS

CHARACTER COUNTS AWARDS—These three students at Littlefield High School were presented “Certificates of Awards” Thursday, March 5, in recognition of their acts of good citizenship at school. They are, left to right, Alex Rodriguez, Breanne Moron, and Miranda Muniz.
 
Sat
07
Mar

Band Boosters schedule meeting Monday night

Littlefield Band Boosters will conduct a business meeting Monday, March 9, at 6 p.m. in the High School Band Hall. All parents, or others interested in the band programs, are invited  to attend.They will be discussing scholarships  and officers for this upcomingyear
 
Sat
07
Mar

My Uncle Mort and Color Wheels

by Dr. Don Newbury
Credibility of many professional athletes’ opinions on matters involving their sports is marginal, and on various “common sense” topics, it deserves even less respect. When certain athletes claim to have admirable parenting skills, beware. It’s then we’d score big returns in the produce business if we could find a trailer load of overripe tomatoes. Rotten ones are  best for fans who’ve had enough.Now, they’re ready to wax Archie  “Bunkerish” for pro sports’ loudmouths. “Dummy up,” is what Archie always told Edith.
 
Wed
04
Mar

Takin’ A Timeout

By Joe Gonzales
 
I have to admit, from time to time (not too often though) I make mistakes. Heck we all make mistakes! And more often than not, for me, I own up to those mistakes, correct them, apologize, and move on.
 
Wed
04
Mar

Senate panel passes legislation to fund state highways

By Ed Sterling
 
AUSTIN — The Senate Transportation Committee on Feb. 25 tentatively approved two pieces of legislation that would take a portion of various motor vehicle related taxes and dedicate that money to road and bridge construction and maintenance.
 
Sat
28
Feb

You Can Always Tell a Texan…

by Dr. Don Newbury
Who could have guessed that cruise ships might be largely responsible  for restoring Texans’ longstanding boasts? Our superiority claims haven’t been the same since Alaska became a state in 1959. Upon becoming the 49th state, Alaskans seized “bragging rights” on biggest/tallest/grandest topics formerly claimed by Texans. We may also have been loudest, too— some contend we still are—but the enormity of “things Alaskan” has reduced our boasts to a wheeze. After all, whimpering about how we’d take over top spots again when Alaska had a big thaw has a “broken record” sound after a few years. Seems like Texans’ post- Alaska claims have been everdwindling— too often qualified by the word “IF”—as boasts spiral downward….
 
Sat
28
Feb

Preventing Measles Is Important

By Mandi Seaton

Most people today have never experienced caring for a child with measles. Measles is very contagious and very dangerous for babies and young children—28% must be hospitalized. Even two hours after an infected person leaves a room, you can catch measles just being in that room! Possible complications include pneumonia, lifelong brain damage, deafness and even death.  As a result, the American Academyof Family Physicians, American Academy of Pediatrics, and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention strongly recommend children receive all vaccines, including the Measles-Mumps- Rubella (MMR) shot, according to the recommended schedule.

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