Columns/Opinions

Wed
13
Nov

Washington’s addiction

Washington spending – it’s not a bad habit, it’s an addiction In the last five years, Washington has governed from fiscal crisis to fiscal crisis. Terms like “debt ceiling,” “continuing resolution,” “fiscal cliff,” “sequester,” have become commonplace in our vocabulary. U.S. revenues under the Obama Administration gross a record $3 trillion annually, yet our national debt recently topped $17 trillion.
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Tue
05
Nov

Belle, Tuffy settling in

By Genie Ellis Zacharias.

Gentle readers who follow my column and view our Ranch Tails cartoon strips in The Clifton Record and Meridian Tribune are aware we adopted two dogs a couple of months ago. Time has passed. This reminds me how anything new can be uncertain – even scary – then becomes routine. With occasional surprises of course. Change shakes folks up. There we were, all comfortably mired in our previous configuration, down to one canine and one feline. Then dear old Stinky the Dog had to up and die on us. Boy we miss him. We credit or blame him with sending us these new furry friends. Depends on the day.
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Tue
05
Nov

Appeals court grants stay in abortion law case

By Ed Sterling.

A three-judge panel of the Fifth U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals on Oct. 31 granted the state an emergency stay, allowing a certain contested portion of the Texas abortion law to remain in effect for the time being. The action stems from a case brought by Planned Parenthood Greater Texas Surgical Health Services and more than a dozen other plaintiff entities and individuals who filed suit to stop the state from enforcing two new portions in the abortion law, Chapter 171 of the state Health and Safety Code.
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Tue
29
Oct

Ritual clothes exchange

by Genie Ellis Zacharias

Tue
29
Oct

Turnout for early voting on admendments looks strong

By Ed Sterling
 
Texas voters will decide the fate of nine proposed amendments to the state constitution in the coming election. Early voting began Oct. 21 and runs through Nov. 1. Numbers reported Oct. 25 showed that voting is on track to outpace turnout in recent elections.

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Thu
24
Oct

Federal website glitches derail launch of ObamaCare

by Brett Voss
 
After all of the debating, all of the maneuvering, all of the political bipartisanship and all of the posturing, President Barack Obama finally unveiled his signature piece of legislature to the country in the form of the Affordable Care Act only to be derailed by a computer glitch.
 
Thu
24
Oct

Federal shutdown ends, but issues remain

By Ed Sterling
 
AUSTIN — A federal shutdown arching over Texas and the rest of the nation since Oct. 1 resulted in the temporary closure of many facilities and the furloughing of millions of employees. On Oct. 16, the shutdown ended when both houses of Congress adopted a continuing appropriations act that does three things: increases the nation’s debt limit, allows the treasury to pay bills and returns the federal government to full operations, at least until mid-January.
 
Thu
24
Oct

Glitches derail ObamaCare

After all of the debating, all of the maneuvering, all of the political bipartisanship and all of the posturing, President Barack Obama finally unveiled his signature piece of legislature to the country in the form of the Affordable Care Act only to be derailed by a computer glitch.
 
Thu
18
Jul

Editorial 7-17-13

The Sound & Fury of the abortion issue

By Brett Voss

Publisher

 

Now that it's all said and done, it turned out being little more than a lot of sound and fury, signifying nothing.

Nearly three weeks after Texas Democratic Sen. Wendy Davis staged her grandstanding filibuster, Republicans used their majority in the Texas Legislature to pass a bill that would give Texas some of the nation's most restrictive abortion laws and force most of its clinics to close.

Of course, the Democrats continue to make noise regarding the bill, promising to fight over the contentious measure in the courts and at the ballot box.

Thu
18
Jul

Dear Editor - Fletcher

Dear Editor,
I felt the need to complain and didn't know who else to complain to.

I was very proud to watch our Clifton boys’ baseball team, Bosque Valley Family Dental, take second place in the 8u league this year, the boys worked hard and ended the season with only two losses to the same Whitney team.

I was rather upset today though when I found out that the end of season playoff games being held at Valley Mills will be charging $5 per adult and $3 per child per game to get in to watch our boys play, with this being a double elimination extension to our season it could become very costly for family members to participate.

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