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Winning the fight for $15

Millions of low-paid Americans rang in 2016 with a raise as a handful of state minimum wage increases went into effect on the first day of January. Many of those raises are a barely noticeable 15 … more

No money for peace, cash to burn for war

[Editor’s note: At the time of his death, Martin Luther King Jr. was focused on redirecting federal expenditures. He had transcended the campaign for racial equality. He was preaching a message … more

Thinking Out Loud

Something different for a night out on the town My husband and I went out Saturday night. Yeah, I was shocked too. Doesn’t happen much. So, where did this amazing man take me out Saturday … more

Thinking Out Loud

Time for a normal presidential candidate According to one pundit, the current crop of leaders-of-the-free-world-to-be all look like they just bit a pickle except Rubio. And he’s looking a little … more

Citizen supports new medical program

Dear Editor: There is truly an angel among us in the community of Fort Stockton, and her name is Rita Childs. When there is someone in need, Rita seems to find a way to make the situation one that … more

Memorable visit to Fort Stockton

Dear Editor, I’m writing to express how satisfying my New Year’s Eve was in Fort Stockton. I pulled into town for the night on my way home to Covington, LA, from Silver City, NM, where … more

Private property rights take center stage

If you are a citizen who believes in constitutional rights to private property, be prepared for outrage. I've included, verbatim, an excerpt from the Texas Utilities Code, Section 121.001 on a … more

Thinking Out Loud

Looking back on 2015 I swear, I tried to find positive news to look back on. January – It appears millionaire quarterback Tom Brady may have cheated in order to get to the SuperBowl. … more

Thinking Out Loud

True confessions to end the old year On occasion, if it’s in my head, it comes out of my mouth, but I actually do edit the things you see in this column a lot. I rework even more of what I … more

Thinking Out Loud

Considering Christmas, compact cars and kinfolk I don’t usually write date-oriented stories revolving around specific celebrations or holidays or anniversaries. Oh, not because I have anything … more
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