Columns/Opinions

Thu
17
Nov

Texan’s Nazi warning fell on deaf ears

By Bartee Haile
 
Globe-trotting newspaper reporter Hubert Renfro Knickerbocker spoke at Southern Methodist University in Dallas on Nov. 20, 1941, but as usual his pro-war message fell on deaf and hostile ears.
 
For years the award-winning journalist had implored the public to take a hard second look at Adolph Hitler and the threat fascism posed to democracy around the world. But he was drowned out by the greatest American hero of the century, who emphatically insisted that events in Europe did not concern this country.
 
Tue
15
Nov

Mentor Moment: Meet Pirate Pal Gracie Quave

By Sally Andrews 

Gracie Quave chose to be a Pirate Pal, mentoring a fourth grader at Pine Forest Elementary, because she hopes to help a child succeed. She says, “I believe we have a responsibility to give back, and the best way to do that is by volunteering.” She goes on to say that, “This program only asks for thirty minutes a week. Statistics tell us that a child’s ability is impaired in learning in other subjects if their reading is impaired, so I consider this a worthwhile investment of my time.”

 

Wed
09
Nov

A young Johnny Reb’s letters home

By Bartee Haile

Wed
09
Nov

States, lawmakers file briefs in support of Texas’ voter ID law

By Ed Sterling

Thu
03
Nov

Officials urge state’s high court not to expand same-sex marriage ruling

By Ed Sterling

 

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott, Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the Texas Supreme Court over issues they say were not addressed in a landmark U.S. Supreme Court case declaring same-sex marriage a fundamental right. The three officials asked the Texas Supreme Court to accept their view that Obergefell v. Hodges, the U.S. Supreme Court’s June 2015 decision recognizing a right to same-sex marriage “does not resolve all constitutional issues relating same-sex marriage.”     

 

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Thu
03
Nov

Horns let championship slip thru their hooves

By Bartee Haile

 

The University of Texas lived up to its lofty billing as the best college team in the land on Nov. 2, 1941 by crushing SMU 34-0 for the sixth straight victory of the season. Dana X. Bible’s Longhorns looked invincible even to near-sighted sportswriters back east, who always tried to ignore the superior brand of football played in the Southwest Conference.   

 

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Thu
27
Oct

Secret plan to save south hinged on Texas

By Bartee Haile

 

An obscure Confederate major with a famous last name presented a secret proposal to the governor of Texas on Oct. 27, 1863. Next came the hard part -- convincing Francis Lubbock that he alone could save the South. Summer setbacks had dealt a mortal blow to Confederate chances of a military victory. After the Battle of Gettysburg, Gen. Robert E. Lee’s Army of Virginia was in full retreat, and on the western front the fall of Vicksburg had split the South at the Mississippi.  

 

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Thu
27
Oct

Judge reaffirms, expands reach of injunction against bathroom directive

By Ed Sterling

 

AUSTIN — Fort Worth-based U.S. District Judge Reed O’Connor has reaffirmed his Aug. 21 injunction placing a temporary hold on federal guidelines for accommodating transgender students in the use of public school bathrooms and locker rooms. In his order last week, O’Connor also denied a request by the Obama administration to limit the injunction to Texas and 12 other states that signed on as plaintiffs.

 

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Thu
20
Oct

Desperate woman risks it all at the Falls

By Bartee Haile
 
Thu
20
Oct

Abbott, Patrick, Straus call for action by Child Protective Services

By Ed Sterling
 

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