As the oldest publishing newspaper in Texas, we are proud of our history of firsts. That is until the “Arctic Hurricane” of 2021 came to town, throwing businesses and residents into the dark under a blanket of dangerously cold temperatures.
I rarely use this space to ask for help. Based on what I’m hearing, however, in phone calls, emails and from those of you showing up at our Teichman Road address — you’re struggling with timely delivery of your first-class mail.
My mom and dad would return from the voting polls, each laughing and claiming they’d canceled each other’s vote. She, an immigrant from Scotland and naturalized citizen, and he a Mid-Westerner with his boot planted deeply in the traditional values. Voting was equally important to each of them.
Thanksgiving will be quiet around the Woolsey table this year. Because of COVID, our kids will not fly in from different time zones or far reaches of the state. People outside our regular bubble will not pass the stuffing across the table or ask for seconds of my wife’s fabulous green bean c…
I am the child of an immigrant who came to this country to embrace the opportunity to vote. She was so proud that she forever displayed the small American flag presented to her the day of her naturalization and swearing-in ceremony.