Columns/Opinions

Fri
07
Sep
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Winning with Whitt- DeKalb versus New Boston

By Whitt Sparks
Tribune Sports Columnist

High school and college football just finished the first week of the season this past weekend, and for me at least, I didn’t see many surprises.  Yes, some teams that were picked to win lost, like Miami, Washington, Texas, and Michigan, but what do we really know about these teams after one game?  Not much.

Wed
05
Sep
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Winning with Whitt-Texas football is special

By Whitt Sparks
Tribune Sports Columnist

Wed
15
Aug
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Throw away the report card

It is a well known saying that you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover. The axiom applies to a lot of different areas of our lives, and is one that I agree we should follow.

Which brings me to today’s announcement by the Texas Education Agency of the so-called “report card” for our schools known as the A-F Ratings system.

Mon
02
Jul
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Beware of dog

Everybody at some time or another has seen the yard with the big sign out on the fence that says “beware of dog” or something similar. That kind of sign is meant to give you pause and consider whether or not you want to enter the gate or continue doing whatever it is you are doing.
There is a watch dog around. He is a gentle pup that pretty much loves everybody. He wags his tail and barks that happy bark most of the time, but if you threaten his master, he can become a snarling menace to be wary of and watched.
The watch dog around here is not a mean dog, nor is he a ferocious animal hell bent on biting anyone. But again, if provoked, he can turn that friendly bark into a growl.
Now, I may be sounding a bit confusing or you might be tiring of my metaphorical offering, but there really is a watch dog around Bowie County, and that watch dog is you and me.

Wed
06
Jun
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June 6-Never forget

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

 

June 6, today, seems like just another ordinary day in Northeast Texas. It will be hot, work will get done, and the everyday lives of most of those who live here today will go on without a blip.

Perhaps there will be a moment for some to think about with a video clip on the evening news. The oldest of us will pause to think about the past, and the history made on this day.

Wed
30
May
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Kumpe’s new novel mimics real life drama, with a twist

By Kenny Mitchell
Publisher

Fri
18
May
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Until They are Gone

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

We wake up this morning to another senseless school shooting, more young lives lost, on the heels of the tragic accidents in Foreman and New Boston that claimed lives that were just beginning.

So much promise lost. So much potential that will never be reached. So much grief and sadness.

Fri
04
May
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Storm Damage

By Kenny Mitchell

Publisher

 

May 4th is a day that will always be remembered around these parts. Especially if you lived here in 1999.

Sun
22
Apr
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A community miracle

A week ago, Saturday evening, I looked at her mom, she nodded her head, and we made the decision to put her child, my wife, on a machine to keep her alive.

There was no other choice to make.

People were asking me about advanced directives, living wills and power of attorney, but in my heart, in her mom’s heart, there was no other option but to keep her breathing.

Thu
19
Apr
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The Power of the People

New Boston is a town in conflict. There is a need for resolve, but it is not a town at war.
To say such would be a disservice to all of those who ever served in the military.
No, this is not a war, this is a simple case of power run amuck.
It is a case leadership not obliging the voice of the people.

 

It is fairly safe to say, if a straw poll was taken, the majority would loudly declare that current New Boston Chief of Police Tony King needs to find a new career, somewhere other than New Boston.

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