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Hall passes entering new age

Remember the classroom days of using a hall pass to go to the restroom, the office, or the nurse? Teachers have become quite creative with selecting objects serving as hall passes, from luggage tags,...

 

Simple plate turned family treasure

We were working our way through a mountain of dirty dishes in my kitchen after a branding several years ago. Fixing a meal for 50 or 60 people takes pretty much every dish in the house. A group...

 

Legislature has work cut out figuring budget

New Mexico lawmakers reconvened in Santa Fe on Tuesday for a 30-day session in which their primary task is to adopt a balanced budget for the coming fiscal year. But this year they will have some “new” money to work with thanks to a rebound in...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    January 17, 2018 

President tattler broke confidence

Two issues involving our current president seem to be taking all the air out of the room at this time. One of these is the long-running charge of collusion with the Russian government and President...

 
 By Kent McManigal    Voices    January 17, 2018 

Governments are a net negative

A great many people are upset because President Trump is claimed to have observed that many places around the world are, shall we say, “less than ideal.” Of course, being Donald Trump, he is claim...

 

Pets deserve protection from the flu

It’s nothing short of sheer misery — a collective onslaught of fever, aches, runny nose, coughing fits and a slew of other uncomfortable-to-agonizing symptoms. Making headlines, influenza is...

 

Trump shows true view with harsh comment

In an off-the-cuff comment with legislators gathered in the Oval Office on Thursday to discuss immigration, President Donald Trump laid bare his world vision. There are wealthy white countries such as Norway, which are welcome to send immigrants to t...

 

Teaching today beyond challenging

Even though we sometimes support different candidates, Sid Hicks and I have been friends since the hippie era in our small east Texas hometown. Our craziest stunt was hopping a boxcar on the spur of t...

 

Indiana can handle itself, Milo

This is a story about football, football fans, patriotism and the U.S. government. Tuesday night, I bought the expensive bakery cookies on a small grocery trip but absentmindely left them behind at the checkout line. “No worries,” I told myself....

 

Time to lose 'Rooney Rule'

In Salem, West Virginia, it’s still against the law to eat candy less than 90 minutes before church services. Until a week ago, it was illegal for motorists to pump their own gas in parts of...

 

Keeping my mind on the message

Isn’t it funny how childhood memories seem to linger through the years? One such memory is mine. It was no significant day, just another Sunday at church. The only thing that made it memorable was...

 

Some questions as we sail into a new year

Well, we’ve done it again, managed to blunder on into another new year. Hmm. I wonder why just now I said “blunder”? Amazing how just a few letters carelessly tossed together can affect the...

 
 By Audra Brown    Voices    January 12, 2018

Best sweets fall from the sky

Bite-size sweets are hard to top as everyone’s favorite treat. As a kid, growing up far enough from the candy shop as to not know that such a thing existed, such sugary snacks were usually limited...

 

Education: Capturing kids' hearts

One of the great challenges in education remains effectively reaching students, whether in rural settings or inner cities. Our youth face great challenges these days, perhaps more than ever before....

 

Save some pie for me, dear cousin

I lost my biggest fan on Friday night. Adele Lovorn Gammill and I were cousins in name only — a happy accident that started before I was born, when her mother Blanche Harp “cleverly snared” my uncle Jack Williamson (his words, not hers) in 1947...

 

2017 flight safety record impressive; took years to get it

Everyone gripes about air travel. The complaints are universal: bare-it-all security checks; shoving matches over cabin bin space; economy seats increasingly reminiscent of a miniature medieval torture cell maliciously called the “little ease.”...

 

Even best president no role model

When Ronald Reagan began his first successful run for president, I wasn’t quite old enough to vote. I liked what he said and I put a Reagan campaign sticker on my car. During his first term, I felt...

 
 By Rube Render    Voices    January 10, 2018

Country much better under Trump

Much has been written about President Trump’s first year. Allow me to add my critique. For starters, we should remember that calls to impeach Donald Trump began prior to his becoming President...

 

Collaboration versus competition in the animal world

As a general rule, collaboration is a human thing that the majority of animals aren’t exactly known for. Sure, there are familial species that work together and situations in which animals hunt toge...

 

Trump shouldn't make Iran promises that he can't keep

It’s entirely appropriate for President Trump to offer support for peaceful protesters in Iran and to demand that the government there respond with restraint. Despite claims by Supreme Leader Ayatollah Ali Khamenei that they were instigated by...

 
 By Wendel Sloan    Voices    January 7, 2018

Scrabble a highlight of 2,000-mile trip

At Christmas, I got what I asked for: a garden omelet and pancakes. An unexpected bonus was a knitted toboggan from a Texas inmate who is almost a relative through a broken romance (not mine). The...

 
 By Paul Gessing    Voices    January 7, 2018

Legislative session prelude to November

With tax reform taken off the agenda by New Mexico’s Democrat legislative leaders, it is clear that the 30-day session will be more about going through the motions and positioning for 2018 than...

 
 By Kevin Wilson    Voices    January 7, 2018

Google Master stumped on Marshall Howard

Thursday found me driving an unfamiliar car and going to an unfamiliar place. Fortunately, I had a familiar friend with me and we found a familiar donut shop on the way. My friend and I headed to Slaton, Texas, the hometown of a mutual friend’s...

 
 By Patti Dobson    Voices    January 7, 2018

Baking good for troubled spirit, loss for words

Sometimes, words fail. It’s messy and uncomfortable when the words we generally find so much comfort in fail us … or fail a situation. And at times, there are no words to adequately express how...

 
 By Judy Brandon    Voices    January 5, 2018

God has clear vision of what's ahead

Do you face the New Year with apprehension? By that I mean, do thoughts come into your mind like: What will change for me this year? What difficulties and even losses will my family face? Will I be...

 

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