Our kids need to see forgiveness in action and perhaps it will strengthen the fabric that binds us in the future. So, reset, make resolutions, but also respect those around you, and that will make for a Better East Texas.
The holidays are about people – people we care about. So, take this restart, this return to tradition, to focus our time and efforts on people. Truly caring for those around us will impact far beyond our own families and help us all come together.
Veterans Day is November 11 and every year this special day rolls around we, as a country, pause and give thanks for veterans that have served around the world and sacrificed unselfishly for our nation.
While there is no high-profile candidate election coming up on Nov. 2, there are eight statewide constitutional amendments that Texans will be voting on along with a host of local topics including road and bridge projects and others.
It is probably a good idea to start your holiday shopping now, not because you will find the best deals, but rather the condition of our supply chain for retail goods, especially ones that are produced in Asian countries is in dire condition.
In the wake of Diboll ISD’s decision to require all students, staff, and visitors to wear masks starting on Sept. 1, the Texas Attorney General’s Office sent a letter that threatened legal action if the mask mandate is enforced.
There are several good reasons not to get vaccinated but there are also a load of invalid ones and those that take one of those positions will hopefully listen and see what this virus continues to do and how their decision impacts so much more than just them.
Each year when Independence Day rolls around, I pause and reflect on where our country is, how far it has come so quickly in 245 years, which in world history terms is not very long, and we see that there is still progress to be made.
Perhaps winter literally is not coming to us, but an economic winter is a possibility if our supply chain systems don’t even out. This includes labor supply, raw materials, food supply and other essentials to the economy. It impacts everyone by showing up as inflation.
For many, internet access has been part of their entertainment and connectivity package but in the age of COVID-19, and even before that, we have realized the importance of solid connectivity needs, especially in the rural areas of Texas.
As the new year begins, there is always an awareness of schools beginning a new semester, but we are also reminded of the eventuality of school being out for spring break and then recessed for the summer.
Congress finally passed a next Covid relief bill that will help individuals and small businesses withstand the economic pressure brought on by Covid. But while the bill will offer relief, it is ridiculous that it took months to get the much-needed legislation.
The election – at least the voting part of it – is behind us by several weeks, and states now have several additional weeks to get their election results certified in preparation for the Electoral College vote in December.
While the COVID-19 pandemic is far from over, it appears that Texans are learning to cope with new distancing practices and have really adjusted habits, especially in the case of restaurants and other indoor gathering places.