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Ann Welch

Bits and Pieces… Five Top Accomplishments of Earthjustice

Apr 28, 2016 3:57pm

To quote Earthjustice, “the premier nonprofit environmental law organization, Earthjustice wields the power of the law and the strength of partnership to take on the critical environmental issues...

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I Was Just Thinking… He jumped higher than an NBA player going in for a slam dunk

Updated: Apr 07, 2016 4:07pm

We hear a lot these days about Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, commonly simply called “PTSD.”

It’s a reality of war and, unfortunately, many of our servicemen return from battle in Iraq and/...

Public Health Week

Updated: Apr 07, 2016 4:07pm

Dallas County Public Health Week 2014 runs April 7th through April 13th. This year the focus is on encouraging families and communities to be physically active, as well as eating healthy foods...

Letter to the Editor: Preschool Funding

Apr 07, 2016 3:58pm

If the state legislature was really concerned about students reading at a proficient level by third grade, they would spend tax dollars on preschool education to give students a head start. It...

Country Roads… On the road again… with frustrations

Mar 31, 2016 10:00am

A couple of weeks ago my wife and I made a Spring Break trip to Phoenix to help grandchild number four celebrate his first birthday. It was a wonderful trip overall and it was especially nice to...

Ann Welch

Bits & Pieces… A Tiny Spark

Mar 31, 2016 10:00am

As a person who has always been put off by spiders and even afraid of them, my reaction to a tiny spider

who has taken up residence in my bathroom sink is surprising to say the least. This...

I Was Just Thinking… C’mon, Sen. Grassley, give Garland a vote

Mar 31, 2016 10:00am

A majority of Americans, at least if you believe recent polls, believe that Iowa Sen. Charles Grassley and his Republican friends in the Senate should hold hearings to either confirm or deny the...

Health and Wellness… Permanent Family Planning Options

Mar 31, 2016 10:00am

Deciding how many children you will parent is a personal decision, and not to be taken lightly. Although tubal ligation for women, and vasectomy for men can sometimes be reversed, the reverse...

Arvid Huisman

Country Roads: The toughest task of all

Mar 24, 2016 10:00am

Quickly! Name the most difficult physical task you can imagine. Lifting a heavy object? Outrunning an angry bear? Jumping over a wide chasm?

How about this one: staying awake when your mind...

I Was Just Thinking… Old friends are the best friends of all

Mar 24, 2016 10:00am

I’ve been blessed in seven decades of life to have met some wonderful people, both in work and in social life.

Many of those “old” friends were met during the many years I spent in the...

Health and Wellness… The Gift of Sight

Mar 24, 2016 10:00am

What do most people have as a pair, are about the size of a penny, and allow us to read, watch TV, and drive? Answer: the cornea of the eye.

The cornea is the eye’s outermost layer, the...

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