Columns/Opinions

Tue
05
Aug
Edgar's picture

A roller coaster journey

When I look back on this summer, it will be remembered as the time I decided to hop on a roller coaster. Before I explain my meaning, let me say that I am not a fan of roller coasters. I have ridden a few, but I don’t like to go 
fast, be jerked around, soar around loops, hang upside down and peril down high dips. 
 
Tue
29
Jul
Edgar's picture

Investing in the future of the beef industry

The Texas Department of Agriculture (TDA) recently announced Texas cattle producers voted to establish a state-level Beef Checkoff program. The referendum passed with broad support, and I believe this a positive step forward for the Texas beef industry   
 
Tue
29
Jul
Edgar's picture

Makin’ Scents

It is my highly respected opinion of myself that the reason that we in the United States have the highest divorce rate in the world is because of deodorant, mouthwash and perfume. Now, you may find this subject matter stinky and offensive but hear me out. It is a well known fact that one out of every two marriages in this country ends in divorce but it is a lesser known fact that we are one of the few countries in the world that uses underarm deodorant 
to disguise the way we really smell. I think the two statistics are related  
 
Tue
22
Jul
Edgar's picture

Sheriff very concerned about drug issue

When I asked the Sheriff what was on his mind this morning, he said he is always very concerned about the drug problem in our county. He says he is always amazed that some people think that drugs are a recent problem that
Crockett County has obtained, but it is not a recent development at all. 
 
Tue
22
Jul
Edgar's picture

The heartbreak of being a teacher in Texas

On Aug. 15, teachers in the Del Valle Independent School District return to the classroom, but most of us will go back earlier. We  love our students, and we cannot wait to prepare for their arrival. As we return to our classrooms, we always notice those who do not: experienced teachers who have left, whose loss is a loss for our students  
 
Tue
15
Jul
Edgar's picture

Get a new perspective by standing in a customers' shoes

Last week I had the privilege of listening to a very successful local entrepreneur speak about the reasons for his success and  the success of his companies. He reminded us of the importance of listening to your customers,
to give them what they want and need with value to them and a profitable relationship for the business. How do you listen to your customers?  Below is a brief discussion on how business owners can listen and take action.
 
Tue
15
Jul
Edgar's picture

Taking care of veterans needs to be a priority

There are a little less than 20 legislative days before Congress starts its traditional August recess and members get the opportunity to work from home. I enjoy leaving the politics of Washington behind and doing what I love most – spending time in 23rd District of Texas with constituents, community leaders, friends and family. 
 
Tue
08
Jul
Edgar's picture

SSCI’s cybersecurity bill would chill news reporting

The Cybersecurity Information Sharing Act of 2014 (CISA), released as a draft by Chairman Dianne Feinstein on June 17 and soon to be considered by the Senate Select Committee  on Intelligence, would threaten the flow of accurate news and information to the public and policymakers 
 
Tue
08
Jul
Edgar's picture

Obama's administrative immigration

Last week, shortly after it was reported that President  Barack Obama would request $2 billion to deal with the humanitarian  crisis along the U.S.-Mexico border, the president threatened to double down on the policies
that caused the crisis in the first place. More specifically, he made clear in a Rose Garden statement that he is considering  yet another unilateral suspension of immigration enforcement on his own.
 
Tue
01
Jul
Edgar's picture

Public's right to know is a worthy legislative agenda

Two weeks ago the Texas Press Association convention in Corpus Christi served as a reminder to elected officials that We the People own the government. The reminder didn’t take the negative tone of a warning or a
threat, but of positive reinforcement in recognizing four of those elected officials who defended the people’s right to a free flow of their information.
 

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