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Today the word “state” dilutes to mean a subdivision of a nation. Originally, it meant something far different. When we hear Texans nostalgically gloating about our state’s right to secede (which we lost due to our participation in the Civil War) they are close to the original content of the word “state” since Texas was once an independent republic, or nation, as were all the newly independent colonies. more
Students have gone back to school and we will soon celebrate Labor Day saying goodbye to the summer. I hope that you have a safe and enjoyable weekend with your friends and family. Here are five things happening around your state this month: more
With all the discussion about race and the violence blamed on injustice during this election season, there’s got to be a lesson for today somewhere in George Mason’s life. more
When I was a child, old folks used to say they had a “good constitution” meaning that their mind, body and spirit were strong. Everyone knew that the word constitution meant what we are made of. The story of how the United States Constitution came to exist is a great example of what Americans are made of. more
With all this talk among politicians about respecting the U. S. Constitution, are you wondering, as I am, if your last history lesson was adequate? Our nation declared itself independent of it’s old rulers and suddenly it needed to figure out the rules for the new government in a big hurry. Especially, since this new government was to be something never before seen in human history: the great experiment of self-government. Before the Constitution came the Articles of Confederation. more
I think I owe it to you to write something funny. I mean, you deserve a laugh, don’t you, for plodding through some of the serious stuff I put in this column. The trouble is my life is not as funny … more
My name is Luke Kersey and I am a Boy Scout with Troop 366 in Bullard, TX and I am working on my communication merit badge. I would like to talk about my white water rafting trip in Colorado. We … more
The Bullard Panther football program hit the gridiron to begin the 2016-2017 season, as the team participated in its first two-a-day practice for the season Monday, Aug. 1, at Panther Stadium. The … more
Ahhh, family fellowship, we all want it! How do we know if we have it or if there is more out there? The Family Fellowship I.Q. Test is a way to gaugewith 8 simple questions if your family is … more
Churches all over East Texas have had to decide if they would post the big sign stating that CHL holders “may not enter this property with a concealed hand gun” or the new option, “Open Carry … more
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