LANDGRAF: The Texas Legislature’s done (for now)

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By State Rep. Brooks Landgraf May 31, 2021 marked the last day of the 2021 regular session of the Texas Legislature, where I was honored...

OUR VIEW: Juneteenth in Odessas is a big deal

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It has been 21 years since the Black Cultural Council of Odessa started organizing a local event to coincide with Juneteenth, which commemorates June...

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Why does the test rule all education

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By Juan Rivera OdessaIn recent years, OHS has been branded as an IR school, meaning that Improvement is Required in standardized testing among students....

WILLIAMS: Black History Month

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Carter G. Woodson, noted scholar, historian and educator, created “Negro History Week” in 1926, which became Black History Month in 1976. Woodson chose February...

GUEST VIEW: Dem plan binds science, blocks achievement

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Are Democrats serious about fixing what’s broken in the nation’s healthcare system? Instead of pushing for a patent-affordable, provider-friendly system in partnership with the...

TEXAS VIEW: Abbott’s border wall promise a political waste of tax money

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Greg Abbott knows better. As the chief executive of the state with the largest international border, the Texas governor knows that a border wall...

TEXAS VIEW: time to complete I-35W

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By Fort Worth Star-TelegramIn the past few years public officials who dare include new toll lanes in highway projects have become targets for extermination,...

HART: Trump: The mule Washington cannot tell what to do

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When you grow up in Columbia, Tennessee, the “Mule Capital of the World,” you end up knowing a lot about mules. One thing you...

TEXAS VIEW: Masks and migrants aren’t the enemy, COVID-19 is

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You can’t win a war when you’re fighting the wrong enemy. But that is what Gov. Greg Abbott is doing as COVID-19 sends an...

A SHARP LIFE: The pros and cons of being an only child

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This Tuesday marks one of the more overrated and annoying National Day celebrations of the entire year — National Siblings Day.If you’ve got siblings...