Columns/Opinions

Thu
20
Feb
Edgar's picture

Texas Press Association Capital Highlights

Texas Press Association Capital Highlights

Governor charges agency heads with developing workforce plan

AUSTIN — Requirements in House Bill 3, the sweeping school finance law passed by the Texas Legislature in 2019, require the state to plan for long-term workforce development.

On Feb. 13, Gov. Greg Abbott cited HB 3 in assigning the commissioners of three state agencies to identify strategies to meet the state’s future workforce needs through his 2016 Tri-Agency Workforce Initiative. He instructed them to deliver a report to him by Sept. 1.

“The passage of House Bill 3 marked the most significant transformation of our education system in decades and an unwavering commitment to shaping the future of our workforce,” Abbott said. “We must continue in our efforts to ensure Texans of all ages have access to high-quality education and workforce skills training that empowers them to achieve their full potential.”

Thu
20
Feb
Edgar's picture

Revolutionary Bernie Sanders

Bernie Sanders leads the race for the Democratic nomination. He may become America's first self-described "democratic socialist" president. What does that mean?

Today, when Sanders talks about socialism, he says: "I'm not looking at Cuba. I'm looking at countries like Denmark and Sweden."

But Denmark and Sweden are not socialist. Denmark's prime minister even came to America to refute Sanders' claims, pointing out that "Denmark is far from a socialist planned economy."

Both Denmark and Sweden do give citizens government-run health care and have bigger welfare programs than America has. However, recently, they've moved away from socialism. Because their socialist policies killed economic growth, they cut regulations and ended government control of many industries.

Sanders probably doesn't know that. He, like many young people, just loves the idea of socialism.

Sun
16
Feb
Edgar's picture

Democrats Can't Take Black Voters for Granted

Democrats Can't Take Black Voters for Granted
Democrats Can't Take Black Voters for Granted

from The Colorado Springs Gazette

Democrats have long taken the black vote for granted. So imagine their surprise this week when liberal darling and black pundit Van Jones issued a warning: President Donald Trump is making inroads with black voters.

"What (Trump) was saying to African Americans can be effective," the CNN pundit said. "You may not like it, but he mentioned (historically black colleges and universities). Our black colleges have been struggling for a long time. A bunch of them have gone under. He threw a lifeline to them in real life in his budget. He talked about criminal justice reforms. He talked about 'opportunity zones.' He talked about school choice."

Jones continued:

Sun
16
Feb
Edgar's picture

Dr. Merl Simmons

Dr. Merl Simmons

The caring, compassionate, and extremely humble, Dr. Merl Simmons passed away on February 12, 2020 at age 67.

He served his family and the Edmond community with dedication and love.

For more than 40 years, Merl served as the pediatrician for thousands of children, including multiple generations of the same families.

Born September 23, 1952 in Pampa, Texas to Granville and Mildred Simmons, Merl graduated from Perryton Texas High School in 1971.

 

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Perryton%20HeraldID350/

Sun
16
Feb
Edgar's picture

Don’t brush off your cat’s dental health

February is Pet Dental Health Month, an opportune time for pet owners to check on in the health of their furry friend’s mouth.

While pet owners may be more familiar with the importance of the oral health of their dogs, cats especially are at risk for developing dental disease, so regular dental care is paramount to maintaining their healthy set of teeth.

Dr . Bert Dodd, a clinical professor at the Texas A&M College of Veterinary Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, says oral diseases have serious repercussions on a cat’s well-being and that the prevention of developing these, and similar conditions, should be the main goal of dental care.

“Cats are at risk for periodontal disease, caudal stomatitis, tooth resorption, and oral cancer,” Dodd said, adding that an at-home dental care routine for cats should include daily tooth brushing, a water additive, a dental diet, and dental chews.

 

Thu
13
Feb
Edgar's picture

Texas Press Association Capital Highlights

State defends system of choosing presidential electors

AUSTIN — Texas Deputy Solicitor General Matthew Frederick on Feb. 6 defended the Electoral College system in a case before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit.

Frederick, arguing on behalf of Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton, maintained that Texas’ method of appointing presidential electors is consistent with the U.S. Constitution’s requirement that “each state shall appoint, in such manner as the legislature thereof may direct, a number of electors, equal to the number of senators and representatives to which the state may be entitled in Congress.”

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Perryton%20HeraldID350/

Thu
13
Feb
Edgar's picture

Bad Law

A law in South Carolina bans playing pinball if you're under 18. That's just one of America's many ridiculous laws restricting freedom.

"There is a role for the government in keeping people safe from actual criminals, people who commit murder, robbery," says Rafael Mangual, a "tough-on-crime" guy at the Manhattan Institute.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Perryton%20HeraldID350/

Sun
09
Feb
Edgar's picture

The Idle American

I never have to look at calendars or “study up” on Roman numerals to know which Super Bowl comes next. Instead, I calculate years of marriage, since “knot-tying” with Brenda occurred in 1966. Thus, I can tell you that the Next Super Bowl will be number fifty-five.

Okay, if you must, challenge me to write the “Roman numeral way”—Super Bowl LV.

My intent in this piece is to contend that this year’s “big game” may have more “side road” angles than political campaigns. That’s a mouthful….

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Perryton%20HeraldID350/

Sun
09
Feb
Edgar's picture

Democrats Mired in Impeachment Debacle

from The Colorado Springs Gazette

Democrats are in a quagmire they created with a fullfrontal impeachment flop. Consider the political landscape after President Donald Trump's acquittal:

--Trump's approval hit 49% on Tuesday, 4 points higher than a popular President Barack Obama's rating at this point in his reelection campaign.

--The high approval rating came before Trump gave a State of the Union address Tuesday that highlights a list of irrefutable positives in an era of high prosperity and relative peace. He had Democrats squirming in their seats, refusing to applaud successes that improve the lives of all demographics.

To read more please log in or subscribe to the digital edition http://www.etypeservices.com/Perryton%20HeraldID350/

Thu
06
Feb
Edgar's picture

Abbott joins officials in response to virus

Abbott joins officials in response to virus

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 30 commented on a White House briefing about actions to stem the transmission of novel coronavirus in the United States.

Speakers at the briefing concerning the outbreak of the new respiratory illness that originated in Wuhan, China, included U.S. Department of Health and Human Services Secretary Alex Azar, Robert Redfield, director of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and Anthony Fauci, director of the National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Diseases at the National Institutes of Health.

“The State of Texas is continuing to collaborate with our local, state and federal partners as updates come in on the status of the coronavirus,” Abbott said. “Our local communities will have the resources they need to respond to any potential cases of the coronavirus in their area, and we remain committed to ensuring the health and safety of all Texans.”

 

 

Pages

Subscribe to RSS - Columns/Opinions