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In reply to my recent guest column on the “New Democrats,” some believe that Trump’s economic policies have benefited mainly the rich. Trump’s tax reforms and deregulation have raised wages and driven unemployment to record lows. 

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We have watched, waited, written, called, visited the offices of Senator [John] Cornyn and Senator [Ted] Cruz, tweeted, and posted on Facebook to request, ask and demand that they uphold their sworn duty as Senators, to the Constitution and to the people of this country — to no avail.

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I’m responding to Ron Frisk’s opinion column on Jan. 9 about Donald Trump. In my 53 years of being able to be in a bar, every fight that I saw involved people who were drunk. Personally, I prefer someone with a clearer mind to be head of state.

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Many local residents are frustrated with the deterioration of family values in recent years.  Make that decades.

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I am not being politically swayed here at all. This past week and months are a blurr of confusion to me and perhaps you. All I know is that the “country has been held hostage” for the past three years by a merry-go-round of finger pointing from both sides leaving little time to do the work o…

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Last year my husband and I moved from Austin to New Braunfels in the middle of the holiday season. With the physical and mental stress of downsizing from our home of 24 years, we just couldn’t face challenge and pressure of Christmas shopping. We also realized that we didn’t want or need any…

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I’ve advocated for women’s rights all my life. As an adult I added working to support all people who strive for a fair and equitable society.

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In his recent column titled ‘Today’s Democrats Radically Different,’ Mr. John Cassata takes past remarks and policy suggestions by Democrats, adds a few myths of his own, and implies that this is the platform of ‘new’ Democrats. His characterization of how I think as a progressive Democrat i…

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With the glow of Christmas barely behind us, we look forward to the new year and the customary New Year’s resolutions: reduce social media, reduce weight, and, this year, reduce animal food consumption.

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Martin Luther, the German Reformation leader, is generally credited with bringing a tree into his home in 1536. As he was walking through a forest, he peered into the night sky and observed the stars twinkling through the boughs of the evergreen trees. He cut down a small tree and decorated …

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Jack McKinney smugly opines that those who feel term limits are a good idea don’t put a lot of thought into the subject and are “bumper sticker politicians.” 

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 column pass without comment. His suggestion that the Democrats in the House are hiding some great truths that will demonstrate that the current occupant of the White House has been unjustly persecuted is absurd.

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At the recent debate for 10 candidates for the presidency of the United States, there was no display of American flags. Is this to send a signal the Democrats will not have a patriotic candidate for president in the 2020 election?

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Old Glory, as the American flag is often referred to, symbolizes our country’s heritage and freedom and is deeply rooted in the traditions of our nation. For Americans who served or had a loved one serve during a period of war or conflict, the American flag can be deeply meaningful, as it re…

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The Marines have landed.  With new equipment.  Now they are permitted to use umbrellas.  The commandant has changed their policy to conform to common sense.

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