Remembering a friend

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

I knew journalist Jim Foley in Iraq where he worked as part of the reporting team on the United States Agency for International Development [USAID] Project, Tatweer, before he moved on to more challenging assignments.

Smirk over scowl

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Some may view Rick Perry’s mugshot as a smirk.

The scarlet ‘R’

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Forty-four years ago, I was hired by American Airlines and one of the benefits that both my family and I enjoyed was the ability to travel standby.

Tobacco is out

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

Your Aug. 22 story, “Blue Zones asks for healthier city policies,” sounded like a reprint from 30 years ago with antiquated references to tobacco.

Use of force

Wednesday, Aug. 27, 2014

While we all follow events in Ferguson, Mo. closely I am forced to wonder what restrictions our own FWPD and county sheriffs department have on use of SWAT tactics and on use of military hardware?

Red light racket

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

I recently learned the hard way about red-light camera tickets.

Time for trains

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

In 1970 my wife and two children, 7 and 5, went to the Osaka, Japan World’s Fair.

Cups of cold water

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Texas Baptist Men is a volunteer organization that has traveled through Texas and the world meeting needs when disasters happen.

Don’t grab for the gun

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

Emergency room workers have seen patients flip heavy stretchers, destroy rooms and steal supplies. Workers have been physically and verbally assaulted. Threats and intimidation are common.

All Points: Labor unions are on the decline

Tuesday, Aug. 26, 2014

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reports that from 1983 to 2013 union membership in the U.S. declined by 3.2 million workers (to 14.5 million from 17.7 million). The percentage of wage and salary workers who were members of unions dropped from 20.1 percent to 11.3 percent. Texas had about one-fourth as many union members as New York, despite having 2.7 million more wage and salary employees.