Cynthia M. Allen

Cynthia M. Allen

Social Security, Medicare will fail without reform

I now have a better understanding, at least on some very small scale, what politicians are facing when they so much as whisper the words “Social Security” and “Medicare” in the same breath as the word “reform.” Indeed, the topic truly is the third rail of Americans politics.

Cynthia M. Allen

Motherhood is always challenging but will never be regretful

Most mothers I know, even the ones who disguise it well, have at least one day when the circumstances of their lives — the third middle-of-the-night nursing, the grocery store toddler meltdown, the constant carting of preteens to after-school activities, the inability to read an entire news article without interruption — really get to them. Motherhood is hard.

Cynthia M. Allen

Political correctness can get pretty scary

Halloween has always been the one opportunity each year when it’s acceptable to pretend to be something we’re not; to wear something scary, inappropriate or ridiculous in public with impunity; or to dress our children in something funny or cute. Or maybe not.

Cynthia M. Allen

We have a lot to learn from this election

No matter who wins on Nov. 8, he or she will face a fractured nation with a large number of people of various political affiliations who seem to care very little about the character of the person leading it. Fortunately, not everyone has been sitting idly by while our nation is swallowed up by its own apathy and ignorance.

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Hat trick sends Lake Ridge girls into area

Celia Duarte scored three times in 20 minutes during the second half as Lake Ridge blanked Cleburne 3-0 on Friday night.
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Hat trick sends Lake Ridge girls into area 2:02

Hat trick sends Lake Ridge girls into area

TCU's Skoug sees work pay off with homer against Oklahoma State 1:02

TCU's Skoug sees work pay off with homer against Oklahoma State

Parents say executing their son's murderer will bring them more pain. 4:18

Parents say executing their son's murderer will bring them more pain.

Rangers' Yu Darvish pleased with Friday's outing 1:56

Rangers' Yu Darvish pleased with Friday's outing