Category : Editorial


Pleasant Ramblings: What is really real?

Mark Magnan Just recently we had a celebrity, and I use the term in the most vague description, make an announcement about some very, well, personal developments in their life. We have already been subjected to quite a bit of…

0 Comments / 2 View / May 20, 2015


Out & About: Shopping

Patrick Lacombe Ladies, there is one important thing that you should know about your man. He does not like to go clothes shopping. In fact, most men would rather have their toenails extracted without any anesthesia. The only things a…

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On My Honor: On Admiral William McRaven

Mike Brown Each morning as I begin my day, I think of Admiral William McRaven, U.S. Navy Retired. I thank both him and my dear mother for teaching me how important it is to make my bed. In January, McRaven…

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The Evan Sarah Chronicle: In Rebuttal of Colorblindness

Joshua Rivera Please, start seeing the color. Please see gender, sexual orientation, and the difference in our pay checks which separates us into classes as well, but, I beg of you, please see the color. Lately, in light of Freddie…

0 Comments / 1 View / May 20, 2015


Pleasant Ramblings: Obligatory Food Column

Mark Magnan Recently I had the chance to try something different, and perhaps new in Belton. Now if you told me that there were 157 Mexican restaurants in Belton, I would probably just accept that as fact. However if you…

0 Comments / 1 View / May 19, 2015


Out & About: The Good Old Daze

Patrick Lacombe Remember when life was much simpler and stress levels were as low as gas prices?  We sometimes refer to those times now as “The good old days.” We never locked our houses during the day and if you…

0 Comments / 1 View / May 19, 2015


The Evan Sarah Chronicle: In Defense of Vaping

Joshua Rivera I’m trying to switch to vaping after a decade of cigarette addiction. While I’m happy that thousands of years of technological progress has led us to engineering a smoking substitute, it’s the relationship with cigarettes that needs to…

0 Comments / 1 View / May 19, 2015


Pleasant Ramblings: Texas Sayings, or Idioms

Mark Magnan I get the privilege of talking to a lot of people, some of which are not native Texans, some are not even from America. So it stands to reason that there are things that seem normal to me,…

0 Comments / 8 View / May 8, 2015


Out & About: Political Correctness Be Damned!

Patrick Lacombe As I sat here this morning having my coffee, a news story on television caught my eye. It seems a group of black student protesters at Valdosta State University were holding a protest and stomping on an American…

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Looking Up: A Farewell Message

Joe Baisden My family and I began our sojourn in Belton January 1, 1971.  Dr. Will Long said of me that I came to be the preacher for the Church of Christ, but in time, became minister to the whole…

0 Comments / 8 View / May 8, 2015