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 I am not going to stop being a Christian just because I can't do it perfectly, although it would seem some believe differently. Christian are not perfect. We will never be perfect. And the so-called perfect people are not perfect either and they, too, will never be perfect.

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Another school year has come to an end, and it is time to take a moment and congratulate all the seniors who have earned their high school diplomas.

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Texas is suffering a health crisis. And no, we’re not just talking about the pandemic.

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I recently learned that a film had been made of the Sunray explosion and fire, as well as the efforts the Moore County News put together for the story. Thanks for the memorials. I was delivering the Sunday Shopper that morning. After I finished my route of about 100 papers to every door, Mr.…

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A new year is upon us, and I pray it is a much better year than the one we just left behind.

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Last evening I woke up with various thoughts for the new year. I thought, what about the alcoholic? What about the drug addict? What about the ex-felon? What about the professional hobo who sincerely believes government or church is the problem? How many of them are there?

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Since becoming the publisher of the Moore County News-Press, I’ve tried to take a little time each week to unclutter our building a little. It’s amazing how much stuff is accumulated when you’ve been in business for 90-plus  years. I’ve come across a lot of things that end up in good old “Fi…

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So as the heat of summer arrives and the need for water conservation increases, I return to the dilemma at hand — we can either have green space as required for building or we can have concrete.

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Can we just have a little perspective these days?  The universities in California have been warning of a massive earthquake for 100 years. They all say a massive earthquake is way overdue. Do California’s politicians listen? 10.5 million people in Los Angeles County alone.

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During tough times like these, I’m always inspired by the generosity some of my fellow Texans.

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We can’t turn on our televisions without hearing about it, and we can’t walk into stores and see empty shelves without thinking about it — COVID 19, or the coronavirus, is seriously impacting our world.

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The Moore County News-Press is fortunate to have a strong Newspaper in Education program, which puts newspapers into local schools to be used by children in the classroom as educational tools. We take seriously our role of educating people of all ages about the happenings in and around Moore…

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For several years, the staff of the Moore County News-Press has opened its doors on Halloween and welcomed in family after family for pictures in their costumes and to hand out goodie bags. That annual tradition continued this past Thursday as trick-or-treaters began arriving between 3:45 an…

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During the past three months, I’ve met with hundreds of people about the future of our schools. My conversations with parents, teachers, students, community members, business leaders, civic and faith-based groups affirmed for me just how interconnected we are as a community.

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The Dumas Demons football team has been terrorizing opponents on the field this football season, but it is something they recently did off the field that should make their coaches, parents and the community extra proud of them.

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The newspaper industry lost someone loyal to the cause on Aug. 30. That is the day Nancy June (Christian) Young departed this life and took her place in Heaven.

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So, if you find a trespasser in your kitchen or garage going thru your things, that's ok? If you find an invader in your dorm or your car going thru your stuff that is fine too?

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The Continental Congress, representing 13 American colonies, adopted the Declaration of Independence 243 years ago this week.  Because of this, our nation will once again commemorate its independence with July 4th celebrations from coast to coast. Many such celebrations will take place locally.

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School is out and the first of June has arrived. That signals the soon-to-be arrival of something else... Dogie Days.

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The purpose of the annual Texas Summer Reading Program is to promote reading, stimulate curiosity, and attract children to the library.  The emphasis is on letting children read for fun and helping them retain valuable reading skills during the summer months.  

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The purpose of the annual Texas Summer Reading Program is to promote reading, stimulate curiosity, and attract children to the library.  The emphasis is on letting children read for fun and helping them retain valuable reading skills during the summer months.  

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Life is full of milestone events. Whether it is grandma’s 100th birthday, your son or daughter’s engagement and wedding, your first child or one of many other events, we want to hear from you. That’s because we are proud to celebrate the milestone moments in your life because it allows us to…

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Newly named United Way of Moore County Executive Director Jackie Wiswell is busy preparing for what has become quite an annual event — the United Way of Moore County’s Day of Caring.

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Funding for higher education is down over 20% in a few decades and continues to decrease. Institutional philanthropy designed to add dimensions of excellence to university life in support of students or simply to sustain steady quality is required.

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Summer vacation for local students may be winding down, but there’s still plenty of good times to be had this month.

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As our great nation prepares to celebrate the anniversary of its Independence Day, I want to extend an invitation to community members to turn in information about their loved ones currently serving in the military, as well as those who previously served, so we may honor them in our Winning …

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The Dumas Noon Lions Club is putting the final touches on its upcoming Dogie Days celebration. Members of the club met Thursday evening for the annual meat wrap in preparation for next Thursday’s barbecue at McDade Park, and any day now we will begin seeing trucks pulling into town hauling c…

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Volunteers throughout Moore County will come together in May to lend a helping hand to their friends and neighbors through the United Way Day of Caring.

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It’s out with the old and in with the new at the Moore County News-Press. After many months of planning and preparing, the Moore County News-Press’ all new website, www.moorenews.com, went live last Thursday morning. The site provides an all new user experience chock full of local news, weat…

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We create false dichotomies. “All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy.” “Idle hands are the devil’s workshop; idle lips are his mouthpiece,” from the Book of Proverbs. At 14 years old in 1964, I heard, “Idle hands do the work of the devil,” while working to reset jumps at a horse show and…

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Here we are saying farewell to another year and welcoming in a new year. As we say goodbye to 2017, I reflect upon the many events that took place.