Private property rights vital to American way of life

Mac ThornberryCongressman, 13th DistrictAll of us who grew up on the land know how precious our American private property rights are.  It is not just about our business or finances.  It is also about self-reliance and stewardship – taking care of what we have in order … [Read more...]

Be an educated voter, be informed on Texas judicial races

Dear Editor: Voters pay little attention to important judicial elections. Appellate judges influence everyday life and the Texas economy. Texas has enjoyed better economic conditions than other states, especially during the Obama economy. Texas is attractive for … [Read more...]

County’s devotion to Democratic Party has ‘passed on’

By Travis ChildsPioneer SentinelAll currently serving Democrats seeking reelection in 2014 have switched to the Republican Party.  There are a number of reasons for this change.  I have not talked with any candidates about their political beliefs, but it is not hard to … [Read more...]

For the first time ever, Clay County is ‘Republican Red’

By Travis ChildsPioneer SentinelIt is official Clay County is a Republican county.  While not shocking, the development is noteworthy.  As reported in the Pioneer Sentinel, for the first time ever, all 2014 county wide races will be contested in the Republican Primary. … [Read more...]

Comprehensive Farm Bill an opportunity to grow the economy

By Judith A. CanalesUSDA – Farm Service Agency State Executive Director Paco ValentinUSDA - Rural Development State Executive DirectorThis fall, Congress has an important opportunity to create jobs and grow the economy by passing a long-term, comprehensive Food, Farm … [Read more...]

Is Petrolia a Canadian province?

Dear Editor: Some guy in Petrolia is flying a Canadian flag at his house. Does anyone know who it is or why he would do such a thing? John C. Yeager Henrietta … [Read more...]

American Diabetes Month: Thoughts from one of the statistics

By Kathy FloydPioneer SentinelThe American Diabetes Association has proclaimed November as American Diabetes Month with the objective of raising awareness and understanding of diabetes, its consequences, management, and the prevention of type 2 diabetes. The theme is “A … [Read more...]

Attend games to support players, not to degrade them

Dear Editor: I would like to address spectators in our stands at sporting events. It's very sad to see adults screaming from the stands at high school players, and calling them out about their performance. Shame on you! We are there to support not only our team but … [Read more...]

Nine Man Board thanks Pioneer Reunion volunteers, supporters

Dear Editor: The 82nd Annual Clay County Pioneer Reunion and Rodeo was a wonderful celebration this year. The rain and cooler temperatures were just what were needed. This Reunion was a complete success from the kickoff on Sunday with the Power in Praise Service … [Read more...]

Georgia: Last but no least

By Travis ChildsPioneer SentinelGeorgia, the last of the original Thirteen Colonies, was founded in 1732, 125 years after Jamestown.  That it was founded just forty years before the American Revolution meant that Georgia was not as powerful or established as the other … [Read more...]