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Sep 02, 2014

‘New normal’ crop prices short lived

“Nothing threatens high prices like high prices,” some wise observers noted at the time....More
Aug 29, 2014

Recalling the days before map apps

I used to keep a large road atlas in my vehicle and recall many occasions when I’d pull off the road to find out how to get from places like Cairo,....More
Aug 26, 2014

Ugly truck deadline fast approaching

Competition is heating up but some of these dilapidated old jalopies can’t take much heat....More
Aug 05, 2014

Farmers markets offer fresh, tasty produce

This is the 15th Annual National Farmers Market Week. Find where the closest market is....More
Aug 04, 2014

Ugly truck contest deadline is Aug. 31

I’ve seen some pretty beat up old trucks in my travels over the years and I’d like to show some appreciation for their service....More
Jul 31, 2014

Fifteen years and counting

The last 15 years have been the most rewarding of my career. And I’m not done yet....More
Jul 21, 2014

Ugly truck wanted

Ugly truck photo contest will award $100 prize to winner....More
Jul 10, 2014

My age is just a number, a big one

According to the calendar and the inerrant rules of mathematics, come Sunday, July 13, I reach the milestone of senior citizenry....More
Jun 20, 2014

Thirty six years of miles and memories

Someone is credited with saying something like: if you love your job you’ll never work a day in your life. I guess I haven’t worked much in 36 years....More
Jun 17, 2014

Farmers’ markets play important but not exclusive role2

I frequent the Denton farmers’ market and several other fruit and vegetable stands around town to pick up fresh tomatoes, squash, cucumbers and tree-....More
Jun 13, 2014

How I spent my summer vacation

I’m not sure I can think of a better way to start a morning than to sip my first cup of coffee on a balcony overlooking the ocean, watching a few....More
Jun 06, 2014

Conventional ag critic lets bias show1

We can’t rely on organic alone to feed 9 billion people. And pitting one part of the food industry against another is absurd....More
Jun 02, 2014

First graders appreciate time and attention

But today was the last day I read to a first-grade class at a nearby elementary school. I’ve done this for five years now and always look forward to....More
May 29, 2014

Don’t shoot the messenger; he’s just doing his job

If you read a report with which you disagree, please let me know. But don’t blame the messenger for delivering news you don’t like. It’s my job....More
May 19, 2014

Rain brings hope to some while others persist in drought

The latest Drought Monitor shows 83 percent of Texas now in drought, ranging from moderate to exceptional. Oklahoma is not much, if any, better....More
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