Columns

Editorial: A hard-fought year

By Hughes Abell/President of Texas and Southwestern Cattle Raisers Association— The past year has seemingly brought endless challenges, both for the cattle industry and the entire nation. The coronavirus, social unrest and political divisiveness have dominated news headlines for most of the year. For cattle producers, coronavirus-related supply chain disruptions and market volatility have added…

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New year, new resolutions

By Ryan Bowman— Happy New Year! The ball has dropped; 365 days, 365 new chances. All the cliches associated with ringing in a new year have made their appearance as we leave 2020 behind and take the first steps into a new year. Wait, all but one lingering expectation, the infamous New Year’s Resolution. Though…

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Opinion: Star Parker

Raphael Warnock will take Georgia and America in wrong direction By Star Parker What would our nation look like if every day, every American — of every background and ethnicity — were to wake up with the conviction that they are 100% responsible for the circumstances of their lives? No blame, no victimhood, no excuses…

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Opinion: by Star Parker

President Trump: Promises Made, Promises Kept A retrospective on President Donald Trump’s four years in office must be put in perspective of what he himself promised to accomplish when he ran: Make America Great Again. To answer the question requires, of course, defining what makes America great and asking to what extent President Trump put…

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The 501: Covid ‘Pandreamic’

Covid ‘Pandreamic’ When COVID-19 began its rampage in North America, a friend of mine started a dream club. She didn¹t call it that. She used a fancier term (which I¹ve forgotten) because she¹s smarter than I am. People in quarantine, self-imposed or not, would share their dreams. Is dream sharing somehow therapeutic? When I share…

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Pet Talk: Avoid potential hazards this year when decking the halls

Avoid potential hazards this year when decking the halls Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— BRYAN-COLLEGE STATION – The holiday season is a favorite time of year for many to transform their homes with festive decorations, bake winter treats and open their doors to guests. Because these traditions introduce new variables into their furry friend’s environment, pet…

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Opinion: Walter Williams

Costs Must Be Weighed Against Benefits One of the first lessons in an economics class is every action has a cost. That is in stark contrast to lessons in the political arena where politicians virtually ignore cost and talk about benefits and free stuff. If we look only at the benefits of an action, policy…

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In Memory of Dr. Walter E. Williams

By Sheredith Heitzenrater / Special to The Hesperian-Beacon— Along life’s pathways you sometimes make the acquaintance of interesting, and occasionally, historic people. In this past year, the Hesperian–Beacon began featuring an editorial column by the historic professor of economics at George Mason University, Dr. Walter E. Williams. His views of the racial problems of the…

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Chiropractic Corner

Plan ahead for weight loss By Darren Overmiller— New Year’s resolutions are right around the corner, and the most common resolution is to lose weight and get healthy. But before 2021 gets here, we have a lot of opportunities to pack on more weight and make getting healthy that much more difficult. For that very…

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