Thursday, May 24, 2018

Specht: Staying the same is no longer an option

I am a fan of “open letters,” whether they be letters to the editor of the newspaper, or just an open letter to citizens....

Dorsey: 2015 Webster Tourism report

At the end of each year, it is time for the Webster Parish Convention and Visitors Commission to reflect on the year’s accomplishments and...

Specht: Shining a positive spotlight on Webster

Our fair city has had a good run as of late. We kicked off 2017 with a visit from Governor John Bel Edwards as...

Specht: Sacrificing in the short term for long-term gains

“We have no money to _____.” This has been an all-too-familiar theme from our public bodies for the past several years. In fact, this...

Fleming: Obama’s ‘green agenda’ is weakening America’s defenses

Despite increased threats around the world, the President has made it clear that he believes climate change – not ISIS, Russia, Iran or North...

It is time to fix the budget, and the state, once...

This column was originally written in 2015, and then rerun in 2017. With the “fiscal cliff” staring us in the face, it’s time to...

Specht: Minden’s Recreation Center is a hidden gem

Have you ever heard of the term, “Sports tourism?” Often, it is used to discuss the economic impact of major sporting events on a...

Johnson: An obligation to our veterans

Most Americans revere and deeply appreciate the men and women who serve in our armed forces. Our veterans put country before self, leave behind...

What is up with Cotton Valley?

What’s in the water around Cotton Valley, besides red ink? Something must explain why the town and its surroundings have a checkered recent political history,...

JBE has played the blame game for too long

It was 1989 and the number one song that year was Milli Vanilli’s “Blame it on the Rain,” and perhaps not since then has...

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