Thursday, April 26, 2018

Webster Parish and the opioid crisis

Webster Parish need not make the same mistake as Bossier Parish did in misdiagnosing the opioid crisis. Recently, Webster Parish police jurors debated whether to...

Talking trash online gets old

An analysis piece by Melinda DeSlatte of the Associated Press talks about lawmakers, and their supporters, taking to Twitter to pontificate about their position,...

Solve the problem; fix the budget

As I was perusing Facebook Thursday morning, I saw a photo of a scruffy-faced State Rep. Gene Reynolds, D- Minden. The caption read, “This...

Draining the swamp involves term limiting the unelected

To the Editor: People say, “What we need (for more responsible government) is term limits,” meaning term limits for elective public office-holders. I disagree. More effective...

Constitutional Convention editorial was on the money

To the Editor, Congratulations on rerunning your very timely editorial (David Specht, Jan 23). Perhaps, the Governor has accidentally hit upon a method to...

Who is ready for more money?

Dear Editor: Here’s something to brighten up a dreary January: The IRS recently completed its new tax withholding tables to reflect recently passed tax cuts....

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...

How you talk about our community does matter

What a start to the new year. Last weekend, we crowned Hannah Harper the 2018 Miss Minden. In just a couple of weeks, the...

Another new chapter at the Minden Press-Herald

Say hello to your new “old” editor. After nearly two decades, I am now the editor of the Minden Press-Herald, again. My last stint...

Letter: Eventually, we will decide what we want for Minden

Editor's Note: The following is in response to David Specht's column: "Decisions Have Consequences." It was originally a Facebook comment. We thank John for allowing...

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