Restricted access forces editor to adjust, work harder
As a card-carrying member of the press, there’s one item in particular that journalists should have on their person at all times — credentials.
Initiation for the new guy? We may have missed that opportunity
I’m so happy to report that the Herald-Banner has added a brand new reporter to our Royse City-Rockwall County staff.
I’m always pleased to see recent college graduates enter the wonderful world of newspaper journalism. And I believe this young man, Austin Wells, is going to do a fine job.
But I had an issue with him at first.
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Anxious to put college in my rearview ... for good
The closer I get to graduation, the further away it seems.
I’ve officially let “senioritis” set in, just as I did in high school, when the desire to get the best grades possible was completely decimated by a lack of motivation and the need to simply get the grade required to pass and put the entire experience in my rearview mirror.
Daytime naps: An essential part of surviving life as a journalist
June 3, 2013, was a red letter day for me.
Actually, I didn’t write in red ink, but I definitely recorded the fact that I slept-in that Monday morning. I slept until almost noon.
Judge provides update on some current issues within the county
This is the time of the year when the county is starting its budget preparation for the next fiscal year, which goes from Oct. 1 to Sept. 30, 2014. As you might expect, many discussions are being held during workshops of the commissioners court to address some of the different needs that might compete for funding in the budget.
Unscripted moment provides most cherished memory
My most cherished memory from the Memorial Day running of the Patriot Half Marathon in Rockwall does not involve running.
Anticipation has me feeling like a kid again
I still act like a kid sometimes.
Please, friends, before you start nodding in agreement, let me explain.
An unusual officer from three countries
Walking into the headquarters of the Green Berets 10th Special Forces Group in Bad Tolz, Germany as a newly-assigned lieutenant in June of 1961, not knowing what to expect, was the start of the second best assignment I had in the U.S. Army (the best was commanding a battalion in the 8th Infantry Division in Europe during the Cold War).
Adjusting to change and getting back on the wagon
Adjusting to change is hard, even when the change is a great thing in your life like a new job, a new relationship, or a new location.
Anything, good or bad, that can throw a wrench into our normal routine, has the potential to be an opportunity or a detriment to our wellness planning.
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