So a group of private billionaires wants to build a train through our neighborhood. Sounds like a wonderful plan, assuming they don’t mess up our property values, don’t seize our land and actually find that group of billionaires to do the funding. If you’ve followed the news lately, you know about the environmental study being discussed by Texas Central Railway and its … [Read more...] about You’re fighting this train idea for the wrong reasons
Cousin Eddie had a wonderful line in that timeless holiday classic, “Christmas Vacation.” (If you haven’t seen the movie, don’t worry, my wife hasn’t either.) Eddie described a horrible Christmas gift – membership to a Jelly-of-the-Month Club – as “the gift that keeps on giving.” I haven’t had too many horrible Christmas gifts in my life, but as we all enjoy this week with … [Read more...] about Our son is the gift that keeps on giving
Every year, it feels like I write the same column. And every year, the column is equally humbling to write. As many of you know (and many of you do based on your response), The Leader has a program called “Voluntary Pay.” Once a year – and only once – I write a letter to our readers asking if they will consider supporting the local newspaper. We don’t charge for subscriptions, … [Read more...] about Another humble thank you for supporting The Leader
Every once in a while, we get crime alerts from local law enforcement, and they ask us to pass along news to the public. The crimes, for the most part, are standard fare. Burglary of a residence; breaking and entering a car – that sort of thing. The reason law enforcement shares the information with us (hoping we’ll share it with you) is not because they’re about to film an … [Read more...] about So Baby Jesus isn’t even safe from the crooks?
Throughout most of today’s edition of The Leader, you’ve probably noticed we’re celebrating a bit of a milestone. And if our constant barrage of articles and advertisements over the past two months hasn’t been enough, you now certainly know The Leader excitedly turned 60 years old with this edition. Actually, if you’re a newspaper geek and understand volumes and numbers, you … [Read more...] about Can The Leader survive another 60 years? Why not?