Separate panel to review Martens case good idea

Yes, a request by a state senator for an independent investigation into whether the state agency tasked with protecting children did all it was supposed to do in the case of Victoria Martens looks a lot like political grandstanding and would not appear to have any basis in law. But it’s not a bad idea. […]

Sloan: Urban legends entertaining untruths

My book-of-the-month summary for August is “Encyclopedia of Urban Legends” (Norton, 2001, 525 pages) by Jan Harold Brunvand. Urban legends are false, but perpetuated as fact through word-of-mouth, social media, lame-stream media, etc. Excerpts: • A college library sunk into the ground because the architect forgot to calculate the weight of books. • Santa is […]

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Right: Schwartz and his wife, Marian, and son, Thallan, left, at the ENMU Mother's Day Brunch in May in the CUB Ballroom. He said his son enjoys posing for photos.

Professor’s music skills claim to fame

Richard Schwartz is originally from Cherry Hill, Pennsylvania. As a college student, he attended Temple University in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor, Michigan, and Boston University in Boston, Massachusetts. Professionally, some of his most memorable highlights were the honors of sharing the stage with many well-known performers including Johnny Mathis, Ray […]

Terry: Bonfire cause of more than front warming

The text message about a fire at the fairgrounds came in just as I sat down to write a column. Reporter’s reflexes caused me to grab for the camera bag behind my chair and I actually stood up before the light bulb came on in my brain. It was homecoming week and there was a […]

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