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Help Toni:I am turning 65 in July and last week I tried to open a “My Social Security” account to enroll in Medicare online but my Social Security account is locked out. Two years ago, … more
Hey Taylor: I got my husband to commit to what I’m calling “financial spring cleaning.” We’re going to focus on getting our finances in better order leading up to the summer. … more
What can be done when mere mortals are caught in the crossfire of “stuff-we-don’t-understand-at-all?”  And what if our understanding better “fits” bygone days when … more
Rethink travel by taking a train. Although this type of travel has been around for years it is in no way outdated. Due to the current economy, the prices are extremely affordable. Amtrak offers … more
Toni:We have received a 20% increase for our Plan F Medicare Supplement that is effective May1. I am a 70-year-old female in good health, but my husband is undergoing cancer treatment at MD Anderson. … more
Abraham Lincoln was one of a kind. His commitment to our country in a time of turmoil made certain that he would die early and not of old age.President Lincoln led our country through its lowest … more
It is difficult to separate the faith of people in the Texas Panhandle from daily life, the way of American frontiers for centuries. The lives of early settlers in the Panhandle are challenging to … more
Looking back on it, growing up in Pampa was a boy’s dream come true. I can’t speak for the girls, but the few I knew seemed to always have something to do! This is a story about the … more
Charles Schulz launched the “Peanuts” cartoon on October 2, 1950, in seven newspapers. Eventually it appeared daily in 2,600 papers in 75 countries. The funny and often poignant responses … more
Dear Dietitian,I’ve been doing a very clean keto/Mediterranean diet for a year and have lost 105 lbs. I’m 11 pounds away from my goal and cannot seem to get there. I do intermittent … more
Hey Taylor: Everything has changed a lot over the last year, and it feels to me like the economy is still kind of fluctuating. Any idea how things will look this year? What changes might be … more
The market for masks has changed dramatically during the past year. Until then, they were largely worn by health professionals, New Orleans Mardi Gras revelers, and, of course, robbers counting on … more
“The more refined one is, the more unhappy” -- that was the Russian author Anton Chekhov’s view of the world. And more than 100 years after he penned that observation, nutritional … more
What our nation needs is more heroes. What our community needs is more heroes. What our families need are more heroes. There is a shortage of heroes among us. Now, more than ever in the history of … more
Fourth in a series on the Heart and Soul of the Texas PanhandleWhen people think about public space in and around cities and towns, notable parks in metropolises come to mind. Some examples include … more
Dear Toni,Please explain why my Mom must pay 100 percent for her Skilled Nursing stay. She recently slipped and fractured her back requiring surgery and a back brace. She was released from the … more
If you happen to be looking for a beach getaway this summer without a huge number of tourists. Head down to Corpus Christi one of my favorite South Texas getaways! Corpus Christi offers something for … more
Dear Dietitian,I just read an article that said a high fiber diet helps prevent colon cancer, but other articles on this topic have said the opposite. This is frustrating and confusing! Can you help … more
Dallas Cowboy great Drew Pearson’s candle of hope was down to final flickers. Recently, though, the Pro Football Hall of Fame recognized the greatness of this National Football League star who … more
Hi Taylor: Like everyone else, I’ve been stuck at home with my kids a lot more than in years past. I’m a little worried about the toll it’s taking on my mental and physical health. … more
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