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There are more job openings in the United States than there have ever been before -- more than seven million of them. The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics has been tracking job openings since December 2000, and the number has never been as high as it was at the end of August (the most recent reading) at more than 7.1 million. more
By The Texas A&M University College of Veterinary Medicine and Biomedical Sciences COLLEGE STATION– Ringworm, or dermatophytosis, is one of the more common skin conditions affecting pets of all … more
For the first time since the onset of the Great Recession, the United States has topped the World Economic Forum’s Global Competitiveness rankings. The U.S. scored 85.6 of a possible 100, … more
Have you read that book “Men are from Mars, Women are from Venus?’’ You haven’t? Well, to tell you the truth, I haven’t either, but my wife Janet has. You men out there listen … more
One of the most challenging aspects of economics is trying to predict, and perhaps modify, future performance. It’s particularly difficult when looking out over several decades, but having some idea of future patterns is essential to planning for individuals, businesses, and government entities. more
Have you ever flown first class? I got to a couple of weeks ago. I had booked my flight online, and I don’t know why, but I got bumped up to first class. Man, you talk about a difference from where they usually seat me. They served food, and I mean so really good food. more
Lindale lost a very special lady last week when Mary Louise Claunch lost her battle with cancer. She was 78. Always a joy to be around, Mary Louise was a regular visitor here at the Lindale News and Times until her health forced her to slow down. more
The U.S., Mexico, and Canada finally hammered out a trade deal, which is excellent news for the economies of all three nations. The new agreement, which still must be finalized and agreed upon by Congress, is known as the US-Mexico-Canada Agreement. It replaces the North American Free Trade Agreement which had been in place for about 25 years. more
A word of warnin’: This tale contains a bad word. If you are offended by bad words, read no further. I was raised in a household where it was not only illegal to use bad words, but it was punishable by death. My momma would not tolerate the use of bad words, even words that really aren’t that bad. I mean, I wasn’t allowed to say golly, gee, darn, or nothin’ like that. more
On Oct. 10, 1933, the Walston household experienced a truly blessed event as little Robert Walston was born and joined the rest of the clan in North Little Rock, Ark. Virtually everyone in Lindale knows him as Bobby, and he’s been a familiar face at Dairy Queen, several businesses downtown, Caudle-Rutledge-Daugherty Funeral Home and here at the Lindale News and Times. From Arkansas, the family moved to Freeport where his father had a printing business where Bobby eventually became gainfully employed. (He also had a job painting fire hydrants, which is an interesting story we might cover on his next birthday). He’ll stop by once or twice a week and we chat about all kinds of things, from old cars, to town gossip and whether we’ve “put the paper to bed,’’ industry vernacular for finishing this week’s newspaper. more
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