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The Undercurrent: Too good to be true?

The Undercurrent: Too good to be true?

I’ve covered the business beat for more than 30 years, first at the Dallas Times Herald, then The Dallas Morning News, then The New York Times, where I remain a contributor,…

The Undercurrent: A ranching elegy — this is where the cowboy rides away

The Undercurrent: A ranching elegy — this is where the cowboy rides away

My husband, Dan, and I live on a piece of land off State Highway 144 next to the W.K. Gordon Ranch about eight miles south of Glen Rose. Being adjacent…

The Undercurrent: A new year’s resolution we’re keeping by giving away

The Undercurrent: A new year’s resolution we’re keeping by giving away

[Editor's Note: I'll provide a monthly update of our progress and a list of items at the end of this column.] When my husband, Dan, and I sat down recently…

The Undercurrent: Media and the money motive

The Undercurrent: Media and the money motive

Over the holidays I heard from some friends who also work in journalism. We ended up sharing “horror stories” about trying to do good work in an age of intense…

The Undercurrent: Internet ‘spam’ maligns the canned stuff

The Undercurrent: Internet ‘spam’ maligns the canned stuff

As the lead writer, editor and webmaster of the Glen Rose Current, I’m also the gunk cleaner — I have to empty the spam folder regularly. It’s kind of like…

The Undercurrent: John Graves Scenic Riverway bill must be revived

The Undercurrent: John Graves Scenic Riverway bill must be revived

By Kathryn Jones Texas lost a literary legend and Somervell County lost a friend of the Brazos River when noted author John Graves passed away early Wednesday at his home…

The Undercurrent: A vision for downtown takes shape

The Undercurrent: A vision for downtown takes shape

The first time I saw downtown Glen Rose was in 1996. My mother- and father-in-law had bought some land between Glen Rose and Walnut Springs and brought us down from Fort…

The Undercurrent: Attorney sheds light on city administrator requirements

The Undercurrent: Attorney sheds light on city administrator requirements

Is a city administrator basically the same thing, in terms of roles, as a city manager? Can the city council require a city administrator to live in the city limits…

The Undercurrent: It takes a village – this village — to turn around downtown

The Undercurrent: It takes a village – this village — to turn around downtown

  Some friends from Cedar Hill south of Dallas drove their RV down to Glen Rose to stay at Oakdale Park over the July 4th holiday. When we met for…

The Undercurrent: Anti-Tax Brigade clouds message with lack of transparency

The Undercurrent: Anti-Tax Brigade clouds message with lack of transparency

Issues of importance deserve healthy debate – especially for a significant subject such as local health care and who should pay for it. The May 11 election to vote for…

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