Middle school revives spirit ribbon tradition

Published Thursday, September 15, 2011
By Kristen Tribe

A wave of nostalgia is washing over McCarroll Middle School in Decatur this week.

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Tips for getting your voice heard

Published Thursday, August 11, 2011
By Kristen Tribe

Letters to the editor is a space carved out for you.

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It’s just not working out …

Published Thursday, July 14, 2011
By Kristen Tribe

Dear CenturyLink, You've been distant lately. This has been going on for months, and although I've overlooked it and even tried to make amends, it's just too hard.

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Dogs play important role in family dynamic

Published Thursday, June 16, 2011
By Kristen Tribe

You could say we're dog people. Not modern-day dog people. We don't carry them in handbags or dress them in sweaters.

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Cemetery workdays represent a rural tradition

Published Thursday, May 19, 2011
By Kristen Tribe

Family members and old friends slapped each other on the back and hugged, while I encouraged the kids to endure the cheek pinching.

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Supporting a kid’s dream is a wonderful thing

Published Thursday, April 14, 2011
By Kristen Tribe

James and Robyn Peters of Boyd took the dreams of their daughter, Amanda, and made them a reality.

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Why the static regarding the county’s radio system?

Published Thursday, March 24, 2011
By Kristen Tribe

For the second time in less than two weeks, Precinct 4 Commissioner Terry Ross has made waves in the discussion of the new countywide radio system.

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Good grammar is important, even for celebrities

Published Thursday, February 24, 2011
By Kristen Tribe

March 4 is National Grammar Day. Banks will be open, and mail will be delivered. I guess it's a non-celebration, "business as usual" holiday.

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Technology’s changed, but pen pal ‘boundaries’ haven’t

Published Thursday, January 27, 2011
By Kristen Tribe

I have a pen pal - Amy. It seems archaic now. But in fifth grade we were all assigned pen pals from the faraway land of Wisconsin - Milwaukee, to be exact.

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Wise shut out in Bum Steers 2011

Published Thursday, December 30, 2010
By Kristen Tribe

Texas Monthly is one of my favorite magazines. It's one of only a handful of publications that remains dedicated to long-form journalism and narrative non-fiction.

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