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Daniel E. Alexander

Daniel E. Alexander

Find your voice, and use it

School’s back. Good times lie ahead: Football games under the lights. Crisp fall nights. Friends, both old and new. But it seems like the golden days of autumn always give way too swiftly to the harsh realities of school budget season. more »

Aug 26, 2015 6:00 AM Editorials

America the Beautiful | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I wonder at times if Americans have gotten too caught up in the current day-to-day hustle and bustle of life to really think about what a great country we are privileged to call home? more »

Aug 4, 2015 6:30 AM Opinions

A new era at Denton Publications | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

You’ve no doubt seen the four page wrap around cover on this newspaper outlining some of the exciting changes we are making to your community newspaper. more »

Jul 29, 2015 6:00 AM Opinions

Cyber threats and digital mismanagement | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We live in a digital world and it is growing by leaps and bounds. Unfortunately, not everything about that growth has proven to be used for the betterment of our citizens. more »

Jul 14, 2015 6:00 AM Opinions

Barking up the wrong tree | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I recall vividly my father pointing out on many occasions as I grew up; “Money doesn’t grow on trees, son!” more »

Jul 7, 2015 6:00 AM Opinions

A time for celebration and change | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Once again we are proud to join with members of the free community newspaper industry this July to celebrate the services provided to over 50 million homes around this great nation. more »

Jun 30, 2015 6:00 AM Opinions

Violence taking center stage | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Violence and needless deaths have been a part of the human race since the beginning of time, but it appears we’ve learned little from those who came before us. more »

Jun 23, 2015 6:00 AM Opinions

Killers among us | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Nine days in and still no sight of the two escaped, convicted killers Matt and Sweat. more »

Jun 16, 2015 6:00 AM Opinions

Will we ever see a return to civility? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Has our society today lost nearly all concern for civility? more »

Jun 9, 2015 6:00 AM Opinions

The value of life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Some days it’s hard to be optimistic and positive about the future. Current events around the world and here at home cause us to wonder what the future holds. more »

Jun 2, 2015 6:00 AM Opinions

The importance of local businesses | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Local, home grown businesses in our rural areas provide so much more to the stability of our community economy than many realize. more »

May 26, 2015 6:00 AM Opinions

ISIS not alone in disrespecting rights of others | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Tolerance and respect for the beliefs of others provided they did not harm anyone was at one time considered a freedom of expression. more »

May 19, 2015 6:00 AM Opinions

Are we prepared for what lies ahead? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We’ve watched the threats continually increase over the years. This nation and others have watched as embers of terrorism surface quickly and then fade into memory, almost as quickly as they appeared. more »

May 12, 2015 6:00 AM Opinions

Reconciling perception versus reality | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We were all taken aback by the series of events unfolding in Baltimore the last few weeks culminating in the destructive riots. more »

May 5, 2015 6:00 AM Opinions

Print medium is not dead or dying | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

We’ve been hearing the trash talk for years now. You poor folks in the newspaper business. The Internet is eating your lunch. more »

Apr 28, 2015 6:00 AM Opinions

Ready or not, here come the candidates | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

I don’t know about you, but I’m certainly not ready for the presidential race. It seems the election cycle never really ends. more »

Apr 21, 2015 6:00 AM Opinions

Give yourself the best gift of all | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Living in our free society has many perks and benefits. All too often we never really appreciate how good we have it until we face that unexpected event that could change ones life dramatically. more »

Apr 14, 2015 6:00 AM Opinions

Truth or consequences | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

In the world in which we live today, opinions are no longer left at the water cooler, corner bar or on the front porch. more »

Apr 7, 2015 6:00 AM Opinions

Hopelessness or opportunity of a lifetime? | Thoughts from Behind the Pressline

Life is never easy. That statement is true for all of us, even those who seem to live gifted lives. Everyday life is full of challenges and difficult to understand, frustrating events. more »

Mar 31, 2015 12:00 PM Opinions

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