Opinion

Cruz not right in trying to steal Trump’s thunder

The Republican presidential primary was a bruising journey for many of those who threw their hat in the ring, and, in many ways, tore the party into pieces. Billionaire Donald Trump can liberally share the blame for some of this discontent with his ...
Published: 07/22/16

SFSC ready for college resource deputy

As of writing this piece, the South Florida State College board of trustees hadn’t met yet, but we hope that one of the items they approved Wednesday evening was the hiring of a full-time college resource deputy to patrol the campus.
Published: 07/21/16

This is not just another election

While enjoying my peaceful golf cart ride on a beautiful, sunny morning along a tree-lined street in our well-manicured retirement community, another resident stopped me to tell me about the “terrible day” he was having.
Published: 07/18/16

Please, talk to each other on improving tourism marketing efforts

When Highlands County commissioners meet Tuesday, they are scheduled to vote on a proposal that probably started as an innocent suggestion but has since become a thorny issue — the Tourist Development Commission’s recommendation to chan...
Updated one month ago

Let’s end drama on ‘n’ word investigation

Let’s hope today’s Avon Park City Council meeting, where council members will find out how much the city owes a private investigator who was tasked with looking into the alleged used of the “n” word by Mayor Sharon Schuler...
Updated one month ago

On Fourth of July, remember those who made, kept USA free

Ironically enough, historians say, if Founding Father and second U.S. president John Adams had had his way, the country’s Independence Day would not be celebrated on the day it has for 240 years.
Updated one month ago

Schools desperately need half-cent sales tax money

Nobody likes paying a new tax, but sometimes there is no way around it. When our children are riding around in old school buses, constantly patched up because there is no money to replace them with new transportation, we are playing with our children...
Updated one month ago

Judge’s premature ruling goes against the constitutional right to government transparency

Highlands Today published the article “Case Dismissed Against SNL Supervisor” in its Friday, June 10 edition. I have known Richard Castillo, the prosecutor in the case, professionally and personally. I am proud to say he became my frien...
Updated: 2 months ago

Our hearts are heavy for Orlando nightclub shooting victims, families

We all woke up Sunday to some horrifying news: A gunman wielding an assault-type rifle and a handgun opened fire inside a crowded Orlando gay nightclub early Sunday.
Updated: 2 months ago

Hopefully, the black cloud that enveloped our schools is behind us

The 2015-16 Highlands County School District school year, which ended last Thursday, has been tumultuous to say the least.
Updated: 2 months ago