Commentary

If someone asked you today, “Are you really happy?” what would your answer be? Think about it this very moment. Are you happy on the inside where it really counts? Or are you like so many, waiting for the next big thing to happen to make you happy? Guess what, chances are that when that next big thing happens, you won’t be happy then either.

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Recently, I attended a weeklong “Summer Cyber Security Workshop” at Texas Tech University in Lubbock. While we delved into the intricacies of hacking, encryption, penetration testing, cyber forensics, critical infrastructure protection and cybercrime, there was also evidence of a consistent demand from industry for workers trained in the broad field of cyber security.

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As the temperatures soar higher and higher, lots of us are looking for plants that are happy with less water. Water isn’t as inexpensive and plentiful as it once was. Have you ever considered xeriscaping part or all of your yard?

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For 2015, Ford’s Super Duty lineup is impressive and extensive. For starters, MSRPs range from $31,045 to $68,790. Consumers have 15 models to choose from including F-250, F-350 and F-450 in Regular, Super Cab and Crew Cab editions, as well as five trims: XL, XLT, Lariat, King Ranch and Platinum.

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This past Sunday morning delivered some seriously freaky weather for August. I stepped outside at daylight and the north wind was actually cool. Later that morning, Sabine Lake guide Jerry Norris called to say that he had found calm water to the beach, and the trout were tearing up topwater Super Spook Jr.’s. It doesn’t get much better than that in August. So what did I do? Cranked up the pit and smoked two racks of ribs and a whole chicken, all without breaking a sweat.

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‘Magic in the Moonlight’

Starring: Colin Firth, Emma Stone

Directed by: Woody Allen

Rated: PG-13

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It’s been a long time coming but Sea Rim State Park has finally been rebuilt and is open to entertain the entire family with a variety of summer-time outdoor fun in the sand and sun.

To see exactly what Sea Rim has to offer check out the video news report now available at the Texas Parks and Wildlife website called “Sea Rim Rebirth.”

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The 2014 Ford F-150 Tremor is the first-ever EcoBoost-powered sport truck in the F-150 lineup. Delivering distinctive looks with a custom-inspired FX Appearance Package, this short wheelbase, regular-cab F-150 stands out.

Tremor Style

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Q. I was sexually assaulted at my apartment. I am very scared to live there and asked the landlord if I could terminate my lease. He said if I left early, I would be breaking the lease and would continue to owe rent. Do I have the right to leave?

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