Borderline with Gary Borders

Friday at 7:45 a.m.

Each week Gary offers a variety of observations and personal experience in a highly engaging commentary from East Texas. Join us for Borderline with Gary Borders in his new time slot, Fridays at 7:45 a.m.

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Fri April 10, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: On pondering a drone purchase

Drones make the news quite often lately, both for the large unmanned versions used to launch stealth attacks in places like Afghanistan, and the much smaller ones used for a variety of non-lethal purposes: photography, tracking cattle in desolate places, or trying to catch drug traffickers. The Federal Aviation Administration recently outlined its proposed new rules in what has been a largely unregulated area, such as keeping drones within sight of the operator, no higher than 500 feet or faster than 100 mph. This is likely going to scotch Amazon’s plans to use drones to deliver packages.

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7:45am

Fri April 3, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: Longview restaurant tradition comes to an end

Credit Johnny Cace's Seafood and Steak House / Facebook

Johnny Cace’s Seafood and Steak House in Longview served its final meal last Saturday night. A 66-year tradition ended with a two-month farewell. It brought out folks who became engaged, celebrated birthdays or had family reunions at the iconic restaurant. Or they simply patronized the place because of its great Cajun seafood and impeccable service.

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7:45am

Fri March 27, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: An adult-style snow day is still pretty perfect

Caldwell Park in Mount Pleasant, Texas, transformed into a winter wonderland for one February day.
Credit Marcia Davis / The Daily Tribune

I finally got a snow day. As spring explodes and summer beckons, I recall that February day fondly.

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7:45am

Fri March 20, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: Journalists keep fighting for transparency in governments worldwide

Sunshine Week ends tomorrow. Newspapers, media organizations and good-government groups have published columns, editorials and other material to raise awareness of how we must be vigilant to protect the public’s right to know.

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Fri February 27, 2015
Commentary

Gary Borders: Sunburn trumped safety concerns in Chihuahua, Mexico

Catedral de Chihuahua dates from 1725 and is the seat of the Roman Catholic Archdiocese of Chihuahua.
Credit Gary Borders

When I told folks I was going to spend a week in Mexico and Big Bend working on a magazine story, a few acted as if I had signed my death warrant. “Are you going to have any security?” one friend asked. No, we didn’t, though there was certainly safety in numbers with five of us working together — including a scientist who lives and works in Mexico. My brother Scott had the wisest perspective, noting that many millions of people live in Mexico, and the vast majority get through the day just fine. I liked my odds.

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