Viewpoints

Where| in the world
Sue is an old friend from college days who has always been a traveler. When I met her at Texas Tech in the fall of 1958, she and her parents had recently been to Cuba....
A special edition of Notes from the Fox Den
Notes from the Fox Den Hello everyone! Can you believe that we are in May already? Seriously, where has the time gone? I wanted to write a...

taxing thoughts Selling a house could net large tax breaks
There is large tax break that allows you to exclude up to $250,000 ($500,000 married) in capital gains on the sale of your personal residence. But making the assumption...
High Points| from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real are still hard at work picking up and cleaning up and I imagine that it will be going on for a good while. We even got a chance to see some much...
images| speak
Appreciation goes to Martin Swanson, owner of the Texas Basket Company in Jacksonville for sharing the following story and allowing access to family photographs and...
taxing thoughts Toss this, not that
Tax season is over and yet another tax return has been sent off to the government. But before you close that tax file, there is still some work to do. If the IRS or state...
High Points| from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real are still cleaning up from the tornadoes and there has been lots of headway made, but we still have a long way to go before we are even close to...
Nichols’ 5 Cents
Last month the northern part of Senate District 3 was hit hard by tornadoes, resulting in the loss of lives, severe injuries and property. My office is working closely...
Photo by Josie Fox 
Special thanks to the Texas State Railroad for allowing the Cherokeean Herald staff the opportunity to experience this excursion. Notes| from the Fox Den
Hello and welcome to the Fox Den! Cristin Parker and I were very fortunate to be able to ride in the Dome Car at the Texas State Railroad on...

taxing thoughts: Now’s the time to update your tax info
Whether you receive a big refund or pay taxes on tax day, taking action now can ensure next year’s tax bill is optimized by not paying a dollar more than...
High Points| from El Camino Real
Folks along El Camino Real were blessed this week even though many didn’t realize it. I’ve been writing this column in The Cherokeean Herald for over 22 years about life...
MATT’s money: Tax time is a good time for a budget check up
Every year, about 140 million households file their federal tax returns. For many, the process involves digging through shoe boxes or manila folders full of receipts;...
Taxing thoughts: Check’s in the mail? Steps to track tax refunds
The popular “Where’s My Refund” feature on the IRS website allows you to see the status of your refund after filing your income tax return. What you should know Refunds...
Dr. David discusses: caregiver burnout
My dad cannot be helped, he has no quality of life, and it would be better for everyone involved if he would just quit fighting and die already!” “Maybe if I take all of...
Where in the world: Cruises from Galveston
I’ve been selling cruises for 35 years now and, oh my, how they have changed in those years. The ships have gotten bigger and bigger with more out of the box...