Novels by S.M. Starkey

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Freelance Articles, Editorials, Features, Gaphic Arts

S.M. Starkey is the former Youth Department contributor for the American publisher of an equine magazine, following a successful decade of training, horsemanship and show competition efforts, a freelance contributor since 1976 for several equine publications and various other topical interest publications spanning many fields of interest, a paralegal for several former political figures, and currently producing novels for commercial publication to premier in 2011.

Independent Publisher of:

"The Independence" -  Right-To-Work newsletter, Texas.

"The Gelding Market" - 1983 - Focus on the Arabian Horse gelding market.

"Grandparents-TX/US" - 1995-1997 - Website advocating for Grandparent Rights with a national reach.

 Columnist:

Youth Department: Arabian Horse Journal (American publisher) 1980-1982

Austin Impacts: North Texas e-News 2003-2004

Features Reporter:

North Texas e-News - Politics, Law, historicals, current events

Respect: The rusty sword of the judicial system Part I
By DS Gands
Aug 12, 2003

Respect: the rusty sword of the judicial system Part II
By DS Gands
Aug 14, 2003

Presidential Series - The First President
By DS Gands
Nov 7, 2003

The Madisons, Part I - "Father of the Constitution"
By DS Gands
Nov 18, 2003

Presidential Series - The Madisons - Part II
By DS Gands
Nov 22, 2003

Presidential Series - James Monroe
By by DS Gands
Nov 28, 2003

Hammered
By DS Gands
Oct 10, 2003

Arafat - The man in power
By DS Gands
Sep 23, 2003

Stacking the deck - A dangerous deal
By DS Gands
Sep 22, 2003

Richard Andrew Gephardt - 26 years of service
By DS Gands
Sep 16, 2003

He calls it Joe 2004
By DS Gands
Sep 10, 2003

J.F.K. - the monogram of John Forbes Kerry
By DS Gands
Sep 8, 2003

A practical vision - Howard Dean
By DS Gands
Sep 3, 2003

A nation under siege - Part I
By DS Gands
Aug 26, 2003

A nation under siege - Part II
By DS Gands
Aug 28, 2003

Everybody’s got a rock - Part I
By DS Gands
Jul 29, 2003

Everybody’s got a rock – Part II
By DS Gands
Aug 3, 2003

Everybody’s got a rock – Part III
By DS Gands
Aug 5, 2003

Democrats leave Texas in second round of redistricting protests
By D S Gands
Jul 29, 2003

78th Legislature begins Second Special Session
By DS Gands
Jul 29, 2003 Front Page

Dear old Golden Rule days – Part four
By D S Gands
Jul 24, 2003

Dear old Golden Rule days – Part three
By D S Gands
Jul 22, 2003

Dear old Golden Rule days – Part two
By D S Gands
Jul 17, 2003

Dear old Golden Rule days – Part one
By D S Gands
Jul 15, 2003

The bad Don isn’t Rumsfeld
By D S Gands
Jul 10, 2003

Our Blanket of Freedom, By D S Gands
Jul 8, 2003

Gerrymander at will: An expensive new rose in the political landscape
By D S Gands
Jul 3, 2003

Politics and Law – It ain’t like TV
By D S Gands
Jul 1, 2003

Redistricting in Texas begins - NOW
By D S Gands
Jun 30, 2003 Front Page

The Comptroller’s Property Tax Division offers free seminars
By D S Gands
Jun 30, 2003 Front Page

Redistricting bill passes in Texas
By DS Gands
Oct 13, 2003 Front Page

The trouble with kids - Sociobiology
By DS Gands
Oct 15, 2003

Where's Roy?
By DS Gands
Oct 15, 2003

 

Who let the pigs in?
By DS Gands
Mar 31, 2004

Ethical lines in shifting sand
By DS Gands
Mar 23, 2004

Hammer, paint, and duct tape: Tax reform revisited
By DS Gands
May 18, 2004

The domino trick
By DS Gands
May 8, 2004
 

School Finance Reform out of committee
By DS Gands
May 4, 2004 Front Page

Remembering Love Field
By DS Gands
May 2, 2004

4th Special Session: Week two in brief
By DS Gands
Apr 28, 2004 Front Page

4th Special Session begins
By DS Gands
Apr 21, 2004

West Nile - It's time to think about it
By DS Gands
Apr 17, 2004

 

The Ice Wars Cometh
By DS Gands
Apr 15, 2004 Front Page

Judicium Dei
By DS Gands
Apr 7, 2004

Austin Impacts
By DS Gands
Aug 11, 2004

Austin Impacts
By DS Gands
Aug 4, 2004

Austin Impacts
By DS Gands
Jul 26, 2004

Austin Impacts
By DS Gands
Jul 19, 2004

Austin Impacts
By DS Gands
Jul 12, 2004

Austin Impacts
By DS Gands
Jul 4, 2004

Austin Impacts
By DS Gands
Jun 26, 2004

Austin Impacts
By DS Gands
Jun 21, 2004

The road to harmony
By DS Gands
Jun 30, 2004

The bits of America
By DS Gands
Jun 17, 2004

Austin Impacts
By DS Gands
Oct 31, 2004

Trying to see tomorrow isn’t always easy
By DS Gands
Oct 30, 2004

Tried and true: Dispute Resolution Center opens in North Texas
By Sara M. Starkey
Aug 31, 2003 Front Page

TCEQ and WMI learn a few things from citizens in Luella
By Sara M. Starkey
Aug 30, 2003 Front Page

 Copyright 2003-2011 by DS Gands, ALL RIGHTS RESERVED - D.S. Gands is a freelance writer living in North Texas. The opinions of these articles do not necessarily reflect the perspectives of the publications where appearing.  If you would like to see this or other articles by D.S. Gands appear in your favorite publication, use the Contact page at this site regarding available reprint or syndication rights.

Patriotic bills passed through state House
By Larry Phillips
Apr 10, 2003

HR 669 was unanimously passed by the House on Thursday, April 4, in memory of the Honorable Bob Bush. His wife Wanda and long-time assistant Sara Starkey were present at the reading and passage of HR 669, and were recognized before the House. The House adjourned on Thursday in his honor.

Bob Bush, a long-time resident of Sherman, served as state representative for the area from 1976-1986. He served with intelligence, integrity and compassion, and was a great advocate for his constituents. The resolution highlighted a number of significant achievements in his career. He was responsible for the landmark modifications to the Texas Natural Death Act, which enabled terminally ill patients to give oral directions to their doctors to have life-sustaining procedures withheld. He was honored in 1985 by the State Bar of Texas as one of the Ten Best Legislators from a Family Law Perspective. He also helped found the Sherman Boys and Girls Club and served as chairman of the Grayson County Child Welfare Board. His life was dedicated to serving his community, and his passing is a great loss not only to those who knew him, but to all that he served.

 

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