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DEAR ABBY: I met a really great guy online eight months ago. He lives in another country and we have been in a long-distance relationship for the last six months. We talk all the time, video chat … more
I met a beautiful couple last week. Susan and Chase Graves have a special needs child named Langston. He has Down Syndrome, and he’s just 3 years old. I went to their home, met the whole family … more
It’s now mid-February and those New Year’s resolutions have been thrown out the window. At least mine have. I was going to exercise every day, wake up earlier, read more, write better and … more
AUSTIN — Voters would have the power to prevent their local governmental bodies from increasing property taxes by more than 2.5 percent per year under legislation introduced in the Texas Senate … more
The famed American industrialist Henry Ford once said, “If everyone is moving forward together, then success takes care of itself.” That sentiment is alive and well in the Texas Capitol, … more
While the rest of the country anticipates the Super Bowl on Feb. 3, my personal Super Bowl is the Academy Awards, and I, for one, am pretty excited about the list of nominees. Nominated for best … more
Last week I discussed the topic of subject-verb agreement. Many of you wrote in and asked about sports teams, particularly sports teams whose names don’t end in “s”: are they … more
I accompanied our sports and education editor Cole McNanna to Sealy High School a couple of weeks ago to unsteadily hold my iPhone camera while he interviewed a student athlete for Facebook live. On … more
To the editor: Thank you very much for sponsoring the award for Best Fruit at the Flower Show at the 2018 Austin County Fair. I am the proud winner of the award and I will display it with pride … more
All my life I’ve been introduced as “Carla’s sister.” It happened when I was a kid, a camper at Frontier Camp in Grapeland, Texas, where my sister devoted so much of her life … more
There is a hole. Not in my life. Not in my heart. But in the back door leading into the garage. It’s a cat door-sized hole that’s been missing an actual cat door for easily a solid three … more
I’ve never been sexually assaulted. I certainly feel empathy for those who have, as I’m sure everyone with a beating heart also does. We all know that it happens. We all know that … more
Last Sunday I got to hear about the Micah Project, a ministry in Honduras, an area ravaged by poverty, crime and suicide. Every week is a rough week in Honduras. There’s a guy named … more
The world is a little different than it was when I was growing up. Until I was in college, we didn’t have email, text messaging, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, selfies or cyberbullying. When we … more
AUSTIN — Retired teachers facing the unwelcome prospect of paying higher monthly health insurance premiums received better-than-expected news last week.The Teachers Retirement System board of … more
AUSTIN — Before Hurricane Florence reached the shores of the Carolinas last week, Gov. Greg Abbott focused on the Gulf of Mexico, where an inbound tropical disturbance threatened the southern … more
The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) performs a crucial role in reviewing the material taught in our public schools. Among all of the educational disciplines, our Texas history is among the most … more
It’s quite simple, really.We Texans have a right to know how our taxpayer dollars are spent.It’s our money. We, the people, choose our government. Our elected public officials represent … more
AUSTIN — Just before Labor Day weekend, Gov. Greg Abbott released a School Safety Action Plan Summary that lists actions taken by school districts to harden campuses in the wake of the deadly … more
AUSTIN — August 25 marked one year since Hurricane Harvey's battering winds and torrential rains brought death and destruction to coastal and inland counties of Texas.Repairs and rebuilding in … more
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