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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
Seeing family coming together on the field in Waller Friday night (despite them wearing different colors) got me to thinking to one time I was able to share the field with some of my family. 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
The four-letter name of a brand has been tossed around just as much as a bucket of baseballs gets thrown during a major-league season. 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
To the editor: Well now, looky here; seems the county boys, except for Commissioner Bobby Rinn, are gettin’ plum frothy about selling millions in bonds, after borrowing millions more without … more
To the editor: The lineup for the 91st annual Austin County Fair has been released and can be found at austincountyfair.com. There are so many exciting things to do at the fair and everybody has … more
To the editor: When the Greater Houston YMCA announced Aug. 7 that it would no longer operate programs such as Little Dribblers, flag football, ballet and karate in Sealy, a lot of people … more
Our words differ, but the sentiment is the same: We are not the enemy. more
AUSTIN — The Texas Education Agency on Aug. 15 released 2018 campus accountability ratings and, for the first time ever, A-F district accountability ratings.More than 8,700 independent school … more
To the editor: The 35th annual Sealy Tiger Booster Club Golf Tournament to assist graduating seniors was another huge success. It is the longest running endowment scholarship tournament in America … more
It has been clear for some time that public information law is under siege in the state of Texas.Texas attorney general spokesman Marc Rylander’s swaggering performance at an open government … more
In recent years, the Veterans Administration System has experienced bad press. This is my family’s experience with the Lake Nona VA in Orlando, Fla. My youngest brother served in the U. S. Army. … more
My brother just the other day posted something on his Facebook account that brought pretty much the whole family to tears. No, not an obituary, or a sad little poem about kittens; it was … more
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