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Letter to The Editor

A few months ago, I agreed to be apart of a 25-member planning committee that was tasked with taking a critical, objective look at our school district’s facilities and coming up with a … more

Capital Highlights: Defense secretary promotes new hub to partner with tech startups

AUSTIN — U.S. Secretary of Defense Ash Carter on Sept. 14 announced the opening of a “Defense Innovation Unit Experimental” hub at the Capital Factory in downtown Austin. Carter and … more

Capital Highlights: Federal court panel rules against Texas redistricting plan

AUSTIN — Three of Texas’ 36 congressional districts are unconstitutional because of racial or political gerrymandering, a three-judge panel of the U.S. District Court for the Western District of … more

Editor's Column: The journalist's suit I choose to wear

Craig Sager, left, performs a halftime interview with Spurs head coach Gregg Popovich. more

Guest Column: Every small Texas town has its ‘shame’ to bear

Small Texas towns are great. There’s almost enough of everything to go around — except money, food and morals. Morals!? One town in which I published a paper had an undertaker that also … more

Cam Newton a beacon for Blinn

Blinn College has drawn the eye of the national media this week. Reporters from the Dallas Morning News, The New York Times, KHOU television in Houston, and even ESPN and Yahoo! Sports have … more

Guest Column: District prioritizes: Priority Three

This is part three in a four-part series of editorials regarding the Legislative Priorities adopted by Sealy ISD Board of Trustees in November. If you read my previous editorials, you already know … more

Capital Highlights: Texan diagnosed with Zika illness after returning from trip

AUSTIN — A Texas resident who recently traveled to Miami, Florida, has tested positive for Zika virus disease, the Texas Department of State Health Services reported on Aug. 15. The traveler, an … more

Faith, Family & Fun: Spoiler alert! Star Wars plot and opinions ahead

Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), left, and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) return to the familiar confines of the Millennium Falcon in "Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens." more

Guest Column: Cousin Dooley and his sleek, black 1950 Mercury

Perhaps junior high age boys aren’t as gullible and impressionable as they were when I was that age.In my hometown, one campus served both the high school and the junior high, grades 7-12, with 210 … more

No still means no

I made it a point to stop by the Hill Center on Election Day to visit with the candidates, to see how they were all holding up and to speak with the public as they were walking in to … more

State creates mental health task force for Harvey-affected schools

AUSTIN — Texas Education Commissioner Mike Morath on Oct. 11 announced the establishment of the Hurricane Harvey Task Force on School Mental Health Supports to deliver needed attention to schools … more

Stick to sports?

I want you to imagine something. Imagine you see something on the news, you feel strongly about what you saw and you want your opinion out there. So you take to social media or go to the local … more

Guest Column: Home Country: State fairs

September means pencils and books for the youngsters, but it also means state fair season. That’s when the world’s largest zucchini squash is at its prime, of course. The farm animals are all … more

You may say I’m a dreamer …

The journalist in me really wants to write about the NFL “take a knee” movement and the ridiculousness going on via Twitter among our actual U.S. president and a whole slew of professional … more

Letter to the editor

To the editor, It certainly appears that our ex-mayor does not intend to let the fires die down as a new era of peace, love, and harmony settle over our little community in the wake of his term … more

End of summer family bucket list

As a child, I started looking forward to the summer break about two weeks after school started. Even though I genuinely enjoyed school and being with my friends, the slow-paced summers were … more

Guest Column: Home Country

There is a nighttime sweetness and hope that hovers over us this time of year here at home. This is a time for summing up and looking ahead … and a time for dreams. And at night … ah, that’s … more

Letter to the editor

The last time I penned a letter to this newspaper it concerned the legal system in Austin County, and once again the legal system in Austin County has failed. Judge Jeff R. Steinhauser if you want to … more

Have the terrible twos come early?

Not long ago, I brought our youngest, Cooper, to the doctor basically because he was “extremely fussy.” He’d been on the decline for about a week – more cranky than usual, not sleeping, and … more
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