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Paxton requests federal funding for women’s health program

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton last week asked two federal agencies to move quickly to fund the state’s Healthy Texas Women program. The program was cut off from Medicaid funding … more

Phobias and favorites

My daughter’s preschool recently had the kids do an “All About Mom” questionnaire, and her answers were every bit as epic as I could have hoped they’d be. Apparently, my 3- (and a half) … more

Paralysis becomes a blessing in disguise

I came to know Christ at a young age and surrendered my life to Him as a young teenager. When I was a teenager God began stirring in me a real heart for children, especially those who were … more

What moms are made of

Moms are the best. There’s arguably no one who knows me better than mama, accepts me more completely for who I am, or loves me like her. I’m blessed to have a great relationship with my mother. … more

Paxton leads multi-state lawsuit challenging DACA program

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on May 1 filed a lawsuit against the federal government to end the Deferred Action for Childhood Arrivals program. The attorneys general of Alabama, … more

My mother is my hero

Becky Towery is the white 68-year-old Beyonce. She is fierce. And she will hate that comparison because she likely questions Beyonce’s moral character based on what she saw on the cover of a … more

Woods, waters and wildlife: Snapper season expanded

It looks like Texas red snapper fishermen will see a season in federal waters that is 40 days longer than last year’s season. That’s just in federal waters; in state waters – those out to … more

Abbott urges local officials to apply for Harvey funds

AUSTIN — Mayors, county judges and emergency management officials in communities impacted by Hurricane Harvey received letters last week from Gov. Greg Abbott, urging them to take advantage of … more

You can’t always get what you want

There’s something so freeing about driving around town on a beautiful day, blaring music, and singing your heart out. Half the time I don’t know the words and butcher the melody, but it still … more

It’s a good time to be a journalist

There’s a lot of talk about fake news and a lot of criticism about how journalists are covering the current U.S. president. There’s debate over global warming and sexual harassment and foreign … more

Governor announces extension of hurricane-related sheltering assistance

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on April 17 announced that the Federal Emergency Management Agency had granted Texas' request to extend the deadline for Hurricane Harvey survivors to apply for … more

Letters to the editor

New Orleans flooding caused by poor levee system To the editor: Regarding the article “'Hours' is an underrated suspense thriller” … more

A guide to traveling with sick kids

Beware: this is not for the weak at heart… or the weak in the stomach. I’d like to share a few tips I learned from our recent travels with sick kids. If you don’t laugh, you will cry. So I … more

Officials see room for improvement in criminal history reporting

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and Attorney General Ken Paxton on April 11 sent a joint letter to eight state criminal justice agencies and associations, urging them to review their processes for … more

Decision to send troops to border draws mixed reactions

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on April 4 welcomed the announcement by Secretary of Homeland Security Kirstjen Nielsen that the federal government would deploy some 4,000 National Guard personnel to the … more

Miracles happen

After church on Easter Sunday, we were driving over to my parents’ house when we saw a dog standing on the side of the road just outside of our neighborhood park. The pup had a collar, but we could … more

Shout out to the mamas

Stepmommin’ ain’t easy. I do not have any children, and I have difficulty keeping plants and pets alive, so the good Lord knew what He was doing when He opted a hard pass on this option in my … more

Staying grateful through thick and thin

When traffic is heavier, schedules are crazy, and life, in general, seems to be more taxing, it’s easy to get away from being grateful and become wrapped up in the struggles. During these … more

Question to appear on upcoming census stirs opposing viewpoints

AUSTIN — Ted Cruz of Texas was one of three United States senators who requested that respondents to the 2020 decennial census be asked if they are citizens of the United States. When Commerce … more

Try to enjoy your high school experience

As we transition into the month of April, there’s a little bit of excitement in the air. Weddings and summer vacations are on the horizon; kids are no doubt looking forward to sleeping late and … more
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