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Faith, Family & Fun: Broncos are showing Texans potential of what they had

The Houston Texans have to be looking at the Denver Broncos and thinking about what could have been. Patience and a good quarterback puts Houston, not Denver, in the Super Bowl. As it is, most of … more

Faith, Family & Fun: Broncos are showing Texans potential of what they had

Former Texans Defensive Coordinator Wade Phillips, left, currently with the Denver Broncos, poses with Darryl Morris and Ross Madison after a preseason game. more

Right to carry handgun versus right to now allow handguns

Should we, as business owners, have the right to tell concealed carry license holders that they cannot carry into our business? Does it violate their rights or ours? I had a small conflict with a … more

Capital Highlights: Paxton files brief supporting religious non-profit groups

Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Jan. 11 filed a friend-of-the-court brief with the U.S. Supreme Court on behalf of 20 states supporting the right of religious nonprofits to exercise religious … more

Faith, Family & Fun: Brother completes goal to run marathon in each state

Chip Southern runs in the Maui Oceanfront Marathon Sunday, completing his goal to run a marathon in all 50 states. more

Faith, Family & Fun: Brother completes goal to run marathon in each state

I don’t know if it was a New Year’s resolution or not, but this is one goal I doubt few people could top. Chip Southern, my youngest brother, just completed his 50 in 50 before 50 challenge. … more

Letters To The Editor: Gun free zones are a mistake

Dear Editor, Now that it’s legal to open and concealed carry a handgun in Texas many businesses seem to be running scared that a legal firearm might enter their business. I need to remind them … more

Faith, Family & Fun: Texans need a quarterback to help them catch playoff success

Did you happen to catch the Houston Texans playoff game against Kansas City Saturday? Apparently the Houston receivers didn’t. This game wasn’t won by the Chiefs so much as it was … more

Faith, Family & Fun: Texans need a quarterback to help them catch playoff success

Houston Texans quarterback Brian Hoyer pitches the ball during a preseason game against the Denver Broncos. Hoyer had a hard time keeping the ball from Kansas City defenders during the Texans 30-0 … more

Capital Highlights: Governor proposes amendments

Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 8 unveiled his “Texas Plan,” a document promoting the passage of nine constitutional amendments “to rein in the federal government and restore the balance of power … more

Faith, Family & Fun: It’s not too late to make and keep your resolutions

Question: If you have not yet started one of your New Year’s resolutions, does that mean you have broken it already? One of my resolutions was to exercise regularly. I haven’t started yet. I … more

Capital Highlights: Texas files suit against EPA over new ozone standards

The State of Texas and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Dec. 23 filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its new ozone standards rule. Eight other … 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

Capital Highlights: New open carry legislation takes effect Friday, Jan. 1

The coming of the 2016 brings heightened interest statewide in two new laws in particular that were passed by the 84th Texas Legislature in June 2015. The first is HB 910, a law conditionally … more

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

Spoiler alert! Ever since the release of “Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens” it seems anything and everything written about the movie is prefaced with a spoiler alert. As someone … more

Capital Highlights: Governor takes action to stem illegal border crossings

Quoting U.S. Border Patrol data regarding illegal border crossings, Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 15 said the number of apprehensions through October and November “are on average two to three times … more

Soldier's Christmas

T’was the night before Christmas, he lived all alone, in a one bedroom house, made of plaster and stone. I had come down the chimney, with presents to give, and to see just … more

Faith, Family & Fun: Finding the good in the dark side of Christmas

Given the topic of my column last week, it would only seem natural that I would follow it up with a discussion about “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Out of respect for those who have not seen … more

Faith, Family & Fun: The Force of Star Wars is strong in my family

For a moment, I was 11 years old again. For a moment, I was that boy pretending to be Luke Skywalker, blasting away at the Stormtroopers while rescuing the princess from Darth Vader and the Death … more

Capital Highlights: Abbott backs Cruz’s filing of legislation addressing refugees

Gov. Greg Abbott was in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 8 to participate in a news conference with U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who rolled out his proposed State Refugee … more
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