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Governor applauds TxDOT efforts in removal of hurricane debris

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 27 announced the Texas Department of Transportation had collected more than 2.4 million cubic feet of debris left behind by Hurricane Harvey in roadways across … more

Keeping the dark side out

This post is a continuation of Episode 1 – “Build Your Jedi Team … Consistent You Must Be.” It’s a further exploration of my reflections on the philosophical coaching/parenting … 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

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

Going long is long gone

NFL ratings are down. If you’re a football fan that sentence is something you’ve probably been hearing for the past year. Some blame it on the election year and the proven effect that has on … more

It’s my paci and I’ll cry if I want to

About a week ago, my youngest son, who is about 19 months old, took a tumble while playing with friends outside. He is all boy, and tries to do way more than his little body is quite capable of, … more

Governor extends aid for widespread needs caused by Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 20 extended his state disaster declaration for 60 counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. “As Texans continue to recover from this storm, I want make it … more

Citizens, government agencies continue hurricane recovery work

AUSTIN — Help-is-on-the-way announcements from the governor’s office came last week as residents of hard-hit counties of the state labored to pull themselves out the watery mire and windblown … more

Be willing to be positive

As I was driving my team around a few weeks ago my son asked me what energy was. I have found my mind is numb to the number and type of questions I get on a daily basis from my kids. However, this … more

Embracing a healthier lifestyle

It’s time for a change. Ever get stuck in a rut? Ever get stuck in a really bad rut? Ever get stuck in a really bad rut of eating fast food 70 percent of the time and having dessert every single … more

Build your Jedi team … consistent you must be

I bet George Lucas never thought he would be helping give a college basketball coach advice on how to build a team when Star Wars first hit theaters on May 25, 1977. Just a few months earlier Al … more

Texas begins long march toward recovery from Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN — As contaminated waters receded and mountains of debris from flooded homes and ruined belongings grew last week, a picture of post-hurricane Texas developed and the process of weighing … more

So, about that Sumlin letter …

Let’s talk about that letter to Kevin Sumlin. If you’ve been living in a cave, you may not have heard that last week, a note was mailed to the home of Texas A&M football coach Kevin Sumlin and … more

You don't just move to Texas; Texas moves into you

My Mom is an avid iced tea drinker, and her all-time favorite tea hails from McDonald’s.For as long as I can remember she’s gotten a large McDonald’s iced tea every day, and I feel fairly … more

I’ve seen fire and I’ve seen rain

I’ve always been a bit of a bookworm, and no one – myself included – ever would have predicted that I’d have anything to do with natural disasters. It happened a little bit by accident. As … more

The challenges of coaching and parenting

You be “good cop” and I’ll be “bad cop.” We have all heard this phrase and most of us have all tried it. I lost belief and interest in this concept a long time ago. It is gimmicky and … more

Hurricane Harvey: Destruction turns into hope

I first heard about “Harvey” when my brother sent me a text warning us that Houston was likely going to be hit with some heavy rain for the upcoming weekend – an estimated 15 to 20 inches.He … more

The relationship between times of crisis and sports

I have never experienced a hurricane before. Growing up in the Midwest, I am no stranger to severe thunderstorms and tornadoes but nothing that compares with the magnitude of Harvey. As it began … more

Flood-related suffering, relief efforts grow in Harvey’s wake

AUSTIN — Emergency relief operations expanded and intensified last week as floodwaters caused by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey-generated rains inundated and overwhelmed Harris County and dozens … more

Transparency in government leads to real news

Whether depending on our government for storm recovery, good schools, police protection or other important services, openness and access to information are essential to ensuring the job gets … more
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