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The Valentine’s Fairy

Celebrating holidays with kids has a way of making even "National Hot Dog Day” (coming to a barbecue near you on July 23) sound like reason enough to party. I love the anticipation, planning … more

Thormaehlen-Hochstein

Mark and Carol Thormaehlen of Wallis are pleased to announce the engagement of their son Reid to Miss Sephra Hochstein. Sephra is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Robert Hochstein of Luling, Texas. … more

Book review

The cover says it all: “Just as I was fired from a job I had coveted almost all my life, I learned about the murders. A man named Christian Longo, who was wanted for killing his wife and three … more

‘Why Be Catholic’ scheduled at Holy Cross Church

Holy Cross Parish, East Bernard is hosting three nights of inspiration with Dr. Marcellino D’Ambrosio “Dr. Italy,” as he presents the mission Why Be Catholic? at 7 p.m. Feb. 11-13, at Holy … more

Woods, Waters and Wildlife

Drones have become more popular the past few years, and new uses are arising almost daily. Some might be legal; some might not. And it’s often easier to get into trouble than to get out of … more

It’s tough out there for the good guys

The pendulum of gender equality just took a flying leap, and all of a sudden it’s become a woman’s world. As a card-carrying feminist, this truly warms my heart. It’s high time that we get … more

Dunkirk: A great war movie with questionable storytelling

Christopher Nolan is famous for his ability to tell a story in an unconventional manner, allowing stories to be told in a fresh, original manner. His works like “Inception” and “Memento” have … more

Sticks and stones

Bullying has been a problem for decades but evolved to new lengths thanks to the anonymity and accessibility of social media and the Internet. Cyberbullying is a method in which a student can target … more

Reading is good for the soul

It’s been said that in order to be a good writer, you have to be a good reader. Our grasp for the English language, vocabulary and ability to turn a phrase is honed by reading and, I think, by … more

Surviving the terrible twos: what I wish I’d known

Currently, and for the third time, we have a toddler right square in the middle of the “terrible twos.” If you had asked me for advice about this phase of toddlerhood with Parker (our oldest), I … more

Oscar countdown: Get Out

With nominees for this year’s Academy Awards being announced last week, we will be reviewing some of the nominated films as a countdown to the actual awards which will be held March 8. The … more

Austin County resident celebrates 98th birthday

About 100 people gathered Saturday afternoon at a sprawling property in Brazos Country. The party was complete with a keg of beer, a live band and lots of family members offering well-wishes to the … more

Murder by Family

Some of you might remember when the Whitaker family was shot in their own Sugar Land home after returning from dinner one night in December 2003. Mom Tricia and son Kevin were killed; father Kent … more

WOODS, WATERS and WILDLIFE:

My first deer was a doe. Doe hunting was finally being accepted in the Hill Country. Earlier, when first proposed by Texas Parks and Wildlife, it had been a battle. Nearly half a century later, … more

I literally love my nieces and nephews

I had the great privilege of spending the weekend in Dallas with my family. My parents live about 20 minutes away from my fabulous sister Carla, who has been married for 18 years to my fabulous … more

Q&A with the coach

We sat down with Coach Brian Barone this week – by phone, since he’s on the road with his team in Illinois – to ask him how the season is going and what advice he’d give to young players. … more

Adulting is hard; parenting is harder

About five years ago we looked at our then-1 ½-year-old and realized our school days were numbered. Our little guy was growing up fast and before we knew it, the time would come for him to enroll in … more

‘Jim & Andy: The Great Beyond’ is a brilliant inside look

Before college, I had no idea who Andy Kaufman was. I had heard the name before, I knew of his trailblazing comedic legacy but my knowledge of him stopped there. As I met friends more cultured than … more

Make game day a win

It’s game day, which means your party needs food and needs it fast. Use recipes that can pump up the crowd this season and make every game a win. These quick recipes for an olive bar flatbread … more

Money-saving tips for the new year

I recently got an email reminding me that my subscription to the best magazine on the planet, InStyle, was up for renewal and that they’d gladly take $35 or so out of my bank account … more
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