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AUSTIN — Before Hurricane Florence reached the shores of the Carolinas last week, Gov. Greg Abbott focused on the Gulf of Mexico, where an inbound tropical disturbance threatened the southern … more
The Texas State Board of Education (SBOE) performs a crucial role in reviewing the material taught in our public schools. Among all of the educational disciplines, our Texas history is among the most … more
The four-letter name of a brand has been tossed around just as much as a bucket of baseballs gets thrown during a major-league season. more
It’s quite simple, really.We Texans have a right to know how our taxpayer dollars are spent.It’s our money. We, the people, choose our government. Our elected public officials represent … more
AUSTIN — Just before Labor Day weekend, Gov. Greg Abbott released a School Safety Action Plan Summary that lists actions taken by school districts to harden campuses in the wake of the deadly … more
AUSTIN — August 25 marked one year since Hurricane Harvey's battering winds and torrential rains brought death and destruction to coastal and inland counties of Texas.Repairs and rebuilding in … more
To the editor: Well now, looky here; seems the county boys, except for Commissioner Bobby Rinn, are gettin’ plum frothy about selling millions in bonds, after borrowing millions more without … more
To the editor: The lineup for the 91st annual Austin County Fair has been released and can be found at austincountyfair.com. There are so many exciting things to do at the fair and everybody has … more
To the editor: When the Greater Houston YMCA announced Aug. 7 that it would no longer operate programs such as Little Dribblers, flag football, ballet and karate in Sealy, a lot of people … more
Our words differ, but the sentiment is the same: We are not the enemy. more
AUSTIN — The Texas Education Agency on Aug. 15 released 2018 campus accountability ratings and, for the first time ever, A-F district accountability ratings.More than 8,700 independent school … more
To the editor: The 35th annual Sealy Tiger Booster Club Golf Tournament to assist graduating seniors was another huge success. It is the longest running endowment scholarship tournament in America … more
It has been clear for some time that public information law is under siege in the state of Texas.Texas attorney general spokesman Marc Rylander’s swaggering performance at an open government … more
In recent years, the Veterans Administration System has experienced bad press. This is my family’s experience with the Lake Nona VA in Orlando, Fla. My youngest brother served in the U. S. Army. … more
My brother just the other day posted something on his Facebook account that brought pretty much the whole family to tears. No, not an obituary, or a sad little poem about kittens; it was … more
AUSTIN — Some 109 independent school districts and charters directly affected by Hurricane Harvey are eligible for special evaluation in this year’s state accountability system, the Texas … more
AUSTIN — A special interim committee of state lawmakers met July 24 at the Texas Capitol to further explore what can be done to prevent mass shootings like the one that resulted in 10 deaths … more
Buckle up. This might be a bumpy ride. First things first. I’m not here to talk about Trump. I’m here to talk about his press secretary, Sarah Huckabee Sanders, who I believe might have … more
So, what vehicle will provide the greatest safety for those you love? Let’s start with the three immutable truths of automotive safety.First, and most important, no vehicle safety feature will … more
I’m not the best at staying up to date on the pulse of current events. It’s not for a lack of care or concern that I’m a smidge oblivious, but one thing leads to the next, the day … more
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