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To the editor: Thank you very much for sponsoring the award for Best Fruit at the Flower Show at the 2018 Austin County Fair. I am the proud winner of the award and I will display it with pride … more
All my life I’ve been introduced as “Carla’s sister.” It happened when I was a kid, a camper at Frontier Camp in Grapeland, Texas, where my sister devoted so much of her life … more
There is a hole. Not in my life. Not in my heart. But in the back door leading into the garage. It’s a cat door-sized hole that’s been missing an actual cat door for easily a solid three … more
I’ve never been sexually assaulted. I certainly feel empathy for those who have, as I’m sure everyone with a beating heart also does. We all know that it happens. We all know that … more
Last Sunday I got to hear about the Micah Project, a ministry in Honduras, an area ravaged by poverty, crime and suicide. Every week is a rough week in Honduras. There’s a guy named … more
The world is a little different than it was when I was growing up. Until I was in college, we didn’t have email, text messaging, Snapchat, Facebook, Twitter, selfies or cyberbullying. When we … more
AUSTIN — Retired teachers facing the unwelcome prospect of paying higher monthly health insurance premiums received better-than-expected news last week.The Teachers Retirement System board of … more
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
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
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
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
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
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
Last week the second annual Remembrin’ Benjamin Golf Tournament was held in Katy to raise funds and awareness for aortic health. You can read all about that on our Sports page. But I’m … more
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