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Let go and let life

It feels like our crew has been battling sickness forever. We wash hands like crazy, take our vitamins, get sleep and still it seems like we just can’t seem to get a handle on these nasty winter … more

Quitting for the right reasons: 30 is the new 40

OK, time to come clean – I’m a big fat quitter. The last official day of my “40 days of yoga" challenge has come and gone, and let’s just say I didn’t graduate. When I signed up, I had … more

WOODS, WATERS and WILDLIFE

Just as the calm that often occurs as the eye of a hurricane passes overhead is misleading, don’t let the warmer weather since last week’s frigid temperatures make you think winter is over. … more

Get your homework done

“You have to do your homework before you can go outside and play.” I say this every single day to my 7-, 5-, and 3-year old (the 3-year-old doesn’t have homework, but wants to be included). … more

Paxton asks high court to approve court-drawn House maps

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Oct. 27 filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that required nine of the state’s 150 House districts to be redrawn. more

Book review: ‘Ghost Bully’ by Brian Corley

Full disclosure: I haven’t actually read this book yet, but the premise sounds pretty hilarious, and I can vouch for author Brian Corley, a friend of mine who, like me, grew up in College Station, … more

Don’t be a stranger

Recently, my 7-year-old was acting perfectly. He got ready for church, acted saintly during mass, said thank you without being prompted after doughnuts, unloaded the dishwasher when we arrived home, … more

Capital Highlights: Governor, congressman seek details on border security cuts

Gov. Greg Abbott and U.S. Rep. Henry Cuellar, D-McAllen, are asking U.S. Department of Homeland Security Secretary Jeh Johnson for detailed information regarding border security cuts. Of … more

Capital Highlights: Legislation proposes to regulate access to restrooms, locker rooms

AUSTIN — Texas now has a “bathroom bill.” The Lone Star State has joined Alabama, Kentucky, Minnesota, Missouri, South Carolina, Virginia and Washington as states where legislation has been … more

What in the normal?

The Lord did not bless me with children of my own, but I am real quick to steal them from my friends. I play favorites. There is, in fact, such a thing as an ugly baby, people. And by the way, … more

Hurricane recovery continues with extension of disaster declaration

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Nov. 20 extended the disaster declaration for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. Some 60 counties are included and they will continue to be eligible for … 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

NFL’s brewing civil war

There are multiple problems facing the NFL right now from declining ratings, controversies surrounding players’ political actions and the seemingly unsolvable problem of concussions. However, none … more

Capital Highlights: Abbot joins in National Zika threat conference

Gov. Greg Abbott on June 9 participated in a White House-hosted conference call for governors to discuss the Zika virus threat and what to do about it.U.S. Secretary of Health and Human Services … more

Find a way: Game day coach

When you look down at the bench and see a coach barking instructions to their team on the court, putting their arm around a player on the bench or grabbing a dry-erase board during a time-out, … more

Letter to the Editor: Two flawed candidates

Letter to the Editor: Clinton and Trump are flawed candidates running for President. Clinton has questionable scruples, and she has made significant mistakes. As Secretary of State she set up … more

The Vineyard II brings in a crowd, even when food drives away

The Vineyard II not only houses some of the best local Texas Wines and Craft Beers, but their ability to think outside of the box gives them the upper edge on attracting a gaggle of thirsty … 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

Cam Newton a beacon for Blinn

Cam Newton quarterbacking Blinn in 2009. more

Lt. Governor Patrick Statement on US Supreme Court Ruling on HB2

Today’s United States Supreme Court ruling striking down House Bill 2 (HB 2) is a devastating blow to the protection of the health and safety of women in Texas. HB 2 was passed during the 83rd … more
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