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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

Hurricane recovery efforts continue with much still to do

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Jan. 17 extended for 30 days the state disaster declaration for counties affected by Hurricane Harvey, which pounded and flooded the Gulf Coast and moved deeply inland, … 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

Oprah for president? Not so fast

I have a lot to say about the Jan. 7 broadcast of the Golden Globes, and about one-third of it is printable. Oprah Winfrey is lovely. She gives a heck of a speech. There’s no question she’s a … 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

Finding a way to win the game

This is the time of the basketball season when the “little things” are beginning to show how much they matter. Teams are now into conference play and I guarantee you coaching staffs are turning … more

DPS acts to prevent violent confrontations at capitol

AUSTIN — Enhanced security measures have been implemented at the state capitol complex and grounds, the Texas Department of Public Safety announced Jan. 11. According to the DPS announcement, … more

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

Getting better in 2018

So the first week of the new year I got sick. Sniffles, a cough, a lot of mucus and a lack of sleep. I’m not looking for sympathy here; I think everyone in town was sick. But it did put a damper on … 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

Book review: The Couple Next Door

I SO wanted this book, “The Couple Next Door,” written by Shari Lapena, to be a good one. I saw it on the “new paperbacks” table at Barnes & Noble a couple of months ago and made a note to … more

Run away and join the circus

Most of the time, when my husband and I get the chance for a night on the town, you can find us cozied up over a bag of popcorn (OK, maybe a bucket … don’t judge!) in the middle row at the … more

Post-season preparation

College basketball’s most exciting time of the year will take place in just a few short weeks. Conference tournaments will begin soon and the road to March Madness will become quite busy. This … more

Black Mirror season 4 review

For you Twilight Zone lovers, good news: there’s a 21st century version of it. The only catch is you have to be willing to buy into the sci-fi twist that the series “Black Mirror” puts on the … more

FEMA clears way for public assistance to churches that aid in disasters

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott and Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Jan. 3 announced the Federal Emergency Management Agency’s approval of their request to allow churches and religious … 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

My Christmas Day surprise

The year 1980 was a rough one for me. Having been born with a congenital birth defect, I had kidney surgery, tore a ligament in my leg from a metal rod sticking out of a playground slide and got my … more

Take a cup o’ kindness yet, for auld lang syne

I love Christmas. I love the decorations, the cookies, the hot chocolate, the songs, the parties, and the presents - I love it all. With that said, here’s a big air high-five out there to … more
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