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Capital Highlights: Texas files suit against EPA over new ozone standards

The State of Texas and the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality on Dec. 23 filed a lawsuit against the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency over its new ozone standards rule. Eight other … more

Faith, Family & Fun: Spoiler alert! Star Wars plot and opinions ahead

Chewbacca (Peter Mayhew), left, and Han Solo (Harrison Ford) return to the familiar confines of the Millennium Falcon in "Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens." more

Capital Highlights: New open carry legislation takes effect Friday, Jan. 1

The coming of the 2016 brings heightened interest statewide in two new laws in particular that were passed by the 84th Texas Legislature in June 2015. The first is HB 910, a law conditionally … more

Faith, Family & Fun: Spoiler alert! Star Wars plot and opinions ahead

Spoiler alert! Ever since the release of “Star Wars: Episode VII The Force Awakens” it seems anything and everything written about the movie is prefaced with a spoiler alert. As someone … more

Capital Highlights: Governor takes action to stem illegal border crossings

Quoting U.S. Border Patrol data regarding illegal border crossings, Gov. Greg Abbott on Dec. 15 said the number of apprehensions through October and November “are on average two to three times … more

Soldier's Christmas

T’was the night before Christmas, he lived all alone, in a one bedroom house, made of plaster and stone. I had come down the chimney, with presents to give, and to see just … more

Faith, Family & Fun: Finding the good in the dark side of Christmas

Given the topic of my column last week, it would only seem natural that I would follow it up with a discussion about “Star Wars: The Force Awakens.” Out of respect for those who have not seen … more

Faith, Family & Fun: The Force of Star Wars is strong in my family

For a moment, I was 11 years old again. For a moment, I was that boy pretending to be Luke Skywalker, blasting away at the Stormtroopers while rescuing the princess from Darth Vader and the Death … more

Capital Highlights: Abbott backs Cruz’s filing of legislation addressing refugees

Gov. Greg Abbott was in Washington, D.C., on Dec. 8 to participate in a news conference with U.S. Senator and presidential candidate Ted Cruz, R-Texas, who rolled out his proposed State Refugee … more

Letters To The Editor

Flowers tromped on at park Dear Editor, I spent this past Saturday, Dec. 5, at Levine Park, sitting in my camping chair enjoying my grandkids enjoying our annual Fantasy of Lights activities, … more

Faith, Family & Fun: Disastrous road trip gives plenty to be thankful for

Spending a week of vacation in Colorado over the Thanksgiving holiday may seem like a dream to some. It certainly did to me. This was to be my first real vacation in several years and my first … more

Letters To The Editor

San Felipe attorney refutes stories Dear Editor, I write in response to the November 19th article entitled “San Felipe mum about police now and then: Mayor has history of keeping secrets”. … more

Capital Highlights: 15 disaster-stricken counties are set to receive federal aid

President Barack Obama on Nov. 25 ordered federal disaster aid to supplement Texas state and local recovery efforts in the area affected by severe storms, tornadoes, straight-line winds and flooding … more

Guest Column: Football injuries caused mom to slam her door in my face

While the high school football experience is a necessary journey for those of us who suffer from the mano-a-mano challenge and I didn’t urge my sons to play the game (nor discourage), I managed to … more

Expectant fathers waiting room often a hysterically funny place

As an old great-grandfather-wannabe, I was recently reflecting on some first-child experiences. Men are ill prepared for the birth of their children, especially the first one. As a result, these … more

Gov. to Obama: No refugees

Gov. Greg Abbott on Nov. 16 wrote a letter to the White House, informing President Obama “the State of Texas will not accept any refugees from Syria in the wake of the deadly terrorist attack in … more

Letters to the Editor

Thanks for Rett Syndrome story Dear Editor, Thank you very much for the article with Kevin Black and Dave Clements and their effort to raise funds for Rett Syndrome.  The article was very well … more
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