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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Sept. 20 extended his state disaster declaration for 60 counties affected by Hurricane Harvey. “As Texans continue to recover from this storm, I want make it … more
AUSTIN — Help-is-on-the-way announcements from the governor’s office came last week as residents of hard-hit counties of the state labored to pull themselves out the watery mire and windblown … more
As I was driving my team around a few weeks ago my son asked me what energy was. I have found my mind is numb to the number and type of questions I get on a daily basis from my kids. However, this … more
It’s time for a change. Ever get stuck in a rut? Ever get stuck in a really bad rut? Ever get stuck in a really bad rut of eating fast food 70 percent of the time and having dessert every single … more
I bet George Lucas never thought he would be helping give a college basketball coach advice on how to build a team when Star Wars first hit theaters on May 25, 1977. Just a few months earlier Al … more
AUSTIN — As contaminated waters receded and mountains of debris from flooded homes and ruined belongings grew last week, a picture of post-hurricane Texas developed and the process of weighing … more
Let’s talk about that letter to Kevin Sumlin. If you’ve been living in a cave, you may not have heard that last week, a note was mailed to the home of Texas A&M football coach Kevin Sumlin and … more
My Mom is an avid iced tea drinker, and her all-time favorite tea hails from McDonald’s.For as long as I can remember she’s gotten a large McDonald’s iced tea every day, and I feel fairly … more
I’ve always been a bit of a bookworm, and no one – myself included – ever would have predicted that I’d have anything to do with natural disasters. It happened a little bit by accident. As … more
You be “good cop” and I’ll be “bad cop.” We have all heard this phrase and most of us have all tried it. I lost belief and interest in this concept a long time ago. It is gimmicky and … more
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
I have never experienced a hurricane before. Growing up in the Midwest, I am no stranger to severe thunderstorms and tornadoes but nothing that compares with the magnitude of Harvey. As it began … more
AUSTIN — Emergency relief operations expanded and intensified last week as floodwaters caused by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey-generated rains inundated and overwhelmed Harris County and dozens … more
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
AUSTIN – State Rep. Leighton Schubert (R-Caldwell) issued the following statement regarding Hurricane Harvey. “Brittany and I are heartbroken at the devastating loss of life and property … more
With three growing kids (and a fourth who entered the world last week), I have often found myself sitting with the “fans” at some event my child is participating in. And while in my work, I’m … more
The residents of Sealy are a resilient bunch of people. As we were planning our storm coverage for this week’s paper – always a wild card because you’re deciding how many pages of wreckage … more
AUSTIN — Hurricane Harvey slammed the middle Texas coast on Aug. 25, hammering the region from Rockport to Palacios before continuing inland as a tropical storm and causing widespread catastrophic … more
The Texas Legislature’s high-profile stalemate over property tax reform means newspapers will remain the primary source of public notices for tax hearings and rates — for now, at … more
I’ve been trolling around on social media over the last week or two and noticing a lot of posts about how folks are sad to see summer come to a close. I get it. Once school starts back up, … more
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