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Have you ever been confused about something, but you didn’t want to look dumb asking about it? more
I went with my parents to get a Christmas tree. more
My friend Allen Christenson, the dean of Lake Travis fishing guides (operating out of Lakeway Marina), recently wrote in the Lake Travis View newspaper about the night years ago that he fished in the … more
What’s a phrasal verb, and how can it make my life better? Those are fair questions, especially because it’s possible you’ve never heard of a phrasal verb. I have a hunch you can … more
It is the tender cusp of Christmas.It is that time when emotions run close to the overfill point, when sentimentality and anger and depression and euphoria mix freely together, with not enough space … more
If you’re one of those who feels director Rian Johnson ruined Star Wars with “The Last Jedi,” just wait until you see what J.J. Abrams did with “The Rise of Skywalker.” Abrams returned … more
It takes more than a hat, boots, gun belt and badge to become a Texas Game Warden. more
An email on Nov. 27 from Chester Moore, editor of Texas Fish and Game magazine, told of a woman near Anahuac in southeast Texas recently being killed by a hog – or hogs. more
What is kombucha, anyway? more
My husband, Peter, and I are returning from Spain by boat. The whole idea started when Peter read a book about the sinking of the Lusitania. more
The Wilson County News, a newspaper carrying this column, reported a rare antlered whitetail doe being shot recently by a Wilson County woman. more
We have probably all written a version of this essay at some point in high school or college: you’ve read the assigned book (okay, “skimmed” is probably more accurate) and there’s a five-page essay due tomorrow. more
I lost a feather the other day and I understand this does not qualify as news. more
The State of Texas, in its infinite wisdom, is going to start collecting a sales tax on all adoption fees from nonprofit rescue groups like PUPS (Prevent Unwanted Pets). more
Most people living in Texas for 12 months or longer know that whooping cranes winter here along our middle coast. more
If a potato can become vodka, then you can become a bonafide word nerd. more
My husband, Peter, and I are spending a month in Spain and we have left our worries behind. more
Turkey and stuffing. Sweet potatoes and green bean casserole. Pumpkin and apple pies. We’ve all got our Thanksgiving favorites. But the best part of Thanksgiving isn’t what’s on the table, it’s who’s at your table. more
People go from celebrating Halloween to planning for Christmas. Thanksgiving is now the day before Black Friday or even the first shopping day. This is just another work day. more
Thanks to Cindy and Darren Brandes for having concerned citizens at their home who travel on Grubbs Road to discuss the condition of the road. more
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