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Last week I reviewed “Black Panther,” a film that explored complex issues regarding race in a way that was both deeply explored and entertaining and provided the benchmark for storytelling on the … more
I like to think that I’ve evolved since childhood, and, in many ways, I have. As a nearly 35 year-old-woman, I can drive, grocery shop, manage the kids and am generally a productive member of … more
We’ve got city council elections coming up in May, and there is no need for a school board election because it seems the public must be pretty happy with the job that incumbents Creed Roberts and … more
Marvel and its connective cinematic universe has been the dominant force at the box office for the past decade stemming from its initial film “Iron Man” in 2008. Since then it has pushed out … more
AUSTIN — In early voting, Texans participated in greater numbers in the state Democratic primary than the Republican primary, but on Election Day, March 6, the Republican turnout exceeded the … more
“The Stranger in the Woods” is one of the most unusual true stories I’ve ever read, and it is so well crafted that it leaves the reader feeling sympathetic toward the criminal protagonist. … more
Last year was my first year in Sealy, and I had the privilege of attending the phenomenon that is Sealybration. Put on by the Sealy Community Foundation, the event includes vendors, live music, a … more
One man’s trash is another man’s treasure. It’s a cliché line that would cause most college professors to bump this story down a few letter grades but it is simply the perfect way to describe … more
When the Texas Legislature reduces appropriations to school districts, each dollar we pay in higher local school property taxes counts for less. The Texas Commission on Public School Finance … more
Your dogs can give you lasting memories. Mine all have. Although it had nothing to do with dogs, last Saturday, we watched “The Guardian,” a Kevin Costner movie about U.S. Coast Guard rescue … more
In a rare deviation from my usual true crime book reviews, I want to talk about another favorite genre. I’m obsessed with White House reporters, particularly the original gangsta Helen Thomas. … more
We’ve had so much rain this winter that when we finally had a sunny afternoon last week, I took the opportunity to surprise Parker by meeting him in the school’s atrium, rather than the carpool … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott is calling for immediate action to ensure the safety of Texas’ junior college campuses following a Feb. 14 mass shooting at a high school in Parkland, … more
Movies, like any form of art, resonate with everyone in a different way. I don’t particularly like music while many of my closest friends find it as an important aspect to their lives. I can look … more
My family moved from little ol’ Crockett, Texas, to the big Aggieland city of College Station when I was 7 years old. I didn’t particularly like it there, and I didn’t have any friends since we … more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 21 sent a letter to Texas Education Agency Commissioner Mike Morath ordering immediate action to ensure the safety of children in Texas schools following the … more
I joined the Human Trafficking Committee. Yes, you read that right. This does not actually mean that I’ll be participating in human trafficking, but rather, a guy in my Sunday school class … more
Snuggling puppies is my favorite. Don’t get me wrong, a good baby nuzzle is 12 out of 10, but having a well-trained canine snuggle companion is plum hard to beat. My first puppy lover was … more
Getting through life seems to get in the way of experiencing life sometimes, and that is not ok. Too often I find myself “doing” and not necessarily “experiencing.” I know that it’s a … more
Editor’s note: This review contains spoilers. When “Gone Girl” was released in 2012, it was all the rage. Every book club in town was reading it, and it prompted literature junkies like me … more
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