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The Critters Are Out

The other day, I walked past one of the azalea bushes. I noticed something strange, so I moved in for a closer look. Wrapped around one of the branches was a little snake—a monster of a snake … more

Christianity vs. White Supremacy

Earlier this week, Rev. Joseph C. Parker Jr. of David Chapel Baptist Church in Austin, addressed the Charlottesville alt-right rally and the response of the Austin Christian community. He lamented … more

Property owners deserve tax relief

Today, too many Texans are in danger of losing their homes because of rising property taxes. more

Onward Christian soldiers: Jim Bakker's War

False Prophets are very good at hiding their falseness. Recently, Jim Baker, the religious swindler and convicted felon, stated that if Trump is impeached “The Christians will finally come out of the shadows.” more

My plain old Coca-Cola is disappearing

There are so many news stories, not all bad — but most of them not good — that occupy the dinner table discussions at my home. We’ve shed tears, shared frustrations, debated politics and … more

A Commonwealth of Consciousness

The dictionary definition of Liberty is: “the power or scope to act as one pleases,” and as Independence Day reminds us, we love to celebrate our liberty. But somehow in my lifetime, we have … more

Obscure Federal Program Displaces Workers

The federal government has created yet another immigration employment hurdle for U.S. science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) workers, according to a new report. After obtaining data … more

On Independence Day, America Struggles to Remain Sovereign

For decades, Democratic and Republican White Houses have winked at border and interior immigration enforcement, tolerated catch and release, abided sanctuary cities, ignored visa overstays, looked … more

Property tax fix starts with appraisal review boards

Property taxes in Texas are a lot like dealing with a fresh wound.Every year, we vent our rage because our property tax bills go up. Lately, they go up a lot. We’re wounded yet again.But serious, … more

So many tax lies, so little time

In most cases, it’s best practice to cut through the media noise and go straight to the source to understand what’s happening in public policy. Donald Trump’s tax plan is not one of those cases.  more

Defenseless Driving

My eldest and most expensive child recently reached one of those teen milestones that parents often consider with a combination of dread and hopefulness. No, I'm not referring to her first solo trip … more

These hands of mine

I’ve always heard that one can tell a lot by a man’s hands. For example, if they’re soft and smooth, then they very likely don’t work very hard. I once shook the hand of a … more

For Memorial Day - Serving Those Who Serve Us

Every Memorial Day, we remember those who died during active military service. But the day gives us a special opportunity to serve those who serve us.According to the Department of Veterans Affairs, … more

My Garden of Life

I just finished watering my crops. Since most of them are planted in 5-gallon buckets with holes drilled in the bottom for drainage, I have to water them just about every day. It seems that the ones planted into the earth stay hydrated longer and appear healthier than the ones in the buckets. They simply have a better foundation. more

It’s a miracle baby

I was tired. I went to bed that night without getting a shower. My stinky golf clothes were on the floor. I think I slept for 45 minutes when it started. It was a little past 1:00 a.m. on Friday the 13th. 

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What if Obamacare sold homeowner’s insurance?

If homeowner’s insurance worked like Obamacare, in no time at all homelessness would be a viable option for residents trying to lower their insurance cost.Under Obamahome, construction contractors … more

Don’t privatize veterans’ healthcare

Veterans have made enormous sacrifices for the United States. The rest of us should ensure that they lead prosperous lives after their service.Affordable, high-quality health care has been a … more

Corporate interests are warping the internet

Ajit Pai, the current FCC chairman and a former lawyer for Verizon, has repealed net neutrality. To do this, he had to solicit public to comment on the matter. more

We the People …

“We hold these truths to be self-evident, that all men are created equal, that they are endowed by their Creator with certain unalienable Rights, that among these are Life, Liberty and the pursuit … more

Journalists aren't so different from our readers

If you stay in the news business long enough, you're inevitably going to run into a reader who has a grievance — sometimes legitimate, sometimes not — against their hometown newspaper.Sometimes … more
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