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On Dec. 27, 1968, the Apollo 8 mission came to an end with a splashdown in the Pacific Ocean. It was the conclusion of the mission that sent the first men to the moon. Frank Borman, Jim Lovell and … more
That moment when the idea that the pandemic would be vanquished well before the holidays was replaced, somewhere along the way, by the thought that this “new normal” would be the norm for … more
As we look back on 2020 many people will have plenty of things to gripe about. Closures, lockdowns, masks, cancelations, layoffs, furloughs, riots, a highly contentious election, and so much more … more
Texas budget writers will start out billions of dollars short in 2021. New sin taxes might spell relief. Name your vice: Pot? Casinos? Online betting? Lobby signings and bill filings already point … more
Dear editor, A late close friend of mine, owner of a weekly paper, once told me that to set a rule and then allow someone to slide by that rule and then subsequently re-enforce it costs a damn … more
It’s time for a few housecleaning items. There are some things of late that require a little attention and clarification. The first thing I want to address is the poll question we ran two … more
All but one of the Republicans running statewide campaigns in Texas this year beat their opponents by 8 to 11 percentage points. The one? President Donald Trump, who beat Joe Biden by 5.8 percentage … more
Dear Editor, On behalf of the Semper Fi Society of Brazos Valley, the U.S. Marines would like to thank Tony’s Family Restaurant for letting us to have a place to hold our 245th Marine Corps … more
Dear Editor, Here is to a sustainable, lasting, and enhanced future for Sealy. Please consider adding the following descriptors to the Sealy plan for success: Sustainable: Are new business … more
The Texas Legislature won’t convene until January, but Monday marks the beginning of that session. It’s the day lawmakers can officially file legislation for the coming session — an … more
I recently got into a spat with a friend regarding an ugly anti-media meme shared on Facebook. I was about to absolutely blister this person about how ignorant it was but opted to let it drop … more
Dear Editor, Prudent growth is essential or there will be no growth at all. I have seen Ms. Burchfield at one meeting; her comments sound like ruffled feathers, possibly from someone my letters … more
To those who have served, are serving, and those planning to serve in the United States Armed Forces, I salute you. Veterans Day is next Wednesday and for me it is always very special. No, I have … more
Dear Editor, Regarding Diane Wuthridge’s third tirade in the paper about the EDC and city council and specifically Lloyd Merrell, city manager and Robert Worley, EDC director. You have … more
Great job, you voted! You exercised your right as a non-felonious adult American citizen to democratically elect the people who will represent us in our state and federal governments for the next few … more
Next to Christmas, Halloween was always my favorite holiday growing up. Between getting to wear costumes and looting all that free candy, life was good. When I was little, Mom always made a big … more
Late money is pouring into MJ Hegar’s campaign for the U.S. Senate, and The Texas Tribune’s Patrick Svitek reported this week that the Democrat has jumped ahead of Republican … more
Back in the day when I was trying to come up with a name for my column, I took a hard look at what topics I typically wrote about. more
How hard is it to register to vote and then to vote in Texas? It’s harder than in 49 other states, according to a “cost-of-voting index” compiled by political … more
Do you ever think you see something but it’s really something else? I’m not talking about mirages, rather, sometimes our eyes just fool us. For instance, I have a beard, and for weeks … more
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