Opinions

Growing boys bring uncomfortable circumstances

It’s official. He’s a man now. Or, at least that’s what clothing retailers seem to believe, and it’s something I am not ready for in the...

Frozen in time: My history with alcohol

I’m not a big drinker; I just don’t need alcohol to act like a fool – it comes naturally to me. Nolan Ryan was born...

When OCD met spam: Decisions, decisions

The part of my OCD that makes me cringe over those little red numbers on my home screen indicating something needs my attention has...

Campuses affected by Harvey get special looks

Some 109 independent school districts and charters directly affected by Hurricane Harvey are eligible for special evaluation in this year’s state accountability system, the...

Why it’s impossible to be sneaky anymore

Back in the good ol’ days, you could root around in your friends’ vacant houses and get away with it. No more. This day is looming: After...

Making healthy choices…on purpose

Ouch! When does that word (or something similar) pop to the surface? Most likely, it’s when you bump into something... Your toe with a bed post. Your shin...

Select panel at state Capitol considers approaches to mass shooting prevention

A special interim committee of state lawmakers met July 24 at the Texas Capitol to further explore what can be done to prevent mass...

‘Bean enchiladas’ and other misheard lyrics

A granddaughter was sure she had heard the song correctly. However, the five year old soon discovered – like so many of us do –...

White-tails bring out angry, red-faced tirades

Okay, so, it doesn’t take much for y’all to lose your minds. Apparently all someone has to do is suggest you shouldn’t feed Bambi...

Ponderings at 30,000 feet

Do you have a special place to think? I mean, a spot where you consistently go to ponder your life and what you are doing...
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