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If you think vehicles are cool now, just wait

It is true that futurists of the past lied to us: We do not have a Jetsons’ lifestyle of sassy robot maids or flying...

Tending to Hulk-boy

As parents, we often look for teachable moments. This past week the roles were reversed – my 11-year-old caught mono. The first thing I learned was...

Top officials join in about hurricane preparedness

Gov. Greg Abbott on June 6 joined President Donald Trump, Department of Homeland Security Secretary Kirstjen Nielsen, FEMA Administrator Brock Long, White House cabinet...

The Austin versus Houston capital battle

  The column first appeared Oct. 1, 1981. It is no wonder that Texans (like myself) brag. We have a lot of exciting history we can...

Traveling joyfully

Road trip! It’s next to impossible for us to really appreciate what life would have been like a century ago. At least we have historical...

Rubbed the wrong way

So, I was visiting with a friend the other day, and she said something that I’m still having a hard time wrapping my mind...

Gov. offers plan to prevent school shootings

Gov. Greg Abbott on May 30 joined state and local leaders in Dallas and San Marcos to unveil his School and Firearm Safety Action...

About biscuits and milk: The Gail Borden story

This column first appeared Aug. 23, 2012. With the London Olympics just concluded, I saw a headline that said, “A Texan Takes Gold in London,...

Write it down: Pencil tip clarity

Thoughts disentangle themselves passing over the lips and through pencil tips.” “I don’t know what I think about that because I haven’t blogged on it...

A proud (only?) Newberry Award winner

In the spring of 1974, there we all were, all 26 of us – the graduating class of Meridian, Texas High School. Behind us in...
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