Opinions

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...

Chance encounters of the unexpected kind

I have a funny story to tell, but to protect the innocent I am not going to use any names, dates, or places. Basically, you...

Psychological warfare: Battling reason vs. want

A friend has a dilemma, a definitive First World dilemma, one that I had seen before. Have you ever wanted something, perhaps for decades, and...

Making sense of life: Part 5

Quick quiz: Question 1: When you are not eating at home, what is the restaurant that you frequent the most? Question 2: When you have time...

An adventurous artist’s cold ‘telegraph trip’

This column first appeared Feb. 22, 2007. Recently, I wrote a column about Western Union not delivering telegrams anymore. When I ran across a sentence...

Another Derr graduates AHS

Well, it’s here. The last Derr sibling graduates from Azle High School this week. It means two things: We’re all finally adults (hey, with a 13-year...

Valdez wins to face Abbott in November election

Former Dallas County Sheriff Lupe Valdez defeated Houston businessman Andrew White, the son of the late former governor, Mark White, in the May 22...
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