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Who would have guessed that sharing political confidences with a political foe — a conversation that upended the speaker of the Texas House — would have real competition for the biggest blunder a House member might make this year? more
Now that America is deep into the bowels of college football season, I’m experiencing my yearly gastrointestinal angst about my Texas A&M Aggies. more
You’re standing in the kitchen when she runs in to put a soft kiss on your cheek. She’s smiling. She’s excited. It’s a holiday weekend and your daughter is going to a party. more
New additions in our town! more
The LSU Tigers shot to the top of the College Football Playoff rankings with a 46-41 victory over the Alabama Crimson Tide in what was billed as the best college football matchup of the regular season. more
Ignore Beto O’Rourke’s misbegotten presidential campaign for a moment, and give the El Paso Democrat his due: He is the reason Texas Democrats are hopeful and Texas Republicans are worried. more
I'd like to start this column by expressing my sincere gratitude to all of the brave men and women who have served, or are currently serving, in our armed forces. With Veterans' Day around the corner, it's important that we remember these American heroes and express our appreciation for their dedicated service. And while we should be thankful every day, Veterans' Day allows all Americans the opportunity to recognize the unbreakable chain of patriots who have served this country with honor and bravery throughout the life of our nation. We are so grateful for you! more
If you don’t like the way a discussion is going, change the subject. more
Fall has always been my favorite time of year, not due to the splendor of the colorful foliage, the crisp breezes heralding a new season, or the savory scents of autumn that inspire us to get our pumpkin-spice freak on. Instead, what I love most about the fall is that it kicks off a series of beloved holidays in quick succession, giving me an excuse to ingest my own body weight in pie. more
Despite a disastrous start at Minute Maid Park, the Houston Astros have rebounded with three straight wins in Washington D.C. over the Nationals to take a three-games-to-two advantage in the 2019 World Series. more
The question isn’t whether Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen will be out of a job. more
As many of you are aware, Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen had a meeting in June with a political operative in the Speaker's Capitol Office. The conversations that took place that day were recorded and recently released to the public. more
Jose Altuve answered a late New York comeback bid with a walk-off homerun in game six of the American League Championship Series on Saturday to propel the Astros to their second World Series in three years. more
The Texas Legislature wants voters to amend the state Constitution — kind of a big deal — in a way that doesn’t really do much. more
I have been in Madisonville St. Joseph Hospital for rehabilitation since my open-heart surgery, in September. I want to thank my prayer warriors, including members and pastors of Bedias United Methodist Church, Shiloh Baptist Church, Madisonville UMC, Faith Outreach Christian Center in Navasota, and many friends and neighbors, for their continued prayers, I want to thank the MSJH Ladies Auxiliary and Heart to Heart Florist, in Madisonville, for the unexpected flowers to brighten up my room. I have been blessed with much appreciated visitors from both Bedias and Madisonville friends and neighbors. more
The Houston Astros avoided the almost certain death sentence of an 0-2 start at home in the American League Championship Series (ALCS) on Sunday when Carlos Correa sent the bottom of the eleventh inning’s first pitch into the right field bleachers. more
The speaker of the U.S. House knows a thing or two about politics, and she said in Austin last weekend that the 2020 elections won’t be nationalized — that national issues and controversies won’t be at the center of voters’ attention. more
I recently had the pleasure of congratulating a dear friend of mine - Dr. Keven Ellis, of Lufkin - on his recent appointment by Governor Abbott to chair the State Board of Education. This occasion reminded me of how important it is to have individuals from East Texas serving in leadership capacities. more
The Astros established control in their American League Division Series matchup against the Tampa Bay Rays with a pair of decisive wins in Houston before dropping game three by a score of 10-3 in Florida on Monday. more
The Dallas Cowboys fell back to earth against their first formidable opponent on Sunday and dropped their first game of the season to the Saints in New Orleans by a score of 12-10. more
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