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Since my last column, selfish and hateful acts of violence carried out by a white-supremacist took the lives of 22 people in El Paso, Texas. Just hours later, nine more were killed in Dayton, Ohio at the hands of another sick and demented individual consumed with hate. As Texans, and as Americans, we grieve with heavy hearts and grapple with the reality of the senseless violence that has become too common in a nation that for centuries has lit the world as a beacon of hope, peace, and prosperity. Together, we must search within our collective soul to restore the values and ideals that promote unity and strength, rather than division and hate. And while there will certainly be a number of debates about how to address the increasingly frequent mass-shootings, it is my sincere hope that we will first seek to unite behind a common commitment to reaffirm our identity as one nation, under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all. more
Imitation is defined as a thing intended to simulate or copy something else. It has many synonyms: fake, forgery, reproduction, and impersonation, to name a few. more
The following information is a summer rerun, from what appeared in the Meteor three years ago this month. Locals who were here 60 or more years ago have memories of the courthouse that graced our Town Square before the current one. Several photos of that previous one hang in the Museum. Usually they catch new visitors’ eyes right off the bat. It was totally different than our current one. For many of us, a fascination stems from the proverb “We don’t appreciate what we have until it is gone.” more
With a number of Texas Republicans deciding not to seek reelection to Congress, the state suddenly has a bunch of openings in its delegation. At least three of those vacancies increase the odds that Texas will send more Democrats to Congress after the 2020 elections. more
Is it safe for me and my wife to return from our vacation in Eastern Europe? more
The National Football League welcomed a stacked 2019 class to Canton over the weekend to officially enshrine eight men into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. more
[Editor’s note: This is the second in an occasional series about travel destinations from Madison County easily made in a day. Future installments will include fun family trips, educational opportunities and state landmarks.] Only in Texas would residents drive about 70 miles for ice cream and not be branded a lunatic. more
Not so long ago, the Democrats challenging incumbent Republicans in Texas were a peculiar mix of ambitious, dutiful, brave, optimistic and bananas. more
Politics is full of nobodies, and the Democratic field of challengers to U.S. Sen. John Cornyn is just a new example. more
It's never too late for a good belly laugh. more
[Editor’s note: This is the second of a three-part look back at some July events in Madison County expressed in the pages of the Meteor going back to 1929 (the earliest available editions of the newspaper). This second installment covers the mid-century era of the area.] more
Major League Baseball immortalized six former players on Sunday with inductions into the Hall-of-Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y. more
I feared that the upcoming 50th anniversary of the first manned moon landing might get eclipsed by other celebrations (the 75th anniversary of D-Day, the 50th anniversary of the Stonewall Riots, the 10th anniversary of financier Jeffrey Epstein's latest girlfriend learning to tie her shoes, etc.), but apparently the sky is the limit for Apollo 11 remembrances. more
While some suggest that the general sense of patriotism is dipping across America, I am happy to report that pride for the United States was as prevalent as ever in House District 57 over the July Fourth holiday weekend. I had the honor of participating in a parade with countless others dressed in red, white and blue to show their undying love for our beloved country. I capped off the holiday weekend with some much-needed family time, and it is my hope that you and yours had some time to reflect on the many blessings we, as proud Americans, enjoy. God bless the USA! more
With the Madden rankings come typical preseason bragging rights for players and fans alike and something to discuss prior to kickoff, which is just over 50 days away. more
It has been a wild summer for sports. From the Toronto Raptors taking the NBA Championship to the U.S. Women’s Soccer Team prevailing in the World Cup once more, there has been no shortage of entertainment for the casual sports fan. more
Days on Market, aka D.O.M., is the number of days a property has been listed on a broker’s multiple listing service such as Houston Association of Realtors. D.O.M. in real estate is important for buyers and sellers, because it is a measurable statistic that gauges the property’s performance on the market. New properties get viewed the most when they’re new to the market more
“We now have an actual humanitarian crisis on the border that only underscores the need to drop the politics and fix our immigration system once and for all.” more
Maybe Marianne Williamson is The Texan. That title is contested, most recently wrested from Beto O’Rourke of El Paso and San Antonio’s Julián Castro. Lots of people think those are the only two Texans in the hunt for the Democratic Party’s presidential 2020 nomination. more
MIAMI — On the first question of the first Democratic presidential primary debate, Beto O'Rourke got dinged by moderators for not giving a straight answer. more
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