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With Thanksgiving just finished and Christmas and the new year just ahead, the holiday season is a great time to reflect on the past year and start thinking about the road ahead. more
Beto O’Rourke started his campaign for U.S. Senate with the same sad visibility the current troop of Democratic hopefuls is battling today. more
It’s a bit much to suggest that the middle in Texas politics is blossoming into a giant political force, but there are signs of life outside the most progressive and conservative corners of the electorate. more
War has come to my yard! But this battle doesn’t involve modern conventional weapons with individual rounds of ammunition that cost almost as much as my eldest and most expensive daughter’s wardrobe. Instead, this is a battle against one of the most annoying forces of nature known to man – the scourge of autumn leaves. more
The Dallas Cowboys lost their second straight contest with a 26-15 defeat at the hands of the Buffalo Bills to spoil their annual Thanksgiving Day home game in Jerry World, dropping their record to a pedestrian 6-6 with four games remaining in the regular season. The Cowboys have still not defeated a team with a winning record this season. more
President Donald Trump has been to Texas seven times this year. more
As the days grow increasingly shorter with the change in seasons, many East Texans wonder why it's necessary to change our clocks back an hour around this time every year. Over the last several weeks, my office has received numerous phone calls regarding the observation of Daylight Savings Time in Texas. more
The Dallas Cowboys continued to struggle against formidable opponents with a 13-9 loss to the New England Patriots on a wet night in Foxboro, Mass. Sunday. more
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
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