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'Round Town

It’s school time again! This week the teachers of Madisonville Consolidated Independent School District returned to work to get involved in a little staff development before the school bell rings. … more

Capitol Highlights

Parties to campus-carry lawsuit to return to court AUSTIN — Three University of Texas professors are seeking a temporary injunction “to at least retain the option of maintaining their academic … more

Division still reigns in country

In equal parts, I feel that the blame for the most recent and ever-increasing attack on law enforcement in this country can be laid at the feet of President Barack Obama and the national news … more

Country coming full circle

Let’s all take a moment and show our complete and utter surprise at the developments out of the FBI and Department of Justice regarding the investigation into Hillary Clinton. Yes; I can see … more

Winner won’t solve problems

There was an old riddle that used to make the rounds, which posited what it meant when a liar told you he or she was lying. Other funny things from back in the day state that you can tell if a … more

The new childish paradigm

One of the proudest moments of my life was when I became a father. With that, though, also has come some of the most embarrassing moments. Everyone has that tale to tell about a child throwing a … more

The oddliness of languagistics

You might not have guessed it, but being in the newspaper business, we live and die by the words we choose. Sometimes, we can inspire and create pictures with our writing, and other times we can … more

Saying goodbye to a good man

I spent a lot of time in a mild funk last week, mostly because of the news of the death of Muhammad Ali. Strange, isn’t it? But it wasn’t his actual death that caused my melancholy, but the … more

Silence of justice deafening

Blink and you missed it. I’m not talking about the small town on the backwater road in some state that’s mostly nothing, I’m talking about what should have been banner news being paid mere … more

Clinton ideas skew destructive

Ladies and gentleman, welcome to the latest edition of pander-monium, where in an election cycle candidates get further and further into silliness by making promises that either make no sense or are … more

New ideas need new legends

Maybe I’m maudlin, maybe just old-fashioned, but I kind of like my entertainment to be, well, entertaining. Not that books, or movies or even television shows can’t wrap a message into their … more
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