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Currently, the president has been considering altering his position and issued orders to have bump stocks banned as a response to the horrific shooting in Florida. more
AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott has appointed Rolando Pablos of El Paso to succeed Secretary of State Carlos Cascos, effective Jan. 5.  Pablos has served as chair of the Texas Racing Commission, the … more
As your Congressman, I strongly oppose the route of the Texas Central Rail and have helped successfully block its Washington petitions for eminent domain and construction authority. more
When I was getting started in the news business, my favorite comic in newspapers was “Bloom County.” One set of panels, very early on and in the mid-80s, dealt with people making comments and … more
Sometimes it doesn’t pay to get out of bed. Last Monday was one of those days for me.  If I could drop it, stumble over it, break it or lose it, I did. That includes last week’s column, or … more
For the second time this year, a caravan of people is headed toward the southern U.S. border, and the country has pitched camps on each side of this issue. Frankly, I’m not sure why it’s … more
This past week I enjoyed crisscrossing the Eighth Congressional District to listen to you about issues impacting your life. more
I was having a discussion with a coworker the other day, who was of the younger persuasion, and was unfamiliar with the assassination of John F. Kennedy, and the involvement of Lee Harvey … more
You need to know this! Thurs., Mar. 23 is National Puppy Day. It was the famous humorist, Josh Billings, who once said, “A dog is the only thing on earth that loves you more than he loves … more
Galatians 5:13 says, “13 You, my brothers and sisters, were called to be free. But do not use your freedom to indulge the flesh; rather, serve one another humbly in love.” If you are a … more
If I hadn’t know the definition before, the phrase “from the ridiculous to the sublime” took on new meaning last week. You probably remember the very serious date last Tuesday, which is … more
Another year goes by, and we’re now in the throes of the holiday season. Christmas gets the best press, but I’m still squarely in the camp of Thanksgiving. For me, it’s less … more
Oliver Juarez, owner and operator of Juarez Tacos, boasts his taco truck as “El taco madre”, the mother of all tacos.  Every morning Juarez fires up the pit to give his fajita meat an authentic, … more
Hello everyone, I hope you are all doing well. The more I speak with people now days, I find that there are many of them facing spiritual, as well as physical mountains.  Sometimes those … more
No child, regardless of race, color, creed, etc., will EVER want to be ripped from its parents, and any sane person would never want to be in the position to make that call. The collective outrage … more
I’ve made many a comment about being proud to be the son of an immigrant. My heritage is important, you see, but not as important as the rights and citizenship I enjoy as an American. For … more
Dear Editor:I would like to know how Madison County can afford to spend $2 million more than it receives in tax receipts. Already, the Court dipped into the 2017 budget General Fund a bit. I believe … more
I’ve been to Europe a number of times, and the thing that most stirs my passion is the history of the continent. I like the feeling I get when I walk on ground that I know has been under the … more
To the editor: Righteous indignation expressed by the media over claims of bias in, and manipulation of, the news falls on deaf ears here. The following information was gleaned from George … more
I got felt up on Thursday, and not in a good way. Don't think this is a lewd or lascivious column; this is about rights, and dignity, and things of that nature. I had occasion to travel to San … more
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