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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
Cutting taxes — as opposed to restraining the growth in future tax increases or swapping a reduction in property taxes for an increase in the state sales tax — appears to be a nearly insurmountable obstacle. more
On a hot Summer day in July 1776, members of the Second Continental Congress assembled in Philadelphia to boldly declare that the thirteen American colonies would no longer be subject to the monarch of Britain. The ratification of the Declaration of Independence on July 4th is still celebrated today, over 200 years later, just as John Adams envisioned so many years ago --"It will be celebrated with pomp and parade, bonfires and illuminations from one end of this continent to the other." more
A poll nestled between the end of a Texas legislative session and the beginning of what promises to be a tumultuous 2020 election has just the right blend of what happened and what’s next — along with a look at what Texas voters are thinking about. With that setup, here are some talking points from the University of Texas/Texas Tribune Poll we rolled out this week: more
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