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Our nation is facing increasing challenges from cyberspace. On May 7, the Colonial Pipeline, a Houston-originated oil pipeline system carrying gasoline and jet fuel to the Southeastern U.S., … more
It seems that every generation in America has its wakeup call. Every war, every undeclared war, every attack, and every call to duty is remembered more acutely by those called to serve our nation in … more
Please note that the cartoons shown in this gallery are not reflective of the opinions of the Katy Times nor its employees. Rather, these cartoons are posted for the purposes of inspiring thought, … more
September 11, 2001, was a pleasant day on the East Coast. The weather was perfect. My wife and I were preparing to host the wedding of our youngest daughter in just four days. Over 150 guests were … more
Many parents (including my wife and I) are currently in the process of moving their precious partly-grown child-people (and some of their credit cards) to institutions of higher education for the … more
According to CNN, pandemic fears and enhanced unemployment benefits have left the nation facing a serious shortage of qualified school bus drivers. The problem is acute, despite districts … more
Recently, I made the punishing three-hour drive through endless miles of desolate Texas wasteland (otherwise known as nature) between Longview and College Station to a horse show for my eldest and … more
Austin, Texas, is a city of paradoxes. It’s the capital of one of the most conservative states in the country – a state where you’ll probably feel out of place in some localities if … more
Although some men long to have a son to carry on their family name (and their male-pattern baldness), I’ve always felt lucky to have three daughters. Having girls is more interesting for me … more
For over 150 years, Canada has been more than just a great neighbor– we are your best customer, closest security partner, and largest supplier of energy.  Texas is an important part of all … more
With the easing of COVID-19 restrictions over the past few months, Texas weather has been releasing its pent-up energy like a post-quarantine exhibitionist with multiple personality disorder. This … more
In the U.S., roughly one in five children has been cyberbullied. And with 95% of teens connected to the internet and 85% using social media, cyberbullying is an imminent threat. On this national Stop … more
It’s summertime in Texas, a season saturated with patriotic pride. We observed Memorial Day in May, honoring those in uniform who have made the ultimate sacrifice in defense of our … more
Whether Warren Spahn was on the mound or in World War II trenches, his opponents agreed that no one was tougher. Spahn’s 363 career wins are the most of any left-hander (he won 75 games … more
Most Texans don’t think the political divisions in the state are as bad as they look; 81% told surveyors for a new Threads of Texas project that Texans’ common attitudes outnumber their … more
The Texas Legislature is not short of emergencies that need attention, but Gov. Greg Abbott, who is giving his biennial State of the State speech next Monday, might have some ideas about … more
American sports are in trouble. At least if I am, in any way, a representation of a typical fan. I grew up in Philadelphia where following all four major teams is part of one’s DNA. As I sit … more
Due to my flexible work schedule, I often run errands that are traditionally associated with the matriarch of the family­ - in other words, the mother/wife/supervisor/figure of maturity and … more
When the public Harris Health system acquiesced or conspired with the Harris County Commissioners’ Court several years back to slash the number of hospital beds in half at its Ben Taub and LBJ … more
When the Iran-Iraq war broke out in 1980, former Secretary of State Henry Kissinger opined on the hostilities this way: “It’s a pity they can’t both lose.” With the … more
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