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The first time I thought about killing myself, I was in the fourth grade. A group of girls in my class had decided I needed a good bullying and, while redheads may be popular now, we were … 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
Well, now we know what it takes to remain employed at the Texas Office of the Attorney General. Almost a year ago, several top aides to Attorney General Ken Paxton accused him of using his … 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
$117.5 billion. That’s the amount that Texas state and local governments and educational institutions are expected to receive through federal stimulus legislation passed in response to 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
Dear Editor, Texas Governor Greg Abbott recently signed Senate Concurrent Resolution 3, which condemns the practice of forced organ harvesting from prisoners of conscience in China. I want to … 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
In recent years, kayaking has become a true craze, ranking right up there with TikTok dances, government stimulus checks, and those glorified Lunchables on plywood I can’t pronounce called … 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
How do you know if you live in the city or the country? For some, any place without a Whole Foods is rural. For others, a stoplight is a harbinger of urban sprawl. The federal government has more … more
To the Editor,I don’t want to name names, but there are a few Democratic senators in Congress who clearly care more about protecting the filibuster, an antiquated procedural norm that lets a … more
To the Editor,Year after year, we see politicians in Congress make promises about what they can do for constituents like me. And year after year, the progress is usually less than we hoped for. The … 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
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