Pearl Harbor tour evokes strong emotions

Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016
By Joe Duty

Dec. 7, 1941: a date that resonates with every American as one of the most horrific days in American history, the bombing of Pearl Harbor.

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Board sets state funding limit for next 2-year budget

Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Texas lawmakers will have just under $100 billion to use for the non-constitutional spending portion of state budget for fiscal years 2018-2019.

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Pearl Harbor

Published Wednesday, December 7, 2016
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Learning the art of exterior illumination

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Richard Greene

Growing up in the Greene household, the day after Thanksgiving never involved trips to jam-packed stores fighting over the latest gadgets or new electronics. Instead, it was my father's day to turn our little two-bedroom home into something akin to a lit runway with red and white lights shining from every corner of the house and any nearby vegetation.

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We need a lot more Dolly

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
By Joy Carrico

Can I call you Dolly? If I were to call you Ms. Parton, I imagine you would insist I call you Dolly. You seem to be on a permanent first-name basis with the whole world.

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Fake News

Published Saturday, December 3, 2016
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Fake News

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What are you for?

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By Brian Eaton

A few years ago, country singer Pat Green recorded an excellent song called "What I'm For." In it, songwriters Marc Beeson and Allen Shamblin tell us numerous things they are for, including: trustworthy mechanics, inner-city teachers never giving up on kids, Texas margaritas, getting out of debt, soakin' up wisdom from old men, smiling drive-thru workers, counting blessings and leaving grudges behind.

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Texas African American History Memorial unveiled at Capitol

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By Ed Sterling

A crowd of citizens and dignitaries gathered on the south lawn of the state Capitol on Nov. 19 to witness the unveiling of the Texas African American History Memorial.

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Trump will preserve country

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016
By Gerald Groves

Dec. 7 of this year will be the 75th anniversary of the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor that began World War II - an attack that would awaken a sleeping giant.

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Ashes to Ashes

Published Wednesday, November 30, 2016
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Ashes to Ashes

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‘3,000 Miles to Graceland’ leaves viewers ‘all shook up’ … and annoyed

Published Saturday, November 26, 2016
By Racey Burden

In the spirit of Thanksgiving, David and I found a way to subtly torture each other - pick out the worst movie we own and make the other one watch it.

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Feel free to sleep through ‘Sleepover,’ you’re not missing much

Published Saturday, November 26, 2016
By David Talley

Winter is just about here. The days are getting shorter and colder, and we're all spending more time inside with the TV on.

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The end of a writing slump or the beginning of a cookbook?

Published Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By Gerre Joiner

I've been in kind of a writing slump lately. But I've learned a few things in the past several weeks. Maybe they'll be worthy of your consideration.

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Bill filers jump to early start as legislative session nears

Published Wednesday, November 23, 2016
By Ed Sterling

Just a few of Texas' 31 Senate members and 150 House members filed a total of 523 pieces of legislation on Nov. 14, the first day lawmakers could submit legislation for the coming session.

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Happy Thanksgiving

Published Wednesday, November 23, 2016
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Happy Thanksgiving

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Trump succeeded where Perot (and Clinton) didn’t

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Brian Knox

Democrats, and to be quite honest many Republicans, are shocked that Trump won the presidency. I'm not. Surprised? Yes. Wary of what might happen in a Trump presidency? Yes. Shocked? No.

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It’s beginning to sound a lot like Christmas everywhere I go

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Joy Carrico

Get ready. It's almost time for the invasion of bad music into our lives.

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Apathy wins 2016

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Tracy Smith

My candidate, Hillary Clinton, spoke to her supporters about staying engaged because America and its entire people are worth it.

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Burden’s column gives hope

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
By Jerry Howard

So Racey Burden is wrong because she is too young to know better? What a sad conclusion!

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Thanksgiving Recipe for Disaster

Published Saturday, November 19, 2016
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Thanksgiving Recipe for Disaster

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