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Former President Donald J. Trump recently filed a lawsuit in federal district court in Miami against the Big Tech companies that have denied him a platform. He has targeted Twitter and Facebook, whose media platforms he had used with spectacular success before and during his presidency to ad…

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You don’t find people who speak Latin anymore; they are all texting in a new language that is just about as confusing, LOL. BTW u betr lstn 2 thm bcuz IQs r impt evn if spln is not. 

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The Texas Workforce Commission released June employment figures that showed Texas employers added nearly 56,000 jobs in June, while the unemployment rate dropped to 6.5 percent.

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It seems Texas Republican Gov. Greg Abbott, while seeking a third term in 2022, is also seeking national attention as the second coming of Donald Trump.

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“Whap!  Whap!  Whap-whap!”  The sound of dominoes slapped on the table echoed throughout the room!  These 42 players took their game very seriously, and it showed in the passionate way they played the game. The game of 42 is very popular throughout Wharton County.

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As Texans hit the roads this summer with pandemic restrictions eased and vaccinations widespread, the national average price of gas is expected to top $3 per gallon, though the average in Texas for regular is $2.799, according to AAA. Drivers should expect prices to keep rising as demand ris…

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I miss Tiger Woods. He won the U.S. open in 2008 even though he was banged up so bad that he parked legally in a handicapped spot at the club. 

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Last weekend, President Joseph R. Biden Jr. ordered the U.S. military to bomb targets in Syria and Iraq in an effort “to send a clear and unambiguous deterrent message” to Iran. It is apparently the belief of the Biden administration -- as it has been with Biden’s three immediate presidentia…

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Gov. Greg Abbott decided to play hardball with the Texas Legislature after House Democrats took a walk just before midnight on the last day bills could be considered.

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Although 74 million Americans celebrate the Fourth of July with a backyard barbecue, my wife and I have usually followed what we consider a long held American tradition of having hot dogs on Independence Day.  What you serve and eat on the Fourth probably has to do with what you like to eat.…

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House Democrats filed a petition with the Texas Supreme Court on Friday, seeking to overturn Gov. Greg Abbott’s veto of funding for the legislative branch.

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Texas Rivers…They have more springs than a Posturepedic mattress, more Alligator Gars than necessary and so many old tires in places that you can throw a rock in the water and watch it bounce out. Here are a few little known and quite amazing facts about some of our rivers:

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The dispute over whether Roman Catholics who facilitate abortions should be permitted to receive the Blessed Sacrament appears to be coming to a head as President Joseph R. Biden Jr., a public Roman Catholic and public abettor of abortion, continues to attend Mass regularly and receive.

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Although the old saying, “Clothes make the man,” has some truth to it, clothing trends change rather frequently, and, every decade or so, rather drastically. A case in point is the T-shirt, which in my retirement years I wear much of the time. In the 1940s, most people wouldn’t have been cau…

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Last week, The New York Times revealed that in late 2017 and early 2018, prosecutors in the Department of Justice persuaded a federal grand jury to subpoena the telephone, email and texting records of about 20 people, including two members of Congress and their families, staffs and investiga…

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The Electric Reliability Council of Texas urged Texans to cut back on power usage last week when an unusually large number of power plants shut down for unexpected repairs as temperatures soared. ERCOT officials announced Friday that Texans could resume normal levels of electricity use, however.

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You’re no doubt familiar with the bucket list, things you want to do before you kick the bucket, right? I asked my son Mike that question once and he said he’d like to sail around the world and he’d do it too if he didn’t have to get out of the sight of land. While that smacks of insincerity…

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For the first time in American history, a federal judge last week authorized the government to admit as evidence in a criminal case in a public courtroom words uttered by the defendant that were obtained under torture. 

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To continue with a previous observation, all U. S. states have sort of a dark side so let’s get enlightened. It’s like the street bum begging on street corners holding a sign that reads “I Saw the Light.” On the flip side it reads Bud Lite, Miller Lite, Lone Star Lite. 

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Sunday I pickled two more jars of onions, making a total of seven or eight jars since I began “pickling” about a month ago.  I couldn’t find my mother’s recipe box, so I made up a recipe from memory and imagination.  I finally did find the recipe box, and it turns out I was right-on except f…

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Gov. Greg Abbott, running for a third term in 2022, may hope to build his national name ID to possibly land on a presidential ticket. 

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Texas lawmakers will adjourn the regular session on Monday — Memorial Day — but Gov. Greg Abbott has already indicated he will call a special session in the fall to grapple with redistricting after detailed census results are finally released.

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“The Constitution of the United States is a law for rulers and people, equally in war and in peace, and covers with the shield of its protection all classes of men, at all times and under all circumstances. No doctrine involving more pernicious consequences was ever invented by the wit of ma…

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My father had a great sense of humor and although he only had a high school education he loved to taunt his better educated friends and family by claiming that he graduated from the School of Hard Knocks and had more sense than those who relied on “book learning.” He claimed that he never re…

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The good old days weren’t always as good as some of us older folks like to say they were. I certainly wouldn’t enjoy going back to an un-air-conditioned house and car. Perhaps the reason we long for the good old days, whether harsher or easier, is the value system back then.

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The number of traffic accidents decreased in 2020, but the number of Texans killed while not wearing a seat belt increased by 16%, according to the Texas Department of Transportation.

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Galveston seems an unlikely place for a virtual convention of National Dairy Products people, what with pandemics, hurricanes and pirate attacks, but the only pirates I saw were wearing eye patches and selling balloons along the sea wall. One of the guys was playing the sympathy card by wear…

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Okay, Texans. When the legislature ends its every-other-year regular session May 31, you might find it harder to vote, but easier to pack heat.

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About 75 or 80 years ago, when I was a kid, it was not uncommon to see buildings made of logs, especially barns and storage buildings, but even a few houses. And you saw quite a few split-rail or log fences (also called “zig-zag” fences), made by splitting logs lengthwise. My mother’s grandp…

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There is an old saying that an apple a day keeps the doctor away. I’ve always wondered why the apple, why not a cumquat, fig or a nice juicy pomegranate?

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It is a near certainty that Texans will be allowed to carry handguns without a license in the near future as House Bill 1927 passed both chambers and heads to a conference committee to hash out amendments added in the Senate version.

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Twice last week, the federal government’s unconstitutional spying on ordinary Americans was exposed. One of these revelations was made by a federal judge in Washington, D.C., who wrote that the FBI is still using warrantless spying in criminal cases, notwithstanding the Constitution and fede…

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There are stories or legends about strange sounds being emitted from a number of rivers in the United States, but it seems to me the largest number of rivers emitting mysterious sounds are in Texas.  There’s an unexplainable moaning sound, frequently heard in Anchorage, Alaska, but locals ar…

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Agriculture is critical to the Texas economy – but even more than that it’s a way of life. My priorities on the House Agriculture Committee as the sole Texas Republican include boosting the voice of our Texas producers and securing innovative solutions for them. The success of this industry …