Commentary

Governor gets coronavirus update

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AUSTIN — As the worldwide threat of novel coronavirus increased, state agencies are working together to ensure the health and safety of all Texans, Gov. Greg Abbott said Feb. 27. After a briefing from state

Traits, not names, show identity

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Get this: New parents are giving newborns outlandish names - so they’ll stand out on social media.

Another hamstring for local government

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Does anyone think a state lawmaker knows more about running a school district than a superintendent or school board members? Neither do we. That’s why we find no good in the so-called ban of “taxpayer-funded lobbying” proposal in the Republican ballot measures during this primary election.

Dive into a hero’s way of thinking

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Admiral Chester W. Nimitz, Fredericksburg’s native son and champion of the Pacific during World War II, did extraordinary things during his career. His actions during the war show his strong leadership style that he developed, being placed in impossible situations and reacting with both humility and confidence.

Governor sets survivor clemency

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AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on Feb. 20 established a clemency application specifically for survivors of human trafficking or domestic violence.

Online resources for state voter help

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Want to know more about the statewide races for non-spotlight contests? First, read a daily newspaper. Second, log online to download a supplement with information on many downballot races.

Life leaves marks, but we endure as we age

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The actress Frances McDormand said the great thing about getting older is your life is written on your face. After a recent birthday, I thought about how my face shows some life and stupidity I’ve experienced.