Commentary

Landlines tether humanity to reality

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Ican remember when the ring of the telephone could stop all household activity. I’m nostalgic for those times and the banana yellow wall phone in my mother’s kitchen with its

Abbott tabs Bush for disaster effort

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AUSTIN — A plan is afoot for large-scale, regional projects to improve the state’s resilience to hurricanes and other natural disasters, Gov. Greg Abbott announced Oct. 4. Abbott tapped Texas

Homelessness: Hidden to chronic

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When the topic of homelessness comes up, most minds jump to an image of someone living and sleeping on the streets. The reality is homelessness takes many forms and isn’t

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

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Whose ‘relief’? The Fredericksburg “Relief Route” study team and Texas Department of Transportation’s selected public relations firm continually refer to the “locally preferred relief route” around Fredericksburg. This is a

Schra to perform at Odeon Theater

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Janne Schra of the Netherlands will be performing at the Odeon Theater in Mason at 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 19. Tickets are $20 per person and may be purchased online

Do what we can until market rebounds

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Remember the motto, “Reduce, reuse and recycle?” Well, we have an issue with that third one. A column in Sunday’s San Antonio Express-News business section by Michael Taylor summed up

Constitutional Amendment No. 8

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Proposition 8 (HJR 4) “The constitutional amendment providing for the creation of the flood infrastructure fund to assist in the financing of drainage, flood mitigation, and flood control projects.” Explanation

Texans urged to register to vote

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AUSTIN — Texas Secretary of State Ruth Hughs invited eligible Texans to celebrate and participate in National Voter Registration Day — the fourth Tuesday in September — by ensuring they

Yarborough’s passion for baseball

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J.L. Yarborough made a lot of money selling coffee for the Nueces Coffee Company of Corpus Christi, but he always seemed to be selling coffee wherever there was a baseball