Commentary

The most important Beatles song?

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Okay, I’ll admit it: I’ve always been a Beatles fan. Since my early teenage years, I’ve had what nowadays would be called a “man-crush” on the Lads from Liverpool.

Kathy a bright light in our family's life

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Shortly after a vibrant sunrise on Feb. 9, I received a call from my father that my sister — the oldest of us four siblings and the light of our family’s life — was not going to make it.

End pulling lever on our state judges

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Nathan Hecht, chief justice on the Texas Supreme Court, spoke in front of the legislature last Wednesday in Austin, calling for an end to straight-ticket voting in the Lone Star State.

Biedermann begins with a thorny issue

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New State Representative Kyle Biedermann is learning the ropes the hard way.

We have the benefit of knowing him personally, as opposed to other critics around the state. 

Keeping a close watch on open records bills

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Levels of trust sometimes depend upon how closely we know someone, if they share our beliefs or politics, or if we have established a firm relationship with them.

It’s old-school games for the iPad generation

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Christmas was barely a month ago and already many kids seem to be tired of the games — some of them electronic — they were received on Christmas morning.

Millennials need to own homes

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Get this: The share of millennials who own a home has fallen to a 30-year low. What’s worse, reports The Wall Street Journal, is that 32 percent of 18- to 34-year-olds are living at home with Mom.