Commentary

The 'Silent State Tax'

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Our public school finance system in Texas has been broken for the past three decades, yet no meaningful solutions have been passed and implemented.

Let’s remember, honor ‘first Texans’

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Various Native American tribes came to Fredericksburg last weekend to Marktplatz for the Traditional American Indian Society’s “Honoring the Past” Powwow.

FISD trustees: Schools support needed

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The 85th session of the Texas legislature adjourned this year without addressing the crisis in K-12 education funding.

Chesnutt: traditional honky-tonk

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No current artist comes close to keeping alive the sound of traditional country music more than Mark Chesnutt.

Adam West lit up a boy’s imagination

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“Mom, can you fix this?” my brother and I asked, holding up bath towels and rubber bands. She knew the drill: Fasten these around our necks so we would have capes.

Our job is news — good and bad

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Sooner or later, bad things happen even in the best or safest of towns. Two bad wrecks last week highlighted that fact that shattered our small city’s sense of calm.

Energy markets, world won't wait on U.S.

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In the energy market, coal still makes up a large part of the Texas portfolio. But that is changing rapidly, driven by demand for cleaner power sources.

James Bond brought out the sexist in us all

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The death of Sir Roger Moore last week, who played 007 in seven of the Ian Fleming-inspired James Bond films, was arguably the best Bond to ever grace the role.