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The years-long battle by Democrats and minority groups against what they consider intentionally discriminatory drawing of congressional and legislative districts by Republicans got a possible boost from the U. S. Supreme Court Jan. 12.

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President Trump said “things which were hate-filled, vile and racist. ... I cannot believe ... any president has ever spoken the words that I ... heard our president speak yesterday.”

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As your’re reading this today, there’s a fair chance that you’re huddled up somewhere wondering when the latest episode of Gulf Coast Texas winter will come to an end.

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Stumbling to the coffeepot this Saturday still groggy and struggling with not tripping over my own toes, the concept of shopping hadn’t yet bounced through the brain.

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Today our Texas is the fastest growing and most economically prosperous state in the union. We offer affordable land, a trainable workforce and no state income tax. To outsiders, Texas is definitely the land of opportunity as more than 1,200 new people move to the Lone Star State each day.

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While hanging up the 2018 calendar brings the expectation of a whole new year’s worth of opportunity, the same can’t be said of television programing on the last night of 2017.

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Before the ball drops and college bowl season ends, it’s worth taking stock of the last 12 months in Washington. The holidays always help put the year into perspective. Think, for example, of the end of “It’s a Wonderful Life.” Taking a cue from Clarence and George Bailey, I’d argue that, ev…

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Victims of natural disasters like Hurricane Harvey soon tire of drive-by politicians seeking photo ops and press coverage while those Harvey victims live in hotel rooms and tents, or camp out in the remains of their home. I know, I’ve been there and done that.

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Recollections of who did something truly outstanding, who did something we hope to forget in a decade or two, and a few things nobody quite understands were verbally batted around the kitchen table Sunday.

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The year 2017 has been a challenging yet very successful year for Wharton County as we continue to provide exceptional law enforcement services along with dependable roads and drainage for basically the same tax dollars spent eight years ago.

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The road up ahead comes to a T. You’re driving on a multi-lane highway and there’s an obstacle ahead.

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Every week, government officials across Texas and private companies receiving taxpayer dollars get increasingly creative in hiding public records.

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The day after his “Silent Majority” speech on Nov. 3, 1969, calling on Americans to stand with him for peace with honor in Vietnam, Richard Nixon’s GOP captured the governorships of Virginia and New Jersey.

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We are truly blessed to live in an amazing state that provides us with incredible resources to be a shining star for our nation.

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For many people, Jan. 9, 1979, wasn’t a particularly outstanding day. But for members of the Texas House of Representatives, assembled in the chamber for opening day of their new legislative session, it was.

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President Donald Trump has been working to boost the U.S. economy and bring jobs back to this country since his election in November 2016. Since taking office in January 2017, he has attempted to fund federal tax reform with dollars freed up from the repeal of Obamacare and with taxes on imp…

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Joe Straus’s announcement on Oct. 25 that he was dropping plans to seek a record sixth term as House Speaker was a stunning surprise in the Texas capitol.

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Many people watching partisan gridlock in Congress lament that the body has become so polarized that the political middle has all but disappeared.

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Dripping dirty water with shredded insulation still clinging to it, the plastic lion caused her face to light up – almost as much as the discovery of a mud-caked t-shirt showing a cat in space.

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The Wharton County Commissioners Court approved the 2018 Annual Operating Budget with a new tax levy of $.4750 (per $100 of value) and operating expenditures of $24,706,647 on Sept. 11.

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“It’s the end of the world as we know it and I feel fine,” goes the R.E.M. song that sticks in your head just as quickly as “the wheels on the bus go round and round, round and round ....”

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