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Texas Tales: Don’t shoot the messenger

By Mike Cox One of the occupational hazards facing 19th Century Texas newspaper editors was death by sudden onset lead poisoning-and not from hot type. In...

Pet Talk: Being the voice for the voiceless

Rescued animals often come from difficult backgrounds of abuse, neglect, or both and, as a result, sometimes exhibit erratic behaviors in their new homes....

Editorial: Rural America needs sound, predictable tax policy

By Arthur Uhl They say that nothing is certain in life except death and taxes. While those two certainties are undeniable, we need to make...

My 5 Cents: STAAR test results reveal weaknesses of virtual learning

By Senator Robert Nichols, Texas Senate District 3 On July 4, 1845, the Convention of 1845 was called to meet in Austin to consider the...

Texans in 1878 were awestruck by rare total eclipse of sun

Galveston, then Texas' largest city, had come to a standstill. "All business was suspended and clerk and proprietor, minion and millionaire, politicians and pealer...