Commentary

Sat
18
Nov

A Cup of Joe...

by Joe Gonzales

As you all know, the kids and I enjoy watching super hero movies. It’s our thing. Anytime a new one comes to theaters, we are there opening night. Well, when I say “we” I mean me, Diego and Emma. As I’ve told you before, Jessica doesn’t really enjoy these types of movies. And as for Clarissa, getting her to sit through an entire movie without making trip-after-trip to the restroom....well, that’s still a work in progress. This past Thursday night, Justice League premiered at movie theaters everywhere. I’ve had our tickets for this shown ever since they went on sale back in October.

 

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Wed
08
Nov

Proclamation honors World Series winning Houston Astros

By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott proclaimed Nov. 3 as Houston Astros Day, honoring the American League champions for winning the 2017 Major League Baseball World Series.

The Astros won their fourth game in the best-of-seven Series against the National League champion Los Angeles Dodgers on Nov. 1. It’s the first World Series championship for the Houston Astros in the 55-year history of the franchise and the first for a Texas team. Players wore “Houston Strong” patches on their uniforms in honor of those affected by Hurricane Harvey’s widespread devastation. More than one million fans lined the streets of downtown Houston Nov. 3 to see the players hoist the championship trophy during a victory parade.

 

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Sat
04
Nov

The Way We Were…

Dr. Don Newbury 

At a time not so long ago— when smiling was a frequent response to something said or done— we were more relaxed, feeling that much was right with the world. Sadly, smiles have pretty much abandoned faces around our shrinking world.

Today, if Abbott and Costello somehow reappeared on earth with their best verbal exchanges about “who’s on first,” there’d be quick searches for strait jackets instead of readings on laugh meters.

Most comments from “quotable” people, whether in the world of politics, business, sports or entertainment, are sharpedged. Gentle souls seeking restorative humor from yesteryear are in short supply….

 

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Sat
04
Nov

A Cup of Joe...

By Joe Gonzales 

This past Halloween, I was able to mark something off my bucket list. Finally!

Time to get into nerd mode.

You see, for years, I’ve wanted my family to all dress up as characters of Star Wars.

And for years, it never happened. The kids would either want to be something else, or we just couldn’t find the right costumes.

But his year, it happened!!!

And it was awesome!!

Well, for me it was awesome.

I dressed up as Kylo Ren, Emma was Princess Leia, Clarissa was Rey, Deigo was Luke Skywalker and my lovely wife, Jessica, was Chewbaca.

 

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Wed
01
Nov

A Cup of Joe...

By Joe Gonzales

I’m pretty sure, if you were to look up the meaning of the word – indecisive right now, right next to the definition, there’d be a picture of me.

Yup. Me.

Because right now, I know there are a lot of people who think I’m the most indecisive person they know or ever met.

Let me explain.

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Wed
01
Nov

Paxton asks high court to approve court-drawn House maps

By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton on Oct. 27 filed a brief urging the U.S. Supreme Court to reverse a lower court ruling that required nine of the state’s 150 House districts to be redrawn.

In September, the U.S. Supreme Court temporarily stayed the federal district court’s ruling. That allowed Texas to continue to use the existing maps while the redistricting case remains pending.

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Sat
28
Oct

Long Distance, Information…

by Dr. Don Newbury 

Early in the 66-year marriage of Dr. and Mrs. Seale T. Cutbirth, she was named “Mrs. Texas.” At his memorial service recently in Brownwood, the 88-year-old physician was remembered for contributions to his community, church and family.

Leaning on common sense, deep Christian faith and unending energy, the family physician/ surgeon did what had to be done. Typical days began before the rising of the sun, ending long after it surrendered to darkness.

More than once—when time was of the essence—he performed neurosurgery while consulting with specialists in major medical centers by telephone, sometimes when the surgery was in progress....

 

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Wed
25
Oct

Portal enables donors to help Harvey-stricken schools

By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — Texas Education Commissioner Morath on Oct. 17 announced that school systems needing instructional materials — either because of enrollment of students displaced by Hurricane Harvey or from property damage caused by the hurricane — can create an online list for donors to access.

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Sat
21
Oct

Taking a Stand…

Dr. Don Newbury 

The current standing/kneeling/sitting controversy—played out by a sliver of our population but on the minds of most Americans—seems to have no end.

Most of us yearn for bygone days, when allegiance could be paid and reverence shown, if only for the sake of civility and respect, whether or not we were in total lockstep agreement.

Sadly, “agree” in some quarters has become a dirty word. Somewhere, a tear rolls down the face of Kate Smith, who drew all of us to full attention with her marvelous solos of “God Bless America.” Countless times these renditions elicited tears from the masses of a thankful nation….

 

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Sat
21
Oct

A Cup of Joe...

By Joe Gonzales 

Since the beginning of this school year, both Emma and Clarissa have been asking me to have lunch with them at school.

I haven’t had the chance to have lunch with them, because I usually had something else going on. But this day, I pushed that all to the side and made time.

Emma wanted me to take her pizza, so she could share with friends, but instead I took her something from Sonic.

Although, I’m sure she could’ve eaten an entire medium pizza herself if I let her.

 

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