Commentary

Wed
27
Sep

A Cup of Joe...

What an adventure it’s been!! While you read this, it’ll have been seven days without my wife. I told you last week she had to leave to Houston because of work for two weeks. Remember, I also said “I GOT THIS!” Well, so far, so good. My neighbor and friend Pam Bownd said it best on a Facebook post this week, “I haven’t seen ambulance, police, (the) fire department or CPS at the house, so I guess you are doing a good job.” Yes. None of those (thankfully) have paid a visit. So I guess we are doing good. Friday, Diego stayed in Levelland with his cousin, and the girls had the chance to hang out with me. I took them when I went to take football pictures at both the Sudan and Amherst football games. As usual, it cost me and arm an a leg. I’m telling you, those kids are either hungry or thirsty 99 percent of the time! They enjoyed hanging out with Dad, but soon, were both sleepy and ready to get home. The next day, it was time for ballet class.

Sat
23
Sep

A Cup of Joe...

By Joe Gonzales 

What a week it’s been!

Earlier this week, we found out that Jessica was being sent to Houston for two weeks!

TWO WEEKS!

I’m not going to lie, I panicked at first, but so far (two days in) it’s been...good.

At first, I kept saying to myself, “I GOT THIS!”, because deep down inside, I really believe I can do this.

It’s funny how I needed to pump myself up to take care of my kids without Jessica, the same way I do when I get to the gym.

 

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Wed
20
Sep

A Cup of Joe...

By Joe Gonzales

Excuses, excuses...I don’t have any for not writing a column the past few weeks.

I could say I’ve been busy, but that’s just life. Everyone is always busy with something.

So, I guess that could kinda, sorta, maybe be an excuse.

But you all probably know what’s kept me, or us, Jessica and me, busy the past few weeks.....THE STINKIES!!!

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Wed
13
Sep

State Capital HIGHLIGHTS

By Ed Sterling

Texas begins long march toward recovery from Hurricane Harvey

AUSTIN — As contaminated waters receded and mountains of debris from flooded homes and ruined belongings grew last week, a picture of post-hurricane Texas developed and the process of weighing impacts to lives, property and infrastructure began.

Gov. Greg Abbott delivered a series of announcements and proclamations related to catastrophic flooding and wind damage brought by Hurricane Harvey to more than 50 Gulf Coast and inland counties in late August and early September.

 

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Wed
06
Sep

State Capital HIGHLIGHTS

By  Ed Sterling

 

Flood-related suffering, relief efforts grow in Harvey’s wake AUSTIN — Emergency relief operations expanded and intensified last week as floodwaters caused by Hurricane/Tropical Storm Harvey-generated rains inundated and overwhelmed Harris County and dozens of other stricken counties.

 

While damage estimates continue to increase, at least 45,000 people have moved to public shelters, more than 100,000 homes have been destroyed and the death toll is rising.

 

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Sat
02
Sep

‘Greasy Spoon’ Lingo…

Commentary by Dr. Don Newbury 

They were called “greasy spoons,” those folksy diners of yesteryear. Printed menus were limited, but waitpersons had their slang menu “down pat.” The one I remember best had a single line of stools, and patrons typically waited in outdoor lines for weekday “lunch runs.”

Admittedly, I’ve already used this week’s quota of quotation marks, but strong in my memory is how the “waitperson” yelled food orders to the nearby cook, who had to be “quick on the uptake” of verbal orders.

The system has given way to numbers, and this is regrettable. Numbers can include various cadences, of course, but words can sing, rhyme and humor, sometimes all in the same food order….

 

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Wed
30
Aug

Hurricane Harvey assaults coast, then batters inland counties

By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — Hurricane Harvey slammed the middle Texas coast on Aug. 25, hammering the region from Rockport to Palacios before continuing inland as a tropical storm and causing widespread catastrophic flooding.

With wind speeds in excess of 130 miles per hour before landfall at Rockport, the National Hurricane Center in Miami gave the storm a rating of Category 4. As rains and flooding worsened, Harvey was widely reportedly to be the strongest hurricane to hit Texas since Carla in 1961.

Before the storm hit, Gov. Greg Abbott requested and received a presidential disaster declaration, receiving approval from the Federal Emergency Management Agency. The declaration cleared the way for individual assistance, public assistance and hazard mitigation to communities in affected counties, where high winds, torrential rains, flooding, tornadoes, power outages and more weatherrelated troubles affected millions of Texans.

 

Sat
26
Aug

How’s That Again?...

By Dr. Don Newbury

 

It hit with the impact of “breaking news”—the kind that smacks us in the face on the front end of most newscasts. I felt faint—and my cell phone “clammy”—as my Uncle Mort’s words seared my brain.

 

“I’m going to be okay, nephew,” he said. “But Maude had to take me to the emergency clinic today, right after I rolled a joint.” Rolled a joint? My 105-yearold uncle? No way….

 

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Wed
23
Aug

A Cup of Joe...

By Joe Gonzales

Well, Tuesday was the day.
What am I talking about?
Tuesday, Aug. 22nd, was one year to the day since I began working out and trying to become a healthier Joe Gonzales.
One year ago on that day, I had hit my breaking point.
I decided enough was enough. It was time for a change.
At the time, I weighed 262 lbs., and I wasn’t happy.
I had no energy, no confidence and most of all, I felt terrible.
I remember sitting at my desk and my jeans being so tight.
I felt miserable.
One morning, I knew it was time to work.
A voice in my head, and I know it was God, said to me, “Get up and get to work Joe!”
I did.
I went to Snap Fitness.
I still remember how I felt the first morning I ran on the treadmill. I did five minutes and thought I was going to die. It was horrible, but I kept pushing.

Sat
19
Aug

A Cup of Joe...

By Joe Gonzales

Okay, folks, or just those who still don’t understand.

Repeat after me.

“The water rate increase has nothing to do with the construction of the city pool.”

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