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Editor Adam Zuvanich reflects on the morning of Sept. 11, 2001, and how we should acknowledge the lives lost and sacrifices made on the 20th anniversary of the 9/11 attacks.

As Gen. Robert E. Lee rode about the Gettysburg battlefield after the Southern debacle, ordering his troops to retreat, he said again and again: “It’s all my fault.” “The blame is mine.” “All this has been my fault. It is I who have lost this fight, and you must help me out of it the best wa…

Weekly columnist Lynn Ashby writes about Gov. Greg Abbott, while asking whether he's the worst governor Texas has seen.

Weekly columnist Lynn Ashby writes about the percentage of Texans who support mask or vaccination mandates.

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Editor Adam Zuvanich writes about the annual event White Linen Night in the Heights, which may be technically canceled but is still on, unofficially. 

White Linen Night is still on, unofficially

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“Welcome to another meeting of Club Cliché, where we renew terms in our vocabulary that have been beaten to death by overuse,” said our chairman, Bottom Line, as quick as a New York minute. “I see some familiar faces here: Fifteen Minutes of Fame, You Go, Girl and Compassionate Conservative.…

Editor Adam Zuvanich writes about the troubling crime trends during the last year, since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, both locally and across the Houston area.

While some people have returned to their pre-pandemic routines, weekly columnist Lynn Ashby writes about how he's not quite ready. 

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Publisher Jonathan McElvy writes about how he got into the community newspaper business, and thanks contributors to the voluntary program "luvleader" for supporting local news. 

Weekly columnist Lynn Ashby writes about the history of Minor League Baseball in honor of it's 2021 season. 

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Weekly columnist Lynn Ashby writes about Texas and all the notable quotes about the state. 

Weekly columnist Lynn Ashby writes about the percentage of people who say they are not getting the COVID-19 vaccine. 

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I’ve always been fascinated by authors who have the patience and ability to write and publish full-length books. And because I’m a self-described writer, I have an odd interest in the details of the craft.

Weekly columnist Lynn Ashby writes about the people who have immigrated to the United States over the decades. 

Publisher Jonathan McElvy has been trying to get his pool fixed for months. While he often writes about how important it is to support local, small businesses, he also says some businesses have to do better. 

Weekly columnist Lynn Ashby writes about the census and all the people who don't seem to exist. 

Weekly columnist Lynn Ashby talks about student loan debt, which is over a trillion dollars is America.

While it's easy to point out the faults of the national news media, Publisher Jonathan McElvy writes that it's time our elected leaders stop pushing a political narrative, and instead just tell the truth.

Weekly columnist Lynn Ashby writes about how hard it was to get a repair man after his dishwater began to leak. 

Publisher Jonathan McElvy volunteered to coach his son's baseball team as a way to pay back all of the wonderful coaches he had, but discovers he's not very good at coaching. 

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Weekly columnist Lynn Ashby writes about how well-known companies avoid paying any federal income tax.

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Writing about someone who has recently died can be one of the most gut-wrenching, heartbreaking, all-around difficult assignments a journalist can have. It requires talking to people who are in the midst of grieving the loss of a loved one or dear friend, which can be an emotional, uncomfort…

File this under, “Don’t do me no more favors,” or maybe, “With lawyers like these, who needs prosecutors?” Right-winger Sidney Powell is being sued for $1.3 billion in a defamation lawsuit from Dominion Voting Systems. You may recall that Powell went on Fox News, and any other outlet she cou…

THE FRONT DOOR – It’s got to be here somewhere. By the mailbox, under the door mat with the house key that doesn’t work. Maybe on the curb. I am looking for my dinner, and so are a lot of other people. Food delivery, be it groceries or ready-to-eat dinners, have been around for years, but th…

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When Amy Peck ran for Houston City Council in District A, one of her campaign promises was to push for a sunset review of city government. She wanted each department and city-sponsored program to undergo a thorough audit to ensure they were making the most of their resources and operating as…

THE DINING ROOM TABLE – Papers and more papers. Receipts, scrawled reminders and crumpled Post-it Notes. This debris is because, like 165,624,000 (in 2019) other Americans, I am wrestling with my federal income taxes. Actually, my wife, the daughter of a CPA, is doing most of the work, undet…

In case you haven’t heard, we have a crisis on our hands. And if every single person in this country doesn’t starting worrying about it, well… just know you should.

Recently, my husband made the observation that our youngest child had spent a 10th of her life in a pandemic. Not being much of a math person, I had not thought of it that way, but it resonated. We’ve been at this thing a long time.

The cover of the Nov. 4, 2012, New York Times Magazine sported a headline: “Off the rails -- For a true picture of the U.S. economy, ride the train from New York to Washington and take a good, hard look out the window.” We have to ponder this. The magazine’s reporter took a train trip from N…