Fear. Every human on the planet experiences fear. Sometimes, as we grow older, we get over our fears. Sometimes, as we get older, we develop new fears.
The fining pot is for silver, and the furnace for gold: but the Lord trieth the hearts. A wicked doer giveth heed to false lips; and a liar giveth ear to a naughty tongue.
When I found out that I’d be reporting for the Victoria Advocate starting June 1, my first thought was that there’d be so much to write about.
The violent George Floyd protests in Minneapolis have spread across America quicker than COVID-19 and the dual-purpose masks now serve to conceal the identities of the misguided mask-wearing mobsters.
What started with the tragic death of George Floyd at the hands of Minneapolis police turned into mayhem and madness as protests morphed last week into riots and looting in cities across the country.
Better is a dry morsel, and quietness therewith, than an house full of sacrifices with strife. A wise servant shall have rule over a son that causeth shame, and shall have part of the inheritance among the brethren.
I have spent the last several days watching with growing concern as the situation surrounding the death of George Floyd has unfolded before us on the national stage. In particular, I was shocked by the senseless and violent nature of his death. Coming as it did on the heels of other senseles…
Though the 2020 census has been overlooked because of the urgency of the pandemic, everyone should take the time to respond because we all count now more than ever.
The hoary head is a crown of glory, if it be found in the way of righteousness. He that is slow to anger is better than the mighty; and he that ruleth his spirit than he that taketh a city. The lot is cast into the lap; but the whole disposing thereof is of the Lord.
Campaigning during a pandemic is a lot like normal, without the people. Just put the word “virtual” in front of the normal activities: fundraising, town hall meetings and even block walking.
Then straightway they departed from him which should have examined him: and the chief captain also was afraid, after he knew that he was a Roman, and because he had bound him. On the morrow, because he would have known the certainty wherefore he was accused of the Jews, he loosed him from hi…
Dozens of community members have shared their stories of life during the COVID-19 pandemic with the Advocate during the last few months.
The other day, I received a package in the mail. Surprisingly, I hadn’t ordered anything recently, which left me most curious of this mysterious parcel a couple inches in width. Much to my delight upon opening, I discovered it was from an old friend. She sent me a book from her library. It s…
I want to provide an update on our virtual building tours. Over the past several weeks, we have invited the public to join us on a virtual building tour of each of the sites, locations and campuses included in the facilities study conducted by Huckabee Architects. To those of you who have jo…
A froward man soweth strife: and a whisperer separateth chief friends. A violent man enticeth his neighbour, and leadeth him into the way that is not good. He shutteth his eyes to devise froward things: moving his lips he bringeth evil to pass.
Oil production costs are down sharply in Texas in recent years, but they are not yet at a level to maintain viability given current prices and uncertainty. As a result, significant disruptions in oil production areas are occurring. The industry initiated a rapid shutdown of drilling activity…
Texans have been witnessing things that would have been unthinkable until now. Surge teams, testing of nursing homes for COVID-19 and National Guard helping to disinfect nursing home facilities around the state.
There is a way that seemeth right unto a man, but the end thereof are the ways of death. He that laboureth laboureth for himself; for his mouth craveth it of him. An ungodly man diggeth up evil: and in his lips there is as a burning fire.
The economic calamity caused by the novel coronavirus is creating a surge in young adults with uncertain futures. Many have lost jobs or job offers, and others may leave higher education and their schooling because they can no longer afford it.
Is it important to have racial or sexual diversity in our fight against the COVID-19 pandemic? Heather Mac Donald suggests that some think it might be in her City Journal article “Should Identity Politics Dictate Vaccine Research?”
When the centurion heard that, he went and told the chief captain, saying, Take heed what thou doest: for this man is a Roman. Then the chief captain came, and said unto him, Tell me, art thou a Roman? He said, Yea. And the chief captain answered, With a great sum obtained I this freedom. An…
Sound governmental policy starts with the basic principle of checks and balances. No one should be able to spend even a dime of taxpayer money without scrutiny.
If you were looking for voting-by-mail advice from the Texas Supreme Court, you’re out of luck. The court ruled that the pandemic is no reason to expand voting by mail, but also that election officials don’t have to check voter claims of disability.
Patience is not my middle name. I pray and pray and get frustrated sometimes in waiting for the response I need or want. After writing that, I realize I sound like a frustrated 3-year-old.
Understanding is a wellspring of life unto him that hath it: but the instruction of fools is folly. The heart of the wise teacheth his mouth, and addeth learning to his lips. Pleasant words are as an honeycomb, sweet to the soul, and health to the bones.
For 51 years, Pastor and Mrs. A.L. Kight have given their most precious commodity – their time. Time and being the watchmen on the wall, time listening, time loving others as their own, time building His kingdom up, time glorifying the magnificent name of Jesus. Time building altars and givi…
The Texas Zoo promotes tourism and conservation while providing educational benefits and an enjoyable way to spend a day for the entire community.
Better it is to be of an humble spirit with the lowly, than to divide the spoil with the proud. He that handleth a matter wisely shall find good: and whoso trusteth in the Lord, happy is he. The wise in heart shall be called prudent: and the sweetness of the lips increaseth learning.
How has the face mask, a century-old safety devices become so divisive? It has been hijacked by our politicians, their pundits and us, their pawns.
Many Texas property owners are sweating potential increases in their taxes, which are based on property values that don’t reflect a pandemic, an oil price collapse or a slumping economy.
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- Teen cancer survivor: COVID-19 precautions protect those with weakened immune systems
- YMCA, VISD Aquatics Center announce pool reopenings
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- ‘A creative space’: Victoria library engages teens despite pandemic
- Cristobal triggers advisory for Gulf coastal region
- George Floyd protest called off in Edna