It’s nearly impossible to have even a short conversation with a college administrator, politician or chief executive without the words diversity and inclusion dropping from their lips. Diversity and inclusion appear to be the end-all and be-all of their existence. So, I thought I’d begin thi…
Even the Texas lawmakers who want to change the way the state selects judges are wary of taking that power away from voters. The politics are more difficult, in some ways, than the proposed policy changes.
When I first heard revered newsman Jim Lehrer belt out his Victoria bus call, I was half a country away in the hallowed halls of Harvard University in the spring of 2006.
Criminal activity imposes huge costs on black residents in low-income neighborhoods of cities such as Chicago, Baltimore, Detroit, St. Louis, Philadelphia and many others.
Qassem Soleimani was assassinated by Donald Trump. Many folks on the Democratic side say this is an overreaction by our president, it was uncalled for, a major provocation, Soleimani was not That bad. They felt it was an accelerator of terrible things to come to the United States, because it…
The governor’s decision to opt out of the federal refugee resettlement program marks a shift in the state’s Republican establishment over the past two decades.
Tuesday’s event was supposed to be the big one, the final showdown before actual voting begins. If, like me, you’ve watched every minute of every Democratic debate so far – and here’s wishing we’d all get a life – you know the unfortunate truths:
Cervical cancer is the fourth most common cancer in women. An estimated 99.7% of cervical cancer cases are caused by the group of viruses known as HPV.
The Texas attorney general got a political gift in the form of a friendly request for his opinion: a chance to take a swipe at a political nemesis.
Do you realize that Sunday, Jan. 19, marks the 100th birthday of that indefatigable advocacy group the American Civil Liberties Union?
For four years, local and state governments in Texas were allowed to keep a lot of public business hidden. New laws make more of that information public. But what did they get away with in the meantime?
A voter may dislike a black, homosexual or female candidate, but it’s not likely that he would openly admit it. However, diversity-crazed leftist/progressive Democrats have openly condemned the physical characteristics of some of their 2020 presidential candidates.
Texas has a lot going for it – low unemployment, population growth, and a favorable regulatory environment. People want to come here, and it’s not just for our brisket and breakfast tacos.
This plant researcher girl had a spring in her step donning overalls and a wide-brimmed gardening hat (well, not really) ready to go exploring to visit third-grade teacher, Amber Czapansky, at Rowland Elementary and witness her “Food for Thought” project. Amber’s program was fully funded for…
Every baseball fan of a certain age knows that in 1956 the New York Yankees’ Don Larsen threw a perfect World Series fifth game against the Brooklyn Dodgers.
With former housing secretary Julian Castro departed, the oversized Democratic presidential field reaches a critical point: More candidates have dropped out than remain in the race. But that still leaves 14 – a bulky ballot as the marathon moves closer to actual primaries and caucuses beginn…
Election results from 2018 and prospects for the 2020 election led by President Donald Trump’s reelection bid provided a steady and strong undertow for political and policy conversations in Texas. And they still do.
Colleges have been around for centuries. College students have also been around for centuries. Yet, college administrators assume that today’s students have needs that were unknown to their predecessors. Those needs include diversity and equity personnel, with massive budgets to accommodate.
On Christmas day, Greta Gerwig’s updated version of the young adult classic Little Women opened in theaters to great acclaim, fantastic reviews and strong box office numbers.
A year-end Associated Press poll showed that the two top 2019 stories were the House of Representatives’ vote to impeach President Trump and the president’s immigration agenda. The media and the president’s critics refer to Trump’s immigration views as hardline, when in fact they reflect his…
The immigration and humanitarian crisis continues at the Texas-Mexico border, where things have persistently been made worse by harsh government policies.
Shootings in El Paso and Odessa prompted fresh questions and conversations about gun violence in Texas, even among some of the state’s elected Second Amendment advocates.
The wind industry once again has received a holiday season extension of its multibillion-dollar tax break, the production tax credit (PTC).
A recent “Wall Street Journal” article touted New Year’s as one of the optimal “clean slate” times to draft a financial plan. (“Ahem …unless that plan involves something foolhardy like cutting back on a newspaper that costs four dollars an issue. Just wing it. YOLO.”)
Do I owe someone an apology for not taking a more active role in the iconic cultural, technological and political developments of the 2010s?
Texas lawmakers, convinced that 2018’s voters were telling them to get some serious work done, steered (mostly) away from social and cultural issues to concentrate on “meat and potatoes” items voters demanded, starting with schools and property taxes.
Virginia Gov. Ralph Northam apologized for his medical school blackface stunt, but he will have much more to apologize for if he signs into law a bill that attacks Virginia citizens’ Second Amendment rights.
Texas House Speaker Dennis Bonnen went from his January election to hero of the legislative session to historical footnote in less than a year. Several of the year’s columns analyzed the politics of a speaker quickly losing the trust of the House that elevated him in the first place.
Big election campaigns take years to mount. So some politicians aren’t thinking about the 2020 elections. They’re dreaming and planning for 2022.
At this time of the year, the list of traditions is nearly endless. Many families have numerous traditions leading up to Christmas, traditions on Christmas day, traditions around the new year, etc.
Texas is growing fast – you can feel it when you drive our highways. There are more than 1,000 new Texans every day, and those coming from other states and other countries don’t bring any roads with them. Texas must quickly build more roadway capacity to keep pace with this growth.
Here are several questions for biologists and medical professionals: If a person is found to have XY chromosomes (heterogametic sex), does a designation as female on his birth certificate, driver’s license or Social Security card override the chromosomal evidence? Similarly, if a person is f…
Political endorsements don’t mean a lot, unless they bring in a lot of money or support – or attention to a particular candidate in a pack of unknowns.
With budding interest and child-like anticipation, I stepped into Dudley Elementary to visit Jaime Schrade, VISD Education Foundation Grants for Great Ideas recipient, and her project, “Imagine the Fun with Facts.” In August of this year, Jaime received this award for $4,921 to benefit all K…
Some elections are local; some are about state issues. The 2020 election in Texas is probably not going to be either of those things – national issues and personalities are leading the parade.
“Are you committed to this SGS thing?” This is a recent question and one that is vitally important to my leadership. The question came from a community member who had read an article released this week from the Dallas Morning News. You may have seen the article yourself. The article explaine…
- Victoria’s homeless population catches attention of national news broadcast
- 5 regional newspapers sold to Houston media company
- Woman crashes into convenience store
- Port Lavaca mayor gives Formosa president key to the city
- Officers arrest Victoria man on outstanding warrants
- Victoria Crime Stoppers searching for Ernest Macias
- Coyote trapping in full swing in Lavaca County
- Blotter: Merchandise stolen from Walmart
- Port Lavaca man killed in crash on State Highway 185
- 2 killed in highway crash near Hallettsville