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Scotland, Texas

I don’t remember whether you could see the house from the highway. It was about 4 miles east of town on a low rise, […]

A Master’s Eloquent Musings

John Graves, Writer In October 1957, John Graves dipped his paddle into the Brazos River, embarking on a three-week, 150-mile journey in homage to […]

The Best Government Money Can Buy

The Money Men: Capitalism, Democracy, and the Hundred Years’ War Over the American Dollar Though I would like to think we would do away […]

DeLay, Ink

No Retreat, No Surrender When No Retreat, No Surrender surfaced, I hoped that Tom DeLay, the former House majority leader, might yet accomplish something […]

Capitol Offense

Last September, Heath Chandler made an audacious decision, or so it seemed. The Houston contractor chose to break the law. Since 2003, every home […]

Capitol Offense

Last September, Heath Chandler made an audacious decision, or so it seemed. The Houston contractor chose to break the law. Since 2003, every home […]

Bad Bills

WALLEYED House Bill 3653 Rep. Debbie Riddle (R-Tomball) Anti-immigrant forces would love to build one giant wall along the Texas-Mexico border to keep the […]

Jim Hightower

Ford Motor Co. executives say they are going to make environmentally sustainable, fuel-efficient cars. Again. Not “again” in the sense that they’ve actually been […]

Political Intelligence

Fire When Ready The News Gods cannot possibly be this kind. Former state Rep. Mike Martin, a politician of known caliber, set his sights […]

Editorial

After four years of Republican dominance in Austin, you can throw a dart at the organizational chart of Texas government and reliably hit a […]