With a stated desire to bring in development, particularly when it comes to adding resi dents, Oyster Creek’s leaders easily could have greeted a proposal for a small apartment complex with cartwheels, handshakes and quick approval of the project.
‘Trump has no defense at all,” Harvard law professor Laurence Tribe, an influential figure among impeachment Democrats, tweeted recently.
During the last legislative session, a bill passed that prevents the state and local governments from working with abortion providers and affiliates. In Texas, this is no surprise, but it’s not likely there was a lot of that happening in the first place.
There are any number of ways to pick good judges, bad judges and those not-quite-rare-enough WTF judges, and none of those selection methods is foolproof.
Too often, people end up losing sight of his principles espoused by Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., instead focusing on the societal ills he aimed to cure and not the means by which he set out to do so.
‘Tis not the first time an error of my own doing has diverted me from the tedious freeways of everyday life to side roads with uncharted curves adorned by snagging brambles that seemed to warn, “Go back.”
Where charter schools have gone flat is in being allowed to operate under different standards and less accountability than their public school counterparts.
With less than one month until early voting begins for the March primaries, there is no shortage of messages out there. Candidates have social media at their disposal, and they use it to push out their mission statements and prepared remarks. They also work their tails off going from event t…
A person who rushes through a burning home to alert everyone else inside about the fire is called a hero, and rightly so. Anyone who risks their own safety for the well-being of others merits accolades.
Municipal elections are already around the corner, and as usual, many people likely are looking to knock out an incumbent who they have deemed unable to meet the needs of the community. Usually they plan to do so by picking from one of the many names listed on the voting machine, sometimes h…
One key figure in the Ukraine affair appears to have faded from view, even as impeachment reaches a climax. The whistleblower who started the whole investigation remains anonymous.
‘Everybody does it” will not get a person out of a speeding ticket, charge for possession of marijuana or other offense, and it should not absolve the Houston Astros of responsibility for gaming the game.
One of the important pieces of legislation those of us in the media were following last session — and too few average Texans were — involved loopholes in the Texas Public Information Act being exploited by local governments.
Ken Paxton is one lucky duck. The Texas attorney general was asked the kind of friendly, easy question that allowed him to twist the nose of an organization he doesn’t like under cover of state law.
My ancient Uncle Mort claims only fuzzy memories of Texas’ first hockey games. He said something about chipmunks competing on 50-pound ice blocks, or something equally absurd.
In parts of Iran, officials have chopped right hands off at the wrist as punishment for theft — with repeat offenders often losing their other hand or even their legs.
I magine a dog, a Labrador-border collie mix named Dixie. Our friendly beast likes food and can reach things left within a foot of the edge of the kitchen counter.
It’s always fascinating when people invoke the right to do what they wish with the property they own and completely ignore that their neighbors have rights, too.
It may be true that no good deed goes unpunished, but only the ever-active Donald Trump could take it upon himself to punish his own good deed.
A quandary of 16-year-olds is this: “You say I have to have experience to be hired, so how am I supposed to get experience if no one will hire me until I have experience?”
When legislators in Austin legalized hemp production in Texas, they likely were being very careful to not legalize marijuana. The best evidence of that is the many bills that were shot down by lawmakers looking to legalize marijuana.
While visiting Washington, D.C., if you get chased by the cops or a victorious Nationals fan or a gang demonstrating against too many demonstrations, where to go? To the Ecuadorian Embassy? No, Julian Assange tried that until he was thrown out. Go to the Texas Embassy, of course, where you c…
Device Recycling Brazoria County residents are invited to recycle old electronics at the Residential Electronics Recycling event. When: 8 a.m. to noon Saturday Where: Brazoria County Fairgrounds, 901 S. Downing St., Angleton
Former national security adviser John Bolton shook up the Trump impeachment standoff recently with his announcement that, if subpoenaed, he is “prepared to testify” before a Senate trial. It’s still not clear, of course, when or even if a trial might occur, since House Speaker Nancy Pelosi i…
The state highway department owes local residents a real explanation for why a project to rebuild a stretch of Highway 288-B between Clute and Freeport has sat idle for almost a year.
Lake Jackson police officers had themselves a heck of a Saturday night. It could have been much worse, of course, and if you’d been judging their activity through social media, it was.
Too often in movies and books are the perpetrators of wrongdoings depicted as irredeemable and evil. They plot revenge against those who they feel have wronged them in the past. They often wear black so as to indicate to others their evil intent.
Acclaim and a shame is a collection of quick hits of praise and commentary on local, state and national issues written by members of The Facts Editorial Board. This week's topics include a memorial tree for victims of impaired and distracted driving, a special graduation ceremony in West Columbia and the stupidity of celebratory gunfire.
Time has been bought, answers have been delayed and responses have been hedged as “squirmers” have opted for the “Texas two-step” instead of crystal-clear comebacks to probing inquiries.
The announcement last month that the proposed short-line railroad from Port Freeport to Kendleton in Fort Bend County would not move forward was called a Christmas present by one of its opponents. Much like some items found under the tree, however, there is a chance it will be returned.