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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 the feats of two men to save the life of an 11-year-old boy, the success of the Battle of Brazoria II boxing show in Angleton, and the felony arrest of a middle school girl in Kansas who formed her fingers into a gun and pointed it at several of her classmates 

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Amid arguing about whether the current president deserves impeachment, the past vice president should be investigated instead and every other partisan assault on our sensibilities earlier this week, one of the most important messages was put forth to the American people. It bears repeating a…

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An old salt told me that if blue crabs are placed in a bucket, none will likely escape even if the top of the bucket can be gripped by a pincer. That’s because when one starts up, the others pinch onto him, trying to pull themselves up, pulling him back down.

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There have so far been two hearings in the House Democrats’ effort to impeach President Donald Trump over the Ukraine matter. Both have been held in secret. One was last Thursday, the other Friday, and the public does not know what was said in either. Two more are scheduled for this week, an…

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According to National Highway Traffic and Safety Administration, 37,133 lives were lost on U.S. roadways in 2017. That is more people than a lot of towns and cities in our county. This number represents only the deaths, and there are thousands more people who were injured.

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Is the homeless problem — as it’s seen by the government — a problem for the homeless people on the streets? Or is it a problem for the people who aren’t homeless, but have to step around homeless people, contend with homeless people, see homeless people every day?

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Today is Sunday, O ct. 13, the 286th day of 2019. There are 79 days left in the year.

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Today is Tuesday, Oct. 15, the 288th day of 2019. There are 77 days left in the year.

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We’ve long been led to believe that we “can’t know the players without a program.” However, it’s generally agreed that they are needed for sports purists who want to identify all of the players, from the “stars to the scrubs.”

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Acclaims 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 the successes of the Brazosport Arts in Media Festival and the Boys and Girls Club of Brazoria County, and insensitive online comments on a two-vehicle crash that seriously injured four Lake Jackson teenagers.

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The speaker of the U.S. House knows a thing or two about politics, and she said in Austin last weekend that the 2020 elections won’t be nationalized — that national issues and controversies won’t be at the center of voters’ attention.

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The internet has put the world's information at people's fingertips and in their pockets. Anyone, almost anywhere can instantly find news, research and other information on topics that once used to be hidden away in libraries and encyclopedias.

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Those of us who write history are constrained by provable fact. Having been paid for my news, features, and historical series by various newspapers every month since early 1950, I learned early on to correct errors and ignore other criticism.

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When news broke in 2018 of a man shot in his home by former Dallas police officer Amber Guyger, many across the country thought they knew what to expect: The officer would receive a slap on the wrist and a few weeks of unpaid leave.

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‘No one is above the law,” said House Speaker Nancy Pelosi as she announced the Democratic effort to impeach President D onald Trump over the Ukraine matter. The phrase has become a Democratic mantra in the new impeachment push. But it could, in the end, serve to highlight the weakness of th…

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As the growing season comes to an end and winter approaches, producers are storing hay for the winter and selling it for others to feed and store. I often talk to people and they ask about the quality of hay, what is the best hay and how do they know they are getting good hay.

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Programs such as "Operation Safe Stop," scheduled to start today, are unfortunately necessary to rein in drivers who endanger children who are doing nothing more than trying to get to school and back home safely.

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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: Thinking outside the box to encourage reading, keeping Brazoria bus-riders dry and the awful words of a Travis County judge.

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Coaches who take their teams on the road to face storied football opponents usually tip-toe into town, feeling that the less said, the better. This is particularly true when they’re fortunate enough to win, and doubly so if they’re scheduled to meet the same foes the next year at “their place.”

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In the age of the tall sailing ships, the lives of sailors were often in peril. If one was washed overboard in the driving tempests of a storm, the ship couldn’t turn about to save him. He’d be lost at sea.

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Our popular Brazos Tales series, which appears on the front page every Monday, in recent weeks has focused on the early days of Texas and the defendants of Stephen F. Austin. As always, the recounting of pioneer life and the attitudes of the people who founded our great state are fascinating…

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Maybe I’ll buy a penthouse condo or take a round-the-world cruise or buy a cup of latte at Starbucks. What are you going to do with your share of the loot?