People do not surrender their constitutional freedoms when they sign an employment contract.
When someone picks up the phone to call in about an emergency, what they want is someone who is prepared to deal with a difficult, potentially dangerous situation. If that’s a fire, the idea is a firefighter will respond to the scene. If it’s a reported crime, a police officer should hit the…
On t he morning of Sept. 13, 1862, near Frederick, Maryland, two Union Army soldiers found a piece of paper wrapped around three cigars. The paper was a copy of the Confederates’ plans for the upcoming Battle of Antietam. When Gen. George McClellan, the Union commander, read the orders, he r…
Taught properly, history offers insight into a society as an archive of what we consider important enough to pass on to future generations. So we were elated to learn that the state Board of Education is ready to approve African American studies electives for high school students in Texas.
The common complaints about there being “nothing to do” in southern Brazoria County are easily challenged on weekends such as the one coming up. As is customary for the first weekend of December, there are plenty of places for families to spend time together having fun, food and filling bask…
House Speaker Nancy Pelosi says Democrats are trying to remove President Trump from office “prayerfully,” “sadly” and “with a heavy heart.” In fact, as anyone who has been watching knows, many Democrats have been itching to impeach Trump since the day he took office.
Afflicted with an unusual neurological condition, we have spent years seeking out medical specialists who can bring her some relief from the constant pain she deals with daily. Many of them were left baffled, one telling us he had emptied his bag of knowledge and couldn’t do anything more for her.
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 Lake Jackson's decision to place two headstones and a Texas Historical Cemetery Marker where two people's remains rest. These people had previously been unacknowledged. Also, kudos to the AgriLife Extension's Capt. Shishka Bob program to educate kids about where their food comes from, and a shame to some people's misguidesdefforts to declare a war on Thanksgiving.
I n one week, we’ll know who’s going to have a primary. Who is going to have a fight in November. Who’s quitting. Who isn’t quitting.
It is a simple request, embodied in a one-syllable, five-letter word. Yet, it is potentially sobering, whether perused by an individual or considered by an entire nation, or even the world.
GIVING TUESDAY Built off the designations of Black Friday, Small Business Saturday and Cyber Monday, Giving Tuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world Dec. 3 and every day. It was created in 2012 as a …
The state’s top three elected officials — governor, lieutenant governor and speaker of the House — would love to cut off the financial supply lines to lobbyists who represent cities, counties and other local governments.
This Thanksgiving weekend, I am thankful the best is yet to come. Today’s children are growing up in a world that offers more opportunity than has been afforded to anyone who has lived.
Some mistakes are more obvious than others, and in the case of a billboard being constructed along Highway 36 in Brazoria, the goof is impossible to miss.
It’s pretty typical these days to see people bemoaning the need to meet with “the in-laws” or other extended family members. Thanksgiving usually is a time when relatives people haven’t seen in at least a year gather around the table to catch up once again.
House I ntelligence Committee Chairman Adam Schiff, leader of the Democratic effort to impeach President Trump, told colleagues recently that impeachment is “an urgent matter that cannot wait.”
With each click of a mouse this shopping season, you are missing a golden opportunity to help your community grow, as well as to discover the hidden gems among wonderful local businesses.
Time away from the stresses and strains of day-to-day business allows a person to reflect and think about things they would like to have done differently in the past. This was certainly the case when I saw the face of Mr. William Wayne Yarbrough looking back at me from The Facts obituary page.
Fall often seems like a fleeting memory, sometimes ebbing and flowing with temperature fluctuations typical of the Upper Gulf Coast Bend. Around October, I look to nature for clues to seasonal changes so I can fully embrace a natural rhythm and seasonal cycle.
Brazosport Center Stages has never presented a stage version of the movie “Star Trek: The Search for Spock,” but if they decided to, the climactic scene resulting in Spock’s death would be fitting.
I t’s a bit much to suggest that the middle in Texas politics is blossoming into a giant political force, but there are signs of life outside the most progressive and conservative corners of the electorate.
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 chess team from Our Lady Queen of Peace Catholic School in Richwood earning high honors, the new Gator Mart at Brazoswood College providing essential food to students and the failure of State Rep. Poncho Nevárez to resign after a drug charge against him.
I told a pertinent story after people crowded into an elevator at the Texas Medical Center. As if cued by the closing of the doors, I said aloud for all containerized people to hear, “So, this guy said to me, ‘I don’t believe in God, and I don’t trust in anything.’ In response, I asked, ‘Do …
There was a time when tuition cost was just one of many factors a prospective college student and their parents had to consider when deciding to make a choice on which school to attend.
It likely will be at least Dec. 10 before parents of West Brazos Junior High students and the Columbia-Brazoria ISD community as a whole gets any insight into why the school’s new principal has been replaced just three months into the school year.
Efforts to ensure the region's original inhabitants — birds, plants and other animals — should be celebrated. After all, they were part of what brought people here in the first place.
Freeport's elected leaders at the time share in the shame of the man they entrusted with running the city, failing in their primary responsibility of protecting residents and their hard-earned dollars.
It has been 19 years since Texas could claim a day when there were no fatalities on its roads. The fatalities add up to nearly 70,000 people killed on Texas roadways over the past 19 years. Every day in Texas nearly 10 people are killed in traffic crashes.