Criticized by some people as an infringement on what people can do with their own property, Freeport's new garage sale ordinance undoubtedly is welcomed by residents who have had to tolerate neighbors' open-every-weekend operations.
You’re a public official just reelected to office. You get your friends to raise $5.3 million, throw an inauguration ceremony and party and candlelight dinner, spend all the money and shred the receipts. Or burn them. Or put them in a drawer nobody will ever open. Just put them where the sun…
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
Houston city leaders have allowed the Allen's Creek Reservoir project to literally gather dust, showing no inclination to move it forward anytime soon. Legislators found that inaction unacceptable, and rightfully took the project away from the city.
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…
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.
When Lake Jackson officials made it illegal for residents to park their vehicles in their yards, little was said by residents. In fact, some probably quietly rejoiced.
The well-paying occupations available at local plants go beyond operators and the trades, valuable information being driven home to school counselors who will help students know what they need to do to fill them.
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…
Two prevailing ideas have emerged from the fair association's decision to change the date of the barbecue cook-off: the at the change tramples on tradition and that money trumps tradition.
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.
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?
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.”
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.
Grab a handful of dry spaghetti and toss it in a pot. Turn on the stovetop and wait for the pasta to boil. When the spaghetti is ready, drain the pot of water and dump the pasta onto a plate.
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.
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.
Readers had a lot to say about Our Viewpoint that the 2020 election, and not impeachment proceedings, should determine whether President Donald Trump remains in office. A sampling of their comments.
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.
I’ve been surfing the Web to find the best definition of God’s amazing grace, and to my amusement, the best definition comes from Jonah’s complaining in ancient times.
With the increasing number of concerns related to vaping emerging, the Texas A&M University System has made the correct choice in prohibiting people from using the devices on its campuses.
The NCAA should check the scoreboard. Despite all its bluster about kicking California’s universities out of national competition, it lost big last week.
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.
‘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…
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.
‘The future belongs to people who believe in something beyond themselves, and who live and sacrifice accordingly. It belongs to people who think and hope inter-generationally.”
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.
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.
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.”
We have watched for three years while normal standards of truth have been ignored and ridiculed, and wonder how that history can be overcome to provide a fair, reasonable judgment about the president's actions.
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.
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…