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‘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.”

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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…

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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.

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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.

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President Donald Trump walks with Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton, left, at Austin-Bergstrom International Airport for a visit to an Apple manufacturing plant Nov. 20 in Austin.

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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.

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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…

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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…

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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.

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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.

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It’s a presidential election year, as you no doubt can’t escape knowing. The anger and conviction during such tumultuous times can be quite overwhelming.

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Among the annual rituals here at The Facts is the annual Year in Review, which we published Sunday. We spend a good number of hours scouring stories from the previous 12 months to highlight the biggest headlines from Brazoria County, and it usually consumes more than 5,000 words by the time …

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‘This time, with freedom!” Sisters Mary Karen and Mary Gabriel implored. It was a rare day for Sisters of Life from different convents to get to be together at the religious order’s motherhouse in the suburbs of New York. There, they gathered around an outdoor Nativity scene with fire for wa…

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What a year 2019 was, and last week we ticked off those who ticked us off this year. It was so much fun, let’s do it again.

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The House of Representatives impeached President Bill Clinton on Dec. 19, 1998. It was a Saturday. The votes, in which two articles of impeachment passed, were held around midday. By 3 p.m., the House had named its impeachment managers and physically delivered the articles to the Senate for trial.

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A beautiful young athlete is jogging with her German shepherd on a leash beside her. The dog gives off an aura that is highly respected: “Approach my owner, and this canine will sink his canines deep into your skin and shake you without regard to your painful screams.” Predators are wise not…

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What a year it was. People will be talking about it for eons to come. That’s the year 1776, not 2019, which gave us a parade of forgettable and unforgettable stunts, clowns and eye-rollers.

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As we begin the impeachment process for the third time in living memory, it might be useful to explore why the country is once again setting out on this divisive action. In other words, what’s all the fuss about? Haven’t all presidents handled their affairs the same way the current occupant …

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The youngster, maybe 6 or 7 years of age, is on one of those “select” league baseball teams that may play four games or more on a single weekend during most months of the year.

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In the United States, 86 percent of all health spending is related to chronic conditions — things like diabetes, high blood pressure, high cholesterol and many others. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, these costs can be managed and potentially reduced through education and lifestyle modification.

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The initial Republican and Democratic players for the 2020 elections will be on record at the end of this last day of candidate filing: Which races have candidates, which candidates look strong and weak, what does the political battlefield look like?

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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…