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Last fall, Lt. Col. Alexander Vindman, a member of the National Security Council staff, was a star witness against President Donald Trump at House impeachment hearings. Since then, he has left public view, left the White House and left the Army. Now, with an election approaching, he is launc…

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Think this is a different kind of election? Right about now during the 1976 presidential campaign, fully a third of the electorate was undecided. This year, the undecideds comprise about 7 percent of the electorate.

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When Brazosport College announced The Clarion would not be available for Brazosport Symphony Orchestra’s fall season, we immediately started working to reimagine our fall concert series. Our primary concern is and always will be ensuring the safety and health of our patrons, musicians and vo…

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The Trump-Russia investigation effectively ended July 24, 2019, the day special counsel Robert Mueller testified on Capitol Hill. Mueller’s halting presentation of his 400-plus-page report troubled both Republicans and Democrats. But of greater concern was this fact: After two years of inves…

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There are answers available for the recent writer’s concerns about white privilege, racists, white cops killing blacks, the forgery of President Donald Trump, why blacks have a National Anthem, the purpose of the Confederate Flag, wrongly saying that blacks only lived in the East End of Free…

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For many years, this newspaper has and continues to publish a list containing the names of persons indicted for a felony crime and the offense for which they were indicted. This is undoubtedly one of the most widely read sections of the paper. The near-sacred right to publish this informatio…

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Few emotional swings reach from the highest high to lowest low in a period of 60 hours. My wife Brenda and I celebrated our 54th wedding anniversary Aug. 12. Three days later, our oldest daughter, Julie Choate, succumbed to a pulmonary embolism.

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There were many power brokers in the old Washington, hidden figures of influence never referenced in civics textbooks or examined in graduate-level political science seminars. There was the operator of the center elevator on the Senate side of the Capitol, the one reserved for lawmakers’ use…

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Blackberry -picking was among my favorite activities as a child. My memory vividly recalls a time when my family found a wild berry patch on Highway 90 near the San Jacinto River. We spread out with buckets intent on getting the plumpest berries we could find.

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In 2012, a Houston Chronicle photojournalist made a video featuring readings by, among others, Barbara Bush, Quanell X and Mayor Annise Parker to celebrate March 2. It was not only Texas Independence Day but, coincidentally, Sam Houston’s birthday and certainly something to mark.

As they continue a rump party convention, the Republicans — the party of good manners and good breeding, small-town hardware store operators and hard-working farmers — renominated Donald J. Trump for president amid one haunting but hard truth: They have seldom faced a passage quite like the …

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Americans have fallen into a crevice of sloppiness with usage of the word “hot,” and it has nothing to do with 100-plus degree days.

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I am a loyal subscriber of the Brazosport Facts and have been for most of my life. Up to now I have just been a reader and never commented on any of your articles. However, after reading your 15 August 2020 article, East End Residents Not Ready To Give Up Land, I felt compelled to write.

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Clara Johnson, columnist in this newspaper, is no less than an artist with words, an orator on paper. I read her column just to enjoy the way she puts together bouquets of words. For example, this is what she wrote this week about a couple celebrating their 38th wedding anniversary:

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The news i s filled with reports of President Donald Trump’s “assault” on the U.S. Postal Service. Democrats and some in the media say the president is deliberately slowing mail delivery and crippling the Postal Service so it cannot handle an anticipated flood of voting by mail in the presid…