Maria Attar doesn’t see herself as a leader, she told Assistant Managing Editor Maddy McCarty when interviewed in her home this week. Her voice is small.
They’ll be wearing caps and gowns and Pomp and Circumstance will play, but not much else about graduation will be what the Class of 2020 had anticipated.
We have written a lot about how stay-at-home orders and widespread closures have affected local businesses. What we haven’t said effectively to this point is how the current crisis has affected ours.
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…
True to Life Ministries has a huge goal: to give people the tools to lift themselves from poverty. Their mission is to cultivate hope. There's nothing more powerful than that.
Brazoria County commissioners again lowered the tax rate this year, a sign of both good fiscal management and a booming economy.
House Speaker Dennis Bonnen and conservative political operative Michael Quinn Sullivan are locked in an ugly battle with huge political implications. It’s high drama, complete with a secret recording, a Sullivan-issued ultimatum and what amounts to “bring it” from Bonnen.
The Leaders Under 40 we feature in today’s paper have seen success in the classroom, the board room and in the realm of community service. They have forged their own paths or assured continued growth of their family businesses.
The devil, as they say, is in the details. Senate Bill 891 by Sen. Joan Huffman on court administration is what they call an omnibus bill, that is a catch-all involving prosecutors’ offices and court administration policies.
Rich Wells delivered an engaging speech at the Brazosport Area Chamber of Commerce membership luncheon this week, lining out the makeup of the new Dow as the company completed its merger with formal rival DuPont, and what it will look like after the company splits off again — realigned and r…
The Texas Legislature gavels into session Tuesday, launching the state into a months-long marathon of bill filing, lobbying, deal making and fierce debate.
Than ksgiving gives way to Black Friday, which rolls into Small Business Saturday. On Sunday we get a rest to digest, let the credit cards cool and praise the Lord before Cyber Monday and then, Giving Tuesday.
It was just more than a year ago. Hurricane Harvey's rains snaked their way down the Brazos River, an intruder to too many of our neighbor's homes. The eyes of a worried nation mostly focused on Houston.
Angleton High school students smiled more this week than any other time this year. That’s not a scientific fact, of course, but I’d put money on it. As the parent of a freshman, I genuinely feel blessed to have a front-row seat to the smiles.
Most of you reading this right now are holding a newsprint copy. You’ll read the obits and your favorite comics, check out what’s on sale at the best local stores and work your crossword.
It was one of the first weeks of school — on one of those first precious days of normalcy — when my fifth-grader told me his teacher asked the class for the meaning of empathy.
Much incorrect information has been spread this week through rumor, innuendo or "somebody saw this on Facebook and said ..." Misinformation is dangerous and can lead to panic. There's enough panic to go around right now without false information making it worse.
With Hurricane Harvey gaining strength fast and headed too close to toward his home in Port Lavaca, Adam Roldan had a decision to make early Friday morning.
An ABC News broadcaster, reporting on the solar eclipse on Feb. 26, 1979, reminded audiences that the next time such a phenomenon would occur would be in 38 years.
He arrived early but took a spot at the back of the banquet room. When I introduced myself before the event began and told him how many good things I had heard about him from mutual friends, he demurred.
Gov. Greg Abbott called legislators into a special session that starts Tuesday because they failed to pass must-do legislation in the regular session. Why? Because of one man's petulance.
A year ago this week, Brazos River floodwaters crept their way across Brazoria County, blanketing Rosharon, then Holiday Lakes, Bar X, West Columbia and parts of Lake Jackson.
While Brazoria County enjoyed a beautiful evening celebrating graduates Friday, trouble churned in Austin, where state lawmakers clawed their way through what was supposed to be their final days of the regular session.
I gathered with others at Chapelwood United Methodist Church to celebrate the life of Lake Jackson Assistant Chief Jim Dunlap.