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‘Feasting on God’s word’: Texas minister battles brain cancer with gratitude and grace

PLANO — When you’re 28 years old, in your third year of marriage and your first as a singles minister at a church with a membership larger than your Mississippi hometown’s population; when you and your wife are helping raise a 13-year-old boy; when you hike and play basketball and are so energetic your nickname is Tigger, you’re not supposed to be battling a brain tumor.

Combs taps leftover campaign cash for women’s project

Like many Austinites, Susan Combs was outraged to learn how her local government prepared to welcome its first female-majority city council. The city manager’s office last March brought in a pair of speakers to lead a two-hour training session for staff on how to interact with women officeholders.