Because of the time of year our son was born, my wife and I didn’t have to worry about day care for him until recently. My wife’s a teacher and her maternity leave ended right as school let out for the summer, so she’s been able to stay home with him since he was born.
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Dang. That Ken Paxton sure seems snakebit.
Interim charges are the issues that the Speaker asks committees to study during the time between regular legislative sessions in order to make recommendations for legislation for the following legislative session. This week I will discuss the charges given to the House Committee on State Affairs, which studies a number of diverse issues pertaining to state governance.
I can’t think of a time in our national history, certainly not political history, when America has needed a little lighthearted distraction more than it does right now. And it could be coming this weekend.
This summer I have traveled a lot and attended several conventions. No, not the ones with the elephant and the donkey. I accompanied my wife to two different women’s conventions, one in Minnesota and one in Texas, where they pooled their resources to support the spread of the good news of Jesus in this country and around the world.
When Hillary Clinton named Tim Kaine as her running mate, the questions came immediately: Was he too mild, too bland, too moderate — in short, too nice to wage a ferocious campaign against the likes of Donald Trump?
Should federal subsidies for Tesla and other electric vehicle makers be ended? For some, the answer is a resounding yes. They dislike such subsidies intensely.
Should you spot a Tesla electric car on the road, see if the driver is smiling. He should be smiling at you for contributing $7,500 to the purchase price of his luxury automobile.
The best solutions are almost always creative ones. To get to these solutions, however, takes leaders willing to think outside the norm and stretch the comfort of those around them. It takes someone willing to push back when they’re told, “But we’ve always done it this way,” or “That will never work.”
For the past two and a half years, I have been the beat reporter covering the city of Denison. I’ve learned a lot on how the city operates, and made a few friends and many sources while on the job.