I was saddened to learn of the passing of Leonard Nimoy, a fellow space traveler because he helped make the journey into the final frontier accessible to us all.
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The start of the legislative session is a very busy time for returning and new legislative members. While each member is here to do the same job of representing the needs of his or her constituency, each legislator’s background is unique. Through other members, legislators learn about issues facing Texans across the state that may be specific to their areas.
Not far from our farmhouse was a small stock pond or tank that had been constructed to provide a watering hole for cattle and other farm animals. As a small child I thought of this pond primarily as the home of crawfish, frogs, and turtles. With a little home-cured bacon tied to a piece of string attached to a short stick, my little brother and I could catch a few unwary crawfish. We had no interest in cooking and eating them, however, so after keeping our catch in a jar or can for a short while, we’d return them to the pond. The big red ones, mean and ugly looking, were a more desirable catch than the smaller gray ones.
Three hundred Chinese citizens, members of the country’s Uighur ethnic group, have recently traveled to the Middle East to join Islamic State. Those Uighurs are part of a broader Muslim migration, spurred by a government crackdown, away from China’s western province of Xinjiang, where Muslims have lived for over 1,000 years. Although they were designed to dampen Islamic separatism, Chinese policies in the region are creating fertile ground for Islamic extremism.
Sandra Adams Benavides via HeraldDemocrat.com: Your article is definitely one-sided (go with the herd). I suggest you investigate: 1) why parents choose not to have their children vaccinated; 2) those who contracted the disease, what percentage were vaccinated; 3) concerning sunscreen, aside from merit, are there side effects to children and adolescents regarding hormones.
Gov. Greg Abbott on Friday sent his five “emergency items” to the 84th Texas Legislature to work on within the first 60 days of the legislative session and wrote about them in a column.
Greece has been dragged through a lot of mud in the media over the past few years because previous governments over-borrowed, and that contributed to the initial crisis that — we should remember — Spain, Portugal, Italy and almost everyone else in the Eurozone had to go through.
Instead of extending Greece’s credit line for another four months, European officials should have cut Greece off from the financial lifeline it’s been abusing.
While I wouldn’t be one to claim NBC’s “Parks and Recreation” was “M*A*S*H,” or anything, it was certainly one of the best situational comedies on TV for the last six years. Which is why I was more than a little sad to see it end its seven-season run earlier this week.
A simple cross, worn around someone’s neck can be so attractive. It is an appealing piece of jewelry; a sometimes expensive accessory that looks just right. We’ve come a long way from how the cross was understood in Jesus’ day. It was something that was expensive then, but could be easily had. All one had to do was go against the rule of Rome and it could be worn on one’s back until the bearer was pinned to it.