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OPINION: My Five Cents: Updates on the Legislature’s third special session

On October 13, 1845, voters in Texas overwhelmingly approved an ordinance to accept annexation into the United States by a vote of 4,245 to 257. ... Read more

16 hours ago by Dawn Burleigh.

OPINION: Rare disease patients need pharmacy benefit manager reform now

In the 10 years since my son, Hunter, was born with Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA) Type 1, my husband and I have had to become ... Read more

18 hours ago by Dawn Burleigh.

OPINION: Extreme weather trends should drive change in state thinking

By John Hryhorchuk and Jeremy Mazur   Few things unite Texans like the shared experience of Texas weather. We can all agree that Texas summers ... Read more

23 hours ago by Dawn Burleigh.

OPINION: Story Over a Cup: Yes, I am judging you

There are certain things we do or can do which you should do without being poked or prodded. Being environmentally responsible comes close to the ... Read more

4 days ago by Dawn Burleigh.

OPINION: My Five Cents – Hazard mitigation plan grants available

One hundred and eighty-six years ago this week, the Texas Revolution began at Gonzales. On October 2, 1835 fighting broke out at Gonzales between Mexican ... Read more

1 week ago by Dawn Burleigh.

OPINION- All Texans can help reduce malnutrition among older adults

By Julia Jarrell, RDN, PMP, LD, president of Texas Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics In Texas, which boasts more farms and ranches than any other ... Read more

1 week ago by Dawn Burleigh.

OPINION: THE IDLE AMERICAN – Native American Summer?

My aged Uncle Mort can take a side road into yesteryear quickern’ most people can start an argument over vaccines. Now, he’s on a mission to ... Read more

1 week ago by Dawn Burleigh.

OPINION: Positive Highlights- Taking care of your mental health

I am a huge advocate for Mental Health Awareness and believe everyone should take care of themselves mentally. Mental Health is so important and I ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Dawn Burleigh.

OPINION: Why We Need a Community Forum

I am not sure what I expected our country to look like in 2021, but I certainly did not expect it to be so fractured ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Dawn Burleigh.

OPINION- From the editor: What a fun weekend

Thank you, Leigh Ann Dallas, Hillary Gravett, Brandy Judice and Steve Jones for all the hard work you put into making Orangetober Festival happen. When ... Read more

2 weeks ago by Dawn Burleigh.

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