Columns/Opinions

Thu
20
Apr

CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS | Ed Sterling

U.S. District Judge Nelva Gonzales Ramos of Corpus Christi on April 10 ruled the State of Texas has failed to prove that the voter identification law was not written with discriminatory intent and purpose.
The ruling came in response to a charge by the New Orleans-based U.S. Court of Appeals for the Fifth Circuit that Judge Ramos re-examine the evidence and her 2015 findings in Veasey et al., plaintiffs, v. Greg Abbott et al., defendants.
Plaintiffs alleged racial discrimination in violation of the U.S. Voting Rights Act of 1965 in response to the passage of Senate Bill 14 by the Texas Legislature in 2011. The law changed the list of acceptable forms of identification voters may use at polls and enacted other restrictions. The State of Texas argued that the law was passed not with a discriminatory purpose, but to combat voter fraud at the polls.

Fri
31
Mar

CAPITOL HIGHLIGHTS | Senate panel OKs budget for upcoming 2-year period

By Ed Sterling

Wed
29
Mar

My Perspective: Tragedy brings out the ‘small town’ spirit

By Toni Walker
By now, I am sure all of you have heard of the horrific accident that occurred on March 23 that involved a Mount Pleasant Independent School District bus, an 18-wheeler, and a private vehicle
I have said from the onset that the bus driver should be considered a hero. 
Had he not been alert enough to swerve out of the way of the oncoming eighteen wheeler, this situation could have been much worse. Instead of two lives lost, there could have been many more, including students, who died as a result of this accident.
As a former coach, who drove buses for sport teams, I know how difficult it is to maintain focus on the road, especially late in the evening, after a long day at a sporting event. The fact that he was alert enough and swerved to avoid a head on collision is nothing short of heroic.

Fri
24
Mar

GUEST COLUMNIST | Alcohol can damage brains, wreck lives

By Rebecca Smith

Wed
15
Mar

CAPITAL HIGHLIGHTS | Federal court panel rulesagainst Texas redistricting plan

By Ed Sterling

Fri
11
Nov

One man's opinion

It’s all over but the crying

Fri
11
Nov

Kids Say What?

What are you most proud of in your life?

Wed
26
Oct

One man's opinion

Keeping the faith

A er being in Austin for about a week can now see how a Republican minded person can be swayed to believe Donald Trump has no chance or any right to be the next president. eir rhetoric is non-stop and their accusations have just enough truth in them to possibly be confused for the truth. e one saying that really stuck to me was “Trump is just the Republican version of Bernie Sanders.” According to most of Hillary Clinton`s supporters, her problems can be solved with “she never did that” or “she has already apologized for that.” I`m sure Benedict Arnold was sorry he became a traitor and even had he apologized he would have still been considered America`s most famous traitor. My point is, I see a closer relationship with Benedict and Hillary than I do with Trump and Sanders. But, that is just my opinion and I`m lucky enough to live somewhere that is the majority thinks the same way.

Wed
26
Oct

Kids Say What?

If you could make one rule that everyone in the world had to follow, what rule would you make, and why?

Thu
13
Oct

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor:

 I wanted to bring to your attention a historic opportunity in global public health. Only two countries – Pakistan and Afghanistan – have never stopped the paralyzing disease polio. If we can root the virus out of these two last strongholds, polio is poised to be only the second human disease ever eradicated, aer smallpox. Experts hope to see the last case of polio in these countries in 2016, bringing this opportunity tantalizingly close.  However, experts warn that US $1.5 billion in additional funds are urgently needed to ensure we have the resources in place to nish the job.

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