Columns/Opinions

Thu
07
May

Stop the ‘Global Warming’ hysteria now

The nation's real gross domestic product in the first quarter of this year grew by  a disappointing 0.2 percent annual rate, the Bureau of Economic Analysis reported Wednesday. Jason Furman, chairman of the White House Council of Economic Advisers, attributed the economy's underwhelming performance to "notably harsh winter weather" during the first three months of 2015.

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Tue
05
May

RobertViator Jr.

To the voter’s of the city of Vidor: When I ran for city council of ward 6 in 2013 there was no line item in the city budget for road repair, even though the mayor had been in place for two years at that
Fri
01
May

House, Senate state budget conferees roll up sleeves

AUSTIN — With barely more than a month left in the regular session of the Texas Legislature, it’s time for the House and Senate to do whatever can be done to reach an all-points agreement on House Bill 1, the state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 
 
Fri
01
May

Stop the ‘Global Warming’ hysteria now

President Barack Obama celebrated Earth Day at the entrance of Florida's Everglades National Park. "Climate change is threatening this treasure and the communities that depend on it, which  includes almost all of South Florida
 
Thu
23
Apr

Senate passes version of 2016-2017 state budget

AUSTIN — The Texas Senate on April 14 passed its version of the 2016-2017 state budget. Because the House- and Senate-approved budgets are $1.6 billion apart, five Senate members and five House members will be appointed to a conference committee to resolve differences. The Senate’s version of the budget totals $211 billion in state and federal funds to pay for state services over the nexttwo fiscal years. Senate Finance Committee Chair Jane Nelson, R-Flower Mound, who spearheaded the writing of the legislation,   said the budget is one that “will keep our state strong,  prosperous and compassionate.”

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Thu
23
Apr

Advance from fast food to earn a better wage

Fast food workers rallied throughout the country Wednesday to demand wages of $15 an hour — more than double the federal minimum wage of $7.25. A demand for tax breaks would have make more sense. Reporters interviewed wage protesters and relayed the hardships endured by Americans cooking and serving cheap food in return for meager pay.“It’s hard to provide for my daughters with $8.75 (an hour),” said Jumal Tarver, a 36-year-old McDonald’s worker in Manhattan, N.Y. 

 

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Tue
21
Apr

Letter to the Editor

For over 40 years, many others including myself have fought vigorously to change the political atmosphere of this county/and the state.
Thu
16
Apr

Senate passes bill to remake Public Integrity Unit

AUSTIN — Statewide authority to investigate and prosecute public corruption would be moved out of the Travis County District Attorney’s Office under Senate Bill 10, legislation approved  y the Senate on April 9.

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Thu
16
Apr

,Apple a day may not keep the doctor away

Say it ain’t so. Don’t disillusion us by spoiling one of the most repeated and honored of adages. Unfortunately, there’s no preventing it. Research findings published this week in JAMA Internal Medicine cast doubt on whether an apple a day keeps the doctor away. 

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Thu
09
Apr

House passes state budget after long debate

AUSTIN — After 17 hours of floor debate and hundreds of amendments considered, the Texas House of Representatives on April 1 passed House Bill 1, a state budget for fiscal years 2016 and 2017 that appropriates $209.8 billion.  

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