August 17, 2011 ()—"I'll not willingly offend, Nor be easily offended; What's amiss I'll strive to mend, And endure what can't be mended"
-- Isaac Watts
A request by The Sons of Confederate Veterans to honor their forefather's service with a Texas license plate is a simple fund-raising effort by a historical associa...more
July 12, 2011 (AUSTIN)—I can only imagine what my dad or grandpa - both interred at the Houston National Cemetery - would have to say about the current federal bureaucrat in charge of censoring prayers at those hallowed grounds.
A lawsuit filed by a Houston minister contends the U.S. Department of Veterans Affa...more
May 26, 2011 (AUSTIN)—
AUSTIN - Consider this next time you pull up to the
gas pump: While you wince at filling up with $4-a-gallon gas, your federal
government is working hard to shut down
oil production around the nation including here in Texas, the leading producer
of domestic oil and gas. This folly is all becau...more
March 18, 2011 (AUSTIN)—When the Deepwater Horizon undersea oil rig blew out in the Gulf of Mexico last year, adjacent Texas had an advantage no other coastal state can claim - an oil spill response program with prepositioned equipment, expertise and most importantly, well-rehearsed plans for protecting our state's waters...more
December 07, 2010 ()—J. David Breemer, the California attorney who worked - pro bono, he reminds us - to end public access to West Galveston beaches, isn't feeling very appreciated.
It seems some Texans who enjoy fishing, surfing or just splashing in the waves at one of the state's premiere beaches don't understand how...more
August 16, 2010 (AUSTIN)—Across the Texas coast, abandoned and submerged vessels pose a serious threat to both navigation and the environment.
These old shrimp boats, barges and other heavy commercial vessels litter the waterways for years, sometimes decades, because cash-strapped local governments just don't have the hund...more
April 22, 2010 (AUSTIN)—Nearly four years ago, the Texas
General Land Office signed the nation's first ever lease for offshore wind
Since then, major hurricanes and
economic storms have blown away plans to have turbines up and running by now.
But that doesn't mean we're not earning real money.
After all, that's wh...more
February 03, 2010 (AUSTIN)—As other states and the federal
government dither over the decision to drill offshore or not to drill here at
home, I think they ought to take a close look at the recent oil spill in Port
This spill is a good example of
how, in Texas, we've learned to both protect our environment as well as...more
November 06, 2009 (AUSTIN)—
These are troubled times.
At home, adrift in endless stories of buyouts, bailouts and burgeoning
government spending, some Americans have let slip from their consciousness the
fact that men and women are risking their lives in service to this country
After all, Afghanistan ...more