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Nursing home rights advocate for Texan of the Year

November 19, 2012
(AUSTIN)—A brash New Yorker may not be everyone's idea of Dallas Morning News Texan of the Year, but I can't think of a better man to carry the title for 2012 than nursing home rights advocate Sam Perlin. The Brooklyn native is one of the best friends anyone living in a Texas nursing home never knew they ha...more

“One nation, under God” under fire in Houston

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

Veterans Day 2009

Veterans Day 2009

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 everyday. After all, Afghanistan and ...more