Seguin, Texas – The teachers, principal and staff of one south Texas elementary school are so ready for the STAAR Test that they made a super awesome music video and shared it with the world. Like schools all across the Lone Star State, Rodriguez Elementary in Seguin, Texas has been working hard to prepare for… Continue reading South Texas Elementary School Rocks Viral STAAR Test Video
Author’s note: this blog was written in April 2019. Excuse the explicit language in the headline, but it’s time for me to talk about something important. Poop. You might not think this would be a life or death conversation, but for some people, it might be. Please endure this ridiculously long blog post with me… Continue reading Let’s Talk Sh*t.
Owning your own business is a dream shared by many Americans, but when one man decided to open a donut shop in Missouri City, Texas, he found himself by-and-large without many customers, and his dream perilously close to dissolving. However his fortunes have changed, with the help of one tweet. Austin-based photographer Billy By saw… Continue reading Heart Wrenching Tweet Has Huge Impact on Small Business Owner in Texas.
Author’s note: this blog post was written in 2018 and has since been languishing in my unpublished drafts. Hey, everyone, I have a truth bomb for you. Ready? Okay here it goes… No one is trying to control you. No I’m not speaking from standpoint of naivety. I know there are bad people in the… Continue reading Take off Your Tinfoil Hats, Please. (From the archives)
I have been in such despair for the past year over the state of our nation. People are at each others throats constantly. People call each other names and it has started to seem like Conservative/Republican vs. Liberal/Democrat has become a battle to the death where only the strong survive. I guess that’s why I… Continue reading United We Stand: We End Mass Shootings Only When We Work Together
I am grieving for the victims of the Las Vegas shooting along with the rest of the nation. Truth be known, I live in daily fear of mass shootings. Every morning when I send my kids off to school I wonder if its the last time I’ll see them. I was thinking about it on… Continue reading Las Vegas Shooting: Will We Ever Change?
I have a problem, y’all. I see both sides of almost every issue. I find myself in the center of the political spectrum more often than not because I see both sides of every story. There are very few things I believe are absolutes. Why is that a problem? Because people like me, who are… Continue reading Charlottesville: Time to Take a Stand.
Austin-based artist V… Vaughan has been painting oil on canvas for 17 years now. I covered her work for an article I wrote for Wide Open Country last year, and she has recently come out with a piece that is causing quite a stir. “‘Buffalo, USA’ [is] my working title.” V… Vaughn posted in an… Continue reading Check Out This Incredible Painting Done by Texas Artist V… Vaughan
Technology has absolutely exploded in the past few decades, making life today unrecognizable from what it was only 50 years ago. Technological advances have changed everything from everyday communication to how nations conduct warfare. Progress is incredible, as long as we don’t forget the lessons of the past. I’m part of the odd, half generation… Continue reading THIS is What Our Grandparents Did Right
Here we are approaching the anniversary of the signing of the Declaration of Independence, and I don’t know about y’all, but in my neck of the woods folks have been sporting red white and blue for two weeks already. My family and I have embarked on a road trip that will take us all the… Continue reading From Sea to Shining Sea…Well, Almost.