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Houston City Council Cancels Summer 2021 due to Possible Heat Outbreak

Co-authored by our favorite reporter, Shayne, and our least favorite reporter, John HOUSTON, Texas—October 14, 2020: The Houston City Council voted to cancel the summer of 2021 during their regularly scheduled meeting last night after a heated debate.  Mayor Kitty Carroll was in favor of the move: “The safety of Houston residents is our main … Continue reading

Judge Proposes Border Wall Between Tarrant and Johnson Counties

FORT WORTH, TX—Tarrant County Judge Ben White proposed a border wall be constructed separating Tarrant County from Johnson County Monday afternoon during the meeting of the Commissioners Court. “We’ve worked hard to make Tarrant County a great place to live. And we’ve built a strong economy that encourages new business. But every day, thousands of … Continue reading

Southern Republicans Boycott McDonald’s

JACKSON, MS—McDonald’s is facing backlash from its largest consumer group—southern republicans—for its efforts to offer healthier menu items. The company announced this week that they will no longer use preservatives in their classic burgers, including the Big Mac. This follows their 2017 announcement that they would no longer treat their chickens with antibiotics. Critics say … Continue reading

Book Review: God Save Texas by Lawrence Wright

A friend from another country once asked me why Texans are so proud of their state. Other than my dad’s attempt to move us to Florida when I was four (we moved back to Texas in eight months), and my year of teaching in Oklahoma, I’ve lived in Texas my whole life. My roots are … Continue reading

Churchill’s Trial by Larry P. Arnn

Churchill’s Trial by Larry P. Arnn Larry P. Arnn’s new book is most readable when the author gives us narratives from his subject’s younger life. Churchill, with his uncommon bravery and taste for adventure, is an exciting character to read about. But most of the book deals with Churchill’s political views and personal philosophies, and … Continue reading

Review: Triathlon Workout Thoughts by Kim Smith

Triathlon Workout Thoughts: Essays by a Man with Too Much Free Time By Dr. Kim Smith Ludus Publishing The most important thing a prospective reader needs to know about Dr. Kim Smith’s Triathlon Workout Thoughts is that only a few of the essays contained therein have to do with triathlons. The essays may have been … Continue reading

Humility by David J. Bobb

  Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America’s Greatest Virtue By David J. Bobb Thomas Nelson: 2013 “There is no twelve- or thirteen-step program to master humility. There is no formula for becoming humble. This is true for individuals as well as nations,” says David J. Bobb in Humility: An Unlikely Biography of America’s Greatest Virtue. Bobb examines … Continue reading

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