As the 66,000-member Texas American Federation of Teachers calls on Gov. Greg Abbott and lawmakers to permanently toss out high-stakes standardized testing in public schools, there are some big questions educators and elected officials must answer before we pack away the No. 2 pencils:
The number of new cases of COVID-19 and the number of hospitalizations in the county are at their lowest points in months, but vaccines and masking aren't the reason, health officials say.
The highlight on the schedule coming up is a matchup between a Clear Springs Chargers team making its District 24-6A opener and a Clear Lake Falcons standing at 1-0 in district play.
To what extent the absence of fan support impacted play by the Europeans at the Ryder Cup, no one can be certain; but, to the man, their team members made mention of how much they missed the typical tit-for-tat chants and songs that usually are a part of the three-day event.
Wow, I want to thank all those who sent in reports for the past couple of days. I’m so grateful. The emails just kept coming about catches over the weekend. If your report is not in my column Monday evening, rest assured, it’ll be Tuesday evening.
Here’s some extra notes on the Dickinson Gators’ 28-7 win over the Clear Falls Knights and some thoughts on the Houston Texans’ 24-9 loss to the Carolina Panthers.
As I hope my picks do better in Week 3, the Houston Texans made the right call in not playing quarterback Deshaun Watson on Thursday night.
Thanks to the defense and halftime adjustments for the offense in the second half, the Houston Cougars (3-1, 1-0 AAC) win their conference opener against the Navy Midshipmen (0-3, 0-1) 28-20 in a tight contest Saturday night at TDECU Stadium.
A strong overall defensive effort and a big momentum swing at the end of the first half guided a battle-tested Dickinson Gators team to a 28-7 win Friday night at Veterans Memorial Stadium over the Clear Falls Knights.
The sports complex had been poorly maintained, leading to its closure in January.
On the waterfront: Texas-based TopSide Marinas this week announced it had acquired waterfront assets of the Galveston Yacht Basin, 715 N. Holiday Drive, from sellers Greg Pappas and Rocky Sullivan, managing partners of GYB Investors, resolving months of rumor and speculation.
Thomas Sowell said it best, “The first lesson of economics is scarcity: There is never enough of anything to satisfy all those who want it. The first lesson of politics is to disregard the first lesson of economics.”
Most politicians of every party have always been guilty of hyperbole, omission of facts and some of just outright lying.