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Bringing computer science to students and preparing them for the 21st century economy

Bringing computer science to students and preparing them for the 21st century economy

December 21st, 2016

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

Coding is the language of the 21st Century economy. If our students can’t speak it, they will be left behind. We must do a better job preparing our students for the jobs that don’t exist yet—and we’ve got to start at an earlier age.

Over 42,000 computer jobs go unfilled in Texas …

Letters to Santa

Letters to Santa

December 21st, 2016

Mrs. Morlock’s Kindergarten Class

 

Dear Santa Claus,

I love you. You’re the best Santa ever. We love you so, so much. We want to have a Merry Good Christmas. I am learning to read so much and thank you for coming to our school. Can you bring me a Kitty toy? Because I am trying to make …

high desert sketches

high desert sketches

December 15th, 2016

The Christmas Goat (VALERIE HOWARD illustration)

Why I love Christmas . . . in New York

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

It is surprising how many Texans journey to the canyons of New York City for the Christmas holiday. They overcome their fear of all the myths and legends they have heard about the denizens of that mystical …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

December 15th, 2016

Bringing it all back home

By STEVE LANG

“A young man /from a small town/ with a very large imagination.” – John Prine

John Klingemann’s achievements sum up the high aspirations many parents have for their children.

I, on the other hand, may best exemplify one of Jimmy Buffett’s songs, as one of “the people our parents warned us …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

December 8th, 2016

A new agenda to give small business a break

Guest column by Ways & Means Chairman KEVIN BRADY

As chairman of the House Ways and Means Committee, I am excited about our opportunity to finally deliver comprehensive tax reform that will empower small businesses in Texas and across the country. America’s small businesses embody the best of …

Turkey trots, pizza crawls, and airport cots

Turkey trots, pizza crawls, and airport cots

December 8th, 2016

By STEVE LANG

“People say there’s delays on flights. Delays, really? New York to California in five hours, that used to take 30 years, a bunch of people used to die on the way there, have a baby, you would end up with a whole different group of people by the time you got there. Now …

hurd on the hill

hurd on the hill

December 1st, 2016

Back to work, hitting the ground running

By U.S. Rep. WILL HURD

During my first term, I put over 75,000 miles on my car crisscrossing the district, hosted over 400 public meetings, and helped over 1,000 individual constituents beat the federal bureaucracy. It’s been a busy two years, but I’m just getting started.

Our nation is experiencing new …

Deer hunting a rite of passage, for the deer

Deer hunting a rite of passage, for the deer

December 1st, 2016

Deer selfie(VALERIE HOWARD illustration)

By GEORGE A. COVINGTON

Deer hunting season in West Texas is a right of passage for young men, much like high school football. A young man must prove himself by carrying a case of beer under one arm, a high powered rifle under his other arm, and at least 75 pounds of …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

November 23rd, 2016

Conversations with countrymen

By STEVE LANG

“Travel makes all men countrymen, makes people noblemen and kings, every man tasting of liberty and dominion.” – Amos Bronson Alcott

“Just a little lefse will go a long way.” – Doug Setterberg

Four Norwegians walked into a brewery . . . and after meeting this Swede, probably wondered if this was some …

steve’s funny column

steve’s funny column

November 17th, 2016

Talking turkey in various and altered states

By STEVE LANG

“Thanksgiving is an emotional holiday. People travel thousands of miles to be with people they only see once a year. And then discover once a year is way too often.” – Johnny Carson

“If you want to save a species, simply decide to eat it. Then it …

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