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Church families can provide stability through changes

In my previous business life, I worked with George Mitchell in the early 1970s to create The Woodlands. In researching sociological trends that would affect building a new town from scratch, I read a Vance Packard book called “A Nation of … more

Some like it hot. I’m not one of them.

It got so hot in Iraq that I promised once I got home I’d never complain about the weather again. That lasted two days. It’s human nature to complain. We just can’t help ourselves. When it’s hot, we want it to be cold. When it’s cold, we … more

Overcoming life’s hurdles

Have you ever run the hurdles? I have great respect for those who have. This is not an easy race. Hurdling is the act of running and jumping over an obstacle as fast as you can. It’s about rhythm - 1-2-3-jump … 10 hurdles … 10 times. … more

Join NNO festivities

How many names and faces do you recognize among the men and women that protect our communities?Whether they are police officers, firefighters or emergency medical technicians, we rely on their unwavering service every day to keep us safe. But they … more

Behind the scoreboard: HCN kick off event revealed the heart behind the jerseys

In the sports section we really can’t tell the whole story.Sure, we look into recent results. We preview games. We interview athletes and coaches. But, we’d need more than a weekly newspaper to really dive into the world of Leander ISD football. … more

It’s hot… and I love it

Recently it has been rather hot around here. A little hotter than usual, in my estimation. I really don’t know if it is getting hotter or as I get older, I’m not able to handle the hot weather. Whoever invented air-conditioning needs to have a … more

Roundtable: Is religion an appropriate basis for political belief or does voting based on religious conviction ultimately impede the religious freedom of others?

For this roundtable, Ashley the Editor wants us to write about whether religion is an appropriate basis for political belief. Of course, there is no such thing as generic religion; however, in the United States, there are lots and lots of very … more

Roundtable: Is religion an appropriate basis for political belief or does voting based on religious conviction ultimately impede the religious freedom of others?

The editor has given us a two-part question with the first part being easy for any pastor or church member to answer and the second question being based on a false and contradictory premise. I’ll explain.Is religion an appropriate basis for … more

Roundtable: Is religion an appropriate basis for political belief or does voting based on religious conviction ultimately impede the religious freedom of others?

The American political system prides itself on the right to be free while not harming another’s rights. When it comes to religion and our political system, people tend to vote from their frame of reference, from the lenses by which they see … more

Roundtable: Is religion an appropriate basis for political belief or does voting based on religious conviction ultimately impede the religious freedom of others?

“There is a lamentable want of first principles, well known and established, the authority of truth and justice.”  Rev.Theodore Parker, “The Political Destination Of America And The Signs Of The Times.” - 1848Now that the overly-scripted … more

Roundtable: Is religion an appropriate basis for political belief or does voting based on religious conviction ultimately impede the religious freedom of others?

The church is a tiny voice in our society, and acts even tinier. The big voice, the thought leader, the decider is the Military Industrial Complex, which includes “Big Media.” Media is the control room of public thought. Muslims, Jews, … more

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor,In response to Mike Eddleman’s editorial on August 18, titled “So sue me, unless you already have.”Thank you Mr. Eddleman for your August 18 editorial regarding Texas law suits against the Federal government. Since editorials are … more

We need more pets, fewer politicians

“Political season is the most wonderful time of the year,” said no one ever.My television is seldom turned on. Whether it’s the terrorism or criminal activity at home or abroad or the chaos, corruption and Kardashian-like atmosphere of the … more

Celebrate our parks

One hundred years ago, President Woodrow Wilson signed the act that established the U.S. National Park Service.A century and 410 sites later, the United States boasts a shining example of how to protect natural treasures and sites of historic … more

Back in the saddle again

During vacation time, I have some anxiety points that become a little more serious each year. It is not that I do not like vacation, I just don’t like going on vacation. It’s the “going” aspect that frustrates me. I just hate stopping what … more

Training to win the gold

Have you been watching the Olympics? How about our gymnastic girls? Ran away with the team gold. Then the individual gold by Simone Biles. And then there’s Phelps. So, how much training do you think they have to do to get to that level?Eric Heiden … more

Working for the man

A friend sent me a chart by the Cato Institute that outlines what states pay unemployed workers.  It was meant to belittle the “government giveaways” to people unwilling or unable to work.  Here is my response:“At the moment, there is no … more

Letter to the editor

Dear Editor,I was distressed when I read “Cedar Park to install 22,000 smart meters” and learned a planned 22,000 meters would be installed. Given the documented health hazards associated with smart meters, I found no indication that the city … more

Prescription for disaster

As costs surrounding healthcare in the United States continue to rise, Americans see example after example of how problematic the for-profit model has become.The latest high-profile examples have come from the pharmaceutical world, including … more

Pardon me, ma’am

No matter where my travels take me, I do my best in maintaining my southern values and military bearing. I do this by…blah, blah, blah. While there is some truth to the southern values and military bearing, it really just boils down to … more
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