TEXAS VIEW: Victoria chief’s vision for a more diverse police force is vital to...

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Recruiting police officers for the Victoria Police Department — like many departments in rural parts of the country — has long been challenging for...

TEXAS VIEW: Texas should be more aggressive in offering COVID-19 booster shots

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The omicron variant keeps surging at an eye-popping rate, but the number of Texans getting a booster shot hasn’t surged with it. We can do...

TEXAS VIEW: Tesla in Xinjiang — a bad turn for a Texas company

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On Dec. 1, Tesla moved its headquarters to Harold Green Road in Austin, officially becoming a Texas company. On Dec. 23, with the backing of...

TEXAS VIEW: Stop to help people injured in wrecks

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We all have seen wrecks but how many of us have stopped to help or call 911. Being responsible residents when you witness a wreck...

TEXAS VIEW: Gov. Abbott, stop hiding behind bureaucrats

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In the fall, clarity. At Christmastime, bureaucracy and cowardice. Two months ago, the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles unanimously recommended that Gov. Greg Abbott...

TEXAS VIEW: Cruz is right on Russia, but wrong for holding up diplomats

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Sen. Ted Cruz might have gotten part of what he wanted from the U.S. Senate on a planned Russian pipeline to Germany. But in...

TEXAS VIEW: Advisory board made right call not banning books

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The Dec. 15 decision by the Victoria Public Library advisory board not to ban 21 books decried by a group of residents was the...

TEXAS VIEW: City taking steps to safeguard our most precious natural resource

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As the second most populous state in the country, Texas has a large and continually growing demand for water. The state’s population growth creates...

TEXAS VIEW: Vaccination remains key as yet another COVID variant sweeps in

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McLennan County public health officials reported last week that the omicron variant of variant of SARS-CoV-2, the coronavirus that causes COVID-19, was first detected...

TEXAS VIEW: Will Texas school superintendents quit in droves in 2022?

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Public school superintendents feel pressure from many sides. It comes from politicians, parents, teachers and sometimes even students. As stewards of the education of thousands...