TEXAS VIEW: Ex-publisher lifted voices of this paper, community

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In 1998, at her first Express-News Community Advisory Board meeting, Adriana Villafranca was sitting next to Publisher Larry Walker. Before the meeting, Walker whispered...

TEXAS VIEW: Failure to lead: The 2021 Texas Legislature in a nutshell

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If there were any legislative session when Texas lawmakers eschewed politics for serious policy, when class clowns got serious about life-or-death issues, when personal...

TEXAS VIEW: STAAR test scores show disaster brewing in Texas schools

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Recently, the state issued the most detailed and alarming look at how far students fell during the pandemic, this year’s State of Texas Assessments...

TEXAS VIEW: ERCOT shouldn’t be exempt from laws of open government

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The Electric Reliability Council of Texas has been described as a corporation, a nonprofit, a grid operator and a traffic cop. Now, with the...

TEXAS VIEW: Why the Reporter-News is refocusing its crime coverage

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Last Friday, the Reporter-News made a significant change to its crime reporting. Companywide, news sites have reconsidered their policies and have been asked to make...

TEXAS VIEW: Prisons shouldn’t be torture chambers

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Texans will soon be asking ourselves the familiar questions as spring inches toward summer: How long can we put off turning on the air...

TEXAS VIEW: Dude Perfect partnership hits the bull’s-eye

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Dude Perfect, the Frisco-based trick shot empire, may be the epitome of internet culture banality, but now the group is using its power for...

TEXAS VIEW: Experts warn mosquito levels to be higher than normal in East Texas

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“April showers bring May flowers” is a shorter, trochaic version of “March winds and April showers bring forth May flowers,” a proverb first recorded...

TEXAS VIEW: Abbott’s border wall gimmick isn’t tough

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Gov. Greg Abbott is a man with a plan. Responding to an influx of undocumented men, women and children trying to reach the United...

TEXAS VIEW: Fireworks fly over change in plans for Abilene holiday show

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We had an early fireworks show this year. Last Thursday, reaction was set off by news that the WesTex Connect show planned for July 3...