Want to truly experience the limits of your own control over life? Have a child. From the beginning, it’s an exercise in no control, even before you’ve got mom and the newborn home. That first car trip from the hospital is when it all really hit home for me. It’s all but impossible to put into words the measure of anxiety while strapping in the first child seat, placing that newborn in the car and driving off from the hospital.
This morning, the latest polling shows Greg Abbott maintains a nine point lead over Wendy Davis entering the final five weeks of the race for governor.
It takes all of about 20 some odd keystrokes to find data on the Internet supporting the theory owning a pet improves your life. There are studies that show (purportedly) owning a pet lowers blood pressure, although the medical website reporting the results of the study still encouraged me to eat right and exercise. Pet ownership has also been found to lower cholesterol, too, although I’m not entirely sure how.
The National Football League in a few short months has gone from one of the largest moneymaking behemoths around to slightly damaged goods. (“Slightly” because fans aren’t going to stop watching games, going to games or buying apparel anytime soon.)
Don’t expect to see any new money for public schools until 2016-17. Last month, state district Judge John Dietz determined Texas’ method of funding public education was unconstitutional.
Since the dawn of standardized testing in Texas, Highland Park Independent School District has typically posted some of the best passing rates in the state.
Football is here. Some changes, too.
Grant Teaff’s reputation precedes him. These days, the former Baylor coach is probably as well known as a man of integrity than for the 128 wins over 21 seasons at the Baptist school in Waco. Before Baylor’s flirtation last season with a BCS championship, Teaff’s tenure served as the program’s gold standard.
Watching and reading news coverage of the civil war in Ukraine, as with all conflicts located half a world away, it’s easy – preferable, even – to view both sides as nameless, faceless adversaries.