Six DA’s and the Grand Juries They Persuade

Ever heard the following sayings, “Even a paper clip can be indicted”? How about “A DA can indict a ham sandwich”?These are popular sayings when it comes to District Attorneys and the grand juries to which they have unfettered access.

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A Message from Dr. Latonya Goffney

ALDINE -Aldine ISD Superintendent Dr. LaTonya M. Goffney announced three new chiefs and one new assistant superintendent during the March 19 Board of Trustees meeting. The announcement of the new leaders comes after Goffney completed her listening tour. Starting last summer, Goffney met with leaders and key stakeholders to learn what they think is working

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Racism is a Problem

By Billy “Hollywood” Groves Although acts of racism against African Americans and other non-white Americans still occur every day in our nation, we still have Americans who don’t see prejudicial mistreatment and disrespect of Black people as a problem. Before I go any further with this article, I want to make it clear that we

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Black Hate and Anger

By Johnny Johnson “When we hate we only hurt ourselves.  Because half of the people we hate don’t know it, the other half don’t care”- Medgar Evers… Hate and anger are described as strong generalized emotions.  Hate is an emotion of detest, that produces active ill-will and malice.  Anger is an emotion of passion, excited

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AHCBED Monthly Luncheon

  HOUSTON – Last month, the Acres Homes Chamber for Business & Economic Development held its Monthly Networking luncheon at the Beulah Ann Shepard building located at 6112 Wheatley, 77091. Burn’s BBQ served as the caterer and Mrs. Ann Harris Bennet of the Harris County Tax Assessor-Collector & voter Registrar was the keynote speaker. Photo

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Living Legend: Lee Elder

Lee Elder is the first African-American to break the color barrier and play in the Masters Golf Tournament. He was born in 1934 in Dallas. His father died in WWII, and his mother shortly thereafter. With Elder’s sister running the household, he was lured to golf as a way to earn additional income for the

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A Tale of Two Houses

By Senator Borris Miles This week, the Texas House, with an overwhelming 148-1 vote, passed House Bill 3, the school finance reform package. This $9 billion overhaul of the public-school finance system included a pay raises for all school employees, invests new money into classrooms, reduces recapture and local property taxes, allocates additional funding for

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Letter to the Editor

Well, it appears that Dwight Boykins is running for Mayor! If not, he's doing his level best to make sure that Sylvester Turner is no longer Mayor! The latest of his antics over the last few years include tagging almost the entire City Agenda on March 6th and again on March 20th.

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Dumb A** Democrats!

"Republicans and Democrats have used accounting gimmicks and competing government analyses to deceive the public into believing 2+2=6. If our leaders cannot agree on the numbers, if 'facts' are fictional, how can they possibly have a substantive debate on solutions?"

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Harvey Legislature Moving Out

This week marks the halfway point of the 86th Legislative Session. Hurricane Harvey devastated the Gulf Coast more than a year and a half ago. Hundreds of thousands in Houston were impacted with the loss of vehicles, homes and prized irreplaceable possessions.

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