By J.T. Murphy

Procrastination is a train that picks up all of your undones and drops them at your door when you run out of time. It is not easy to write a full column when the whole story is in the first sentence. Nonetheless, I must, and I must also admit that I have begun a battle with procrastination. It is more likely that I have always been in battle, but the battle is getting harder as I am finding so many other things to do. The world is filled with distractions. 

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By Ed Sterling

AUSTIN — Gov. Greg Abbott on April 18 declared a state of disaster for Austin, Bastrop, Colorado, Fort Bend, Grimes, Harris, Montgomery, Waller and Wharton counties. Those counties were hit with severe storms and flooding beginning April 17, requiring the aid of emergency responders over many days.

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By J.T. Murphy

Today America sometimes seems to be filled with complainers. There is much that we could make better, but complaining has never made anything better. To make things better, we have to work at making things better. Loud noises sometimes bring us the wrong kind of change. The right kind of change always comes from work, not words. With all of its shortcomings, the United States is still the very best place in the world to live. We have more freedom, more opportunity and more success than any other nation. America’s beauty is not limited to its mountains, its valleys, it deserts, its forest, its farms, its lakes or its cities. America also gives the beauty of life that lies in opportunity and freedom.

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