Gov. Greg Abbott on May 18 allowed restaurants to increase occupancy to 50% and relaxed his earlier executive orders that limited certain other public activities over the last two months to reduce the spread of COVID-19.
Columns & Opinions
Most of us raise our kids with every possible educational advantage we can manage. We try to provide opportunities to advance their talents, and applaud their successes. Most parents hope their offspring will be intelligent, successful, happy and healthy. When that happens, it astounds me that some parents won’t at least listen when kids have different opinions--- and advice of their own for us older, “wiser” family members. It’s true that we’ve lived longer and experienced more--- seen things they haven’t, lived through difficult times. So we’ve worth listening to as well. I didn’t say the younger generation’s always right. I just said we owe them the respect to at least listen. I don’t always do this.
Testing, sanitizing and emergency food benefits increased as Texas entered its third month of fighting the COVID-19 pandemic.
I never thought I’d learn so much about toilet paper. An admitted toilet tissue snob, I was long ago a Northern Tissue kind of gal. Charmin was then a one-ply, lesser contender; and I turned up my nose, despite the cute commercials about squeezing. --- Which would likely be politically incorrect these days. At some point, the balance tipped. The Charmin folks wised up, stepped up, and upped their game with a second ply. I changed allegiance, no contest. I’ve remained faithful for years, not even tempted to stray. Well, once maybe with Sam’s Club brand, but it didn’t mean anything. Tempted, but caved at the last minute, grabbed the Charmin and ran.
In last weeks’ May 6, 2020 Issue 19 publication, David Jackson was misidentified in the story “Spilt Milk.” Ed Jackson is David’s brother and was also interviewed by this paper, but was not quoted in the story or pictured. We apologized to the Jackson family for the confusion.