The Texas Property Tax System

This is my first column to you as chief appraiser.  As I take over this column, I want you to know that my goal...

There is No Place Like Home

Like a high wire circus act, Houston Mayor Sylvester Turner is walking a tight rope with a small safety net on the issue of...

Houston not A Raisin in the Sun

I value the contributions of the smaller newspapers and magazines that cater to Houston’s ethnic and cultural diversity.  Sometimes the needs of these communities are...

Why Must We Fight Those We Fought For?

Thomas Sowell once made reference to a thought that is very true in nature to me. In it he suggested that, “No one will...

Power Recap Season 3 Episode 3 – I Got This On Lock

By: LaWanda Thomas of Wandaring Outloud Media You gotta love a show that opens with the Chuck Brown Go-go anthem “We Need Money” and Anika Noni...

“Could Post Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) Be Responsible for The Deaths of OUR Police...

I’m not an authority on Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, therefore, I have done extensive research over its causes and treatments prior to pinning this...

Yes Black Lives Matter – So Stop Killing Each Other!

Here lately, there has been much controversy and talk in the media and various other outlets regarding the, “Black Lives Matters” movement. I must...

Before I lay it down: “The Great Disconnect: Black Democrats vs. Black Republicans”.

“Yea, it makes me wanna holler and throw up both my hands. Crime is increasing, trigger-happy policing, panic is spreading, God know where we’re...

Before I Lay It Down: “Rudy Giuliani: The 21st Century Version of “Festus Haggen”.

Many of us “Baby Boomers”, (people born between the years 1946 and 1964), grew up watching “Westerns” on television.  Some of you younger folk...

Before I lay it down: “That moment when “Open Carry” will get you killed…”

Amidst the chaos occurring in Dallas a few weeks back was the probability that even more innocent people would be killed.  While a deranged...