Piece of Mind

Piece of Mind: The Beach Should Matter to All Texans

Apr 19, 2019
Workers clean the beach at Sea Rim State Park, southwest of Port Arthur.
John Kanelis

SEA RIM STATE PARK, Texas – As luck would have it, my wife and I pulled our fifth wheel recreational vehicle into this state park on the Gulf Coast at a most opportune moment.

Princeton, in eastern Collin County, has roughly doubled in population over the last decade.
John Kanelis

Drive along U.S. 380 – in either direction, west or east, it doesn’t matter – and you’re going witness a sea of orange.

Democrats have a steep hill to climb in Northeast Texas if they are going to join much of the rest of the state as a place where Democrats and Republicans duke it out for voters’ affection.
John Kanelis

You’ve probably heard the news: We’re having a presidential election next year. It’s been in all the papers.

Princeton has conducted four municipal elections that sought to form a city charter, making Princeton a “home rule city.” It has failed all four times.
John Kanelis

We live in a town that I am having trouble defining.

Beto O'Rourke addressed an audience of about 100 people in Greenville in 2018.
Mark Haslett

Robert Francis “Beto” O’Rourke has done what political pundits from coast to coast to coast have speculated he would do. He has declared he is a candidate for president of the United States of America.

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has supported Senate Bill 3, which would give Texas public school teachers a $5,000 raise.
Christopher Connelly / KERA

Texas Lt. Gov. Dan Patrick has established himself as a tepid supporter of public education.