February 20, 2018
Yes, yes, yes... it's the first day of early voting for the March 6 primary. I hope all those 18-year-olds we registered to vote in Austin, Elgin, and Bastrop are ready to cast their very first ballot...
January 29, 2018
I cast my very first vote in 1976. Yep, it just so happens that was the year our great country celebrated its bicentennial. Coincidence? I think not. I’d say it was Karma.
Mary Jo Chapman (now Wa...
January 22, 2018
My mother knew how to do voodoo. Billye Faye Vanderslice Watson wanted my brother and me to go to Baylor University from the time we were pretty young. I remember her mentioning Baylor to me—seeding i...
January 8, 2018
Keen readers of the Watson Wire will remember that I've talked about creating something that I called the "MD Anderson of the Brain" on the campus of the Austin State Hospital or, as it's generally kn...
December 4, 2017
The weather is pretty great right now, but cold winter weather is coming (it may not feel like it, but we know it'll be here). For most of us, that just means we'll turn on the heat. Or we'll pull on ...
November 20, 2017
In the middle of a big, loud, chaotic event last week, a woman excitedly came up to me and proudly announced, "I'm making Grammy's dressing!"
I felt so proud. Another culinary convert to the ca...
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