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A champion lost to history Everybody loved Bobby Morrow when he was perfect and fleet afoot, but that was a long time ago, in the early to mid-1950s, when he was a sports hero on the order of LeBron James or Patrick Mahomes or anybody else you want to mention ...

Texas Side Of Things

July 2024 is officially here and, in my opinion, it’s already been better than last year just because the dailytemperature isn’t hitting 105 degrees. Vicki and I just returned from the Rio Grande Valley area and it looks spectacular.From Corpus Christi all the way to Raymondville, the countryside looked like the Garden of Eden from the recent tropical storms that hit the area. We’ve all heard about the tremendous rainfall in the Houston area and East Texas so I’m assuming they have more water than they need. Meanwhile in the Texas Hill Country and West Texas, things are starting toturn brown. Although some areas received recent showers, apparently, they’ve been somewhat spotty. ...

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When honey and water mix Some place names are easy to discern. You don't have to know that Stillhouse Hollow was once a favored site for moonshine stills to make an educated guess that the name has something to do with the brewing of illegal whiskey. Metheglin Creek rises in ...

Just Your Standard Bull

Okay, call me crazy but the is what I see right now. According to my trusty weather app, the forecast from today (July 1st) though July 10th, show the highs here in San Antonio to be as low as 92, and as high as 99. No matter how you cut ...

Texas Side of Things

Although the calendar claims that the first day of summer is officially June 20th, I personally feel like summer has already begun. Summertime…I remember it as a kid, so excited for the last day of school and finally hearing the bell ringing for the last time that year and releasing us to freedom. I remember wearing cutoff shorts ...

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Apocalypse on the San Saba Visitors to the Hill Country town of Menard might see the ruins of the old presidio, San Luis de las Amarillas, just outside of town, right next to the golf course and think that’s the site of the old San Cruz de Saba mission. They’re ...

Just your standard bull

The date is May 21st, and it’s a great day! Why you ask? It’s because three major things have successfully culminated within the last 30 days. I’m happy! And if I’m happy, that means that those around me are happier too!             First of all, as I currently reside as president ...

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One of the first things buffalo hunters on the Texas plains did when they got to the Panhandle in the early 1870s was to create a hunter’s camp. The hunters were down from Kansas, where the buffalo and, by extension, buffalo hunters were a thing of the past. They called ...

The Texas Side of Things

If you will recall, in the March 15, 2024 issue of this paper, I wrote about how proud I was to be a part of the agriculture sector and explained all of the wonderful ways the agricultural family comes to the aid of those who need help. In this week’s issue, I want to acknowledge the teachers, especially the ag teachers, for what they do bypreparing the next generation for what’s to come. This is a picture of my college roommate, Glen Hughes, who has taught ag for 32 years. It was an honor for Vicki and me to attend the ...

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Wrong Way Corrigan There is a right way to do something and there is a wrong way, but sometimes the wrong way is the only way. Thes saga of Daniel “Wrong Way” Corrigan, who made a transatlantic flight from New York to Dublin in 1938 by flying the wrong way, is ...