Category : Editorial

Pleasant Ramblings: Endless Summer, not the Movie

Pleasant Ramblings: Endless Summer, not the Movie

Mark Magnan As I write this week’s column we are still in the grips of our winter storms. It seems likes this winter has just not let up. We have had cold and wet weather for quite a while without…

0 Comments / 2 View / March 22, 2015

Out & About: Cabin Fever Humor

Out & About: Cabin Fever Humor

Patrick Lacombe This cold weather has a lot of us down in the dumps, so I decided to forgo the usual serious subject matter in my weekly column and try to lighten your mood by telling a few jokes. Hope…

0 Comments / 1 View / March 22, 2015

Looking Up: Try devoting yourself to a different motivation

Looking Up: Try devoting yourself to a different motivation

  Joe Baisden Fifty-four years ago in January of 1961, John F. Kennedy jarred our nation with a call for a different motivation. In his inaugural address he issued this challenge: “Ask not what your country can do for you,…

0 Comments / 5 View / March 22, 2015

Pleasant Ramblings: Real Life in a Texas Town

Pleasant Ramblings: Real Life in a Texas Town

Mark Magnan Last week I asked the philosophical question, did I actually exist. That was answered last week, for those that missed the answer to that deep question you can dig up a paper, perhaps from your neighbor or you…

0 Comments / 2 View / March 15, 2015

Out & About: Hooplaw

Out & About: Hooplaw

Patrick Lacombe This cold, icy weather suddenly got me thinking about someone I knew back in 1972 while overseas in the Army. He was from Ohio and his name was Francis Hooplaw. In the service, no one calls you by…

0 Comments / 10 View / March 15, 2015

Looking Up: Deliver!

Looking Up: Deliver!

Joe Baisden A century or so ago, it was considered most prestigious to have been to college in Europe. An old-time preacher pointed out, however, that it did not matter very much to be “educated on the Rhine, if you…

0 Comments / 3 View / March 15, 2015

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Letting go

Published May 8, 2014 By Matthew Girard, Associate Editor I have a problem attaching too much sentimental value to shoes. Don’t worry, there’s no need to call “Hoarders” because I have shoes overflowing out of my house or anything like…

0 Comments / 71 View / May 12, 2014

Warm and Sunny

Warm and Sunny

Written by Patrick Lacombe After many weeks of cold, rainy, icy weather, we finally got a break this weekend with plenty of sunshine. My wife and I have had cabin fever for the past couple of months, so we wanted…

0 Comments / 24 View / February 28, 2014

Youthful Innocence

Youthful Innocence

Written by Patrick Lacombe Do you ever look back at the things that happened when you were young that really could have caused lasting emotional problems? Now we all had to face the day when we found out the Tooth…

0 Comments / 22 View / February 28, 2014

Mountain Cedar Blues

Mountain Cedar Blues

Written by Patrick Lacombe I really don’t like to be negative, however I have found one thing that I really do not care for here in Central Texas. It’s called mountain cedar fever, and its effects are making the pharmaceutical…

0 Comments / 32 View / February 21, 2014