Saturday, November 28th, 2015

This began when Mr. Jack Moreman and County Judge Dr. John Howard asked me if I would be at the Veterans Day service at the College. When I told them I would be in Washington, DC, Dr. Howard commented, “they do a pretty good program there.” If you have a “Bucket List” – a list […]

The Health Nazis have resumed their attacks on everything that is good and wholesome about life. Last week, the pinko commies at the United Nations’ World Health Organization announced that bacon kills people. The breakfast staple – and one of the clearest signs that God loves us – is, they said a carcinogen in the […]

It’s election time. No, it’s nothing flashy, controversial, or even interesting really. It’s the regular, every-two-years Texas Constitutional Amendment Election. Election Day isn’t officially until November 3; but if you’re a registered voter and have some way of proving you’re not an illegal immigrant who snuck into this great land to vote for Democrats, you […]

They say time flies when you’re having fun, and it certainly appears to be the case as your editor marks 20 years on the job this month. Two decades is a milestone to be sure. Some folks might say that’s a good point to shift directions. In my case, it puts me just under half-way […]

What an exciting time to live in Clarendon! Opportunities seem to keep cropping up at a consistent pace, and then last week the announcement came that a benefactor wants our city to have some type of water recreation facility. (See full story here.) Such an enormously generous thing does not happen every day. One half […]

The Republicans have produced a bumper crop of presidential candidates for 2016, and ten of them were in the primetime spotlight last Thursday evening on the Fox News Channel. A few other also-runnings (including our beloved former governor) were on television earlier in the day hoping to break into the news. I confess to tuning […]

Clarendon has been celebrating freedom for a long time. Since that first summer in 1878 when those Christian colonists first observed Independence Day, our community came to be known for its Fourth of July festivities. A lot has changed in the last 137 years. Singing and the reading of the Declaration of Independence have given […]

Tex Selvidge led a life of community service, and this week his community is in mourning for the man who was one if its best known and best respected citizens. Rev. Chris Downer said he did not personally know anyone who knew more people or was more influential than Tex Selvidge. If you went to […]

The Donley County AgriLife Extension Office held a community planning workshop last Tuesday evening, but it turns out the community wasn’t much interested in making plans. Your editor showed up 30 minutes late (more on that in a moment), and that brought the total number of people at the event to… four. Extension Agent Leonard […]

The City of Shamrock welcomed an American hero last week as former astronaut Alan Bean gave the keynote address at the Friday banquet that preceded the big St. Patrick’s Day Celebration in that city. A product of the Texas Panhandle, Bean was born in Wheeler, and surely no one on the second floor of that […]