With the shutdown of everything non-essential and social distancing becoming the new normal, one area of concern is voting.
Some in our community have planted beautiful vegetable gardens. One of those is Alton Maddux on Palo Pinto Street. He spends hours in that garden and always comes up with a great crop.
As I was driving home from my office this week and listening to talk radio, the host kept talking about how if everyone took 50 milligrams of zinc each day we could wipe out COVID-19.
This past week was “Teacher Appreciation Week.” So many have gone above and beyond to educate the children of our community under such trying circumstances.
I’ve always been a sucker for the sappy, plot-easily-followed kind of “flick” that ends happily. Take Mr. Holland’s Opus—and others like it—where movie-goers had best take multiple hankies.
Theodore Roosevelt’s 1904 presidential address to Congress is famous for bringing us the Roosevelt Corollary, which warned European nations from involving themselves in the affairs of Latin America.
Members of Mineral Wells Junior History Club met March 11 at the home of Lynn Waddy for their monthly meeting and program.
Early during the COVID-19 crisis, I opened an envelope containing four home-sewn masks, one for each member of my family. My husband’s cousin Julie made them for us without being asked.
If bodies grew weary of exercising, two of my friends–Dr. Lanny Hall in Abilene and Katheleene Green in Burleson–would be too sore to stand up. Truth to tell, Katheleene has been a devotee to physical exercise much longer. She attains age 100 come July 18.
It is a good thing that we have memories to sort through while we shelter in place. Grammarians or not, we’re given to making the present tense, and the past, perfect.
Let’s make the best of our situation by being a positive, encouraging community. We can still be there for each other while obeying safety rules. Walks on these nice spring days can really lift one’s spirit.
There was “people-watching” at its best recently when Texans gathered at polling places to exercise their voting preferences in primary elections. Yep, it was a foretaste of the “Big One” in November.
The season of spring–God bless it–wears many faces. It has inspired poets to greatness, encouraged the downhearted, confounded meteorologists and induced weeping by throngs of spouses who don’t care for yard work. I am one of those, ashamed that I’m far south of my wife’s expectations, rarel…
The year 2020 marks one remarkable anniversary for the nation. It was one hundred years ago that women won the right to vote nationally in the United States with the ratification of the Nineteenth Amendment in 1920.
The tale unleashed in this space this day is difficult to categorize. Some will say it is typical of “fake news”; others will insist that it best “fits” somewhere in the dizzy, digital world of social media.
Monday is Presidents’ Day. This federal holiday celebrates George Washington’s birthday (actually February 22nd). Abraham Lincoln, Ronald Reagan and William Henry Harrison were also born in February.
I never have to look at calendars or “study up” on Roman numerals to know which Super Bowl comes next. Instead, I calculate years of marriage, since “knot-tying” with Brenda occurred in 1966. Thus, I can tell you that the Next Super Bowl will be number fifty-five.
From time to time, I resort to writing about short, unrelated topics that some folks have described as “Mother Hubbard” columns. This reminds them of ministers who preach “Mother Hubbard” sermons.
I’m glad Sisters Maggie Hession and Frances Evans–who proudly beat a drum for the Texas Rangers from reserved seats 15 rows behind home plate–didn’t live to see it.
My rain bucket is full of water and the plants I brought indoors when the early November cold snap came trough have been enjoying it.
‘Tis not the first time an error of my own doing has diverted me from the tedious freeways of everyday life to side roads with uncharted curves adorned by snagging brambles that seemed to warn, “Go back.”
It is a good day in Millsap! Things seem crazy in so many ways, but there is always hope and the future is bright despite chaos among political parties and unrest throughout the world. Keep looking up. God is in control.
Are you enjoying all your Christmas gifts? My husband and I were given a robot vacuum. I have spent a lot of time watching it, trying to establish the somewhat random pattern that it seems to follow.
When asked what advice I’d give a young person concerning their finances, I never hesitate. It’s really quite simple. It’s not a stock pick or a derivatives strategy.
Time has been bought, answers have been delayed and responses have been hedged as “squirmers” have opted for the “Texas two-step” instead of crystal clear comebacks to probing inquiries.
Charles Culberson was part of an influential Texas political family. He would lead a notable career in his own right, serving two terms as governor and four terms in the U. S. Senate.
It was a perfect December day for the Christmas celebration at the log cabins. The parade was short but the participants were full of Christmas enthusiasm.