The events of 2014 have set a brisk pace
This will be my last column before the year 2014 reaches its midway point, and I’ve got to say it’s been a challenge to keep up with everything going on in the county.
It always is, of course. Henderson County has almost 80,000 people, two major lakes, and if I counted right, 18 incorporated cities and town. Athens, is a small city, but three major highways cut through it. It’s the seat of county government and the site of three district courts.
I joke with people; then I hide for safety’s sake
It’s not always fun getting older after you pass about 35. For that reason, it’s been a while since giving the big number on my birthday was really what I believed was time for a party.
I reached another age last month. Yes, it was the number I just mentioned – plus 30.
Drownings can decrease by learning to swim
Working for the newspaper, I have the opportunity to report on what is happening throughout our community.
This week I visited with kids who were taking swimming lessons. It brought me back in time, to when I was a kid growing up on the beaches of Florida.
7-on-7 football tells us season is around the corner
It's always football time in Texas, even if the game is 7-on-7 football.
Sure, some people say that 7-on-7 is not football, because it is touch football with no lineman and no running game.
I think it is the perfect style of football to help the quarterbacks learn the style and timing of their receivers, tight ends and running backs.
The beginning of summer in Texas a hot time
Texas is known for many wonderful things. We see it in the movies, read about it in books and many of us cherish its attributes every day of our lives.
Being born in McKinney, and raised in Waco, San Antonio and later living in Houston, and yet later in Athens, I can say without hesitation that Texas is a wonderful place to live.
Can you tell me what happened on June 6, 1944?
I’ve heard some people say they don’t like history, because it’s nothing but memorizing a lot of dates.
It seems to me, they’re missing the point. History isn’t just the dates. It’s a collection of stories about people and the triumphs, trials and hardships of the days they lived. The protagonists in the stories walked on the moon, blazed trails in through the wilderness, and in some cases committed heinous acts against their fellow man.
Walk a mile in her shoes
Like many men across Henderson County today, I will wear a pair of high-heeled shoes, and walk a mile around the courthouse square in Athens.
The Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event is designed for men of the community to help raise awareness about a serious subjectdomestic abuse.
Golfers beware – I’m coming to the course!
This is a warning to my fellow teammates and golfers who will be playing with me next week at the 27th annual Coaches Playday golf tournament at Kings Creek Golf Club.
It's not that I am not a fan of the game of golf, I am just letting you know I have no idea where my golf ball will land.
I miss the days when there was a TV season
There are many ills affecting society today, and for most of them, I blame television.
No, I’m not talking about the poor writing, the obsession with sex or the graphic violence. It’s not the endless stream of reality shows or singing competitions. I’m upset that there’s no such thing as a TV season anymore.
Memorial Day is not just a day to take off work
It’s one of those days that are unique. It’s unique because few human beings after Jesus Christ offered to gave everything, so that we may live.
That’s what veterans who fought in our wars for us, and died in their attempts to protect us, actually did.
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