SIMPSON: Springtime is a good time: A time for remembering
Everywhere you look, there are plants blooming. They are very plentiful in the grocery stores, in roadside stands, and in yards and gardens all along the streets of big and little towns.
TINSLEY: 20/20 FAITH
Myopia. I learned the word when I was ten years old. I learned it from the optometrist who checked my eyes and told my parents that I was nearsighted. I didn’t know I was nearsighted.
STRINGER: Pride and Joy
Texas towns get their names from a variety of sources. Some are named for notable people, such as Houston, Austin, and Lubbock. Others take their names from other cities like Paris, Athens, and Moscow. Sometimes residents give their communities names that reflect positive attributes and qualities. Such was the case for the towns of Pride and Joy
BELCHER: Looking back
I’ve written about this before, as I recall, but I think it bears repeating.
As this is being written mid-week ahead of the Sunday publication, I can only hope that yesterday’s Derrick Days celebration came off without too much interruption by Mother Nature.
Mowing down etiquette
Mowing season in Texas has begun and will last roughly for the next seven or eight months. And since neither Miss Manners nor Emily Post ever covered the etiquette of yardwork in their many writings, I thought I should step in to fill that gap. Here are some guidelines:
TINSLEY: Acts of kindness
Most of us are inspired by great acts of heroism. Sully Sullenberger, the captain who skillfully landed US Airways flight 1549 on the Hudson River on Jan. 15, 2009, has become a household name.
Cadet’s tale recalls happy times
Last fall, I reported on the dedication ceremony at the Corsicana airport for the World War II cadets who learned to fly at the airfield here. A copy of that article was sent to Bob Fauvelle at his home in Halfway, Missouri, and he called to share this with me.
Fifty miles west,100 years ahead of us
On Sunday, Feb. 7,2010, the Waco Tribune-Herald (http://www.wacotrib.com) featured an article written by staff writer Bill Teeter, documenting the “huge plus” in terms of economic benefits that the Sandy Creek power plant is bringing Riesel and McLennan County.
STRINGER: ‘Three-legged Willie’
One of the most important yet least recognized figures in early day Texas was Robert McAlpin Williamson. He was born in Georgia.
No Derby Days for DeeDee
Just because you were somewhat proficient at something in your childhood, teens, and even into your 30s doesn’t mean you can do it forever.
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