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My son Kevin is an Emmy award winning television sports director. He broadcasts games the Rangers, Mavericks and Stars play. He occasionally runs the jumbotron for Dallas Cowboys home games. He is also in demand for college games in various sports all over the country. He even directs wrestl…

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We have had somewhat successful first few days of being open. People have been nice about wearing masks. My glasses still fog up , but I just push ‘em down a little farther down my nose to alleviate that. On Sunday, I had a little mishap, Joe and I were moving some cross-ties into the garden…

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I was so tired of eating my own cooking that we went to visit my sister in San Antonio and made her cook for us!! It was glorious! Wonderful spaghetti and meatballs, great beans with BBQ (she told me her secret recipe for them and I WILL NEVER TELL), mother’s brownie recipe with home-made fr…

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Ethan west has The Squarehead Barber Shop in Mason. He likes cutting hair and he likes adventure. He has done 500-mile kayak trips on Texas Rivers and walked the 2,000-mile Appalachian Trail.

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Bret Cali had to close his store and café in Bend because he was getting too many customers. Sound strange? Well, we are living in a strange time. It happened right after spring break when Bret was busy taking care of a big influx of tourists who had come for a few days’ rest at his place an…

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The Library has chugged along since March 23rd when due to COVID—19, we closed by order of Governor Gregg Abbott for everyone to shelter in place. In the interim we have assisted patrons in book selections if they called and made arrangements in advance.

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By this time of year I’ve usually done several speeches at various events around the country. All of my scheduled winter appearances took place, but because of the Corona Virus, most of the ones scheduled for this spring have been canceled or postponed. With this extra time at home I’ve had …

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Home-delivered groceries, subscription meal kits, and mail-order food can be convenient. Make sure food safety is part of the package, too. Home-delivered food must be handled properly to prevent food poisoning.

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Jesse Leal left the valley and moved to Muleshoe from the Rio Grande Valley in the 1950s. Previously he had picked cotton around Sweetwater. In 1957 he and his wife started a tortilla factory and restaurant to cater to braceros (farm workers from Mexico).

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Some residents of the Hopkins County Jail in Sulphur Springs are farm hands. Sheriff Lewis Tatum was instrumental in starting a farm to grow food for inmates. Trustys in the jail take care of the plants and animals. These are men and women who are considered ideal prisoners that get along wi…

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Stevie Ray Vaughan had an unusually brilliant talent with a guitar. At the height of his career he was killed in a helicopter crash near Chicago in 1990. He was 35. One of his close friends said, “That boy came from nowhere and went everywhere.” Kirby Warnock, a filmmaker who lives in Fort S…

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A study found that when people consumed a diet of highly processed foods, they took in more calories and gained more weight than when on a diet of minimally processed foods.

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Dennis Ivey of Crockett is one of those people who seem to be everywhere. He has been a preacher at the same church for 30 years, has been active in the arts community in Crockett and has a band that performs all over East Texas. He is also gifted with an imaginative sense of humor that he p…

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The Comanche Public Library is closed until further notice. You may return your books and those books will be sanitized and returned to the shelves. I have activated the answering machine and you may get any updates by calling. I will be in the Library from 9 am until probably around 2 pm, w…

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