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The word “concession” can be defined as “something agreed to, usually grudgingly, as an acknowledgment of defeat.” How appropriate, then, that I was tapped to help operate a concession stand … more
On Wednesday, February 14, two holidays will vie for people’s attention: Valentine’s Day and Ash Wednesday. While people can purchase greeting cards for both holidays, there’s no doubt which … more
Since my last column, America on January 22nd marked the sad 45th anniversary of Roe v. Wade, the landmark U.S. Supreme Court ruling that legalized abortion and resulted in the slaughter of more than … more
“YOU can take the boy out of the country, but you can’t take the country out of the boy” is a phrase most of us are familiar with. If you have ever lived and worked in Kilgore the saying could … more
There is a tendency to think most bad things happen in large cities when, in reality, many rural towns are shrouded with mystery or a particular incident that stays virtually alive through many … more
Imagine being invited to meet the president. If you’d prefer to decline that invitation currently, then imagine any president of past years. For most of us, I suspect we’d consider it an honor. … more
Snow in East Texas is only slightly less rare than a parade of CNN reporters wearing red “Make America Great Again” caps while singing “You Can’t Always Get What You Want” in downtown … more
A journey made to and from a place within a day is commonly referred to as a day trip. It is usually taken to find something unusual not found in the area in which you work, live or play and all it … more
In the Star Trek universe, Vulcan blood is said to be green. In East Texas, we may describe our blood as running maroon or burnt orange. But, the reality is that all human blood, regardless of … more
McCary’s Chapel United Methodist Church remains one of the most picturesque churches in Hog Eye Country now referred to as the Liberty City area. The number of weddings held over the years in the … more
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