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Thu
18
Feb

Harry Potter is Alive And Well in London

I almost hate to admit this, but I´ve never read a Harry Potter book and I´ve seen only one Harry Potter movie. I recentrly learned that I have really missed something. While we were visiting scotland and England over the Christmas and New Year´s holidays we toured the Warner Brothers Studio where the movies were made.

 

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Thu
18
Feb

Neat And Tidy Calving

By Baxter Black

 

This is the time of year when cow people don´t get much sleep. If you boiled "raisin cattle" down to its bare bones, the whole business revolves around gettin a live calf on the ground. Folks outside the wonderful world of calvin seosen probably have some peculiar ideas about what happens.

 

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Thu
11
Feb

The man who wrote "Pistol Packin Mama"

Albert Poindexter was a housepainter who lived around Troup and Jacksonville. "Jacksonville people always said poindexter was from Troup. The people in Troup said Pointdexter was from Jacksonville". says Barnwell Anderson , a music historian who lives in Jacksonville. Albert Pointdexter owned a bar in the 1930´s and helped promote honkytonk music.

 

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Thu
11
Feb

The show ring jude

By Baxter Black

 

The judge stood in the show ring as the yearlin bulls arrived. Noted and prestigious, his reputation had survived A thousand purebred standoffs and a million county fairs And despite his regal bearing, he didn´t put on airs. Oh. maybe just a little but nobody seemed to mind, The purple robe and scepter made the show look more refined. He stood straight with self-assurance and whispered to his aide As the bulls marched in a circle years of breeding on parade.

 

 

Thu
04
Feb

The Gun Battle

By Baxter Black

 

As radical Islamic terrorists continue their penetration of the Unites States and mentally deranged phychos attack unsuspecting pedestrians, our country seeks solutions. Conservate Constitutional fundamentalists stand by the law and support arming everyone! Where as progressive liberals insist on disarming everyday citizens and depend on govermment to protect everyone! Yet compromise is hard to find.

 

Thu
04
Feb

Caleb´s telephone and tennis adventures

Twelve-year-old Caleb Lewis of Dallas was walking with his parents when he spotted an iphone in low bushes by the sidewalk. His parents suggested he leave it here just in case the owner came looking for it . Caleb insisnted he could find the owner. When the family finished its walk and returned home, Caleb got busy. The phone´s battery was completely discharged, so Caleb connected the phone to a charger. With in minutes there was enough charge to use the phone. Now Caleb is not your ordinary phone and computer user. He is diligent in his efforts to solve technical problems.

 

Thu
28
Jan

STANDARD SIZE

Mac told me a harrowing tale about losing a loaded six horse trailer off the back of his pickup. He admitted he knew the ball was too small, but it wasn't far to go, it was gettin' dark, the kids were restless, it was a new moon, the tide was running out, his hat was too tight...whatever the excuse he needed to justify not changing the ball.

 

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Thu
28
Jan

MITTIE STEPHENS ON A PLEASURE CRUISE TO HELL

The Mittie Stephens steamed out of New Orleans on Feb. 2, 1869 on a pleasure cruise through the inland waterways of Texas that ended in fiery tragedy on Caddo Lake. The 312-ton side-wheel steamboat was built six years earlier in Indiana. Used by the Union for a year as a transport and packet (a ship that carried mail, passengers and goods on an established route), the Mittie Stephens later saw less hazardous duty as a private passenger craft on the navigable rivers of Louisiana.

 

Thu
21
Jan

WRITING WHILEWALKING

Patrick Dearen of Midland has written a shelf full of books. One of his recent ones, THE BIG DRIFT won a Spur award from the Western Writers of America Association. The award is presented annually to the author of what the judges consider to be the best western traditional novel.

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Thu
21
Jan

PLEASANT VALLEY

Once upon a time there was a beautiful little valley called Pleasant Valley. Pristine streams ran down from wooded hillsides. Wild game was abundant. Fish flourished. The peasants tilled their farms and irrigated them with mountain water. The livestock grazed the grassy meadows. It was a contented community, though lacking in material wealth.

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