Archive for March, 2011

Making “scents”

I think things (i.e. situations, circumstances, occurrences) that are similar come in groups or “waves”. Lately I seem to be followed by smelly people. I’m talking about people with body odor (B.O.). It all began about a week ago while I was grocery shopping. I headed down the aisle when I detected a rank B.O. […]

Who’s afraid of Elizabeth Taylor?

This morning I was standing in my kitchen drinking coffee and watching the news on CBS. They were interviewing the parents of Taylor Anderson, a 24-year-old teacher in Japan and a U.S. citizen, who died in Japan’s earthquake and ensuing Tsunami. Suddenly the interview was interrupted with “Special Report” and accompanying music. I thought, “Oh […]

Gossip-mongers and other nuisances

Apparently an article in last week’s issue on funding cuts to Medicare and Medicaid and how that MAY affect rural health clinics has lent material for editorial insight by gossip-mongers. Unfortunately those who have so much time on their hands to create such fictional fodder never use it to actually get the facts.  If you […]


I made a gross error and printed the wrong figure in the 3/3/11 article regarding the Spur ISD bond proposal. I wanted to get the word out asap, so I am posting it here and on our Facebook page.
A figure used in the 3/3/11 article about the Spur ISD bond proposal was grossly incorrect. The […]

Where’d all the good people go?

If you’re a Jack Johnson fan, like me, and, like me, contemplating yesterday’s Supreme Court decision regarding Westboro Baptist Church’s protests at dead soldiers funerals, the song, “Where’d all the good people go?” is humming inside your head if not on your lips. (See
I own a newspaper. I write news and on occasion, my […]

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