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Crime Stoppers a ‘wonderful tool’

March 22, 2014

Crime Stoppers can’t stop crime if there are no tips.

That sounds simple enough, but sometimes tips are scarce.

A Crime Stoppers drought was interrupted recently by two successful tips that earned cash payouts. A $1,000 reward was paid Tuesday to a person whose tip led to not just one but two felony arrests.

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Together, we can end drugs in school

March 22, 2014

I have heard several comments lately about the issue of drugs in schools and have had parents inquire and insinuate that we have a “drug problem” in our GISD schools.

I want to address what GISD is doing regarding this issue and, more importantly, what can be done to rid drugs from our schools immediately.

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The kids are all right

March 22, 2014

Do you ever wonder what is “normal” for teenagers?

We Americans are plugged into social media and monitor pop culture almost as an obsession.

Teens in particular are affected to an unanticipated extent. If your view of normal arises from YouTube videos, Facebook entries and reality TV shows then you may get the feeling that you are being left out.

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Marvelous marble memories

March 15, 2014
Marvelous marble memories

I “discovered” my marbles recently. Please note that I did not say I “found” them. That would seem to imply that I lost them. I never did. They were simply misplaced.

We’ve taken out the carpet and stained the concrete floors and have lightened up the load in our bedroom closet as we spread our wings in our empty nest.

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All pipers must be paid

March 15, 2014

Bitter as the pill may taste, it is one each generation has a hard time swallowing: The piper must be paid.

It’s a fundamental truth, muddled, of course, when “layaway plans” were trumped by credit purchases. “Buying now, paying later” is bait easily ingested, sliding down as smoothly as boiled okra in a gullet greased with WD-40.

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I’m walkin’ the floor over my cowboy boots

March 15, 2014

This may sound like nonsense to you, but I’m worried about cowboy boots. Truly I am. When you read what I’ve discovered you’ll understand why I’m bringing this up. The point is, in my opinion it’s serious, and should be made known.

Most cowboy boots sold in stores today are not made in the USA.

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This one’s for men only

March 15, 2014

I’m sorry because I may not be patriotic enough and my attitude might be even un-American because it seems to me the Oscars are a tempest in a teapot and much ado over nothing or almost nothing.

Of course, guys, I am referring to the Oscar presentations on TV.

I’m not really interested in what the starlets are wearing.

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Don’t keep the home fires burning

March 8, 2014

It’s March, which means that pretty soon people will start annoying the heck out of us with questions such as, “Hot enough for ya?”

Texas summers being what they are, we can probably count on being sweaty and miserable for, oh, six months or so.

But armpit sweat stains aren’t the only dangers we in Hood County will be facing this summer.

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Order out of chaos

March 8, 2014

Order out of chaos

A recent edition of the Hood County News headlined interviews between representative Jim Keffer and his challenger, Cullen Crisp. Other than a class action lawsuit against the BRA which will probably not take place I would like to offer the following recommendations.

I would release enough water from upstream to fill Lake Granbury to capacity.

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The fickle finger award goes to…

March 8, 2014

The fickle finger

award goes to…

I’ve experienced several “firsts” recently.

Until a couple of weeks ago, I’d never attended a live musical. Clumsy one-act high school plays don’t count. A production of “Ghost” at Bass Hall in Fort Worth was far more enjoyable than I expected, thanks to outstanding special effects and a female lead actress from Wisconsin with a beautiful voice.

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