Mothers have been universally revered within my knowledge and recollection of trends and events. It is a particularly emotional and moving observance each year for me personally. I was the first-born child of Ruth Evelyn Thornton Webb and Lawrence Ray Webb on Mother’s Day 1937.
The birth occurred at my parents’ rural home in Freestone County at “about 2 p.m.” on that eventful Sunday in the waning Depression years.… Read the rest
This just in: Dewey did not defeat Truman.
The Chicago Tribune’s banner headline on Nov. 3, 1948, proclaimed that Thomas Dewey defeated incumbent Harry Truman in the presidential election. It shows that even major news outlets can make gigantic mistakes.
According to a Wikipedia entry, one of history’s most famous headline miscues happened like this: … Read the rest
a soldout success
On Sunday, April 21, HALO (Hood County Animal Lovers Organization) hosted its first Chari-Tea to benefit the homeless dogs of Hood County.
The Bentwater Activity Center was festively adorned for the occasion with fresh flowers, white tablecloths overlaid with floral table toppers, decorated cards with the history of an “English tea” and a variety of beautiful and elegant China place settings at each table.… Read the rest
C’mon now, what’s the hurry?
Everyone is in a hurry.
Print it in an hour, mail it overnight and speed down the highway are the norm.
Millions of fans are drawn to racetracks to watch drivers go faster and faster.
Jet cars and airplanes go at speeds beyond the sound barrier, while space crafts travel at a measure of light we can’t even count, hurling mankind faster and farther.… Read the rest
It is spring and time for people to start turning their attention to their yard.
Improper residential lawn management can also have significant negative effects on the environment. This is especially true if you live close to a waterway, creek, stream, river or lake.
Heavy rains and overwatering your lawn can cause excess fertilizers, chemicals, pet waste and grass clippings to run off into bodies of water, harming water quality.… Read the rest
Some of you may be aware that I have a particular passion for writing about the justice system.
Back in the fall, the Hood County News began a partnership with the Texas Center for Community Journalism in which we have provided justice-related articles to the state’s 550 or so community papers. … Read the rest
Commissioners made the right call this week when denying use of the courtroom for commemoration of the National Day of Prayer.
The reason we bring this up is not because there’s anything wrong with the prayer endeavor, which will be televised to millions of viewers in more than 200 countries. … Read the rest