Category: Lone Star State of Mind

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Is it Time to Downsize?

Dodie and I moved farther away from civilization in May and have no regrets. We love it! Before Dodie and I married in December 2019, we talked often about ridding ourselves of “things” and living a more simple life. The pandemic hit and changed everything. It was lemonade made out of lemons time. After a…

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Brady’s Texas Black Bean Salad

When my great-great-Chickasaw-Choctaw grandmother Margaret Delitha Ralph crossed the Red River by covered wagon into Texas she was only 14. Born in Arkansas just five days after the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, Margaret settled in central Texas near Brady Creek. She married a cowboy, James Morgan, who spent most of his days on the…

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Setting the Record Straight on School Reopenings in Texas

Paxton Issues Legal Guidance on School Reopening Politicians and playing politics in our local school districts has threatened some schools not to reopen in 2020. However, deaths from student suicides and drug overdoses currently exceed deaths due to the COVID-19 virus, Centers for Disease Control & Prevention (CDC) director Dr. Robert Redfield warned. Attorney General…

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Hurricane Hanna Price Gouging Warning Alert

Following the severe weather and flooding in South Texas during Hurricane Hanna, Texas Attorney General Ken Paxton today warned that state law prohibits price gouging in the wake of a declared disaster. Under state law, once the governor issues a declaration, vendors are prohibited from charging exorbitant prices for necessities such as drinking water, food, batteries, generators, towing, clothing,…

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Three Fingers and a Bird

The True Story of the Profound Lesson I Learned in 1963 on a Barber’s Chair Just eight miles south-southwest of where I thought John Wayne fought at the Alamo was a spot in San Antonio where serious thinking and deciphering came into my life. Slightly west of the halfway point along the street I saw…

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