The 1st Amendment is a funny thing. Of course, I don’t mean “haha” funny; I mean it’s ironic.
“The Caterpillar and Alice looked at each other for some time in silence: at last the Caterpillar took the hookah out of its mouth, and addressed her in a languid, sleepy voice.
Natalie Frels’ editorial in these pages several weeks ago was a look at our jury system. The gist of her comments was that reporters have to exercise caution in reporting crimes. Too much information could affect the process of seating 12 unbiased jurors.
This column isn’t about crime or the justice system, albeit everything is subjective and I’m a writer, so I’m sure I could find a way to tie it back, but I’m not going to.
Webster’s dictionary defines a farce as a comic dramatic work using buffoonery and horseplay and typically including crude characterization and ludicrously improbable situations.
”We have a criminal jury system which is superior to any other in the world; and its efficiency is only marred by the difficulty of finding twelve every day men who don’t know anything and can’t read.” — Mark Twain
This was the scariest Halloween ever. Juveniles masquerading as adults were trick or treating in our nations capitol. They were demanding a treat of your vote or they would trick you with an impeachment of our President.
I was the new in the neighborhood Bob Hatfield, my next door neighbor, took me under his wing. If he was not away at work, he was in my house or yard to help. He helped build a nice, sturdy fence around my yard, helped establish the lawn and put in a vegetable garden and flower beds. In the …
“What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? — it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and it’s good-bye. But we lean forward to the next crazy venture beneath the skies.”
Some years ago, Germania Insurance company distributed prints of a painting entitled “The Handshake.” An insurance salesman is depicted outside of his one-seat coupe in a field shaking hands with a farmer behind his mule-drawn plow.
This column originally ran June 13, 2013. I thought it was appropriate to run again in recognition of National Public Safety Telecommunications Week, which is April 8-14.
Today there are over 15,000 abused and neglected children in the direct care of the state. With rising caseloads, the CPS system is struggling. Simply put, there are more foster kids in need than there are Texans willing to open their doors.
My apologies. These words of wisdom were destined for last week. I had written the first few paragraphs to give you a heads-up not to miss the show of a lifetime. A sprained wrist, however, interrupted my typing and I had to let a deadline pass.
During Wednesday night's community forum on hiring a new athletic director/head football coach at Brenham High School, Superintendent Walter Jackson said something that really caught my attention.
So, just to be clear here, the Brenham school board has for been lambasted by an ultra-conservative organization because the district is encouraging people to vote?