Columns & Opinion

Looking back at the Beach Boys concert

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A year ago last December, Zack bought tickets for a Beach Boy’s concert at the Extraco Center in Waco--- the old Waco Coliseum. We couldn’t imagine such a big-ticket show being held in Waco. Maybe the loved/hated, now famous/infamous Chip and Joanne put it on the map for things other than DIY. After returning to Texas, I didn’t choose to spend much time in my old hometown, preferring an old family ranch in Bosque County. Waco moved on without me, and I was happy to let that happen. Before Covid-19, we

A Week in Texas History...

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•October 21, 1822 - The Banco Nacional de Texas, or Texas National Bank, was established as a bank of issue--the first in Texas--by Governor José Félix Trespalacios in San Antonio. •October 22, 1836 - The ad interim government ended with the inauguration of Sam Houston as president of the Republic of Texas.

Letter to the Editor: Protecting your vote

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I am proud to be a citizen of the United States and especially, Bosque County. As an Early Voting Ballot Board judge, I am honored to count and protect all citizens votes. I do so with my fellow board members. This is such a privilege to continue our right as citizens to conduct voting and assure all votes count. This is a tradition of federal, state, and county laws going back to the founding of our Republic.

Staying busy during COVID

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Many of my weekly columns and comic strips have been COVID-related these last few months. Columns may be informative, but cartoons are comic relief. For a long time, it was difficult to think of other things. The situation still keeps changing, providing something new to write or draw. And it’s difficult and unhealthy for the humans to remain at high alert for such long periods of time. Despite the fact that there are more active cases, things seem to be settling down. Maybe we’re just becoming accustomed to dealing with it. I can’t wait until the upcoming election is over. Do you feel the same? Talk about high alert! I’m sick of the news, hate, and divisiveness.

Windmill Odyssey, Part III: Death by Windmill

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I’m often inspired to write after near death experiences out here, or when minor catastrophes befall me; in other words, just about all the time. Life in the country’s full of things that break and need repairs. Stuff always happens when we least expect it. My last columns involved digging a trench to our old windmill. This story revolves around that same windmill.

Parker joins Bosque Publications crew

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The Clifton Record and Meridian Tribune have a new face at the helm of the news department. Cristin Parker, former Editor of The Cherokeean in Rusk, has taken over as editor of both publications. Her first official day was Thursday, Oct. 1,