Happy Halloween

My Halloween is off to a great start. I woke up early this morning, about 7:30, to get ready for the day. I wasn’t going to wear a costume, I just had to pee real bad. Anyways, I let the dog out. And for those who don’t know, I have a Great Dane. I love…

Teens do make a difference

I volunteered my time with some teens this past weekend, and we didn’t cause that much trouble. Well, a little bit, but that’s not the point. I actually had some fun. We “cleared land” according to my assignment sheet, but we did way more than that. I was a community captain for the Hirschi JROTC…

David Stern for President…of the NRA

I read a small article in the newspaper today about David Stern, commissioner for the NBA, and his feelings about his employees carrying guns. NBA players’ images are synonymous with being thugs. As you read this, I could put some money on it too, that a basketball player somewhere, either professional or in the collegiate…

Nick’s endorsments: Vote for Head

Last Saturday, the paper announced its endorsements for all of the races anybody cares about in the Nov. 7 election. Whatever you do, don’t bet on any of them. The paper’s endorsement record sucks. It’s almost like people read these endorsements just to find out whom not to vote for. For example, the paper has…

What I’ve been up to.

I apologize, for the last two days I’ve taken a little off time. Boy did I need it. During the weekend, I juggled working here – with the cops beat – and helping my father-in-law redo the electrical at my house. The work was fun, exciting, stressful, depressing and all the other little emotions you…

MySpace can turn into MyDisgrace

We are starting to get “letters to the editor “supporting the Wichita Falls cop suspended because of what he put on his MySpace.com Web page. The backers of Jeremiah Love refer to his “exemplary record? as a lawman. And, as you would expect, the media is to be blamed for all the attention given to…

What are you wearing???

An MSN study went deep into the “Dating” archives to try and judge a man based on the choice of costume. It’s interesting and hilarious. I couldn’t believe my eyes when I read that a Superman is a knight in shinning armor and covering something up at the same time. Who would have thunk it?…

Apostle Paul wouldn’t make a very good Baptist

Ever since Gutenberg started printing Bibles, Baptists have been pounding people over the head with them. They believe everything from God creating the world in six days to Armageddon. And if you add or take away anything from the Bible — well, my friend, you are in big, big trouble. Here is the official belief…

Zig-Zagging our way back to Vegas

Once upon a time, Nevada had a monopoly on casino gambling. Today, according to the American Gaming Association, 27 states have full casino operations. Although Texas isn’t one of them, we here in Hooterville Falls only have to drive less than 20 miles to play blackjack, poker or the slots. Those friendly Indians (I mean,…

Costume Changes of the Future

I grew up in th 80s so not a lot of people are going to want to continue, but I wanna look back in time and take a stroll down the Hallowenn Costume memory lane. How have costumes changed over the years? I’m going to say a ton. You can buy basically anything now a…

Guided Tour of Hooterville Falls

Some of the people in “Hooterville Falls? don’t like me calling our town “Hooterville Falls.? But since I have spent most of 60 years living here, I think I have the right to call it anything I want to. And “Hooterville Falls? certainly fits. Just think about it — if you wanted to take visitors…

The U

The Miami Hurricanes are awful. Larry Coker’s ship is sinking – fast. After Saturday’s debacle, I don’t know what to expect out of one of my favorite college teams. That “Bravado” they always talk about is just a faternatity that stays out of handcuffs. They have swagger, but they haven’t won much in the past…

A Friday the 13th I can never forget

Due to being called away on an “emergency? assignment (the SAFB/BCI golf tournament), I am writing my Friday the 13th blog on Saturday the 14th. Please forgive me. Some will tell you that Friday the 13th of October, 1967 was my lucky day. But there were four guys in our car when it crashed just…

Why I’m Here

I’m contemplating why I work at the newspaper. Am I supposed to work here? Do I have a blessed hand that makes my words more important than others. I’m just messing around. I’m just making fun of Terrell Owens. What an idiot. I can believe he has the audacity to question why he’s on a…

Bullet with your name on it!

I’m going to ruin my buddy’s, Robert Morgan – fellow TRN reporter, fun. He reviewed The Departed, the new film with Jack Nicholson, for tomorrow’s NEXT. I’m ruining it because I saw it last night, and its one of th better films I’ve seen in a long, long time. It has the gore of Scarface,…

Sleeping with the stars

Ruta Lee now has a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Can Peggy Cass and Charles Nelson Reilly be far behind? If making movies like “Elvis and the Beauty Queen,? being a guest on “Love Boat? and sitting on the bottom row for “Hollywood Squares? can get you a star, well I may still…