Where’s Spurs-Mavs? Not on my Dish

As much as I want to, it is hard for me to stay awake for those late NBA games. But with the Mavericks on the brink of first-round elimination by the Spurs, I really wanted to watch Game 5 of that series last night. So when I got home from work, I took an hour…

Ripped jeans are in style, and I’m not

I promised myself a long, long time ago that I would not grow up to be one of those old farts who can’t adjust to modern times. In other words, I was not going to be my dad. Dad hated Elvis.He hated his sideburns. He hated his swivel hips. He hated hearing a white boy…

Spurs have a championship coach; Mavs don’t

If the Mavericks go one-and-done in these NBA playoffs, Rick Carlisle should be done as head coach. It seems obvious to me that Dallas and San Antonio are pretty even talent-wise. The reason the Spurs now lead the series 3-1 is they have a championship coach and the Mavs don’t. Gregg Popovich does his best…

Allison the new coach at Jacksboro

RIght now as I write this, the Jacksboro ISD school board is meeting to approve new AD/football coach Tommy Allison. I’m interviewing Superintendent Dennis Bennett later today, so I’ll get his thoughts on the hire for tomorrow’s TRN. But Allison, who had been to the last two Class A Div. II state championships with Cayuga…

OU coach the new ‘Mr. February’

Remember back when idiots like OU Joanie used to rag on Mack Brown for being a guy who could recruit but not coach. And at the same time, those same clowns were calling the OU head coach Big Game Bob. Well, what are they saying now? Bob Stoops had three of his OU players drafted…

Suicide-murder much better than murder-suicide

I certainly don’t know what’s going through a goofy mind of a person who decides to leave this earth with a violent murder-suicide. Mostly likely they have never accomplished anything in their lonely lives and figure they might as well make a name for themselves by going out with a bang. But think about it…

A 70-year marriage? It’s worth the front page

It was the biggest story in Sunday’s paper. But I’m betting most people missed it. Fred and Mary Toler are celebrating their 70th wedding anniversary over in Iowa Park. Seventy years of marriage to the same person? Now that is what I call taking “until death do us part” pretty darn seriously. Pay attention, Tiger…

Sorry, reverend, God is not a Republican

I don’t like paying taxes. Who does? But I like living in the USA. So I pay. That’s the rules. I don’t even mind you Tea Party people protesting. That’s also the rules. What pisses me off is some Fox News puppet coming to my hometown and telling me that my Heavenly Father is not…

Keeping Pennington not a ‘knucklehead’ decision

Not often have you read in this blog anything good about the WFISD. In fact, I am often reminded by one former school board member that I once referred to him and his cohorts as “knuckleheads.” And over the years I have had some not so nice things to say about our superitendents. Well, today,…

Sims gets Quanah job, Jacksboro starts interviews

Well, Quanah finally filled its head coach/AD position Monday night by going with Jason Sims. Sims was the WFHS’ linebackers coach/special teams coordinator this past year. Before that, he had spent six years as Archer City’s defensive coordinator. Sims was behind that really good defense that was key to the Wildcats’ state quarterfinal run in…

World pole champion now dancing in the Falls

There used to be this one guy who called me every week to argue about our pro wrestling coverage. This was in the old days, back when every Thursday was wrestling night at the 4-H barn and every Friday night was TV wrestling sponsored by Don Birge. Well, my wrestling fan just could not understand…

What an opening day at the Masters

Has there ever been a better opening day at the Masters? Even God was enjoying it so much, He changed the course of the weather. There was a severe storm bearing down on Augusta on Thursday, but it broke up and just went around the golf course. The first-round leader is 50-year-old Fred Couples, a…

Airline finds another way to pick our pocket

On my flight back from Springfield, Mass. a couple weeks ago, Delta picked my pocket for 60 bucks in baggage fees. It was the first time I had been swindled by this “We hate your bags” policy. When I have to fly, I do everything possible to use Southwest. I love an airline that loves…

Butler made this a basketball season to remember

Duke is officially the national champion of college basketball. The Blue Devils won the title fair and square Monday night. And we will remember them for a long, long time. But only because of Butler. National champions come and go every year, and most of us quickly forget them. There are way too many sports…

Chaffin gets offer; Case McCoy plays in UT spring game

Two tidbits of high school football information brought to you on this Monday * WFHS receiver Devontay Chaffin received an offer from Louisiana Tech last week. I was told this by football/track coach Shawn Lewis at the PK Relays. It’s his first one, and obviously anytime someone from around here gets a D-I offer, thats’…

One Easter I will always remember

For us Christians, Easter should be a bigger deal than Christmas. Yeah, a virgin birth is pretty cool. But a resurrection is much cooler. Yet we don’t put up Easter trees or hang Easter stockings for send Easter cards. MSU doesn’t have a Fantasy of Easter Lights. Part of the problem with Easter is it…

Texas governor wants to legalize pot?

According to a good friend and reliable source in Austin, our governor is considering proposing a law that would legalize marijuana in Texas. No (bleep). He really is. Like any good Republican, Rick Perry is motivated by the money that pot can put in the state’s cookie jar. Perry said a study done by the…