Would UT be safer if students fired back?

Colton Tooley carried his assault rifle onto the University of Texas campus on Tuesday, opened fire in front of the UT Tower, then fled to a library and killed himself. Later in the day, John Lott spoke to a group of about 100 people at a book store on Guadalupe Street — near where Tooley…

Choose your quote carefully, Bubba

I ran into my friend Bubba Whatley at lunch yesterday and he asked for a favor. He said he was going to introduce Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson at a 100th anniversary dinner for the Boy Scouts in November and he wanted to use a quote he thought he had heard from a former Olympian.…

A look back at last weekend

We’re about a week away from my right-before-district predictions about who will and won’t be going to the playoffs. I’m hoping everyone forgot about my preseason picks. Off the top of my head, I’d have to say my worst call was Bowie finishing last in 6-3A. The Jackrabbits may not make the playoffs, but I…

Roy Williams is alive; His Longhorns aren’t

It was a strange weekend. If you really believed that the Cowboys would go to Houston and beat the Texans, then you were thinking with your heart and not your noggin. Everything we had seen in the first two weeks of the season — and the whole preseason — indicated that the Texans would kick…

Rider 14, Little Elm 0, HALF

Rider played brilliant in the first half. Excellent work by the defensive line of Kiegan Hart, Blaine Townsend and Ben Schribner. I think that was the biggest key. Offensively, Rider had an explosive play with an 81-yard TD run by Deron Royster out of the single wing. And the Raiders made some nice plays to…

Week 4 predictions

A few teams are finishing up non-district schedules this week, but the big thing is the start of District 4-4A. If you want an in-depth look at the district, Andy, Nick and I discussed it on our weekly football forecast here:  http://www.1standtrn.com/videos/detail/weekly-forecast-5/ And while I’m promoting it, check out the recent podcast I did with Windthorst…

Mixed emotions with Cameron Gardens arsonist

Wednesday the Wichita County Sheriff’s Office arrested a person they believe is responsible for fires started in the Cameron Gardens area in Wichita Falls. And my emotions are torn. Innocent until proven guilty, right? First, I need to make sure a jury convicts this guy, Kyle Everett Harmon. We know he admitted to authorities that…

Coyotes, beware of the blue postcard

On the same day the little blue postcard showed up in my mail box, I was on to the phone, calling the principal’s office at Wichita Falls High School to see if it was legit. Somebody in Chesapeake, Va. knew my real name. That’s odd because I have really good friends who don’t know that…

Creedence Clearwater anything is good stuff

I haven’t made it to FallsFest in quite a few years. Just never have been a big carnival guy. But the main reason is I just don’t like big crowds. Even “big” crowds by Hooterville Falls standards. But I would like to see Creedence Clearwater Revisited on Saturday night. Most of these old fart rock-and-roll…

My thoughts from last weekend

We’re getting closer and closer until district play begins. In fact, for WFHS and Rider, it kicks off this Friday. Now is the time of year where we’ve seen a few trends from teams and we’ve also got common opponents to compare teams in the same district by. For example, Hirschi probably is better than…

Curiosity: Not Just for Kids

One of my continuing curiosity factors is the role such curiosity plays in our lives viagra buy now as time marches on. Some months ago I wrote a column aimed primarily at the need for unbridled curiosity in youngsters as they are exposed to the educational experience. I opined that such curiosity seems to wane…

Sensual Smells and the Memories They Bring

Isn’t it strange how our sense of smell can affect us? We step out on the patio and smell the smoke from the barbecue grill and think, “Yum.” And if the grass has just been cut, don’t you love that smell? free viagra samples Whatever fragrance you select as your own–Chanel No.5, White Diamonds, Opium–usually…

Where Is the Voice of Reason ?

  As a rule, I don’t wander into the world of political commentary unless I am forced to do so.  There are many other writers and news analysts who have chosen that beat.  My overarching goal is to bring a smile to your face cheap pharmacy viagra or to discover something that will bring a new…

Betty White's Saturday Night Live!

If you grew up on Betty White’s shows in viagra fedex the early days of television, you probably had an inkling of her humor and grace. Ever the inventive hostess on her talk shows, she brought sunshine into an otherwise dreary black and white medium. With dimples that put Shirley Temple to shame, Betty and…