Carter: On the way

On the way Richard Carter As a follow-up to my last week’s blog about the imprisonment of two female punk rockers in Russia, the leader of the nation publicly defended the two-year imprisonment sentences in hard labor camps.  He also made a comment that they could be doing housework at home had they not chosen…

Playoff scenarios

I’m a stickler for giving playoff berths at this time of year. To get the little “x” by your school’s name in the paper, you have to be 100 percent guaranteed to make the playoffs. Not 99.999 percent. I know Munday or Graham won’t lose out. I know Archer City or Olney won’t win out.…

Two more weeks to go

I took a little good-natured ribbing from some Nocona people after the Indians’ 14-13 victory Friday night because I had picked Holliday. Having seen the teams play, Nocona winning wasn’t a fluke. The Indians’ defense was very impressive and Holliday’s was stout, too. I’d pick Nocona to win if they played again, but I’d expect another…

Week 8 predictions

This is a week many have been waiting on for a long time. I know I have. A couple months ago, it became obvious that several district titles would be decided Oct. 26. Sure, there are two weeks left after Friday, but unless you’re following a team battling it out Week 10 for the postseason,…

Carter: Music and Change

Music and Change Richard Carter   There’s always been some sort of protest involved in playing or listening to rock music. I mean, what band or music listener doesn’t see their parents as hopeless squares that want to stop them from having fun, or perhaps having too much fun? And even if their parents don’t…

My Week 7 thoughts

The most surprising development over the weekend wasn’t an upset pick or even Hirschi scoring 36 points against Vernon. No, it came at Memorial Stadium on Friday night when Rider had to work much harder than expected to edge Azle, 29-22. To be fair, the Hornets could be a playoff team in 5-4A. The most…

Carter: Open Mic

Open mic Richard Carter Last week, I attended the first Spot open mic in months. When I walked in about 30 minutes in, it was only Chris Roberson playing guitar and Steve-o Welch playing drums and there was no one else, and I thought it was going to be a long night. Luckily, a pic…

Week 7 predictions

Saying that it’s a must-win might be a stretch. But not much of one. Whether it’s a 7-8 team district and you’re right in the thick of things or this weekend marks your second district game, there are some teams who are needing a win badly. Bowie, for example. Sure the Jackrabbits are 2-1, but…

Carter: Isaiah the Mosaic

Isaiah the Mosaic Richard Carter Last Thursday, a group of five Austin-ites—four of whom are from Wichita Falls—played their first ever show in Wichita Falls as the band Isaiah the Mosaic, a pretty cool psychedelic band with keyboards, djangly guitars, a strong rhythm section and relaxed, dreamy  vocals. The band is made up of second-generation…

Carter: A Wet Weekend

A Wet Weekend Richard Carter This past weekend was supposed to have been my first since moving back to Wichita Falls where I wasn’t going to be at Fallsfest. But around noontime on Friday, I was asked to review one of the evenings and I chose Marshall Tucker Band. I have met Kevin Fowler before…

Week 5 predictions

It’s hard enough to pick games every week that involve both teams playing the same type of football they’re familiar with. So how do you pick a winner between Windthorst and Throckmorton? I’ve talked to both coaches involved in Friday’s 11-man/six-man matchup and I can see the game going this way: Windthorst will win the…

Looking back at Week 4

You’ve probably seen all the highlights of Munday’s 49-7 dismantling of Holliday. All the Dee Paul long touchdown runs and probably a couple nice defensive plays. But the biggest thing I took away from the rout was how stout the Moguls’ defense is. They were dominant when I saw them against Windthorst, but that was…