My soccer journey to Brazil

Writer’s Note: I love watching and covering most all sports, but the main sport I played growing up was soccer. I took an amazing trip to Brazil 14 years ago that I’ve never written about until now. Here’s my story about playing soccer with Cruzeiro in the city of Belo Horizonte.     There I…

Awaiting Tarleton-MSU IV

NEUTRALITY Neutral games aren’t a big draw in Division II basketball which is one major reason that a home site is selected for regional tournaments like the South Central Region. A list of the top 10 attended MSU games doesn’t include a single neutral site game, although the LSC Championships final with rival Tarleton State…

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Bruno Mars at the Super Bowl halftime show.

Super Bowl, Super Bruno Mars Performance

Bruno Mars smashed it. I remember when Super Bowl officials announced a few months ago that Bruno Mars would be the featured entertainer at the halftime show, Bruno Mars detractors started doing what they do, which is detracting. “Bruno Mars?” “Does he have enough hits to carry a whole Super Bowl halftime show? He’s not…

A Model City

`The Times Record News has chosen some of its top stories from 2013. But I’d like to do the same. My favorites come from the education beat. One of my favorite stories from 2013 was covering a story at Christ Academy — the story of the youngsters who reported on local landmarks. They not only…

That ’70s Revival

My “Spreading Scripture” story that ran Sunday, Dec. 1, was a difficult story to put together. Originally, I wanted to talk to three kids who had read the Bible all the way through. Is that so unusual? Apparently so. I asked around and had a hard time finding three kids who could say they had…

Now the Most Transparent Curriculum in Texas?

  If you could take a look at CSCOPE in its entirety, would you? The Texas Tribune has acquired the entire CSCOPE curriculum and posted it on their website at http://www.texastribune.org/search/?q=CSCOPE&x=12&y=6   Get ready to be overwhelmed. There are more than 10,000 lessons here, I’m told. Supposedly the original CSCOPE had 16,000 lessons.   To…

Week 10 predictions

The final week of the regular season is here and there are a bunch of big games on the horizon. Because of that, we’ll preview those a little bit more today and not worry as much about such games like Iowa Park-Vernon or Windthorst-Perrin-Whitt. Start from the biggest and working the way down: * Rider…

Area’s new coaches

Today is the second day of two-a-days and thus the second of what will be many blogs coming to you daily (and sometimes more frequently) until the TRN Kickoff Classic on Aug. 25 in Windthorst. This blog we’ll look at and pass along my thoughts on the six new area football coaches that will be making…

District and weekly predictions

To me, there’s just not a ton of intersting games this week. And if you really want an in-depth look at the district races that begin on Friday, then check out the podcast I did this week with Tobin McDuff. Here it is: http://www.timesrecordnews.com/podcasts/1st-and-trn/2010/oct/06/district-predictions-kfdxs-tobin-mcduff/ So this blog will be a combined picks/predictions segment. Here are…