Author: proudtexan

Grandpa’s Hands

by Melinda Clements . Grandpa, some ninety plus years, sat feebly on the patio bench. He didn’t move, just sat with his head down staring at his hands. When I sat down beside him he didn’t acknowledge my presence and the longer I sat I wondered if he was OK. Finally, not really wanting to […]

Christmas Hunting

By Carey V. Smith Every year in December, comes a time that strikes fear into the heart of every husband and father. That is the Christmas shopping. Men are by nature conquerors, and the shopping experience of many is the same as visiting an art gallery, museum, or sight-seeing. There is nothing to do, no […]


Author Unknown Five local buckaroos were playing poker at the Silver Spur Saloon when one of the players, named Owen, loses five hundred dollars on a single hand. It was just too much for his weak old heart to take.  As he clutched at his chest, he stood up and promptly dropped dead at the […]

You Know You’re In Texas When

AUTHOR UNKNOWN You only know five spices-salt, pepper, Ranch dressing, BBQ Sauce and ketchup. You design your Halloween costume to fit over Wranglers and Cowboy Boots. The mosquitoes have landing lights. You have more miles on your tractor than your car. You have 10 favorite recipes for Deer meat. You’ve taken your kids trick-or-treating when […]

Soldiers at Fort Hood, Texas Told That Christians are Terroristic Threats

Are Christian soldiers going to be prosecuted if they tithe to their church? Donate to Republican politicians who are aligned with the Tea Party? According to the latest pre-deployment briefings soldiers are getting the answer is a shocking “YES”. Soldiers attending a pre-deployment briefing at Fort Hood say they were told that evangelical Christians and […]

Stranded in Belton, Texas

posted by staff (Belton, Texas) One evening a man saw an elderly old woman stranded on the side of the road, but even in the dim light of the late afternoon, he could see she needed help. So he pulled up in front of her fancy car and got out. His old Pontiac was still […]


By Robert G. Natelson Rob Natelson, the Independence Institute’s Senior Fellow in Constitutional Jurisprudence, is one of America’s best-known constitutional scholars. In opinions issued during the most recent U.S. Supreme Court term, he was cited 12 times in two separate cases. Rob was a law professor for 25 years, serving at three different universities. Among […]