Author: proudtexan

How To Earn Our Desks

Author Unknown On the first day of school, Martha Cothren, a social studies school teacher did something not to be forgotten. With permission of the school superintendent, the principal and the building supervisor, she took all of the desks out of the classroom. The kids came into first period, they walked in, there were no […]

The Angel of Death

by Julia Robb Elroy Camp died at midnight, while Beulah held his bony hand and prayed. Mr. Elroy took a trembling breath. He never breathed out. “I might have known,” Mr. Elroy’s daughter said when Beulah called. “Ma’am?” “You heard me. Families in this community hire you to take care of their loved ones and […]

SCALP MOUNTAIN (an excerpt)

By Julia Robb Chapter Thirteen Report to Major Lou Phillips, Austin headquarters, from Texas Ranger Capt. W.E. Henry            Sir: I have the honor to report the death of Mage Higgins, the man who shot down Sheriff Dell Rogers. After Higgins, we also trailed the gang stuck up the Round Rock bank and recovered the […]

The North Koreans Messed With Texas

by Boyd Taylor Immediately after North Korea successfully fired a rocket and exploded a nuclear bomb near Austin, Governor Perry sprang into action. From his bunker deep under the George H.W. Bush Library in College Station, he rejected aid from the federal government. “This is why we have the Texas Rangers,” he said, announcing that he […]

Southern Medical Terms

Author Unknown   Benign – What you be, after you be eight. Artery – The study of paintings. Bacteria – Back door to cafeteria. Barium – What doctors do when patients die. Cesarean Section – A neighborhood in Rome. Cat scan – Searching for Kitty. Cauterize – Made eye contact with her. Colic – A […]