Colors of Texas

by Robin Sallee Texas isn’t usually the place that comes to mind when thinking of beautiful scenery, especially West Texas, but Texans are unique in their ability to see beyond the obvious. Texas has an extremely wide array of browns, yellows and greens with fields, pastures and open ranges sprawling out as far as the […]

Need a Push at 3 AM

Author Unknown . A man and his wife were awakened at 3:00 am by a loud pounding on the door. The man gets up and goes to the door where a drunken stranger, standing in the pouring rain, is asking for a push. “Not a chance,” says the husband, “it is 3:00 in the morning!” […]

The Wrong Funeral

by Kimberly Pardue I was at the funeral of my dearest friend,­ my mother. She finally had lost her long battle with cancer. The hurt was so intense; I found it hard to breathe at times. Always supportive, Mother clapped loudest at my school plays, held the box of tissues while listening to my first […]

Cowboy Computer Logic

Author Unknown Cowboys have long seem to have computer logic 150 years before semi-conductors were invented. One can find these modern terms in the notes taken during trail drives and taming the wild west: Log On:…… building camp fire around the chuckwagon. Log Off:…….removing the log as it was time to move down the trail. […]

The Ballad of Gregorio Cortez

Gregorio Cortez and his brother Romaldo were working as ranch hands at the W.A. Thulmeyer ranch in Karnes County one day when they saw County Sheriff W.T. Morris and his deputies riding toward them. It was June 12, 1901, and life for Cortez would never be the same. Within five minutes Cortez, 25, became a […]

Silly Laws in Texas

Laws that probably should never have been written, or should have come off the books a long time ago! When two trains meet each other at a railroad crossing, each shall come to a full stop, and neither shall proceed until the other has gone. A city ordinance states that a person cannot go barefoot […]

Some Things You Just Can’t Explain

Author Unknown . A farmer is sitting in the neighborhood bar getting soused. A man comes in and asks the farmer, “Hey, why are you sitting here on this beautiful day getting drunk?” Farmer: “Some things you just can’t explain.” Man: “So what happened that’s so horrible?” Farmer: “Well, today I was sitting by my […]