Category Archives: Texas

A brush with fame

Mike Wallace, the famous television journalist from 60 Minutes, passed away five years ago this April — I saw a note of rememberence on TV the other night. That got me to thinking about the time I almost met Mike … Continue reading

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Big cat ownership should be regulated

I did a double-take last week when I read that there are more tigers in captivity in Texas than in wild worldwide. I’ve never seen an instance where an individual’s keeping exotic animals is a good idea. I do not understand the … Continue reading

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One button from destruction

I did an interview for the local newspaper a few years ago for the 50th anniversary of the Cuban Missile Crisis. In October 1962, the world stood on the edge of destruction – closer to nuclear war than it has … Continue reading

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Reflecting on covering the Big 12 media days

Covering college football conference media days seemed to reduce the IQ of the media by several points. The Big 12  meets this week in Dallas and that got me to thinking about covering the event in 2011. I was at … Continue reading

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Lessons learned from the sand trap

I learned a valuable lesson a week or so ago: When traveling the road less traveled, look out for the sand traps. One of my wife’s coworkers was on vacation and for that week we were taking care of her … Continue reading

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Harry Thompson: Battle of Bulge was like going through Hell

A friend on mine, Harry Thompson, passed away today (August 3, 2011) at the age of 97. Harry went through hell for his country and his sacrifice is worth remembering. In 2008, Harry came into my office to talk politics … Continue reading

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