Who are we Americans?

As we look back over the events of the past two weeks people are asking: What went wrong in America? Was mass protest, anger, grief, demands for change all the result of Minneapolis police who made a string of gravely wrong judgments in the use of force, leaving an unarmed Black man dead, and for […]

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Truths about the Old West

For many of us living today, Hollywood and paperback novels serve as our favored glimpse into the Old West. Marauding gunmen ride into towns with free license to terrorize the innocent. Scores of infamous gunslingers parade their reputations of being the fastest gun west of the Mississippi. The Indian, a heartless heathen never to be […]

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Who was the Llano Kid?

The origin of the Llano Kid moniker goes back to the 1930s, at which time my father was growing up in rural Texas. In the small town of Burkett, the Kid was considered a neighborhood or “town” bully. It was said that he sought any form of mischief possible to pass idle time. One day, […]

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