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 By Roy Dunn    Editorial 

Bridge City has changed but it's where the heart is

Bridge City today is far different than it was 62 years ago when the Penny Record first hit the streets in April, 1959. My roots run deep in Bridge City soil. My dad, Clay, first... — Updated 4/13/2021

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial 

Down Life's Highway

After what little supper we had was eaten, the chores of another day put away, we gathered on Grandma Avelia's little front porch. She rocked in her favorite rocker holding her... — Updated 4/13/2021

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Down Life's Highway, The Dunn's of Eastland County

The Civil War had come to its conclusion. The year was 1865. Dr. Stephen Dunn had been one of its casualties. He was survived by his wife, Sarah Jane, and one eight year old son,... — Updated 3/16/2021

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Down Life's Highway

On February 19, 1959, 62 years ago last Friday, my father Clay Jackson Dunn died on the operating table. He had a gallstone lodged in an unusual duct and had turned jaundice. The do... — Updated 2/23/2021

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Down Life's Highway

Several events, as of late, got me to thinking about my longtime friend Johnny Preston Courville, Jr. My mind is wandering back over 60 years to a period that is unique. The Gulf... — Updated 2/9/2021

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Down Life's Highway

There was no way of knowing our late years would get down to isolation because of a life threatening pandemic. It's certainly not the way we wanted to spend our final years.... — Updated 12/29/2020

 
 By Roy Dunn    Columnists

Down Life's Highway

Long Ago Cajun Christmas, Town and Times Remembered Christmas will be different this year than our normal gatherings with an economy that allowed us to have many gifts under the... — Updated 12/22/2020

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Down Life's Highway...The spring of my youth to winter of my years

As we travel down life’s highway, we encounter events that mark that place, where we recall what we were doing and what was going on around us at the time of their happening.... — Updated 12/1/2020

 
 By Roy Dunn    Columnists

Down Life's Highway

I'm optimistic that by next Thanksgiving the times we are living today will seem like a bad nightmare. We will wake from this bad dream, on a bright new day. We will still be strugg... — Updated 11/24/2020

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Down Life's Highway

I came into this world as Franklin D. Roosevelt became the 32nd president, in the mist of the great Hoover depression. Hoover, a wealthy New York businessman with no experience in... — Updated 10/27/2020

 
 By Roy Dunn    Columnists

Down Life's Highway...Slow Trains to Fast Planes--The Speed of One Lifetime

One's mind can't imagine the marvels of the future or the dangers that lie ahead... Sometimes I yearn for days long past, when the pace was slower, people more compassionate and... — Updated 9/22/2020

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Down Life's Highway

Some 95 years ago my father, Clay Dunn, started building the Silver Slipper Club. New Year's Eve, 1925, he opened up the club on Lake Street, then known as the Ferry Crossing Road.... — Updated 7/7/2020

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Down Life's Highway

I got a call from Neighbor Cox, my friend of 25 years, who I spoke with nearly every day. My son Mark had introduced me to him 25 years ago, when we operated the newspaper from our... — Updated 6/11/2020

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Down Life's Highway...Mom, Young Switch Road and the little shack that built me

In my mind, from time to time, I go back to times of my youth. Raised on Young Switch Road, named after the railroad switch station, less than 150 yards from Mom and my grain... — Updated 5/7/2020

 
 By Roy Dunn    News

Remembering Buddy Moore “Vintage newspaper folklore and legend”

Down Life’s Highway Ten Years have gone by since we lost Buddy Moore, I still miss him. My friend Buddy Moore and I covered a lot of life’s terrain together, starting out as... — Updated 2/12/2019

 
 By Roy Dunn    Sports

Cajun culture and the old battery radio that brought baseball 

Down Life's Highway Our entertainment center changed my life, and maybe, helped make me who I am today. When the French-speaking people of Nova Scotia were banished from their... — Updated 10/24/2017

 
 By Roy Dunn    News

Long Ago Summer Evenings on Grandma’s Porch

Down Life's Highway Long ago summer evenings on Grandma's porch after what little supper we had was eaten, the chores of another day put away, we gathered on Grandma Avelia’s... — Updated 5/30/2017

 
 By Roy Dunn    News

Grandma was a bootlegger and my Valentine

Down Life's Highway Everyone who has a grandparent should spend some time with them. After all, we are a part of them, and they are a part of us. Availa Duplantis was a special... — Updated 2/7/2017

 
 By Roy Dunn    News

OVN born on St. Pat’s Day 1971

Pictured are the 10 original Dunn’s of Rising Star, Texas. This picture is believed to have been taken in 1936 at the old home place in Sipes Springs. The gathering was to mark... — Updated 3/15/2016

 

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