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Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

LOCAL CANDIDATE YET TO FILE FOR CONGRESS I have a bad head cold that I picked up from one of the snotty nosed great-grandbabies on their Thanksgiving visit. They headed home leaving... — Updated 12/7/2021


The Savior is born

Matthew 1:18a "Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise:" From the time of the tragedy in the Garden of Eden, God began to announce the saving of what was lost.  The whole... — Updated 12/7/2021


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

THANKSGIVING WAS A TIME TO REFLECT Here's hoping you had a good Thanksgiving. It's hard to believe winter begins Dec. 21 and Christmas is less than 25 days away. A new year will... — Updated 11/30/2021


It's here! Let the festivities begin...

Come out this Friday evening, December 3rd beginning at 5:00 pm for our first annual "Christmas in the Park" and Christmas tree lighting.   The fun will begin at 5:00 pm.  We'll... — Updated 11/30/2021

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Texas Governor Series: Rick Perry

Rick Perry (Richard Perry) was the 47th governor of Texas, serving from 2000-2015. Perry served as the longest presiding governor of Texas after being elevated from lieutenant... — Updated 11/30/2021

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Texas Governor Series: Ann Richards and George W. Bush

While Ann Richards about whom I have already written succeeded Bill Clements, one short article in the Penny Record does not give adequate credit or respect to Ann Richards by becom... — Updated 11/23/2021


Giving Thanks

I Thessalonians 5:19 "In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you." This is not meant to be a great piece of scholarship, but to rejoice... — Updated 11/22/2021

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Texas Governor Series: Ann Richards succeeds Bill Clements

Ann Richards succeeded Bill Clements. Her familiarity with state politics began while secretary to Sara Weddington. Weddington is well known for having argued the case of Roe v. Wad... — Updated 11/16/2021


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

REMEMBERING JFK AND HIS DEATH Next Monday, November 22, will mark one of the darkest days in United States history, along with Pearl Harbor, 9-11 and the domestic insurrection on... — Updated 11/16/2021


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

SALUTE TO OUR HEROES-OUR VETERANS Over the years, young men and women have chosen, for many reasons, to serve, starting with the Revolutionary War. On November 11, we stop to... — Updated 11/9/2021


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

PEARL HARBOR SURVIVOR TURNS 100 For the last 28 years, on November 7, we have been acknowledging Cedric Stout’s birthday and his surviving Pearl Harbor. He was 72 then, more than... — Updated 11/2/2021

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Texas Governor Series: re-election of Bill Clements

Bill Clements was only the second governor to have served as governor, suffered a defeat and made a return. The other governor sharing this unique election experience was Ma... — Updated 11/2/2021


Bridge City experiencing new progress and growth

As you drive around your neighborhoods and city streets and highways, you no doubt notice some work going on throughout Bridge City and wonder what is taking place. Well, let me fil... — Updated 11/2/2021


When Did The Message of Jesus Arrive In Orange,

Orange became a settlement about 1852 and the oldest Baptist Church organized in 1857. It is Old First Orange Baptist Church today. Lutcher Memorial Church Building, now the First... — Updated 11/2/2021

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Texas Governor Series: Mark White

Mark White was the governor who succeeded Bill Clements' first term in office. White was a member of a prominent Houston law firm. On his first political venture he defeated Price... — Updated 10/26/2021


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

IS THIS THE YEAR OF THE ASTROS I’m just going to prop my feet up, sit back and enjoy the games. Every year I look forward to the World Series but it’s even sweeter when the Hous... — Updated 10/26/2021


My Five Cents

The Legislature adjourned Sine Die for hopefully the last time this year after completing our third special session. While we accomplished many great things for the state over the past ten months, I’m glad to be back in East... — Updated 10/26/2021


What happened to our good jobs?

Over the last forty years, the rich have gotten richer, the poor have gotten poorer, and the acclaimed American middle class has shrunk in size. Incomes for the lower ninety percent of the population have either remained flat or... — Updated 10/26/2021

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Texas Governor Series: William (Bill) Clements

William (Bill) Clements was elected after Dolph Briscoe. Clements defeated a former attorney general for Texas, John Hill, who was a prominent trial lawyer prior to being elected... — Updated 10/19/2021


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

COLIN POWELL-A TRAIL BLAZING SERVANT “Our nation lost an exemplary leader and steadfast advocate in Colin Powell.” Senator John Cornyn Powell, a four-star general who became... — Updated 10/19/2021


My Five Cents

On October 13, 1845, voters in Texas overwhelmingly approved an ordinance to accept annexation into the United States by a vote of 4,245 to 257. They also adopted the state’s firs... — Updated 10/18/2021

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Texas Governor Series: Dolph Briscoe

The forty-first governor of Texas was Dolph Briscoe, who served from 1973-1979. Briscoe was a conservative Democrat and was elected at a time when Texas was still a one-party... — Updated 10/12/2021


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

WEIRD HOW SOME PREDICTIONS HAVE COME ABOUT Here’s one for the books. A couple of weeks ago I predicted a major upset on Oct. 9, between two big college football teams. Well, on... — Updated 10/12/2021


Hope Of Deliverance

"Thy God whom thou serves continually, He will deliver thee." (Deut. 6:16) Mary Tyler Moore said something that was profound…simple but profound. She said, "No one gets out of... — Updated 10/12/2021

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Texas Governor Series: remembering governor Preston Smith

John Connally was succeeded as governor by Preston Smith who served from 1969-1973. Smith had been lieutenant governor from 1963-1969. Smith was from Lubbock, Texas and while... — Updated 10/5/2021


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