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 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


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

TIME FOR ABBOTT TO 'MAN UP' TO TRUMP The Texas audit saga of four counties continues. A measly review of four counties, in a state that has 254 counties, is not enough for Trump.... — Updated 10/5/2021


Nichols My 5 Cents

This week, the Texas Legislature is meeting to discuss everything from redistricting to electricity and the grid. We’ve only got a few more weeks left in this special session, hop... — Updated 10/5/2021


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

GOP STARTS GERRYMANDERING PROCESS What the Texas Republicans proposed congressional maps shows is Republican leaders are scared as hell of suburban voters and they well should be.... — Updated 9/28/2021

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Texas Governors: Series II

Connally stayed in office through two, two-year terms and was the first governor to serve a four-year term. Connally's second run for governor was again opposed by Yarborough. I... — Updated 9/28/2021


God Has A Special Place In His Heart For Children

Matthew 19:13-15 "Then were there brought unto him (Jesus) little children, that he should put his hands on them, and pray: and the disciples rebuked them.14 But Jesus said,... — Updated 9/28/2021


My 5 Cents

The first official day of fall came this week on September 22. With it came a welcome cold front across the state and a beautiful Harvest Moon. Fall brings cooler weather, leaves... — Updated 9/28/2021

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Texas Governors: Series II by former State Sen. Carl Parker

In 1962, the year I was first elected to the Legislature, John Connally was elected governor in a very close Democratic Primary. He succeeded by narrowly defeating a young... — Updated 9/21/2021


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

SEPTEMBER 22 FIRST DAY OF FALL Today begins the fall season here in Southeast Texas. There is not much distinction between the four seasons; however, this week we are seeing fall... — Updated 9/21/2021


My Five Cents

This week Hurricane Nicholas made landfall, impacting the coastal region of Southeast Texas and neighboring counties. Though the storm hit as a hurricane, it was later downgraded to a tropical storm and then to tropical... — Updated 9/21/2021


God's Amazing Grace

The Apostle Paul used his own life to illustrate God's amazing grace. He wrote in Romans 7:24-25 under the inspiration of God, "O wretched man that I am! who shall deliver me from... — Updated 9/21/2021

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Introduction to Review of Governors

This article will be the beginning of a series in which I will examine and comment on the various governors in office during my political career. I served in the Legislature during... — Updated 9/14/2021


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

GREAT COVERAGE OF 9-11 ANNIVERSARY I was really impressed with all the coverage Saturday on the 20th anniversary of 9-11. All the networks did a great job. What amazed me the most... — Updated 9/14/2021


Trying To Dodge Another Bullet

Everything regarding our current monthly storm event is still “iffy” as we are well aware of the potential consequences of a rain maker that decides to park on top of us. Even as I am writing this column, our power is blinking... — Updated 9/14/2021


My 5-Cents

This weekend, we recognize the 20th anniversary of the terrorist attacks of September 11, 2001. We remember and pray for all the Americans who were killed during the attacks on the World Trade Center, the Pentagon, and Flight 93. L... — Updated 9/10/2021


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

Abbott's Approval Rating Lowest Ever A couple of weeks ago I wrote that Texas Gov. Greg Abbott seemed to be losing favor with women voters. I found that women, especially those with... — Updated 9/7/2021


When The Storm Becomes Fearful

Luke 8:23-25 "But as they sailed he fell asleep: and there came down a storm of wind on the lake; and they were filled with water, and were in jeopardy. And they came to him, and... — Updated 9/7/2021


My 5-Cents

A weekly column from Sen. Robert Nichols by Sen. Robert Nichols, Senate District 3 We continue to hold our friends in Louisiana in our prayers after Hurricane Ida made landfall as... — Updated 9/7/2021


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

LABOR DAY BOUGHT, PAID FOR WITH HARD WORK As the years go by, celebrating the efforts of the working men and women, who through their crafts built so much of this country, has... — Updated 8/31/2021


My 5-Cents

On August 27, 1908, Lyndon Baines Johnson was born near Johnson City, Texas. LBJ would go on to become a US Congressman, US Senator, the Vice President under President John F. Kenne... — Updated 8/31/2021


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

TEXAS AND VOTER SUPPRESSION Texas is preparing to pass a sweeping voter bill that is designed to hamper minorities and elderly at the polls. Republicans are using the specter of... — Updated 8/24/2021


My Five Cents

On August 17, 1786 frontier icon and brave defender of the Alamo, Davy Crockett was born in Tennessee. Throughout his life, he acquired a reputation as a sharpshooter, hunter, and outdoorsman. He left his home state of Tennessee... — Updated 8/23/2021


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