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Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

WHERE HAVE ALL MY FRIENDS GONE It's come on another week and again I'm not prepared to do a column. There are a lot of reasons that factor into that. First you have to make the cont... — Updated 3/29/2022

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

I wonder

As a confessed political junkie, I sit around wondering many times about why some things are as they are. As an example, when I see a candidate flooding the news media with ad... — Updated 3/22/2022


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

PUTIN CONTINUES TO INFLICT DEATH ON UKRAINIANS When and how will it end? Western officials and analysts say the conflict is turning into a grinding war of attrition, with Russian... — Updated 3/22/2022


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

OUR POPULARITY GROWS Over the last few weeks we have had increased demand for more papers. We increased our circulation last week by 800 more County and Penny Records at some of... — Updated 3/15/2022

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Lobbyists Who Are Characters

It’s very difficult to write about the state Legislature without including a few stories about lobbyists. Lobbyists represent various interests in the capitol and do their best... — Updated 3/15/2022


Citrus: Recognizing Greening and Canker Disease

Hopefully, our recent warmer weather didn't lull any fellow gardeners into believing spring had arrived in Southeast Texas! March weather patterns are unpredictable, quickly... — Updated 3/15/2022


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

THESE ARE HISTORICAL TIMES-PUTIN'S WAR The humanitarian crisis in Ukraine worsens by the day. Where will it all end? I recall WWII, Korea, Vietnam, Iraq, Afghanistan but this could... — Updated 3/8/2022


Plant Selection: Create Stunning Visual Impact

Plant choice is one of many important steps in creating a new garden design or outdoor living area transformation. Choosing the right plants for your garden space depends on a... — Updated 3/8/2022

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Do We Care?

How often do you hear someone say, "Nobody tells me what to do!"? After watching the recent election results, it seems that over 80% of Texans, including those in Orange County,... — Updated 3/8/2022


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

LOCAL POLITICS TURNS DARK I can't remember at anytime when we had just two local races. In this case, only one party participated. I'm turning this column in before the polls close... — Updated 3/2/2022

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Watch your Ego

All politicians have egos, particularly after winning a hard-fought election battle. I must confess, I too was pumped up quite a bit after winning my election to the state Senate.... — Updated 3/1/2022

 By Roy Dunn    Columnists

Down Life's Highway

The Battle of New Orleans I turned down Larry Messier's offer to be his guest at the Ali-Spinks heavyweight fight in Vegas and made my annual trek to Rising Star's Sipe Spring cemet... — Updated 3/1/2022


Garden Checklist: March

Another season is coming to an end and very soon winter will be nothing more than a fading memory for us all. As spring nears, each passing day becomes slightly warmer, though we... — Updated 3/1/2022


Roses: Exceptional Blooming Begins with Pruning

By John Green, Certified Master Gardener Hello gardeners! Another cold snap has now left the area and who knows, perhaps it'll be our last, but I wouldn't bet my plants on it. Many... — Updated 3/1/2022


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

JUST DO IT-NOW IS THE TIME Well, it has come down to election time. I fear it will be a very low turnout. Seventy-five percent of the registered voters won't take the time to vote.... — Updated 2/22/2022

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Lamar State College-Orange

How Lamar State College-Orange came about is a somewhat interesting story about community involvement and politics. The story really began with Port Arthur College. Port Arthur... — Updated 2/22/2022

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

What's a Politician?

How many times have you heard someone running for office say, "I am not a politician"? The phrase seems to suggest that being a politician is necessarily a bad thing. I disagree.... — Updated 2/15/2022


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

EARLY PRIMARY TO CAUSE LOWER TURNOUT Texas has the earliest primary election day in the nation, for a midterm election cycle, March 1. Early voting is set from Feb. 14 to Feb. 25. N... — Updated 2/15/2022


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

UNVACCINATED PUTS VULNERABLE AT RISK Orange County continues to be one of the least COVID vaccinated counties in the state. In the last three weeks we have had three people die... — Updated 2/8/2022


End of an era

It has been quieter the last few days at home. For 19 years there has been a TV blaring from the other end of the house, frequently joined by a country music station on the radio.... — Updated 2/8/2022


Here's just a few of the happenings at City Hall.

City Hall will be closed this month on Monday, February 21st in observance of Presidents' Day. When I was in school (way back in ancient times!) we observed February 12 as... — Updated 2/1/2022

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Good News

The good news for Orange, County may be indicative of good news coming for all of America. There has been enough bad news in recent years accompanying the pandemic: arguments over... — Updated 2/1/2022


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

BRADY RETIRES MOST DECORATED PLAYER IN LEAGUE HISTORY Tom Brady is retiring from the NFL after 22 seasons. The seven-time Super Bowl champion officially announced his retirement on... — Updated 2/1/2022


My Five Cents

Monday, January 31 is the last day to register to vote in the March primary elections. To register, simply complete an voter registration application available online through the... — Updated 1/28/2022


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

STARTING WEEK WITH MY BOAT FULL I had great intentions for this week’s column but my boat filled up before I knew it. Between doctors visits and falling way behind, I’m playing... — Updated 1/25/2022


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