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Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

WEDNESDAY LUNCH BUNCH TO GATHER For the second time the Lunch Bunch will try to kick off their regular weekly gathering at Robert’s Restaurant. Last week tornadoes postponed the L... — Updated 2/2/2023


My Five Cents

On January 25, 1839 the official flag of Texas was adopted by the Third Congress of the Republic of Texas. It specified the look of the iconic Lone Star Flag that we know and love... — Updated 1/31/2023


February: Time to Spruce up the Garden

Gardeners, spring is exactly 45 days away with March 20th being the vernal equinox (Northern hemisphere), translating into equal intervals of daylight and night hours. The number... — Updated 1/31/2023


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

LUNCH BUNCH RECONVENES The Wednesday Lunch Bunch, after being exiled by COVID for two years, will again start gathering each Wednesday noon at Robert’s Restaurant starting... — Updated 1/24/2023

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

How Our Legislature Has Changed

It is hard to believe the changes that have taken place in the Texas Legislature in only 60 years. Some represent substantial improvements in the way it operates but unfortunately... — Updated 1/24/2023


My Five Cents

This week we celebrated the life and legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. He was a visionary leader and made an invaluable impact on our country. Here are five things happening... — Updated 1/24/2023


Armadillo's Guide: Finding the Ideal 'Playground'

Not everyone thinks armadillos are great. Armadillos often cause problems with homeowners, gardeners, farmers, or anyone else who feels perturbed to find one of these "digging machi... — Updated 1/24/2023


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

COWBOYS ELIMINATE BRADY AND BUCCANEERS The NFL’S third annual “Super Wild Card Weekend,” so dubbed when the playoff field expanded from 12 to 14 teams starting with the 2020... — Updated 1/17/2023


Winter Garden Cleanup: Anticipation of Spring

Gardeners, another cold snap has quickly come and gone, fortunately for us! How lucky we are to live in an area which doesn't remain severely cold for weeks or months at a time.... — Updated 1/17/2023


My five cents...

I hope you all had a very Merry Christmas and a safe and happy New Year. The new year brings a new legislative session, so I'll be spending time in Austin working on your behalf... — Updated 1/17/2023

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Here We Go Again

Last Tuesday the Texas Legislature began to solve problems that accumulated for 730 days in a 140-day session. Our state’s constitution which has been amended dozens of times... — Updated 1/17/2023


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

Listen Up Football Fans TEXANS FIRE “BIG SANDY’S” LOVIE SMITH Coach Lovie Smith was fired by the Houston Texans Sunday night after just one season. It was the second straight... — Updated 1/10/2023

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Are You a Politician?

If you look up “politician,” the number one definition is “one who is involved in politics;” number two is “officeholder;” and three is “one who manipulates politics... — Updated 1/10/2023


Fallen Leaves: Nutrient Rich & Pollinator Habitats

Fallen leaves provide needed landscape nutrients and habitat for over-wintering pollinators (image courtesy TAMU AgriLife). As most gardeners know, many trees lose their leaves... — Updated 1/10/2023


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

BUFFALO SAFETY HAMLIN IN CRITICAL CONDITION The N.F.L. was facing one of its worst crises in decades as Buffalo Bills defender Damar Hamlin remained in critical condition on... — Updated 1/3/2023

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

The Big Show

Come January the Big Show will return to Austin. Some call it The Texas Legislature. My observation over the years has allowed me to make comparisons of our Texas Legislature and th... — Updated 1/3/2023


Gardening Strategy: "Freezer Burn" Cleanup

We have all now experienced an extended hard freeze which radiated throughout the entire country. For us the extremely cold temperatures left our landscapes looking grotesque,... — Updated 1/3/2023


From the Desk of Mayor David Rutledge

Can you believe it’s already 2023!? It seems like we just got started with 2022, and now it’s gone in the blink of an eye. Before we write it off altogether, maybe we ought to... — Updated 1/3/2023


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

2023--ANOTHER YEAR ROLLS AROUND Here’s hoping you had a nice Christmas. I’ve been writing for many years and as the new year brings us to 2023, I’m just thankful that I had... — Updated 12/27/2022

 By Roy Dunn    Columnists

Down Life's Highway

How quickly the years have flown by. Come December 31, Phyl and I will mark our 68th wedding anniversary. I knew, my heart knew, and my soul knew, the second I met her that she was... — Updated 12/27/2022


Spring Garden Preparation: Seed Germination

Okay, winters here, and what a dramatic arrival! Gardeners let’s make good use of these bitterly cold weather days reviewing the litany of seed and gardening catalogues which... — Updated 12/27/2022

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

A Good Idea

During my tenure in the Legislature I had the rule that I would do what was possible. There are many things possible to deal with environment and the continued use of fossil fuels.... — Updated 12/27/2022


Celebrate the Holidays with Plants: Poinsettia

Christmas is near at hand, and in case you haven't noticed this week, winter is no longer "tippy toeing" into Southeast TX, she's showering us with her frigid, icy kisses and just... — Updated 12/20/2022

 By Roy Dunn    Columnists

Down Life's Highway

When you're poor, really poor, Christmas can be a very sad time, especially for a youngster. Sometimes the scar is so deep that even a lifetime won't remove it.  My... — Updated 12/20/2022

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Donald Trump's Talents

Anyone who knows me knows that I am not a fan of our past president, Donald Trump. He does, however, have some strong points which we must all recognize or someone just like him... — Updated 12/20/2022


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