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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

 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


My Five Cents

Summer is drawing to a close and back-to-school season is here. TxDOT asks all Texans to be aware of school zones and school buses as children head back to campus. Remember to slow down for school zones and be prepared to stop for... — Updated 8/16/2021


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

SENATE PASSES BIPARTISAN INFRASTRUCTURE BILL (MAJOR VICTORY FOR BIDEN) The Senate voted to approve a roughly $1 trillion bill to revamp the nation’s infrastructure on Tuesday,... — Updated 8/10/2021


My five cents...

The Battle of Nacogdoches occurred 185 years ago this week. On August 2, 1836, a group of Texas settler defied an order from a Mexican Army commander and did not surrender their... — Updated 8/10/2021


Have you ever been in the belly of the whale?

Jonah 2:1 "Then Jonah prayed unto the Lord his God out of the fish's belly…" This world dishes up some very interesting stuff. Don't misunderstand me, I love life and having a... — Updated 8/10/2021


My Five Cents

The Battle of Nacogdoches occurred 185 years ago this week. On August 2, 1836, a group of Texas settler defied an order from a Mexican Army commander and did not surrender their weapons. This battle is often referred to the... — Updated 8/6/2021


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

THE PANDEMIC OF UNVACCINATED When the pandemic hit the United States we prayed for an answer, otherwise millions of Americans would die. God answered our prayers. In record time... — Updated 8/3/2021


Great Coaches Change Lives 

 “A good coach can change a game. A great coach can change a life,” said John Wooden, college basketball coach.  My daughter, Jessica, was fortunate to have a coach... — Updated 8/3/2021


My 5 Cents

The 2021 Olympic Games have begun in Tokyo, Japan. Over the next few weeks, we will all get to watch and enjoy the very best the United States has to offer compete on a global... — Updated 8/3/2021


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

IT’S GOING TO GET WORSE—FAR WORSE I have real concern about what the Delta Variant, blending with COVID-19, will look like come mid to late September and possibly spiking in... — Updated 7/27/2021


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