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Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

CIVIL WAR IN GOP- SPEAKER McCARTHY OUSTED Republican Kevin McCarthy’s deal with hardline House conservatives that handed him the speaker’s gavel in January unraveled on Tuesday as... — Updated 10/3/2023

 
 By Roy Dunn    Columnists

Down Life's Highway...

A time and place where movers and shakers congregated and 'Spice Girls' waited on them... I came in on the tail end of the heydays of the famous Holland Hotel, where a person could... — Updated 9/26/2023

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

PHELAN RESPONSES TO CALL FOR REGISTRATION In a nearly unanimous vote, the leaders of the Republican Party of Texas (RPT) approved a resolution Saturday calling on the speaker of the... — Updated 9/26/2023

 
 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Higher Education

One thing that sets the U.S. apart from most other nations of the world is the quality of our colleges and universities. There is a vast number of citizens of other countries... — Updated 9/26/2023

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

FOR NOW PAXTON BEATS RAP—RIDE AIN’T OVER The attorney general’s long-simmering securities fraud case appears closer to resolution, while the FBI has probed the same alleg... — Updated 9/19/2023

 

Blessed

We truly live in a Golden Triangle. If you don’t think so, count the blessings of this corner of Texas. First, look at the culture available: The Stark Art Museum Collection is o... — Updated 9/19/2023

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

THE DAY IKE CAME CALLING This week on Sept. 13, we mark the 15th anniversary since Ike, the hurricane, blew into Orange County and left the worse devastation on our community,... — Updated 9/12/2023

 
 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Picking a President

If you didn't watch the recent debate of candidates seeking the Republican nomination for president, you should have. It is important to know their beliefs and some idea about how... — Updated 9/12/2023

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

SENATORS OVERWHELMINGLY REFUSE TO DISMISS ARTICLES OF IMPEACHMENT In a 24-6 vote, Texas senators refused to dismiss all 16 articles of impeachment against suspended Attorney... — Updated 9/5/2023

 
 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Be Offended

Have we as Americans grown so accustomed to bad things that we are not shocked or offended by them? It seems that we are no longer excited about the news of a mass shooting. We obvi... — Updated 9/5/2023

 

My five cents…

This month we remember President Lyndon B. Johnson on what would have been his 115th birthday. President Johnson was born in Stonewall, Texas in 1908 and was elected as a... — Updated 9/5/2023

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

A RUDE AWAKING Before turning in Saturday night I checked the weather forecast for Sunday. I learned the extreme heat and drought would continue with a high of 109 expected. A few... — Updated 8/29/2023

 
 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Simple Solutions?

I have often compared serving in an elective position to skiing. The reason being that both look so easy to do until you try. Being somewhat athletic, after seeing people flow down... — Updated 8/29/2023

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

6 YEARS AGO ORANGE TRIO ATTENDED MLK MARCH Sixty years ago prior to Aug. 28, 1963, a bus load of Golden Triangle citizens loaded up and headed to Washington for Dr. Martin Luther K... — Updated 8/22/2023

 
 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Truth

Any student of American history understands the importance of inform4ed citizens. Hamilton, Jefferson, Madison and others of our founding fathers were great purveyors of... — Updated 8/22/2023

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

THE LISTA’S GREAT FIRE LOSS We were sad to learn that fire had destroyed Pete and Lori Lista’s home last Wednesday. The house was located on Ollie Road in Orangefield. The call cam... — Updated 8/15/2023

 
 By Carl Parker    Columnists

New Adventure

After you pass your 80th year, things that were routine become an adventure. My most recent mental exercise and physical adventure was renewing my driver’s license. Thanks to our l... — Updated 8/15/2023

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

DROUGHT AFFECTING EVEN LARGE TREES Temperatures continue to hold around 100 degrees. It has been over 30 days since any measurable rain has fallen and the outlook is not good,... — Updated 8/8/2023

 
 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Truth and Freedom

“You shall know the truth and the truth shall make you free.” John 8:32 Our nation is divided more today than any time since the Civil War. A major cause of the division is bec... — Updated 8/8/2023

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

EXTREME HEAT AND DROUGHT CONTINUES Never in my lifetime would I have believed we would see so many consecutive days at 99 degrees and above. We have had more 100 degree days in the... — Updated 8/1/2023

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

A LIFETIME OF WEATHER CHANGE Back in the early and mid-1950s, several of us went down into Mexico with Mr. Stewart, who owned Lou Ann’s club, in Louisiana, to buy horses (Indian pon... — Updated 8/1/2023

 

My five cents…

Summer is in full swing, but back to school is right around the corner. Be sure to stay cool during these hot Texas days! Here are five things happening around your state: 1. Proper... — Updated 8/1/2023

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

July 20th ANNIVERSARY OF APOLLO II When, running for president in 1960, John F. Kennedy chose as his campaign slogan “it’s time to get this country moving again,” Just three month... — Updated 7/18/2023

 
 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Sweat Equity

Early in our marriage Beverly and I were looking for a house to be our home in Port Arthur. Our problem, like many young couples, was lack of enough money to even produce a... — Updated 7/18/2023

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

TEXAS HOUSE AND SENATE REACH A DEAL TO CUT PROPERTY TAXES Texas' top Republicans, state GOP lawmakers finally struck a deal on how to cut Texans' property taxes. The $18 billion... — Updated 7/11/2023

 

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