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Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

LYING FOR PROFIT—RATINGS OVER TRUTH Rupert Murdoch, the chairman of Fox Corporation, acknowledged in a  deposition taken by Dominion Voting Systems that some Fox News hosts... — Updated 2/28/2023

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Is America Going Broke?

Almost without exception, first-time candidates for office promise improvements in necessities such as health care, education, fighting crime or reducing taxes. The number one answe... — Updated 2/28/2023


My five cents...

On February 24, 1836, William B. Travis wrote his famous letter from the Alamo. He wrote the defenders would never "surrender or retreat" and ended with the iconic line "Victory or... — Updated 2/28/2023


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

BIDEN MAKES SURPRISE VISIT TO UKRAINE President Joe Biden made a surprise trip to the capital of embattled Ukraine on Monday, traveling under a cloak of secrecy into a war zone to... — Updated 2/21/2023


My Five Cents...

On February 15, 1876, Texas adopted the Constitution of 1876. The document is the sixth constitution by which Texas has been governed since declaring independence from Mexico.... — Updated 2/21/2023

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Need to Know

Any student of American history knows the importance of a free press. Thomas Jefferson rated it at the top of his list of necessary freedoms and thereby placing it number one in... — Updated 2/21/2023


A German Gardening Technique:

Gardeners, we have experienced what I would consider a fantastic week, leading this gardener to believe spring may have arrived a bit early this year. Be mindful if you choose to... — Updated 2/21/2023


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

SUPER BOWL LVII Patrick Mahomes was magical when the Kansas City Chiefs desperately needed him to pull off another Super Bowl comeback. Playing on an injured ankle, Mahomes threw... — Updated 2/14/2023


A German Gardening Technique:

The foundation of a hügelkultur raised bed begins by selecting a sunny location. Next dig into and remove several inches of garden soil, followed by digging a shallow trench. Add... — Updated 2/14/2023


Phelan and surplus

Representative Phelan of Beaumont has shown courage in presiding over the Texas House of Representatives as speaker and should be commended for it. Over objection of a handful of ex... — Updated 2/14/2023


My five cents…

Super Bowl LVII is this weekend and, for the first time in history, both starting quarterbacks are from the great state of Texas. Whichever team you support, it will be a win for... — Updated 2/10/2023


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

SUPER BOWL LVII TEXAS HIGH SCHOOL QB’S ON BIG STAGE The two youngest quarterbacks ever will face off in next Sunday’s SuperBowl. Jalen Hurts, 24, of Philadelphia and Patrick... — Updated 2/7/2023


"Spring" Into Action: Prune Roses for Optimal Growth

Hey gardeners! Valentine’s day is close at hand…and so is spring! The weather has moderated a bit and become a little more spring-like and who knows, maybe our final round of co... — Updated 2/7/2023

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Living History

At 88 years old I don’t have to read history any longer, I just remember most of it. In that regard it amazing me that histories and things I have seen in the way of change Bridge... — Updated 2/3/2023


My Five Cents

It was Groundhog Day! Punxsutawney Phil saw his shadow last week, indicating six more weeks of winter; unwelcome news after ice storms covered much of the state this week. The... — Updated 2/3/2023


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


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


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