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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


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


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

RECORD COLD DAYS AHEAD Low to dip to 18 degrees: wind chill to drop single digits According to the National Weather Service, temperatures will drop below freezing later in the week... — Updated 12/20/2022


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


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

2022 HEISMAN WINNER In case you lost track of a major happening in the sports world, the Heisman Trophy was handed out on Saturday night and we’re here to report to you that Ohio... — Updated 12/13/2022


Why I Believe the State Should Offer Paid Maternity Leave

As we look ahead toward the 88th Legislative Session, I believe that one thing we as Legislators should be focused on is supporting children and families. As a parent and... — Updated 12/13/2022


Provocative Enticements: Seed Catalogues

Our weather has been great the past couple of weeks! That is if you like balmy, spring-like days with temperatures in the mid-80's. It's a bit unusual and somewhat disappointing if... — Updated 12/13/2022

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Changing Names

I think the Texas State Board of Regents is making a poor trade. They seem ready to change the name of the Montagne Center to that of a credit union in exchange for a one-time gift... — Updated 12/13/2022


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

NAME CHANGE COMING TO MONTAGNE CENTER The late Bob Montagne Remembered The Montagne Center, Lamar’s basketball arena, has been named for the late A.H. “Bob” Montagne since it... — Updated 12/6/2022

 By Carl Parker    Columnists

Know the Rules

Several years ago, an old pal of mine, a great golfer, entered a big golf tournament in one of our smaller East Texas towns. He figured he would be a contender to win the... — Updated 12/6/2022

 By Roy Dunn    Columnists

Down Life's Highway

It's come on the 81st anniversary of Pearl Harbor. Prior to the attack, life in the little Cajun community of Abbeville was slower and more country than any Norman Rockwell... — Updated 12/6/2022


Norfolk Island Pine: A Living Christmas Tree

The needled branches of Norfolk Island Pine trees (Araucaria heterophylla), look right at home during the holidays! They can be decorated as Christmas trees and once the holidays... — Updated 12/6/2022


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

ORANGE COUNTY ADVANCED POWER STATION STATE OF THE ART The new power station in Orange County, near Bridge City, at the present Entergy location, will be in the city of Port Arthur.... — Updated 11/29/2022


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