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Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

HAPPY ST. PATRICK’S DAY THANKS FOR YOUR READERSHIP We don’t think to thank our faithful readers enough. We have some longtime followers that cover the last 50 odd years. We... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Roy Dunn    Columnists 

Down Life's Highway

Often I've written about the Cajun side of me, but I seldom have said much about the fighting side of me. That's my Irish side. While a kid in Abbeville, I was a strange youngster,... — Updated 3/14/2023


The Wow Factor: Garden 'Pizzazz' Plant Selection

Don't be afraid to fill gaps in beds with plants, flowers, and objects – the most beautiful flower bed ideas, borders and pots are teaming with color and plants of multiple... — Updated 3/14/2023

 By Carl Parker    Columnists 

What's in a Name

The common practice of senators and representatives is to give names to legislation they have introduced. Often a bill with a great sounding name has a better chance of passing... — Updated 3/13/2023


My five cents…

It’s time to spring forward! Daylight Saving Time begins this weekend. Remember to set your clocks forward Saturday night. Here are five things happening around your state: 1. Bil... — Updated 3/13/2023


Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

WAITING FOR SPRING AND THE ROBINS Grandma used to say, “”Have the Robins come yet? Spring will come when the Robins come.” I always thought it was the other way around. The... — Updated 3/7/2023


Spring Gardening or Gardening 'Madness'

There is no doubt in this gardener’s mind spring has arrived in SETX! Let me stop you before many of you nay-sayers begin your hoopla saying the thirty day weather outlook... — Updated 3/7/2023

 By Carl Parker    Columnists


The Good Book says that without vision one cannot become a great leader. Recent acts by some of our state politicians seriously questions their reasoning on whether they have the... — Updated 3/7/2023


My five cents…

On March 2, we celebrate Texas Independence Day! On that day in 1836, a delegate from each of the 59 existing settlements in Texas signed the Texas Declaration of Independence.... — Updated 3/7/2023


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


The Finishing Touch: Raised Garden Beds

Gardeners, our local weather forecasters are telling us to expect daytime temperatures to be ten degrees above-average for the next several days. What my brain is telling me, not... — 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


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