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 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Down Life's Highway

For more than a year, President John F. Kennedy had sought the trip to Texas that ended tragically the afternoon of Nov. 22, 1963. The national pain and trauma that followed his ass... — Updated 11/16/2021

 
 By Carl Parker    Editorial

Organized labor, the power that helped fuel SE Texas

From the 40s to the 60s organized labor was the most potent political and economic force in Southeast Texas. Jefferson and Orange Counties had the highest per capita income in the... — Updated 8/31/2021

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

NO GOOD TIME TO EXIT President Joe Biden said Monday he made the right call to pull Americans troops out of Afghanistan. “I stand squarely behind my decision” Biden said. He als... — Updated 8/17/2021

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Down Life's Highway...Steam Engine train in po boy's life

Union Pacific's Big Boy No. 4014 steam engine train arrives in Orange Thursday for a whistle stop at 9:30 A.M. at Holly Lane crossing. The engine was built in 1941, during WWII.... — Updated 8/17/2021

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Old Man's advice to Grads

This is for those youngsters who will be graduating this month, who will be leaving the protection of home and striking out on their own. You have absolutely no idea what the... — Updated 5/25/2021

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Down Life's Highway

Memories of the past are a reflection of the road we've traveled and where it brought us... In my mind, from time to time, I go back to times of my youth. Raised on Young Switch Roa... — Updated 5/4/2021

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Obama got Osama

I was watching CNN just before 10 p.m. Sunday, May 1, 2011, when a newsbreak announced President Obama would be addressing the nation. A newsbreak this late on Sunday made it... — Updated 5/4/2021

 

Jesus in the house

Mark 2:1 "And again he entered into Capernaum after some days; and it was noised that he was in the house." Here in this passage we see the phrase, "…it was noised that he was in... — Updated 5/4/2021

 

Orange in the 1950s-What a Town!

Orange, Texas in the 1950s was a great place to be a kid. Orange had a burst of prosperity during the World War II years and an explosion of population due to the shipbuilding for t... — Updated 4/13/2021

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Bridge City has changed but it's where the heart is

Bridge City today is far different than it was 62 years ago when the Penny Record first hit the streets in April, 1959. My roots run deep in Bridge City soil. My dad, Clay, first... — Updated 4/13/2021

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Down Life's Highway

After what little supper we had was eaten, the chores of another day put away, we gathered on Grandma Avelia's little front porch. She rocked in her favorite rocker holding her... — Updated 4/13/2021

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Down Life's Highway, The Dunn's of Eastland County

The Civil War had come to its conclusion. The year was 1865. Dr. Stephen Dunn had been one of its casualties. He was survived by his wife, Sarah Jane, and one eight year old son,... — Updated 3/16/2021

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Down Life's Highway

On February 19, 1959, 62 years ago last Friday, my father Clay Jackson Dunn died on the operating table. He had a gallstone lodged in an unusual duct and had turned jaundice. The do... — Updated 2/23/2021

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Down Life's Highway

Several events, as of late, got me to thinking about my longtime friend Johnny Preston Courville, Jr. My mind is wandering back over 60 years to a period that is unique. The Gulf... — Updated 2/9/2021

 

Nichols My 5 Cents

The Legislature has ended its first week of session. Due to the ongoing pandemic, the Senate has decided to recess until January 26th . However, we will still be working hard in the... — Updated 1/19/2021

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Down Life's Highway

There was no way of knowing our late years would get down to isolation because of a life threatening pandemic. It's certainly not the way we wanted to spend our final years.... — Updated 12/29/2020

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

MERRY CHRISTMAS, JOYEUX NOEL, FELIZ NAVIDAD Christmas this week will be like none we have ever seen before. A pandemic has ravaged the country. It’s not safe to travel or gather.... — Updated 12/22/2020

 
 By Maddy Smith    Editorial

My Escape From It All

Sometimes everything gets overwhelming. You may not go through as many things as others or as little as some but that doesn’t mean we all don’t have a breaking point. When this... — Updated 12/22/2020

 

Honeybees in Winter

Do you ever wonder why you don’t see honeybees in the winter? Well it’s because they don’t leave the hive when temperatures are lower than the mid 50’s. The bees in the hive will stay clustered in the hive to keep the... — Updated 12/22/2020

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

PANDEMIC TAKES TOAL AT HOME It's amazing to me how many people won't accept the COVID surge that is right now spreading like wildfire throughout the country. The Thanksgiving spike... — Updated 12/8/2020

 
 By Roy Dunn    Editorial

Down Life's Highway...The spring of my youth to winter of my years

As we travel down life’s highway, we encounter events that mark that place, where we recall what we were doing and what was going on around us at the time of their happening.... — Updated 12/1/2020

 

Thanksgiving or Thanks-Receiving

Acts 20:35 "…remember the words of the Lord Jesus, how he said, It is more blessed to give than to receive." Who else but Jesus can say such a thing with the clearest of... — Updated 11/24/2020

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

THOUGHTS AT THANKSGIVING Let us go forth to... Count our blessings, instead of our crosses. Count our gains, instead of our loses. Count our joys, instead of our woes. Count our... — Updated 11/24/2020

 

Sherlock Breaux in the Creaux's Nest

AN ELECTION FOR THE AGES It's Election Day 2020. Former V.P. Joe Biden challenging President Donald Trump trying to win a second term. For 50 years, I have made predictions. In... — Updated 11/4/2020

 

I Saw Jesus The Other Day

John 1:29 "The next day John seeth Jesus coming unto him, and saith, Behold the Lamb of God, which taketh away the sin of the world." John the Baptist had been talking about Him... — Updated 11/3/2020

 

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