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From the Creaux’s Nest

The Creaux's Nest

VOTING OFF TO GOOD START Voting got off to a great start Monday and voting was steady Tuesday. That’s a good sign because Orange County, over the last few years, has been notorious for low turnout. I’ve been asked how

From the Creaux’s Nest

Sherlock Breaux and the Creaux

ELECTION TIME APPROACHES Early voting starts next Monday, Oct. 20. Locally we have the fewest contested races in the General Election that I can recall. Only two contested; both against incumbent Justices of the Peace judges. Otherwise, the only other two

From the Creaux’s Nest

The Creaux's Nest

EARLY BIRD GETS THE WORM Maybe I’ve said this before but there is a whole other early morning culture that many are not aware of. I’m an early riser and have been since that early cow milking back in the

From the Creaux’s Nest

Sherlock Breaux and the Creaux

LIONS CLUB 75TH CARNIVAL BEGINS I have nothing but praise for the Lions Club members who put on the annual carnival. It’s a lot of work just putting up the rides and booths. They work for weeks. Even though I’m

Commissioners reach compromise on janitorial contract

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David Ball For The Record Some janitors who work for Orange County escaped the job chopping block after a contract was reworked at the regular meeting of the commissioners court on Monday afternoon. A contract was made last week with

From the Creaux’s Nest

The Creaux's Nest

PATRIOT DAY–9-11 Patriot Day is an annual observance on September 11, to remember those who were injured or died during the terrorist attacks in the United States in 2001. On the direction of  President Obama, the U.S. Flag should be displayed

From the Creaux’s Nest

Sherlock Breaux and the Creaux

CURRENT NEWS THAT MATTERS Oscar winning actor/comic Robin Williams, 63, was found dead in his Tiburon, California home around noon Monday, Aug. 11. Tiburon is across the Golden Gate Bridge north of San Francisco. His death was a suicide due to

From the Creaux’s Nest

Sherlock Breaux and the Creaux

JUST LIKE WE SAID Last week we couldn’t have predicted any closer what the congress would do with the border refuge problem. At one time Speaker John Boehner had the votes to pass the senate bill that had cut a billion dollars

From the Creaux’s Nest

Sherlock Breaux and the Creaux

MISSING MY FRIEND It’s been a week now since I’ve seen my friend Jonathan Seagull. Every morning for going on a year now I’ve thrown him some vittles. He walks around proudly; head up, shoulders back and when he is eating the

From the Creaux’s Nest – When rain is too much for crop

The Creaux's Nest

Much needed rains came but in some cases, rain is not that good for the crops. Also, timing is everything. Saturday morning I finally found a chance to break away from pressing chores, doctors visits, etc., to visit my friends,

Customize your favorite topwater and catch more fish

   More than once it has happened, you and your best fishing buddy are standing side by side using the same lure but only one of you is really catching fish. The next time this happens you need to examine

Things I Learned from My Dog

I spent the past week avoiding my Facebook feed. Currently making the rounds on social media is the story of Duke Roberts, a dog suffering terminal cancer. His owner and a photographer friend documented the last day of his life

Creaux’s Nest

THINGS COULD BE WORSE Here we go again. The weeks keep flying by. In fact, here we are already in mid-July. In early fall I predicted that it would be a hot summer but much wetter than normal. I’ve been

From the Creaux’s Nest

Sherlock Breaux and the Creaux

THINGS COULD BE WORSE Here we go again. The weeks keep flying by. In fact, here we are already in mid-July. In early fall I predicted that it would be a hot summer but much wetter than normal. I’ve been right

Old fashioned summertime fun

Summertime fun

Pictured: A telegraph out of cans and string makes a fun old fashioned and cheap toy. I remember those long summer days growing up in Orangefield when it was so hot outside. Running into the house to cool off after playing

From the Creaux’s Nest

The Creaux's Nest

JULY IS ON A FAST ROLL Congratulations to the Bridge City Historical Society for another great Fourth of July show. It is estimated to have been shared by over 3000 people. The kids had a great time and will carry

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HISTORICAL EVENTS HIGHLIGHTED This week marks the 238th year of our Independence. On July Fourth we celebrate throughout the United States. This year, the Fourth falls on a Friday making for a three-day holiday weekend. Celebrations throughout the country will

Why I traded my wedding ring for a set of map coordinates and why I’m not sorry about it

Pretty Caroline Brewton explores the world around her.

I wear a ring with the map coordinates of a restaurant in San Francisco on the pointer finger of my right hand, but I used to have other jewelry: an engagement ring. It was funny. When I was growing up,

This year I bought two Father’s Day cards instead of three: simple subtraction of loss.

I called him Papaw, and he was my mother’s father, although, in the way of the complex, noisy tribe of my family, he acted as a sort of father-figure to me, too. Both of my grandfathers did. We spent a

KAZ’S KORNER

Cowboys 2014 success depends on a completely healthy Romo While most of the 30 National Football League franchises were focused on last week’s Organized Team Activities, acquainting their newly-drafted rookies and players obtained via trades and free agency to their

Down Life’s Highway “Mr. Gospel Music, “ Hank, Chet, Willie and Patsy Cline

Down Life's Highway with Wally Fowler

From Possum Trot, Ga. to the Grand Ole Opry and beyond, Wally Fowler blazed musical trails. I’m proud to record those times in the pages of history. The year was 1948, Dudley J. leBlanc, the inventor of Hadacol, had come