Experience the might of a Texas Friday night

THE HIGH SCHOOL —Workers are getting ready for the most important part of Texas’ high schools’ autumn term. No, not math or English or even homeroom. It’s football, of course. CBS newsman and native Texan Bob Schieffer once observed, “In Texas, the week begins on Friday nights.” Drive across our state on a fall Friday […]

Learn what influenced us before you arrived

THE OFFICE WALL — Here is a veteran’s medal reading “Forrest Cavalry Corps.” Belonged to an ancestor. Other old photos, plus books and family stories reflect our past, but maybe the South won’t rise again. Schools are changing their names from Rebels to Mavericks, no one plays “Dixie” anymore, and the Emancipation Proclamation seems to […]