Stories From Texas

MOM

MOM

My mom lived to be 101 and six months.  She said once you reached 99 you started counting your age in months again.  She used to advise that if you wanted to live to be a hundred you should live to be 99 and then be very, very careful. My mom was a tough, no-nonsense woman. A Daughter of the American Revolution, survivor of the great depression, an honest as the day is long woman of the Texas soil... »

Things Are Different Now In Texas

Things Are Different Now In Texas

Things are different in now in Texas. When I was a kid, I had to go inside to make a call. Now I often have to go outside to make one. They call this progress? Now we have concealed weapons, Back then we had revealed weapons – right there for all to see in the gun rack in the back window of the pickup. We used to stay in the truck to get gas and go inside to eat. Now it is the reverse. We ge... »

Charles Goodnight

Charles Goodnight

In the block-buster mini-series, LONESOME DOVE, starring Robert Duvall and and Tommy Lee Jones, the REAL TEXAS RANGER, Charles Goodnight, is fictionalized as Capt. W. F. Call. But the real Charles Goodnight is even more captivating than the fictional CALL. So we can conclude Haley’s biography of the great man. Goodnight became a Texas Ranger at the age of 21. They recruited him because he was alre... »

Baby Names

Late one night the Anderson family was returning to their home in San Antonio. They had been on a three week vacation, driving all over the Western United States. It was now 3 AM. The kids, Jessica and Sky were asleep in the back seat. Their Mom, Sarah, was snuggled in her blanket in the front. Their, Dad, Paul was driving. He was exhausted. They were only five miles from home when the car stalled... »

Ghost Children

Late one night the Anderson family was returning to their home in San Antonio. They had been on a three week vacation, driving all over the Western United States. It was now 3 AM. The kids, Jessica and Sky were asleep in the back seat. Their Mom, Sarah, was snuggled in her blanket in the front. Their, Dad, Paul was driving. He was exhausted. They were only five miles from home when the car stalled... »

Whataburger

Whataburger

What’s the best Whataburger you ever had? That’s a question a friend of mine likes to ask. Admittedly this is not a hotly debated topic in Texas, but it is not an uncommon point of discussion either. . I tell him that I cannot tell him about the best Whataburger I ever had until I first tell him about the time I most wanted one, which of course led to the best one I ever had. Many years ago I took... »

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