The cool nights have finally arrived. The low tonight is predicted to be 58 degrees, perfect weather for the Groesbeck versus Mexia football game.
Stacy told me there is a horse event at Meadowcreek Park this weekend. It coincides with tomorrow's City Wide Garage Sale, so this should be a hopping couple of days for the Wonderland of Texas.
I picked up The Kosse Echo in today's mail. I look forward to its bi-monthly arrival, as there are always interesting current and historical articles. This issue features a 1986 reprint of an Edgar Kling article, "John Wesley Hardin Slept Here" which was most informative. I will be adding it to the Kosse Echo section of this website as soon as possible. Thanks again to publisher Nell McKinney for allowing the use of these Kosse treasures.
October 9, 2007
The Dallas Cowboys have done it again. Reminiscent of the Cowboys of the 70's, they pulled out a last second victory against the Buffalo Bills on Monday Night Football last night. Click for article. My upbringing requirements included being a Cowboys fan, and it was quite easy to do during the days of Roger Staubach and Bob Lilly. No matter how the game had gone, you always had the feeling they would pull out a victory in the end; and they usually did. While it will be hard for Tony Romo to follow in the footsteps of Staubach or Troy Aikmen, the Cowboys performance so far this year has been stellar.
According to newly declassified documents, in 1948 the U.S. Army explored the potential for using radioactive poisons to contaminate "populated or otherwise critical areas for long periods of time". Click for article. Thank goodness one of our greatest warriors, Dwight Eisenhower, came into office and cancelled this abhorrent idea. Can you imagine the long-term consequences if nations we have fought were forever turned into an uninhabitable toxic waste dump? History shows that many of our enemies become strong allies over the course of a few decades. Would we really want their homelands being uninhabitable for perpetuity? This was crazy.
October 6, 2007
Still waiting on our first significant cool front. The days of 70-degree highs and 50-degree lows are my favorite of the year, and should arrive in a month of so. I can recall on my visits here as a youngster the crispness of the morning air, and always found it a refreshing change from the constant humidity found in my coastal hometown of Lake Jackson.
The Marlin Police Department is cracking down on the drug problem in their city. Click for article. According to their detective, this bust is only the tip of the iceberg of the problem. I rarely drive through the streets of Marlin, but there are a lot of seedy looking characters on Live Oak Street through downtown, especially after dark.
The Bremond Tigers football team must be very good this year. They once again demolished their opponent last night, defeating Iola by a score of 44-0. The Groesbeck Goats were off.
Artist extraordinaire Tess Kane has been working on the wall murals for the upcoming Bremond Pizza Pro. The motif is the 1950's, so the murals are representative of that era. Rather than saying the thousand words, let me simply post the murals for your retroactive viewing pleasure. (Although I will say Tess is one heckuva an artist.)
October 4, 2007
Our progressive city government continues the arduous and occasionally thankless task of updating Kosse ordinances. Some of these new ordinances are things that should have been done decades ago, while others are necessitated by our recent economic growth and bustling activity.
I've heard complaints on the proposals, but one responsibility of a city government is to ensure the safety and well-being of its citizenry, and our current Kosse City Council is attempting to do this. One of these new laws, the Animal Control Ordinance, will hopefully eliminate the appropriate fear from pedestrians of being bitten by loose and vicious dogs. Many of our walkers literally carry sticks while walking to protect themselves from biting canines. I have seen Kenneth Sims on his walks carrying a golf club for protection. The irony is that Kenneth is a former college and professional football star, and no one in their right mind would dare physically attack this gentle giant. Yet he has to protect himself against animals while traversing our city streets. Kosse needs the Animal Control Ordinance, and gratitude goes out to Mayor Daniells and our council members.
In this week's Groesbeck Journal there was a letter of appreciation from four Kosse senior football players to myself and seven others for contributing to the Groesbeck Athletics Booster Club. Thanks were given for our donation of large color photos of themselves which are now displayed in the Kosse Cafe front window. All I can say is I'm throwing the thanks right back at you. It is a pleasure to show the pride we have in young Kosseites such as Lance Garrett, B.J. Cox, Justin Campbell, and Jesse Fish.