MOUSECAPADES

I have some real trepidation about telling this story because it’s a bit embarrassing…Well, here goes. I live in the country and have only had one other instance where mice got into the house, and that was some years ago when my husband replaced the floor registers...

ABOLITION IN TEXAS

                                  ABOLITION AND FAYETTE COUNTY Pre-Civil War Fayette County, Texas counted on slave labor to assist with the production of corn, tobacco, wool, and cotton.  The region was home to 3,786 slaves out of a total population of 11,604.  These...

GOVERNMENT DESTROYS PRIVATE ENTERPRISE

Today, we hear politicians decry that the federal government is killing the private enterprise of coal mining by imposing environmental regulations and supporting other forms of energy.  This is nothing new. The same scenario played out when, in 1935, the Rural...

A BLOODY MONTH IN 1888

Prior to the end of the Civil War, the right to bear arms in Texas was absolute.  However, fear of armed freedmen brought the first legislation limiting the unrestrained possession of weapons.  In 1871, the Texas legislature passed “An Act to Regulate the...

ROBO IMMIGRANT SCAMS

Mandarin-language robocalls are back!  They first appeared in 2018, but now have become a staple on my personal cell phone.  I have a Houston area code, and their sizeable Chinese population is apparently fertile ground for the scam.  According to the FBI, the...