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We are just weeks away from the 44th Annual Wharton County Youth Fair. With the clock ticking down, hundreds of young people throughout the county are working diligently to complete and fine-tune their livestock projects.

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You know your life has taken an unexpected turn when you find yourself going around town asking for toilet paper.

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The most satisfying grilled cheese sandwich on the planet didn’t coming with any fancy ingredients, wasn’t made by a world-class chef and was wolfed down in a hurry.

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I was not a resident of El Campo on Sept. 11, 1961 when Hurricane Carla hit the Texas coast near Port O’Connor, but from what I’ve been told, last week’s Arctic blast resulted in more damage and discomfort to local residents and property than that powerful storm.

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As we more than happily kick the year 2020 to the curb, fervently hoping for a little better luck in ‘21, I wonder if we Americans will remember the lessons rather harshly learned.

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After continuously hearing the phrase “As we get older ...” for nine-plus years, I rather unhappily announce the transformation officially happened Saturday at 2:33 p.m.

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Three steps across the front office last Tuesday, I realized I was either wearing a dress or being slowly consumed by a sweater.

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I’m being followed every evening, stared at with dead black eyes, matched stride for stride while my would-be assailants offer occasional rude-sounding comments.

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A foot of snow in December. Ice in October. Both right here in El Campo. Those are my predictions in the family-friendly game everyone can play called “What’s going to happen next in 2020?”

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An old soldiers’ adage is that bullets don’t discriminate on a battlefield and that blood, all blood, flows red.

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Jolted from a deep sleep by the burst of static confirming my trusty 1980s-era clock radio had once again been knocked off the table, my feet hit the floor and the ritual of modern times began.

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I’ve been learning a lot about the Constitution this last week, especially the hidden text.

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