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MISSION UN-POSSIBLE

Lynn Ashby

MOSCOW — No, this one is in deep East Texas, a pleasant little town and the Gateway to Alto. But don’t tell anyone I’m here, especially the Texas Legislature. Let’s start at the beginning. Remember the Alamo? That is a question, not a battle cry. The old mission will soon be the One World Government […]

A Celebration of Life: Michael William Johnston

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July 27, 1945 – February 11, 2015 Michael William Johnston was born on July 27, 1945 to Carl and Mabel Johnston in Taos, New Mexico. He graduated from Camelback High School in Phoenix, Arizona in 1963. Mike worked in the marketing and food service industries most of his life. In 2006 he and wife Sharon […]

Letter to the Editor 02/25/15

Dear Editor: The U.S. Advisory Panel on Dietary Guidelines has finally mustered the courage to recommend that Americans eat less meat and dairy products. And not just to lower our risk of heart disease, stroke, cancer, diabetes, and obesity, but also because it slows the rate of climate changes, with its own devastating consequences. The […]

Pet of the Week 02/25/15

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Meet Yeti. This 3 year old gentle giant is a polydactyl cat (also called a Hemingway Cat). Polydactyl cats have extra toes and were often valued by sailors for their climbing and hunting abilities and considered to be good luck at sea. Yeti would get along nicely with other cats but not dogs or small […]

COMMENTARY: Ashby analyzes the life of a pundit…

Lynn Ashby

THE DEN – Let’s see what’s on TV this Sunday morning. Yes, the talking heads, waxing wisely on various subjects. but mostly politics, since that’s all they know. Some are knowledgeable and erudite, but nothing like William Buckley and Daniel Patrick Moynihan. Others are blowhards who make their point by shouting the loudest, and when […]

Pet of the Week 02/18/15

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This sweet, female Collie-mix might not have a name just yet, but she is sure ready for her new beginning. Collies are natives of Scotland and are used as herding dogs. Their keen intelligence and loyalty makes them popular family dogs. This little lass loves to run and snuggle and is as sweet as can […]

Missouri City must show respect to its police department

Please thank Michael Sudhalter for his article titled, “Missouri City must show respect to its police department”.  It was a great article & I (and many others) appreciate him noticing & covering this issue.  It’s nice that Mr. Sudhalter, along with the Fort Bend Star, thought this was an important topic & made a stand […]

Is there anything you don’t need a license for?

Lynn Ashby

THE FRONT DOOR – “Hi, I’m Leon, here to fix your garbage disposal. I was told some idiot put a beer can down it.” Leon comes in with his tool chest, then puts on big socks over his shoes. He has a name badge on his pocket, first name sewn into his shirt, plastic clip […]

Jarrod Greene Shikle

Jarrod Greene Shikle

October 23, 1965 – February 2, 2015 Jarrod Greene Shikle, 49, passed away Monday, February 2, 2015 surrounded by friends and family in Sugar Land, TX. Jarrod was born October 23, 1965 in Birmingham, Alabama to James and Susan Shikle. He was preceded in death by his mother Susan. He is survived by his son […]

ASHBY: Will Fertitta float gambling into Texas?

Lynn Ashby

THE CASINO — Phat Duc, that inscrutable Asian hiding behind his dark glasses, takes another drag on his cigarette, and puts down five. Lubbock Slim (he didn’t quite make it to Amarillo) smiles his trademark smile and tosses in 10. The crowd gasps. Lucky Bunny makes it 15. I make it 25. Why not? Fortunately, […]

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