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Drug-bust stories becoming ... um, boring

“Police grab drugs in ‘traffic stop.'”

You hear and read these headlines all the time. I almost always chuckle when I see these stories. Why? Because the traffic stop, such as it is, usually is something of a ruse. 215 more words

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Panhandle activist to lead Texas GOP

There’s a certain justice in the selection of Tom Mechler to lead the Texas Republican Party.

Mechler is from Amarillo, the unofficial “capital” of the Texas Panhandle, which is the unofficial capital of the Texas conservative movement that is so tightly bound to the Republican Party. 291 more words

Political News

Uncooperative

These clouds were amazing.   There were rain clouds all around and just this one white cloud.   It looked like the white cloud was pushing up out of the darker blue clouds and refusing to join the storm. 68 more words

Photography Challenges

Look at global picture, Sen. Inhofe

It was just a matter of time before someone would do this.

U.S. Sen. Jim Inhofe, R-Okla., brought a snowball to the Senate floor Thursday to… 283 more words

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Post A Photo A Day Challenge

Broken

We came across this old, broken windmill while driving on a country road in the Texas Panhandle  You could barely see it through the mesquite trees and the tall weeds.   97 more words

Photography Challenges

SCENIC DRIVE & WHY I WRITE

SCENIC DRIVE & WHY I WRITE

By Natalie Bright

The ‘Scenic” ranch road dissects our East Pasture. It takes a fairly steep grade towards the creek bottom, descending next to a tree lined canyon. 381 more words

Writing

Police chief loses his badge

A report out of a tiny Texas Panhandle town makes me wonder whether I should laugh … or laugh harder.

It goes something like this: The police chief of Estelline has been charged with official oppression, ordered to surrender his peace officer’s license and now faces prosecution on charges that he threatened and terrorized two female motorists passing through his town of 130 residents. 220 more words

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