Story Clips


• Searching for words

Death of a childhood friend and family member shakes writer.

• A life defined: Living with autism

A mother grapples with her son’s autism and his ascent into puberty. She talks about her struggle raising him and his struggles attending school as a teenager. This article won first place in feature writing from the Texas Press Association in 2013.

• Pilgrim’s Pride Bankruptcy

A woman is laid off along with many others from the largest local employer in rural northeast Texas. The company was sold after filing for bankruptcy.

• A Ranger’s Ranger

A retired Texas Ranger remembers the speedy pursuits and close calls.

• Group has no doubt Bigfoot is real

This is an odd story about a Texas group that says Bigfoot and skunk apes are out and about. They share harrowing tales of close encounters.


• Mystery Krew: Seriously funny and other oxymorons

Young comedy rappers talk about inspiration and creation.

• Fishboy: March into madness

The trio of Eric, Scarlet and Grahm make up Fishboy, a local indie pop band that promises to transport their audiences into a fantasy realm residing mostly, if not solely, in Eric’s delightfully demented and twisted imagination

• Jumping in with Old Potion

Old Potion’s sound is something I don’t get enough of. It feels good to listen to. Imagine meeting an old friend for the first time in years and instantly rekindling that connection. It’s new and exciting but comfortable with old feel.


• Gone fishing; Population healthy, access limited

Lake Bridgeport was about 22 feet below conservation level, a downward trend that began in 2010, exacerbated by an extended drought but the fish are plentiful.

• Brass, birds and smoke

Young shooter gets Olympic level training in Colorado.

The ‘reel’ thing

Lake Bridgeport gets windy, Bunch said. Nevertheless, he said it’s one of the best lakes around, and now is the time for some great fishing. Lake Bridgeport is a bit off the beaten path and Bunch said that is a big draw for some people. They come out because it is quiet.

• Chico goes to state

At first glance, it might be hard to believe these young athletes house so much strength. The girls’ lifting program has turned from nearly  non-existent into a 1A powerhouse in only one season.