One point all candidates agree on is a desire for council members to behave and get along. But that doesn’t seem likely in an election in which accusations are as thick as oak trees on Main Street and definite factions exist.
In tonight’s contest between the Clear Springs Chargers (7-1, 5-0 in District 24-6A) and Friendswood Mustangs (6-1, 4-1) there will be much more on the line than claims to a favorite local landmark.
Preview of Friday's high school football action including games involving Texas City and Ball High with playoff implications.
Photo by Irene Amiet
The detail in a heron’s costume is worth a closer look through binoculars or a camera lens. Shooting against the sun creates a back-lit effect, highlighting the ethereal quality of feathers and bill alike. Humans are forced to use silk and gold-leaf to catch the light in similarly pleasing ways.
A French plague doctor, Charles de Lorme, created a bird-like mask in the 17th century to protect his breathing passages from germs. The Venetians adapted this contraption and turned it into a mask that appeared exotic and reminded people of their loved ones who had passed.
Still to this day, the Venetian mask-makers use real bird-feathers in adorning their costumes, knowing well that in order to seek flight from reality for this time of year, we need to become more like our winged friends.