Sunday evening Polly and I fished the North Jetty Boat Cut area on the channel side and found some good action, but surprisingly not what we were expecting.
At age 74, Galveston's Lucy McMahon is a record-holding international powerlifting competitor, and on Dec. 8 she will be competing in the Global Powerlifting Alliance/International Powerlifting Organization World Championships in Moscow.
One of the mantras in our colleges and universities — and maybe in advanced high school classes, too — is that we must teach students to think critically.
The video tape player, an ancient thing, had been repaired and put in good order within the last year or two, so I popped the tape in and sat back to watch and recall the story.
“Two Armies on the Rio Grande,” by Douglas A. Murphy, Texas A&M University Press, 2014, 336 pages, $45
“Rip Van Winkle’s Return,” by Eric A. Kimmel, Illustrated by Leonard Everett Fisher. New York. Farrar, Straus and Giroux, Hardback, 2007, $17
“The Malice of Fortune,” by Michael Ennis, Doubleday, 416 pages, $26.95.
“The Man Who Saved the Whooping Crane: The Robert Porter Allen Story,” by Kathleen Kaska, University Press of Florida, $26.95, 218 pages.
Texas City — Texas City native Pat Bodine Drummond worked with her artist daughter to produce and self-publish an award-winning children’s book based on a garden.
“Athenia Torpedoed: The U-boat Attack That Ignited The Battle of the Atlantic,” by Francis M. Carroll, Naval Institute Press, 2012, 256 pages, $29.95
“Fancy Nancy” by Jane O’Connor. Illustrated by Robin Preiss Glasser. Harper Collins Publishers. 2006. Hardback. $16.99. ISBN 10: 0-060544209-8
Read any good books lately? We have just the one for you. “The Oleanders of San Leon,” by local author Andy Upchurch.