The (Not So) Old Frontier: Lake Meredith, Alibates Flint Quarries and Washita Battlefield

Frontier.   It’s one of those geographic and historic terms that evokes so much in the imagination. Cowboys and Indians. Canyons and deserts. In a 21st Century sense it could mean the bottom of the ocean or deep space. Star Trek refers to space as “the final frontier” and Alaska’s state motto is “the last … More The (Not So) Old Frontier: Lake Meredith, Alibates Flint Quarries and Washita Battlefield

Deep Dallas

In some ways Dallas has become the quintessential “Texas” city. Its name evokes images of cowboys, oil barons, football, southern socialites, Indians, the old west, and the sun belt all converging in one highway crossed hodgepodge where the post oaks meet the plains in the middle of North Texas. Comparatively, Houston is its own city. … More Deep Dallas

Let the (Legislative) Games Begin

Tuesday marked the official start of the 56th Oklahoma Legislature with a half day known as “organizational day”. This constitutionally provided meeting begins at noon and will be the first legislative action for roughly 45 new representatives and senators. This meeting occurs a month before the official opening of a new legislative session every other year … More Let the (Legislative) Games Begin

Rocky Mountain High

There are 59 national parks in the United States. Most are isolated and have their founding roots from the administration of Franklin Roosevelt onward. Presidents often see national parks as a prestige project, with only two presidents since Theodore Roosevelt choosing not to establish a national park during their terms. Some presidents, like Jimmy Carter … More Rocky Mountain High

Who Are The College Football Bluebloods? Gig ‘Em Edition

Let’s just jump right in…   Texas A&M Aggies   National Titles: 3 (1 unclaimed)   Conference Titles: 18   Win-Loss Record: 717-466-48 (.602)   Heisman Winners: 2   All-Americans: 22   This one is hard for me personally because as I an Aggie I have to get very harsh with my own program. He’s … More Who Are The College Football Bluebloods? Gig ‘Em Edition

3:10 to Houston…Risk & Reward on the Rails in the Lone Star State

One of the big political issues facing states today is public-private partnerships. To some, these types of partnerships are a slam dunk with the state paying private industry to manage certain traditionally public institutions, often at a cheaper price and with the better management that private industry can bring to the table compared to state … More 3:10 to Houston…Risk & Reward on the Rails in the Lone Star State

Top Ten Games That Matter: The First Four Weeks

#1 Wk. 2 – Oregon @ Michigan State 2014’s thriller has set up a second week rematch that highlights the first four weeks of the season. Oregon won the Pac-12 last year and made it to the first playoff championship game while Michigan State trumped Baylor in a thrilling Cotton Bowl matchup. An argument could … More Top Ten Games That Matter: The First Four Weeks