Back When . . . Cowboys Were Real, Good, and One of Us

Back When . . . Cowboys Were Real, Good, and One of Us

Screenshot from Pendleton  Round-Up With the July death of Shirley Webster, queen of the Webster ranch and the great love of Shoat Webster, perhaps the greatest of the great steer ropers, Shoat once again loomed as large as life in the old mind of a little boy who had...
Don’t be Dangerous When It Comes to Others’ Lives

Don’t be Dangerous When It Comes to Others’ Lives

Quarterback Baker Mayfield is jeeest a little dangerous but never to his teammates Matt Starkey/Cleveland Browns When Baker Mayfield woke up on the morning of November 11, 2018, “feeling real dangerous” during his first season as quarterback of the Cleveland Browns,...
Guardians: Words Matter in History of People or Person

Guardians: Words Matter in History of People or Person

Beacon Journal Photographer Karen Schiely shows us a Guardian of Baseball Karen Schiely/Akron Beacon Journal Reaction to renaming the Cleveland Baseball Team the Guardians comes down to which side of history a person lands: the personal or something broader, more...
UT President Jay Hartzell Comes from ‘Best-Man’ Stock

UT President Jay Hartzell Comes from ‘Best-Man’ Stock

UT News Photo As the red dirt shakes and quakes beneath the Oklahoma heart of the Big 12 Conference, its tremors running from Norman to Austin, Texas, the college athletic universe, in particular football, awaits the playing out of what could be seismic change. An...
Still a Soft Spot in My Heart for Clark Hardware

Still a Soft Spot in My Heart for Clark Hardware

Richard Clark Hands Over Keys to the Lucky Winner of Two Cars Photo Courtesy of Juanita Clark A couple of blocks from the downtown hub of my life, the one that occupied my late afternoons in the 1950s—a newspaper, of course—stood a different sort of business fixture,...