Columns

Jerry Turner

Why the Barrows are so famous

Texas has had many colorful characters in it long history, but none have so fired the imagination and grabbed the attention of common people as these two young outlaws – Clyde Barrow and Bonnie Parker. My first recollection of hearing about the daring exploits of the couple from Dallas was listening to my father and various uncles as they recounted the murders, robberies, and kidnapping reported in the newspapers. One uncle worked with Clyde when both young men were employed at Procter and Gamble, the giant soap maker in Dallas.

Jerry Turner Special to The News

If you like the Old West, buy a copy of ‘Up the Trail to Kansas’

When you think of cattle drives, do you see a seasoned trail boss, a grizzled old cook, and dozens of young eager men pushing longhorns through all kinds of hardships? About the only accurate part of that picture are the longhorns and hardships. “Up the Trail to Kansas in 1868,” written by Jack Bailey and published by the University of Oklahoma Press provides some surprises. It is a first day by day account of a cowboy told by a real cowboy.

CARES act passed into law

The Coronavirus Aid, Relief, and Economic Security (CARES) Act was passed into law with the intent of helping those financially impacted by COVID-19. Small businesses, such as local restaurants and retailers, have struggled due to consumers spending increased time at home. In addition to relief for American workers, employees and families, the CARES Act provides assistance to small businesses.

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