Oct

28

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : October 28, 2011

By Clayton “Buddy” Hazell

I was 12 years old when I got my first bicycle. There was a boy, whose name I can’t remember, even though he lived behind us and we played together. For the sake of a name, I will refer to him as Kenneth.

Kenneth had received a new bicycle for Christmas and offered to sell me his old one for $10. Times were hard, and there

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Oct

21

Posted by : Staff Reports | On : October 21, 2011

By Buddy Hazell

Not too many of you out there have experienced the excitement of the Ice Man coming down the street. Therefore, I guess this article is primarily for those who grew up in the 20s, 30s and perhaps the early 40s.

When we moved to Houston, we couldn’t afford a refrigerator. So, we took the old icebox we used in Batson. This meant that we had to watch for the Ice Man when he came by. It was summer time, so there was no school

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Oct

13

Posted by : Erik Walsh | On : October 13, 2011

By Buddy Hazell

For the sake of not breaching confidentially, I will not use the names of anyone besides myself, Angela and my wife Lulu.

The year was 1985, a pregnant teenage girl crossed the Rio Grande River, to have her baby born in America, and be an American citizen. The baby was born Sept. 23, 1985. About three weeks after the baby was born, the mother was in a beer joint trying to sell her child. Someone called the police and they responded quickly and called CPS who brought the baby to our home. We had been in foster care for 15 years, and babies were our specialty. Her name was Angela and she was as beautiful as her name.

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