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Headlines You Don’t See Every Day . . .

By Mark D. Roberts | Wednesday, May 14, 2008

Today as I was scanning the latest edition of The Boerne Star, my hometown paper, I read several headlines that impressed me as being unlike anything I had seen in a while . . . maybe ever. The headlines included:Boerne Star

Sewer leads city agenda

A front page headline. Not exactly going to sell many papers. The Boerne Star has a monopoly here, if you hadn’t guessed.

County considers deer hunt at park

Back in California, somebody would sue if officials tried to trap rats in a park. Here, they’re willing to shoot Bambi’s mother. (P.S. There are so many deer in this area that the land cannot support them. Hunting is rather like pruning.)

Boerne Brawl

A recent baseball game between the Boerne High Greyhounds and the New Braunfels Canyon Cougars included a 20 minute scuffle. New thing you know we’ll be hunting cougars.

Property values up in Kendall County

Huh? What? I just moved from California. Of course the downside is that property taxes will be going up.

Coral Snake: Our colorful, but shy neighbor

Oh, did I forget to mention “colorful, poisonous, sometimes deadly, but shy neighbor.”

Topics: Only in Texas |

2 Responses to “Headlines You Don’t See Every Day . . .”

  1. HenryH Says:
    May 15th, 2008 at 12:13 pm

    You may be surprised to learn that in Montgomery County, Maryland (a fairly affluent, suburban county), we have had managed hunts in our area parks the last few years. In fact, I think police sharp shooters are involved, although I may be wrong about that. I have noticed a significant reduction in the damage done by deer in my own yard and support these hunts, although I know there are people who disagree.

  2. Jim Says:
    May 19th, 2008 at 10:07 am

    I HATE hunting! But only for me. If others like to hunt, I will defend their right to hunt to the “bitter end.” Most of my friends like to hunt and they accept my opinion, that it is not for me, because I accept their opinion.


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