Asparagus-counting traditions hard to break

By Bob Huber: Local Columnist Now that summer’s over, we can all give thanks for seasonal changes. In other words, no more steaming days, sweltering nights, grass clippings and asparagus sprouts. The asparagus liturgy at our house began one day years ago when my wife, Marilyn, came home with a sack of roots. She’d paid […]

Benefits of yard work outweigh challenges

By Clyde Davis: Local columnist There’s a book by western writer Elmer Kelton set, as are most of his stories, in West Texas. The name of the novel is “The Time It Never Rained.” This could provide us with an apt title for the winter we are just finishing. Nonetheless, the time is upon us […]