Back in the ol' town, well, much hasn't changed
Fire up the chorizo sausage burritos. I'm back.
Ten years ago this month, I packed the Camry, sedated the cat and motored 2,049 miles (Google Maps reminds me) to the Pacific Northwest. Five months later, my wife joined me, deplaning at Sea-Tac with our 6-week-old son in her arms.
He's almost 10 now, and we added a girl to complete the All-American family. There's also the dog, two cats, two finches and five or so fish, depending on the day.
Soon, we'll all be back in Abilene, a city in many ways that I found frozen in time.
West Texas A&M football coach Don Carthel accused me of going to "work for the enemy," the bad guys being the mighty again ACU Wildcats.
Both comments, of course, were in jest and accompanied by good wishes. It's rewarding to have people miss you when you're leaving, not kicking you in pants to get you out the door.
Rams, 'Belles sweep provide excitement
The Angelo State men's and women's basketball teams won't play again until Saturday when they make an 96-mile trip north to face Abilene Christian.
The Rams and 'Belles can probably use a week without a game after what happened Saturday night at the Junell Center.
Burns, McFall spark Buffs to win over ACU
Abilene Christian guard Dante Adams was about to have his shot blocked by Nick Burns in the first half Saturday night when he suddenly threw the ball off the court about eight feet away from the basket.
Incredibly, the ball bounced up and swished.
Thank goodness West Texas A&M's 77-63 win against Lone Star Conference South Division rival ACU wasn't a game of H-O-R-S-E.
Basketball recaps from school websites
Rams Win Overtime Thriller over TSU
Texans fall in four OTs, 85-80
Parks Lifts 'Belles Past TSU
Dingler's 17 points not enough as TexAnns fall 50-49 to Angelo State
M. Basketball: Richardson, Mustangs upend Hoggies for 10th straight win
Poor Foul Shooting Dooms Hoggies
W. Basketball: Game Day: Midwestern set to battle Javelinas Saturday in Kingsville
Bullinger Leads Javs to Victory
UCO Rallies Past Bulldogs
Men Beaten by UCO, 83-76
Second-Half Run Sparks Bronchos
Women Stumble Against UCO
West Texas A&M defeats Abilene Christian, 77-63
#14-Lady Buffs scorch Abilene Christian, 91-65
Brister, WT overpowers ACU for 91-65 win
RiverHawks Take Down Lions in OT 68-63
Lions Drop 68-63 Decision in Overtime to Northeastern State
Britney Jordan Scores 47 in 94-89 Win Over Northeastern State
Aggies now 2-0 in North Division
Cameron cruises by Tigers, 83-72
ECU fights back to beat CU
Lady Tigers rally past Cameron, 64-60
W. Basketball: Southeastern Dominates Pioneers in 84-72 Win
TWU stumbles 84-72 at SOSU