Rural Legislators Have Quit on Texas Values

WIMBERLEY - With a little rain, the grass here perks up and turns a reassuring green. The short-horned charolais emerge from the live oaks to graze. At the end of each hot day, the cool Blanco River beckons.There are lots of clichés about Texas but this one is undeniably true: Its values were forged in the hot, hard places of its plains, hills, woods and plateaus. "No cowboy," wrote J. Frank Dobie, "ever quit while his life and his duties were most exacting." It's likely that not a lot of Texans now know who Dobie was, underneath his floppy, trademark Stetson and gone for more than 50 years. It's for dang sure that the governor and lieutenant governor are utterly ignorant.  Continue reading...

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