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High School Football Season Delayed

High School Football Season Delayed

High school football in the state of Texas is religion. And, like many people of faith who have or are waiting for their places of worship to reopen, football coaches, players and fans alike have been waiting to see what would happen with the 2020 season. Earlier in the month, state sanctioning bodies around the country began declaring their intentions: some states would delay a few weeks; some were moving the season to spring. One state, Alabama, announced they would begin “on-time.”

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Have you heard of JASON JENNINGS?

I can remember several years ago, hearing my boys and their friends talking about a baseball player named “Jason Jennings.” Periodically, I would hear more about him, read about him in the Dallas paper, see him on television, or hear his name mentioned when discussions about “local” players came up among us “Forney baseball fathers” and other local experts!

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Fish to Target When Fishing With Kids

Part of a successful fishing trip with kids is knowing which fish to target. That’s especially true when taking kids on their first fishing trips. Exactly what to target depends on certain factors, including where you live. The Ohio Department of Natural Resources notes that using the right bait also can help kids catch a fish. The following are a handful of types of fish to target when taking youngsters fishing.

WES UNSELD: 1969 NBA “Rookie of the Year” WES UNSELD: MVP of NBA in 1969!

Unseld guards against the sky hook!

WES UNSELD: 1969 NBA “Rookie of the Year” WES UNSELD: MVP of NBA in 1969!

Unseld, the Coach

WES UNSELD: 1969 NBA “Rookie of the Year” WES UNSELD: MVP of NBA in 1969!

Unseld in College

WES UNSELD: 1969 NBA “Rookie of the Year” WES UNSELD: MVP of NBA in 1969!

Wes Unseld doing what he did best

WES UNSELD: 1969 NBA “Rookie of the Year” WES UNSELD: MVP of NBA in 1969!

Only two players in the entire history of the National Basketball Association have ever won both above honors during the same season—Wesley Sissel Unseld (1946—2020) and Wilton Norman Chamberlain (1936—1999)! And now both of them are gone, and we will probably never see this “double deal” accomplished again!

My buddy, THE FISHIN’ MORTICIAN
My buddy, THE FISHIN’ MORTICIAN

My buddy, THE FISHIN’ MORTICIAN

During the past several years, I’ve had the opportunity to fish with my friend Trey Schmidt many times. Trey has a coveted ‘fin fish’ licenses on the Texas coast. He spends 3 nights each week ‘gigging’ for flounder, the majority he sells to Nates West End Bar and Grill, a popular ‘off the beaten path’ restaurant near just west of Jamaica Beach on the road heading from Galveston to Freeport. Trey can also harvest sheepshead (a great eating but often overlooked saltwater fish) stingray, crabs and a few other species.

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