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A Rose By Any Other Name

It's probably safe to say that the rose has been the most-written-about flower in songs of practically all genres. Think of "San Antonio Rose" (Bob Wills & His Texas Playboys), "Room Full of Roses" (George Morgan, Mickey Gilley), "Rose Garden" (Lynn Anderson) or "The Rose" (Bette Midler, Conway Twitty). If you like to grow your own roses, you'll want to attend the Winter Rose Pruning Workshop in (where else?) the Memorial Rose Garden at Riverside Park.

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Photo: © Skeeter Nash
Photo: © Skeeter Nash
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CHOO-Ahh! Reverse Sneezing in Dogs

Our Pug Princess, Pheobe (who you met in a blog post from earlier this week) experiences this sometimes. It would freak us out a little, until we found out what it was: some dogs do what is called, "reverse sneezing." She would make a series of snorting sounds, and it seemed like she couldn't breathe for a few seconds, but then she would be okay. If you have a dog that does this, you'll want to read this!

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Study: Drummers Are ‘Natural Intellectuals’

I love it when science and medicine confirm something I've known most of my life! I hate to brag, but hey...this was a scientific study, and who am I to argue with scientists; especially when their conclusions serve to boost my ego a little? If you know (or are yourself) a drummer, this will make your day!

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“Strong” Changes At UT?

Let me start this by saying I first saw this on a friend's Facebook page. And this is an ACTUAL friend of mine, not merely a "Facebook friend." This friend is also a UT alum, and keeps close tabs on what's happening with the Longhorns football program. That being said, if this information is true, there will be a major culture change in the UT football program, thanks to new Head Coach Charlie Strong!

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Phoebe (Photo © Skeeter Nash)
Phoebe (Photo © Skeeter Nash)
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The Phoebe Philes–Part 1

Skeeter notes: Sometimes, I get 'writer's block' when trying to come up with something clever for my blog posts here. So, I asked my Pug "princess," Phoebe, to write something for me this week. Now, you may say to yourself, "Dogs can't write!" And you would be correct. However, with patience, training, and treats, they can be taught to type. So, without further ado, I present Part 1 of "The Phoebe Philes."

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Photo: Ernest Tubb Record Shops
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Are Vinyl Records Making A Comeback?

Yes, I'm old enough to remember vinyl records...I still have a bunch, and a turntable on which to play them! The old saying, "Everything 'old' is 'new' again" seems to be true with the way folks like to listen to music. As I said, I still have probably a couple of hundred albums, dozens of 45's, and even a few box sets! I've always thought vinyl sounded better than just about anything they've come up with over the years! Check out this article, and the surprising new statistics regarding good ol' vinyl records!

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’24′ and Jack Bauer Set To Return To Fox TV

24 became "appointment television" for my wife Sweetie and me during its final 3 seasons, so we can't wait to see what's next for Jack Bauer and company! Fellow 24 fans, get ready to have your pulse rate increase again very soon! "The following takes place between..."

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Skeeter’s Interview With Pam Tillis–Audio

This morning, I had the pleasure of interviewing one of my favorite Country artists to break out in the 1990's, Pam Tillis. Pam will be at the Welder Center this Thursday, January 16th. Here's the audio of the interview!

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Houston Livestock Show & Rodeo 2014 Concerts

The 2014 Entertainer Lineup for the Houston Livestock Show and Rodeo was revealed at 11:59 p.m. on Sunday, January 12th. Here is the complete list of acts coming to Reliant Stadium for event:

Tuesday, March 4: Brad Paisley

Wednesday, March 5: Eli Young Band

Thursday, March 6: Reba

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Paperwork Error: Salvation Army And The Food Bank

The Salvation Army doesn't like to turn people in need away. However, in recent weeks, they've had to do just that. It all comes down to a simple clerical mix-up, as reported by Carlos Villalobos on CrossroadsToday.com

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A Beatles Reunion? In Victoria, Texas??

I've been a fan of the Beatles since I was about 6 or 7 years old (which was right at the peak of their most creative period, 1966-1968). This coming February 9th will mark fifty years since their first American television performance on the Ed Sullivan Show. in 1964. Now, it would appear the two surviving members will reunite for a special performance, as

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Cuero Prospect Swine Show 1/11/14

If you love pigs, then you'll be in 'hog heaven' on Saturday, January 11th at the Cuero Prospect Swine Show! The event takes place in the Friar Ag Building at Cuero City Park. The weigh-in happens between 10:00 a

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