Billy T. Binion Obituary

On December 20th my uncle Billy Binion passed away. His grandson Geoffrey messaged me shortly after he passed to let me know so I wouldn’t read it at random on the Internet. When the obituary was published, I was disappointed that no mention of my aunt Hallie (he always called her Poopsie). While he had remarried in the last few years since her passing, he had spent 50 years with her as her husband and […] Read the Full Article »

The Tragic and Conflicting Details of American Airman Missing in Italy Since July 2

There has been conflicting information with regards to American airman missing in Italy. The reason there is conflicting information is there were two bodies found making the emotional trauma much more intense for the parents of Halex Hale. I have known the family for many years. I have been following the details closely and it breaks my heart that so much conflicting information is floating around that only adds to the heartache of the family […] Read the Full Article »

That one time… I went to jail

I could have sued. I would have won! But I didn’t! Here’s the story… Way back in 1992, at a time before everything became electronic, I purchased a new car in September. In October, when the temporary tags had expired, I went to the BMV and purchased plates for the remainder of the year and the next. I was young and dumb and assumed everything was in order. I popped the plate on my car […] Read the Full Article »

Tis the Season for Theft

A recent series of break-ins in my very rural area has left me uneasy to say the least. Two of the most recent burglaries occurred close to the farm where I grew up and where my dad still lives. A lifelong friend of mine notified me that her parents, who happen to by the nearest neighbor to my dad were broken into a couple of days ago. I’m still a bit shook up! I shared […] Read the Full Article »

Why Black Friday broke records with 185K gun background checks

More Americans had their backgrounds checked purchasing guns on Black Friday than any day on record, according to data released by the FBI this week. The National Instant Criminal Background Check System processed 185,345 requests on Nov. 27, one of the largest retail sales days in the country. “This was an approximate 5% increase over the 175,754 received on Black Friday 2014,” wrote Stephen Fischer, the FBI’s chief of multimedia productions. “The previous high for […] Read the Full Article »