Sorry, I’ve been in Durham all day, so I have again neglected by blog duties. So here’s a roundup of everything going on with me.
• Proud of my old high school
You’ve never heard of Como-Pickton High School in northeast Texas, but that’s OK. That’s where I graduated from, and it’s where I have a ton of great memories.
Well, the small school with 200-plus high school students (80 percent of which are in agriculture) made the local news this week when its superintendent was arrested on forgery charges.
From the article in the Sulphur Springs News-Telegram:
“The district attorney’s office this week released details of 35 forgery charges and two indictments for false statement to obtain property or credit against Bryan Christopher Neal, former superintendent of Como-Pickton Consolidated Independent School District. Neal resigned as superintendent in January of 2007 after allegations surfaced that he had misused district funds.
Meanwhile, Como-Pickton Band Booster Club President Jed Anthony Shadix was arrested Friday evening by sheriff’s investigators after confessing to theft of more than $10,000 in club money over an eight-month period.”
Click here for the full story
• American Idol
Yes, I watch the show. Shut up.
Anyway, after watching the 12 guys perform last night, I’ve already decided only three have a chance.
* Jason Castro of Rockwall, Tx.: He looks like a cross between John Travolta and Bob Marley. He’s also got the best voice.
* Michael Johns of Buckhead, Ga.: He’s the best of the rocker wanna-be’s. Not bad.
* David Archuleta of Murray, UT: He’s got the teeny-bopper thing going for him, plus he’s actually talented.
The rest kind of stink so far. Sorry.
• Word Jumble
It’s coming back in Thursday’s Herald. You’ll find it on our entertainment/features page, next to Sudoku. When we got Dennis back, we had to temporarily put the Jumble aside to find a place for it. I’m sorry it took two days.
I really am.
You can, however, find today’s Jumble at our Publisher Bill Horner III’s blog, by clicking here.
• The Q Shack
I ate lunch in Durham today at a barbecue place called The Q Shack. Nothing against barbecue in Sanford, but this place kicked pork butt (which, incidentally, is what I had). The sauce (non vinegar) was spicy in a good way, and if I had any knock on it, it was a bit salty. Still, great. And the huspuppies and mac-n-cheese were awesome.
• Indiana Jones 4 trailer
Count me in.