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Welcome To Case's Column

Let me say a big welcome to all of you for joining me here. I'm going to call these blog meetings Case's Column. I wanted to use "Corner", but that was already taken. Since 2008, it's been a real privilege to come on here and share some of my life with you, and it's a big world where we live.

In these blogs, I'll just speak whatever is on my mind, but we will be playing within the rules here. I may pick a particular topic, point out an event, or shoot the breeze. I'm a little bit of an essayist at times, so I'll just speak what's on my mind, and I might tell a story or two. Or, I might spew out an opinion or three. There will be some serious moments, some tender, some poignant, but there will also be those moments that you'll just bust out laughing. But, hopefully, everything will be in good fun here. And, of course, there's a place below for your comments and thoughts as we go along here. So feel free to join me for the ride -- I sure as heck hope I'm doing this right and not making any mistakes.

Thanks for taking your time in reading Case's Column. Hopefully, you'll enjoy being entertained by it as much as I've enjoyed putting these writings together. And thanks for the time you spend in City-Data.com, where it's great to be alive!




5,000th Consecutive Saturday: Grand Ole Opry Longevity

Posted 10-30-2021 at 07:04 PM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)

You could say that it's been around the block a time or two.

In fact, it's nearly one hundred years old, but here we are on a very special weekend. I'm not in Nashville this second, but I'll have access to SiriusXM Channel 59, going back and forth with the World Series. The event is the Grand Ole Opry. Country music's biggest stage will be celebrating their 5,000th consecutive Saturday night show, live and in person for those who attend. Big stuff....
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Fifty Great Years Of One Shell Plaza In Houston

Posted 10-28-2021 at 05:52 PM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)
Updated 11-04-2021 at 09:20 PM by case44

It has stood the test of time. And all these years later, Houston's bastion of modernism looks as good as ever.

Fifty years ago, One Shell Plaza became the first 50-story skyscraper in Downtown Houston and represented a new era in redefining a skyline's image forever. That's when it first opened. To this day, it remains what I believe as the Bayou City's most definitive high-rise. One Shell Plaza is among my all-time favorites in any city. Houston ought to be so...
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Flower Mound Boy Hopes To Make Big Splash In The World Series

Posted 10-26-2021 at 07:20 PM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)

This major leaguer grew up just a few miles from me. He was drafted in 2007 in the June Amateur Draft but has really come a very long way. Flower Mound, Texas, ought to be monumentally proud that Ryan Pressly is now pitching in the World Series for the Houston Astros.

We'll all be watching as Pressly will be representing Texas as Houston also represents the Lone Star State in their best-of-7 against the Atlanta Braves. As the Astros' closer out of the bullpen the last...
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National Weather Service Talking About Warmer Winter In Texas

Posted 10-25-2021 at 02:50 PM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)
Updated 10-25-2021 at 07:48 PM by case44

Last winter was supposed to be a mild one for my home in North Texas. For a big chunk of that time, it certainly appeared to be that way.

Uh, whoops. There came the middle of February, and then, Mother Nature decided to leave her front door and refrigerator open and her frozen bath water spilleth right over.

My neighborhood ended up with the strangest week I've seen in a while. Bitter cold temperatures not seen in some thirty years happened...
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Day Tripper: 'Cue, Sign Humor, Sting, And Smoother Grades

Posted 10-25-2021 at 12:14 PM by case44 (Welcome To Case's Column)

Road Trip Case was at it again.

Now, it's a good thing. It's always good just to get on the road when one ever gets the urge.

So, this past Saturday, I got in my Shark and traveled to Brownwood, Texas, just to check out small-town life and the good old countryside. Had some fine food at an historic place, Underwood's BBQ for a different kind of barbecue. This place is now just a one-shot deal, as it once was a franchise...
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