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Bianco: Rebels facing similar foe in TCU

When Ole Miss head coach Mike Bianco looks at the No. 15 Texas Christian Horned Frogs, he sees a lot of similarities to his team. (more…) (February 17, 2012, Page 6A)

Memories of Buffett and the blue Buick

New to the Generations column, Rob Cornelius shares with us his memories of when he first became a Jimmy Buffett fan. (February 3, 2012, Page 1B)

Probation. Probation?

Local columnist T.J. Ray takes a look at several recent court cases, some high profile and others not so well-known, and observes how it seems that probation and not jail time is often the sentence. Is Lady Justice really blind, he asks. (December 30, 2010, Page 4A)

Legendary musician Marshall Chapman plays Thacker Mountain Radio next Thursday

OXFORD TOWN – Nashville singer/songwriter Marshall Chapman will be in town next week (Thursday, Nov. 4) for a performance on Thacker Mountain Radio at Off Square Books. The legendary musician will not only be one of the featured musical guests, she’ll also be reading from and signing her new book “They Came To Nashville.” Page 11 in this week’s issue of Oxford Town has Mitch Morgan’s interview with Chapman as she prepares for her visit to Oxford. And, be sure to read about this week’s broadcast of Thacker Mountain Radio on Page 15 of the same issue. (October 28, 2010, Page 11)

Who cooks your barbecue ribs?

Editor Don Whitten notes that there are more and more local and regional barbecue joints and restaurants, sparking a trip back in time to when there weren’t very many options outside of those cooked at home. Who’s your favorite – the Rendezvous, Corky’s, Dreamland or any of several top-notch local barbecue specialists? (July 28, 2010, Page 4)

Why Texas still matters

LIES AND OTHER TRUTHS – Two news stories out of Texas this week demonstrate why that state can still hold a warm spot in your heart despite its many excesses. One story was actually an obituary for Coots Matthews, who passed away last week at age 86 and was known for his ability to fight oil well fires with dynamite. The other was series of stories out of Waco describing the aggravated assault trial of singer/songwriter Billy Joe Shaver. Dees hilarity is on Page 6 of this week’s issue of Oxford Town. (April 16, 2010, Page 7)

Letters to the Editor

John T Edge writes to give a couple or reasons why the community should be working to encourage street food vendors as he urges city officials to reconsider shutting them down. (April 14, 2010, Page 4A)

Freddie

Columnist Jimmy Reed recalls his days learning to fly under the direction of instructor Fred Frazier back in the late 1970s. Reed valued Frazer’s flying tips and instruction so much that he eventually named his Piper Cub after Mr. Fred. (February 2, 2010, Page 4)

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