Fresh News from Buda Texas


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    In honor of Richard, proud resident of Buda, Texas

    Fresh News from Buda Texas


    The excitement is building in Buda

    as all prepare for the

     April 24th and 25th Lions Club County

    Fair and Cook-off, which will include

     both barbeque and chili this year.

    (Talk about an explosive combination.)

    The Buda Volunteer Fire Department

    will be placed on alert equipped with an

    ample supply of both Maalox and Beano.


    The event will begin this year

     with the Pet Parade followed by

    the nationally renowned Wiener Dog Races.

    Motorcycle club members from as far off

    as Muskogee, Oklahoma are planning on

     attending and rooting for their favorite dog.

    Last year an unfortunate accident delayed the

    race when several of the dogs mauled one of the

    cyclist’s teddy bear that he had mounted on

    the front fender of his bike.


    The Chamber of Commerce describes Buda as

    A “Buda-full” place to visit and to live. “Buda-full”?

    (Don’t you wish you had come up with that?)

    Moving along rapidly we should make note of

    the fact that all of the local motels and inns will

    have WIFI installed this year so that guests will have

    access to their Facebook accounts and notes

     left on their walls. Last year there were numerous

     complaints as guests were stressed out due

     to not being able to send hearts and miscellaneous

    other graphical representations to people that

     they don’t even know and are better off not knowing.


    The mysterious man who resembles Mark Twain

     was seen at the Salt Lick Restaurant west of town

    on Saturday night last. He was aimlessly wandering

     from table to table carrying a take-out bag which

    some customers were filling with left over ribs

    as well as an occasional handful of change.

     The man approached the owners in an attempt to

    negotiate a presentation of what he referred to

    as his “stage act” for a free meal but to no avail.

    He disappeared into the night, take-out bag in tow

    humming Way Down Upon the Swanee River..


    ©Copyright Charlie Gragg April 2010.       

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    Altair commented on Fresh News from Buda Texas


    buda'ful indeed hampton, a journey into your mind's eye...very descriptive and insightful beyond its face value...loved it



    Many thanks.

    WordSlinger commented on Fresh News from Buda Texas


    lol, i have to see one of these, Wiener Dog Races, lmao hard, ty Hampton, WS



    Thanks John.

    ginga commented on Fresh News from Buda Texas


    Ohhhh Booy here we go again. Richard in Buda strikes again. I am getting ready for the accompanying poetic notes that Hampton is so famous for. Hold on to your seat folks.... ginga



    Thank you.

    jademelissa74 commented on Fresh News from Buda Texas


    Charlie, this is as usual, fun and entertaining to read. Your presentation and precised delivery is always on point. "Moving along rapidly we should make note of the fact that all of the local motels and inns will have WIFI installed this year so that guests will have access to their Facebook accounts and notes left on their walls." This paragraph made me smile. Thanks Charlie!



    And thank you my dear.

    dancinghawk commented on Fresh News from Buda Texas


    ahh, lovely news from Buda ... what a welcome refresher ... thx, Hampton! -dh



    I am so glad you enjoyed it. Thank You.

    A poem begins as a lump in the throat, a sense of wrong, a homesickness, a lovesickness. It finds the thought and the thought finds the words.

    Robert Frost (1875-1963) American Poet.

    Hampton’s Poems (111)

    Title Comments
    Title Comments
    Searching 5
    The Poetess 14
    Nonsense 12
    Solitude 18
    Lame Limericks 14
    Message to Papa 15
    Young Jimmy O’Fallon 11
    The Computer From Hell 18
    Life Ain’t for Sissies 16
    The Mind In Motion 13
    The Game of Poetry 9
    Silence 55
    WordSlinger 19
    Holiday Thoughts 12
    Sweet Mary 18
    From White to Grey to Black 19
    The Reckoning 12
    And All of That Jazz 16
    Today 25
    No Offense, Just My Opinion 16
    Lucky 10
    You’re Only as Old as You Feel 13
    Saturday Night 13
    Political Change? 14
    The Female Gender 17
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? ( With Epilogue) 10
    I’m In Charge Here, Aren’t I? 7
    Remembering 11
    This Web We Weave 13
    The End 16
    The Day the Clouds Cried 16
    The Path of Life 12
    My Mother Ruth 12
    Humanities Challenge 14
    A Cowboy's Perspective 12
    July in Buda Texas 14
    The OP Poets Parade 20
    The Chatelaine 12
    Shot Through the Heart 17
    Poetry and Fine Wine 18
    The Man What Am 10
    The Final Beat of My Heart 16
    The Rainbow of Poets 19
    A Cowboy's Lament 13
    Of This World I am Not 17
    The Wee People 19
    An Evening at an Irish Pub 15
    The Scent of Love 14
    Fresh News from Buda Texas 16
    Memories of Times Past 13
    The Dance of the Poets 20
    The Confession 14
    Road to Obscurity 18
    Barbara 14
    Shadows 15
    Prescience 17
    Words That Bind 54
    Wondering 26
    New Year News from Buda Texas 13
    We Are All Witnesses 16
    Christmas 25
    A Cowboy’s Prayer 29
    The 9 ers 24
    Love Defined 27
    Tis a Time to Give Thanks 21
    More News From Buda Texas 26
    Choices 26
    News from Buda, Texas 21
    In Search of God 21
    Writers of Poems (WOPs) 26
    Out of the Darkness 15
    Visions from Within the Mist 18
    Baseball 12
    The Night Stalker 16
    The Man I Presume to be Buck 16
    The Sounds of Time 17
    The Little Man in the Green Hat 18
    Blah Blah Blah 14
    One Two Three 13
    Carpe Viam 11
    Love in the Afternoon 13
    The Moth 14
    Lost & Dungeons of the Mind 11
    The Creative Process 19
    The Truth and the Tribe 19
    The Long Wait. 19
    Feathers 26
    The Arrow 14
    Take Two Cialis and Call Me in the Morning 26
    Ghostly Images 16
    Friends 11
    Angels Without Wings 20
    The Rider 16
    Pride and Shame 18
    The Winning Poet is.... 21
    Memories 13
    Politicians 67
    Your Mailbox Is Empty 18
    God's Visit 17
    Poets and Poems 20
    Love Thy Neighbor 13
    Renewal 8
    The Roar of Silence 17
    Blessed Are These Days 4
    Time and Space 5
    Life's Journey 8
    Gift To The Fallen 16
    Hunger 21
    The Antique Shop 30