July in Buda Texas


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    Carrying on the Buda, Texas news tradition started last year.

    July in Buda Texas


    Let’s face it cowboys and cowgirls, it’s hot. All the Longhorn’s are camped under the nearest shade tree. Industrial Asphalt, Inc. has shut down because the asphalt won’t stick. The Little Texas Bistro is cooking burgers on the sidewalk out front and the burn ban has been extended by the City until September 11th.

    The good news is that the Barton Springs Edwards Aquifer Conservation District has declared the aquifer to be in a “No Drought Status and the IH-35 Main Street construction project has entered the installation of bridge beams phase II raising hopes that Main Street detours will soon be a thing of the past.

    Our good friend and fellow poet Richard R Salassi returned to Buda from attending his high school reunion out-of-state… although, unfortunately, his car did not accompany him home.

    I regret to announce the passing of poet corey1hillen who has been an inspiration to us all in the past. His poems live on though as rsalassi has stepped forward to carry on his tradition of outspoken comment and provoking controversy where none previously existed.  Our thanks to rsallasi for his unselfish dedication to the spirit of our comrade corey1hillen who is with us no more.

    If you are going to be visiting Buda this summer we highly recommend the Jimmy Clay golf course should you happen to be a linkster.

    On the July calendar in Buda are the following important events.

    07/13 Planning & Zoning Commission Meeting;  07/15 Texas Hill Country Trail Region -July Board Meeting; 07/16 Toons & Tunes Series - Bo Cox with Texas FX; 07/20 City Council Meeting; 07/21 Parks & Recreation Commission Meeting; 07/23 Toons & Tunes Series - Tejano Night; 07/24 Tea Cocktail Party - The Looking Glass.

    Talk about excitement. There is no end to the fun and games in Buda. Now on to the really important news.

    Over the past month the man that resembles Mark Twain was spotted three times. All three times he was seen bicycling on either Old San Antonio Road or Goforth Road.  The mystery that surrounds this man has captivated the citizens of Buda for years now. Few have spoken to him and even fewer have been able to get clear answers from him concerning his true identity.  Our surveillance will continue and we will report any new findings as they are uncovered. More news from Buda in the upcoming weeks.


                        ©Copyright Charlie Gragg July 12, 2010

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    Olan01 commented on July in Buda Texas


    ah, i see you have found richard salassi in buda, guess he has nothing better to do, lol. nice one, but alas, i am from missouri and you find a clemens in most river towns but none compare to richard or his sass.



    Sir Richard is unique as you well know, I am originally from Kansas and I can't seem to escpe my miswestern ways no matter how hard I try.



    Yep, I have grown fond of the man who pretends to be Twain and has prove himself quite sane, if only I could say that of myself, lol.

    DrewMcNee commented on July in Buda Texas


    Minus the heat and the wild goings on this reminds me of a small town in MN. Wonderfully so. Drew.



    Thank you.

    icu2 commented on July in Buda Texas


    I swear I spotted that very man at Wall mart last Thursday. Yes, he was eating something out of the dumpster behind the store. When he realized he was being watched he sped away on his bicycle...you do realize he has training wheels don't you?



    Sure do. Thanks.

    Stryx commented on July in Buda Texas


    Told in true radio style of news reporting. And hey, it's hot everywhere. You should see the Springs - creating construction on another over pass. But it's dry - no sweat!



    The absence of humidity is a blessing. We have been running around 105 almost every day over the past week here in Penryn but no humidity makes it tolerable. WO is you.

    SavVySam commented on July in Buda Texas


    You are right on time with this latest edition...I had been missing my updates on the local goings on! Buda is such a busy bustling burb, that Tejano night sounds like an absolute must for anyone who's anyone!! Thanks for sharing the headlines my friend!

    Poetry is finer and more philosophical than history; for poetry expresses the universal, and history only the particular.

    Aristotle (384 BC-322 BC) Greek philosopher.

    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