New Year News from Buda Texas


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    For my good friend and fellow poet Richard Salassi who resides in beautiful Buda Texas.

    New Year News from Buda Texas

     The new year was welcomed in grand style

    in Buda as a large crowd of citizens gathered

    at the center of town at midnight to witness

    the traditional dropping of a large ball of twine

    from a twenty foot high crane borrowed from

     TBarT Construction Inc.


    Two local youths were arrested about 1:00am

    New Years morning as they were caught trying

    to skinny up the town square flag pole

     wearing only their birthday suits.  Three empty

     six packs of Shiner Bock beer were found

     just beneath the flag pole.


    The police reported that several outhouses were stolen

    and deposited on the front steps of City Hall

     with notes attached threatening further action

     of that sort if the perpetrator’s demands for

    two additional Johnny on the Spot port-a-potty

    units were not provided at this year’s

    Chamber of Commerce Wiener Dog Races.


    Our on the spot roving reporter reports that the

     mysterious man resembling Mark Twain was spotted at

     Hooter’s in Round Rock Texas on New Year’s Eve.

     He was seated at the bar and was conducting himself

     in a gentlemanly manner with the exception of occasional

    outcries of “Go Horns” and “hookem horns” directed at those

     passing by wearing University of Texas garb.  He left around 1:00am

    after ordering take out consisting of a full slab of ribs and chili fries

     He had what appeared to be a copy of Hooter’s Magazine

     tucked beneath his arm.

    More news in the days ahead.


    ©Copyright Charlie Gragg Jan 2, 2010  


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    Artie commented on New Year News from Buda Texas


    Another great piece!!! LOL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!



    Thank you Artie

    jademelissa74 commented on New Year News from Buda Texas


    Charlie, it has been a while since I have been on the site....I have so much catch up to do...This piece is just as amusing as the first part...I love the story and the painted picture that even a poor imagination will capture. Noone like you. Good to read ya ;)



    Welcome back we missed you.

    stellar commented on New Year News from Buda Texas

    01-13-2010 takes my sadness away...Just drop by to have a laugh...^_^ v



    Many thanks.

    cmlestrade commented on New Year News from Buda Texas


    I miss Texas so much and this made me think of Austin and Round Rock as well as Buda. TY for a great poem



    I am glad you enjoyed the story.

    laurilang5 commented on New Year News from Buda Texas


    What an amusing little ditty! Great snapshot of life in the small town and the characters that furnish it.. I do enjoy your writing style. Thank you for having the courage to share.



    Thank you very much. I appreciate your comments.

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