News from Buda, Texas


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    For those that are not aware one of our fellow poets on this website, Cory1Hillen, who is not only a retired English teacher but also a actor who creates fabulous on stage one man plays as Mark Twain himself complete with makeup.  He just happens to live in Buda, Texas a small town with a population of around 3000. This write was inspired by none other than he.  

    News from Buda, Texas

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    News from Buda Texas is rolling in

    Excitement supreme that just won’t quit

    Get your copy of the Oak Hill Gazette and let the fun begin

    Front Page News 

    Poor Mrs. Seabrook was bitten by a squirrel in the downtown park today while trying to recessitate a pigeon that had keeled over after taking a bite of one of her infamous cactus cream cookies. At last report both Mrs., Seabrook and the pigeon were expected to recover.

    The police report that the tires were stolen off the cities ice cream wagon yesterday and have yet to be located. It is suspected that the crime was the work of a disgruntled customer that had been lobbying the city for some time to have the wagon carry tutti fruitti flavored ice cream but had been turned down.

    Long time citizens of Buda are up in arms about the city being used as a bedroom community for all of those squatters from Austin. Seems that the cars commuting back and forth between Buda and Austin daily are disturbing the early morning coffee and donut break of the Buda Police patrol.

    The annual wiener dog races sponsored by the Buda Lions Club are under scrutiny because some of the dogs participating look strangely like greyhounds. Some suspect that the dogs were brought in and disguised as wiener dogs by the Austin Lions Club in an attempt to discredit the race.

    And finally.

    A new story has broken with reports from several citizens who reported seeing what appeared to be Mark Twain ambling down Ash street toward the liquor store mumbling aloud what sounded like poetry. The story has yet to be confirmed.

    More News from Buda at a later date.

    ©Copyright Charlie Gragg November 10, 2009         

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    knight4696 commented on News from Buda, Texas


    Sounds like a quaint lil' town to me. A police blotter with No mugging's rapes or murders is refeshing. Not a bad place to be from or to visit! A pretty ingenious story you have told here. Both humorous and entertaining. Nice work Hampton. .....Ken



    Thank you very much.

    gogant commented on News from Buda, Texas


    It's a pleasure to read something that doesn't rhyme, nor is depressing. I can only hope that a paper like this would go into publication...maybe you should think about starting a newspaper ala Buda. But be on the lookout for squatters from Gunter, Texas.......................................................................gogant



    Thank you and your comments echo my sentiments exactly.

    stellar commented on News from Buda, Texas


    Lol...very funny...I like the wit so much...effortless and gracefu;//.you made me laugh...thank you.///hahahahaha



    Thanks for visiting Buda Texas with me.

    Charlie23 commented on News from Buda, Texas


    I look for further spotting of Twain in the future. Is there a reward? Cool paper to sip the coffee to, and gab at the neighbors about, I imagine!



    It is possible that we have not read the last news from Buda. Thanks.

    Stryx commented on News from Buda, Texas


    Delightful Hampton - even more so since I presume you have never been in Buda. Yet, it sounds right.



    Never been there WO.

    If I feel physically as if the top of my head were taken off, I know that is poetry.

    Emily Dickinson (1830-1886) 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