The woman was cleaning the yard outside a home near Texarkana
Wednesday night when she spotted a snake. Bowie County Sheriff's Capt.
David Grable says she poured gasoline on the snake to try to kill it.
Her son then dropped a lit match on the snake.
The engulfed snake slithered into some brush nearby the home. Grable
says the brush ignited and started a fire that destroyed the home and
damaged one next door.
This 2010 column by California talk-radio host Dennis Prager was forwarded to me:
Every American High School Principal Should Give.
To the students and faculty of our high
school: I am your new principal, and honored to be
so. There is no greater calling than to teach young
people. I would like to apprise you of some important changes
coming to our school. I am making these changes because I am convinced that most
of the ideas that have dominated public education in America have worked against
you, against your teachers and against our country.
school will no longer honor race or ethnicity. I could not
care less if your racial makeup is black, brown, red, yellow or white. I could
not care less if your origins are African, Latin American, Asian or European, or
if your ancestors arrived here on the Mayflower or on slave ships. The only
identity I care about, the only one this school will recognize, is your
individual identity -- your characte…