Clifford Jan. 19, 2015

Clifford Jan. 19, 2015
Over the past years I have told stories about my antics as a young boy growing up here in these parts. I enjoy reminiscing and this week is one of those reminiscing moments. A few years ago I had a hard day up at the ranch. I have been trying to take a little personal time on Thursdays and go handle my ranch work. I’m a weekend cowboy who act [...]

The government doesn’t create j...

The government doesn’t create jobs, Americas small businesses do….
By Nic Hudson For the Tribune How many times have we all heard politicians say their main goal is to create jobs?  How many times have we heard them tell us that they’ve created 200,000 or 300,000 jobs last month?  The truth is, the government does not create jobs.  It never has, but it’s a great campaign slogan.  If the governmen [...]

How about amnesty for Americas small ...

How about amnesty for Americas small businesses?
By Nic Hudson For the Tribune America’s small businesses are in trouble.  For the first time in our nations history we actually have more small businesses closing their doors and disappearing than are actually being created. This is a frightening statistic.  This nations small businesses are the bellwether of our economic health, they a [...]

Clifford Jan. 5, 2015

Clifford Jan. 5, 2015
If my stories carried headlines this is how the headline would read…. TWO SUSPECTS BEING HELD IN HAIR BRUSH CAPER. PARENT POLICE INTERROGATE. SUSPECTS REFUSE TO TALK. Last week two of our grandkids came over and spent some time with Meme and Pawpaw. They are twins just a shade over three years old and a pleasure to have over and a handf [...]

Clifford for the Week of Dec. 22, 201...

Clifford for the Week of Dec. 22, 2014
Well, Christmas Eve falls at an in-between day of the week this year. Wednesday is known as hump day but it puts a lot of us self-employed people in a quandary. We can close a little early on Wednesday and of course all day Thursday for Christmas Day but what about Friday? What happens with Friday? Well, I have pretty much already decided I&# [...]

Clifford Dec. 15, 2014

Clifford Dec. 15, 2014
There are a lot of locations around town that have special places in my heart. They are locations that I will never forget and places that my kids will never see because the landscape has changed. The locations are special to me in a way that only two people will really understand. One of them is me of course, but the other is the beautiful l [...]

The Book of Clifford Dec. 8

The Book of Clifford Dec. 8
As I grow older I have come to realize that my life is not too different from a lot of other folks. Of course, I have always known that but it is just becoming more and more apparent to me. I have always been one to be very thankful for my life and the good things that God has given me. Health, a good family, a good place to live and he has a [...]

America’s national debt grows to 18 t...

America’s national debt grows to 18 trillion
By Nic Hudson For the Tribune America is a nation based on giving. We Americans are an extremely generous people. In fact, president Obama himself correctly said just a few weeks ago, that the world always calls on America when there’s a crisis. He stated during the emerging Ebola epidemic that the world was not looking to China or Russ [...]

The Book of Clifford

The Book of Clifford
I had the unfortunate task one day a few years ago of going to Houston for three days of special schooling. Now I know many people think I probably need “special schooling” or that I went to “special schooling” when I was in grade school and high school, but this special schooling is supposed to make me smarter at my job duties. The idea of g [...]

This is not my uncle’s Republican Par...

This is not my uncle’s Republican Party…
By Nic Hudson For the Tribune It’s been said before that you don’t choose your politics as much as your politics choose you. It’s an interesting question. At what point in a person’s lives do they come to realize which way they lean politically? For example, if you were a teenager or young adult enduring the gas lines, [...]