5 Things We Know On A Sunday – From Jerry Jeff Walker To Adrian Beltre, A Lost Lubbock Cafe And A Disappearing Month. . .

5 Things We Know On A Sunday


  1.  Hard to believe that after 30 years, the quaint 82nd St. Cafe has closed down. Thirty years is a heck of a run for any eatery in any town, particularly Lubbock. Whether breakfast or a hearty lunch, 82nd St. was always there for ya, tucked away a little bit back from the street. It will hold a special place in my heart, as it was one of the last places my Dad would regularly go “dine” at, swapping stories, ( many true I’m told) with other old coaches. Thanks for the chicken fried steak and memories, 82nd St. Cafe.
  2. If you’re in the right mood for it, there may not be a better combination than a West Texas summer evening, a good porch to sit on and Jerry Jeff Walker music. It should be mandatory that folks do this at least once a summer, more if needed.
  3. If you’re a real fan of baseball, the Texas Rangers and Adrian Beltre; then you’ll have no problem if he agrees to be traded to a team that has a chance to win this year. Players like Beltre have earned the right to have a shot at a title in their fading years, if that’s what they want to do. Dallas Cowboys fans would have been rooting for a Jason Witten or Tony Romo if they’d played their final game in a Super Bowl wearing another uniform. Like them, it’s not going to happen for Beltre in a Rangers uniform.
  4. With school seemingly starting earlier and earlier each year, it now feels like July is the “end” of summer. That’s a shame. August is a great month that seems to be compromised now when it comes to family-vacations or the ever-dreaded lounging around. Progress I suppose.
  5. There is no such thing as “Top Priorities”. There are only priorities.


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  1. I have absolutely no problem trading Beltré. He’s earned the respect of being given a chance at playing another postseason.
    That, and knowing he’s come to an agreement with the Rangers organization, to bring him back to Arlington for the 2019 season… so he can retire a Ranger. He loves that team… that much. So, I’m good with a Beltré trade.

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