Robert (gurdonark) wrote,
Robert
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small town courthouse

Wise County Courthouse

I drove today from my office to Decatur, Texas, population about 5,500, northwest of the metroplex. I passed open fields and groves of "cross timbers" trees. When I stopped for gas, the wind must have been blowing at 30 m.p.h. or more.

The Wise County Courthouse is a lovely town-square courthouse, built in 1895. A placard inside the courthouse described how the politicians whose votes authorized it were voted from office over its cost. I was able to enjoy a lunch of grilled chicken across the street from the courthouse. As I drove home, vultures soared at high speed through the barely relenting wind.
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