Borderline with Gary Borders

Friday at 7:45 a.m.

Each week Gary offers a variety of observations and personal experience in a highly engaging commentary from East Texas. Join us for Borderline with Gary Borders in his new time slot, Fridays at 7:45 a.m.

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7:45am

Fri May 29, 2015
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Gary Borders: Mayor of Bluesville will live on

The Mayor of Bluesville is dead. B.B. King, the legendary guitarist and singer died in his sleep May 14 at age 89.

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7:45am

Fri May 22, 2015
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Gary Borders: Washer pitching and pellet guns form birthday memories

There's never a dull moment for 10-year-old Connor.
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We celebrated our nephew Connor’s 10th birthday in a time-honored East Texas manner: grilling hamburgers, pitching washers — and plinking balloons and Diet Coke cans with pellet guns. The clan sat outside on a Saturday afternoon enjoying a rare respite from the incessant rains.

Since the party was at our house in a quiet subdivision, we had to settle for pellet guns and leave the heavy ordnance in the gun safes. Previous family get-togethers out in the country have allowed us to indulge in another Pine Curtain tradition: Blowing Stuff Up.

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7:45am

Fri May 1, 2015
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Gary Borders: Jaìme makes a surprise call

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The voice on my cellphone was familiar and welcomed, in heavily accented Spanish. “Hallo, Meester Gary. It’s Jaìme. How are you?” I haven’t heard from my compadrè since my birthday in 2010, when he called to remind me I was turning 55. “Muy Viejo,” he joked at the time. Very old.

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7:45am

Fri April 24, 2015
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Gary Borders: Warm up to baseball season with Mavericks documentary

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April is the season of hope for baseball fans. My beloved Red Sox are in first place, but it is far too early to get excited. Only two games separates first from last place in this nascent season.

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7:45am

Fri April 17, 2015
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Gary Borders: On holding on for dear life to help a good cause

A local school district recently hosted a donkey basketball game. Teachers rode on donkeys and competed against their students. I am a former donkey basketball player but have long hung up my riding sneakers. I was roped into doing this while running the San Augustine paper, despite my lack of qualifications to either play or ride a donkey successfully. The company provided both helmets and the animals, which were much better trained than their riders.

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