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October 22, 2021

William ‘Doc’ Halliday

The Spruce Goose

The forty-year old native Texan pilot taxied the airplane, not down a runway, but across the bay.  The pilot had previously set several world speed records.  It was a blustery day with wind gusts of 20 mph and the temperature had risen from 47 degrees at daybreak into the mid-sixties.  On board the aircraft were

Doc Halliday: The Hanging of Mary Dyer

  I am an active member of the First United Methodist Church of Marshall, Texas. I have repeatedly stated that I respect everyone’s right to practice their own religion as long as that religion does not engage in or espouse violence towards another religion or individuals who are members of that religion. I would hold

Doc Halliday: Memorial Day

By William ‘Doc’ Halliday Let’s not confuse Memorial Day with Veterans Day. Memorial Day is the holiday for remembering those men and women who have died while serving our country in one of our Armed Forces. On the other hand, Veterans Day celebrates the service of all those who have worn the uniform of one

Doc Halliday: Scopes Monkey Trial

If I was charged with a crime, I would hope that I would be able to get off, whether I was guilty or innocent, even if it were on a technicality.  Certainly a not guilty verdict would be the best outcome, but a technicality is better than being found guilty.  Or is it?  Sometimes people

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