Tag Archives | Floyd Ingram

FLOYD INGRAM: Solar racers make us Houston proud

The Houston Solar team has won the Solar Car Challenge! Did you see the exclamation point I put at the end of that sentence. It’s a big deal for those kids, our schools, this town and this state. They raced more miles, won more daily trophies and incurred no penalties in this year’s road race […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Giving your very best

Every community has its own special flavor and activities that set it apart from the rest of the world. Those of you who have grown up here may not realize how unique Houston is and some of the things that make it so different from other places on Earth. They are things like red, sandy […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A quick look around town

We repeatedly have people tell us nothing ever happens in Houston. Well, they obviously don’t read the Chickasaw Journal! We’ve got a lot going on around here – some of it old news, some of it current and some of it deals with plans for the future. Let’s take a quick look around town. Tourism […]

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Some say it’s hot

In a previous lifetime I roofed houses for a living. I did it for four years and put myself through college with money made from roofing. It paid $8.50 an hour and I could work all the hours I wanted. I started this line of employment in July, spreading hot-tar on flat roofs on Murff […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Quality of life

We hear people talk about quality of life all the time. It’s one of those feel-good, abstract phrases that we all understand but it is hard to define. Think about it. What is quality of life? A person’s health is one factor when we are talking about an individual’s quality of life, as is how […]

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Advice to June brides, grooms

I’ve seen your names in the paper. I’ve seen your lovely faces smiling at us from the Community Page of the Chickasaw Journal and the Lifestyle sections of other newspapers. And I guess there is really nothing I can say to stop you, if your heart and mind are already made up about this marriage […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: A community with a vision

What will Houston look like in five, ten, twenty years? It’s a big question and at this point the picture is not very clear. I sat at CREATE’s State of the Region meeting Thursday and listened to educators, community leaders, businessmen and women talk about the variables that will ultimately shape this community. Surprisingly, the […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: The best we can produce

Hundreds of our young men and women from Houston, Okolona, Houlka, Hebron and Vardaman graduated from high school this month. They lined up in their caps and gown and strolled across the stage to pick up their high school diploma as their full name was called over the public address system. While parents and grandparents […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Tourism tax and consolidation

They are the two biggest stories in Chickasaw County this week. Both the Houston’s tourism tax and the commission that will guide consolidation for our county have huge potential to change things for us. And your Chickasaw Journal is doing its dead-level best to keep you informed about both. Oh, and we are in the […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Construction season

In another lifetime I roofed houses. You didn’t roof and you didn’t get paid when it rained. But when the sun shined we nailed shingles as quick and as long as we could. That was when I learned about this thing called the construction season. I had thrown papers most of my life and you […]

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Big man with a big heart

It was just before Christmas a couple of years ago and Chris Jones had just finished his first season at Mississippi State. He had come to the Chickasaw Journal office for an interview. I’m not a hugger. Sara, Momma, the boys and a select group of people get to push their heart next to mine. […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: The Square

There is a place in Houston that is unique to this world. The Square, with our stately Chickasaw County Courthouse, green lawn, wide streets and businesses, is distinctively Houston. There may be other places that have more shops, a bigger courthouse and maybe even a little more pizzazz, but none that say Houston like The […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Three big days of Spring

In a day and age when our lives are ruled by the clock and in a business filled with deadlines, I have to sometimes step back and look at the bigger picture.   April 15   Hope you paid your taxes. It’s the law and if you didn’t Uncle Sam tends to get upset and […]

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FLOYD INGRAM: Tis spring and a young man’s thoughts turn to . . . baseball?

    Pardon the twist on Bill Shakespeare’s famous line, but one of the joys of this business is bending the words of The Bard to fit my fancy. The other real joy of this business is getting to cover baseball in the spring. I’ve covered the Ole Miss Rebels in Memphis, the MSU Bulldogs […]

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