Longtime McLennan Community College softball coach Manuel Ordones has declined to speak of his May 2 resignation amidst allegations of impropriety, but his many fans haven’t been so quiet. On the Trib Facebook page and in letters to the newspaper, some say nine students on the MCC softball team forced Ordones’ resignation over childish concerns regarding playing time and team discipline — and not inappropriate comments and actions he allegedly made or took.
Not long ago, I rediscovered a worn, first-edition copy of J. Frank Dobie’s “A Texan In England.” The book, a gift from my late mother-in-law, is a collection of essays and observations on British life by the legendary Texas folklorist from his 1944 stint as a lecturer in American history (and interpreter of all things Texan) at Cambridge University’s Emmanuel College in England.
In an important states’-rights decision announced Monday, the U.S. Supreme Court has allowed New Jersey to permit sports gambling, both by private casinos and through state-run lotteries. The case, Murphy v. NCAA, has important constitutional consequences — and could have a major economic impact as well.