|Earl Garrett Street, Kerrville, long ago|
In previous contracts the copyright on the material remained with me after publication; in the new contract, the copyright belonged to the owners of the Daily Times.
This was a problem, because, as you know, I use the material from my column here on my blog, as well as in the two local history books I've produced. I was reluctant to give ownership of my work to a distant corporation.
I'm glad my last column was about Fuzzy Swayze's brother -- Prentiss -- who made hummingbird feeders here in Kerrville. I also hope my mention of Francisco Lemos' grave will prompt the community to properly mark this World War I hero's grave.
It will be odd to have this next Thursday come and go without a newspaper deadline -- for the first time since November, 1994.
On to new adventures!